Is Kashin Koji Really ‘Jiraiya’?

Jiraiya is one of the most adored characters in Naruto. He made his debut in Naruto and since then he has been adored by the fan base. However, the fans were dealt with a big blow when Jiraiya died in Naruto Shippuden. It was unbelievable. He died while fighting the Six Paths of Pein, who were controlled by Nagato Uzumaki.


Nagato Uzumaki was one of Jiraiya’s pupils, whom he taught during the Third Great Ninja War. Nagato was responsible for his death. Even in death, Jiraiya didn’t let his honor get ruined. He had the opportunity to run away but he continued to fight so that his Godson would be proud of him. Many believed that Jiraiya might be reanimated during the Fourth Great Ninja.

However, there was a set of fans who believed that Jiraiya’s death was the perfect sending off for him. But, recently there has been a massive speculation that Jiraiya is actually and is still present in Boruto. Wait. What? Alive? Yes. Well, that’s the speculation.

If you have read the Boruto manga, then you would be familiar with the name Kashin Koji. For those of you who don’t know Kashin Koji, I will give you a brief introduction about him. Kashin Koji is a member of Kara. He is an Inner, which gives more authority than an Outer.


Kashin Koji has given us glimpses of his powers several times. Koji is a proficient fire style user. In the most recent chapter, Kashin Koji summoned a toad known as Boiler Bunta. There are lines across his face, which resemble those on Jiraiya’s face. Koji has white hair like Jiraiya. So, is Kashin Koji really Jiraiya?

I don’t think so. Jiraiya was proclaimed dead by Kabuto, who said that his body was too troublesome to fetch. When you consider that Kabuto reanimated almost every strong shinobi then why would he compromise on Jiraiya?

Kashin Koji might be Jiraiya’s son. I do consider this possibility and this is much more likely to happen than Kashin Koji himself being Jiraiya.

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