Koji Kashin is a fictional character appearing in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga and its anime adaptation.
Please be advised that this article will contain spoilers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, especially regarding Koji Kashin and his role in the series.
Koji Kashin is an inner member of a criminal organization in the series, known as Kara. He was first introduced in episode 181 of the anime. His personality and characteristics felt familiar and left the audience curious about his identity and his true motives.
In his first appearance in the anime, Koji Kashin was introduced to what appeared to be an assassination assignment targeting Victor, a former shinobi from the Land of Valleys who participated in the Fourth Great Ninja War, which cost him his right leg and right eye. Victor established a medical care and research company in the Land of Valleys and researched God Tree in hopes of healing his body. Victor joined Kara and became an inner member of the organization, but he was always planning to betray Jigen, leader of Kara, which made him a target for Koji Kashin.
|First Appearance in Anime||Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 181: The Vessel|
|Status||Presumed Alive (Not appeared since his battle against Jigen)|
|Affiliation||Kara (Former Member)|
|Chakra Nature||Fire Release, Earth Release, Yin Release|
Koji Kashin is an inner member of Kara, an organization consisting of cyborgs and shinobi with artificially enhanced human bodies, providing them with spectacular abilities. Later in the series, it was revealed that Koji Kashin is in reality an artificially created clone created by Amado by using Master Jiraiya’s DNA in the mix, which makes him essentially a clone of Master Jiraiya. A lot of Koji Kashin’s abilities are directly derived from Master Jiraiya’s techniques like Rasengan and Toad Summoning Jutsu. Koji Kashin is perfectly capable of using Sage Mode with perfect chakra balance, unlike Jiraiya Sensei. Koji also inherited a sense of love towards the Land of Fire from Master Jiraiya which left him confused at times as he himself did not belong to the leaf village.
Amado created Koji as an alternate plan to fight and kill Jigen as Jigen rendered his primary plan useless by shutting down the other cyborgs Amado made with the purpose of defeating Jigen.
When introduced to the series, Koji was perceived to be a loyal member of Kara to such an extent that he incinerated a colleague Vicato without a doubt at an order from his leader. Later in the series, it was revealed that his loyalty towards Kara was just an illusion he created in order to gain time and prepare to take down Isshiki Otsutsuki, who was residing in and controlling Jigen’s body. This showed that Koji Kashin is a patient, perceptive and rational man.
In his battle against Jigen, Koji Kashin proved himself in battle with unparalleled battle IQ as he was able to force Isshiki to emerge by destroying Jigen’s body to such an extent, that Ishiki had no other choice other than to show himself. Koji knew before going into battle that this was a suicide mission and that he would not be able to defeat Isshiki. His goal was to destroy Jigen and leave the rest hanging on Amado’s plan. In the end, Koji found himself crushed under the rubble of pillars, unable to move freely and extremely wounded at the hands of Ishiki. Fortunately, Koji was able to escape by summoning a toad, taking refuge in the toad’s mouth, and escaping from the battlefield.
Koji Kashin appears to be a strong and capable shinobi in terms of powers and abilities as he was able to easily outmaneuver a Hidden Leaf Jonin, proved to be a troublesome opponent for Kakashi Hatake, Sixth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village, and he stood his ground and proved his worth against Ishiki Otsutsuki. Koji Kashin is capable of manipulating two chakra natures, Fire Release and Earth Release, and hecan also perform Yin Release and Senjutsu. Koji has inherited and improved many abilities of The LegendarySannin, Master Jiraiya.
Koji is capable of using sage mode with perfect balance between chakra and nature energy. Koji is also among the few who are capable of Rasengan, Odama Rasengan, and Shadow Clone Jutsu with great numbers which is a feat on its own. Koji has also shown himself perfectly capable of using toad summoning jutsu and he had summoned the Trance of True Flames to incinerate Victor and in his battle against Jigen. Koji has a scientifically advanced body which provides him with great agility, speed and strength. Kashin Koji has proven himself to be a monster in terms of power and strength.
In his battle against Hidden Leaf Jonin, Konohamaru Sarutobi, Koji showcased his speed, agility and his perceptive nature. Koji used Rasengan, Trance of True Fire and his Taijutsu capabilities and emerged victorious in that battle with close to no difficulty.
Koji Kashin battled Jigen in hopes of destroying Jigen’s body and forcing Ishiki Otsutsuki to emerge. Koji used a combination of Fuinjutsu, Ninjustu, and Senjutsu and was able to destroy Jigen’s body but faced defeat when confronted by Ishiki Otsutsuki.
A. No, Koji Kashin is an artificially created clone of Jiraiya, with a scientifically enhanced body created by Amado with the DNA of Jiraiya. Amado created Koji in hopes of defeating Jigen as his primary plan was disassembled at the hand of Jigen.
A. Koji Kashin has not been killed. In his battle against Jigen, Koji succeeded in his mission to destroy Jigen’s body and for Ishiki to emerge in his true form. Koji faced defeat at the hands of Ishiki as he was severely wounded and was rendered unable to move. Koji was able to escape before Ishiki had the opportunity to kill him off.
A. No, he does not. Koji Kashin is a clone created by Amado with Jiraiya’s DNA. Koji has inherited many personality traits and the ability to perform certain jutsu from his DNA counterpart but he did not inherit Jiraiya’s memories. Koji did inherit a sense of love towards Konaha and The Land of Fire from Master Jiraiya.