Asaka is a fictional character in the popular manga and anime adaptation of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations series, which is written by Ukyo Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto.
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Asaka is a Boruto series character who debuted in Boruto episode 160, "To the Land of Silence." Asaka was a shinobi originating from the Land of Haze.
First Appearance in Anime
Boruto Episode 160: To the Land of Silence
Japanese Voice Actor
Sara Matsumoto (Female)
English Voice Actor
Land of Haze
Asaka is an anime-only character. Asaka and his brothers (Hiruga, Yoruga, Yuga) were orphans who found refuge at the orphanage of the Land of Haze. Even though it was a small, underdeveloped nation, people enjoyed eating well. They would frequently play under a big peach tree as well.
Asaka made his debut in the Kara Actuation Arc. In the arc, it was revealed that Asaka and his brothers were dispatched from the Land of Haze with a mission to retrieve Hashirama Cells as they came to know that Hashirama Cells had somehow made their way into the black market located in the Land of Silence. In order to locate the cells, Asaka tried to seduce Kirisaki, a rogue shinobi of Kirigakure, by disguising himself as a woman and persuading him to reveal its location. However, his plans were ruined when Boruto Uzumaki, a member of Konoha’s Team 7 genin squad, arrived, taking the appearance of an attractive woman and making Kirisaki lose interest in Asaka.
After that, Asaka and his brothers saw Boruto and his comrades taking Kirisaki, who was in an unconscious state. Asaka and his brothers followed them in order to discover that Sakuya, a noblewoman of the Land of Silence, was in possession of the cell and began planning to retrieve the cell from her. However, they discovered that the castle Sakuya was residing in was protected by a barrier that kept intruders at bay.
Yoruga soon realized that they would need to sacrifice someone in order for their plan to be successful. Yoruga then gave his earring to Asaka, intending to sacrifice for the success of their mission. Before going through with it, Yoruga requested Asaka to swear to put his earring by the peach tree in their native country (Land of Haze) before he departed. Because of Yoruga's selfless sacrifice, Asaka, Hiruga, and Yuga were able to sneak through the barrier ninjutsu surrounding the castle and infiltrate it. The three brothers then located Sakuya, eliminated her, and retrieved the Hashirama Cells in her possession.
When Boruto arrived at the scene, they took advantage of this development and framed him for the murder of Sakuya and her butler by alerting the castle guards of the transgression and blaming Boruto for it. They then used the commotion as a distraction for their escape. After they escaped the village and were out of any immediate danger, the three siblings mourned the death of their brother, Yoruga.
As Asaka and his brothers were making a break for it and returning to his nation, he soon realized that they were being followed. To ensure the success of their mission, Yuga volunteered and stayed behind to stall their pursuers. As they parted ways, Yuga gave Asaka his earring. Later, much to their sorrow, Yuga's sacrifice failed to stop their pursuers. Hiruga volunteered and stayed behind while Asaka made his way to the Land of Haze. As with the other brothers, Asaka was given Hiruga's earring before withdrawing to stall the shinobi squad of Konohagakure (Village Hidden in the Leaves).
Later, Hiruga came back and reunited with Asaka. He was surprised to see his brother as he believed that he had sacrificed himself for the sake of the mission. Asaka came to the conclusion that an enemy had disguised himself as Hiruga to trick him. It infuriated Asaka as it tarnished the memory of his brother and his noble sacrifice. Asaka then proceeded to attack him; however, before he could land a hit, Boruto came to the scene and stopped him, convincing him that is, in fact, Higura, his brother.
Boruto told Asaka about the new development and how Hiruga changed course as he sensed an impending threat coming after Asaka. Hiruga felt guilty for not succeeding in his task to stop the Hidden Leaf shinobi squad, but Asaka was relieved to learn that his only remaining brother was still alive. Despite their conflicting goals, Asaka and his brother agreed to cooperate with the Hidden Leaf shinobi, setting aside their differences.
Deepa, an inner member of Kara, arrived at the scene and attacked Asaka and his brother. Boruto quickly engaged Deepa in battle; however, he was no match for him. Deepa easily overpowered Boruto in battle. As Boruto was holding his ground, Asaka regained consciousness and was filled with rage after witnessing the demise of his only remaining brother. Asaka was also furious at himself as he could not honor his brothers' sacrifice and complete their mission. After analyzing the situation, Asaka came up with a strategy to survive. He faced Deepa and offered him the Hashirama Cells, and in exchange, he demanded that Deepa should leave them alone.
Deepa accepted the offer and approached Asaka to get the Hashirama Cells. As Deepa got close, Asaka grabbed him and unleashed a kinjutsu, Haze Ninja Art: Forbidden Jutsu: Red Spider Lily, a technique that incinerates its target with a burst of red energy. However, Asaka failed to take down Deepa as his body was durable enough to take the full blast of this technique and he came out unscathed on the other side. Asaka died as a consequence of using the forbidden jutsu Red Spider Lily.
Asaka was a man of principle. He was a strong and reliable shinobi. Like his brothers, he would willingly sacrifice his life without a second thought for the sake of his brothers and his nation. Asaka was a strong-willed man and did not hesitate to make a sacrifice in order to complete his missions.
Asaka became the man he was because of the hardships he faced in his childhood. His rough and cruel childhood made him capable of treasuring any joy he could find in the world and sharing it with his brothers.
Asaka was also logical and capable of being void of emotions while on a mission. When he lost his brothers, he set aside his grief for the sake of the mission, for the greater good. However, it does not mean that he was devoid of emotions. He cherished his brothers, his only family, and he was determined to make their sacrifices mean something, no matter the cost. He was the oldest of his brothers, and they relied on him for his leadership and judgment. Because of this, his brothers entrusted their earrings to him before their untimely demise.
Asaka was a young man with a fair skin tone, dark eyes, and long, purplish hair that covered his back. He kept his hair tied with a band. He wore a blue earring on his right ear. Later he wore three more identical earrings that belonged to his siblings. He wore a green, sleeveless robe with beige trimmings, a white shirt underneath, and a purple band wrapped around his waist. He also wore a light, tannish green hood paired with dark pants and a pair of sandals. He also kept his hands wrapped in white bandages. He also carried a tanto tied on his hip.
Asaka was a skilled shinobi of the Land of Haze, training in their combat abilities and jutsus. Asaka possessed an affinity for Water Release and excelled in using Water Clone Jutsu. He also carried a tanto, a small sword, with him, which indicates the possibility that he was trained in Kenjutsu, sword fighting techniques.
Like his brothers, he was also trained in the Kinjutsus of the Land of Haze. He excelled in Haze Ninja Art: Forbidden Jutsu: Red Spider Lily, a technique that creates a massive explosion and incinerates its target with a burst of red energy along with its user.
A. Asaka is a Boruto series character who debuted in Boruto episode 160, "To the Land of Silence." Asaka was a shinobi originating from the Land of Haze.
A. Deepa was an inner member of the infamous criminal organization Kara in the Boruto series. He played the role of an antagonist in the series.
A. The titular hero of Boruto himself, Boruto Uzumaki, is the eldest child of Naruto Uzumaki and his wife, Hinata Hyuga. He also has a younger sister, Himawari. He dreams of becoming one of the greatest shinobi in the world.
A. No, Asaka is not alive. Asaka sacrificed his life and died when he used Haze Ninja Art: Forbidden Jutsu: Red Spider Lily in an attempt to eliminate Deepa.
A. Asaka is voiced by Yusuke Hoshino, while Sara Matsumoto voices his female disguise in the original Japanese version of the anime. Landon McDonald voiced Asaka in Boruto anime’s English dub.