One of the biggest mysteries in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has been Kashin Koji’s identity in relation to Jiraiya. The truth is now revealed.
The truth is finally out regarding Kashin Koji’s identity and his connection to Jiraiya in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Set during the reign of the Seventh Hokage, Boruto has introduced several long-running storylines that send seismic shock waves through the wider Naruto franchise. From Jigen and Karma to the Boruto vs. Kawaki flash-forward, the sequel manga evidently has little interest in half-measures. One of the most hotly discussed mysteries among Boruto fans, however, has been the true identity of Kashin Koji, and why he’s so reminiscent of Jiraiya – Naruto’s mentor and the self-styled “pervy sage” from the original series.
Originally introduced as a member of the evil Kara faction, Kashin Koji immediately attracted attention due to his striking visual similarity to Jiraiya. The plot thickened when Kashin Koji began using techniques straight from the Jiraiya playbook, including Toad Summons and the Rasengan. Koji even spoke of Konoha village in familiar terms, and his chakra failed to trigger the security system, suggesting he was once connected to Naruto’s hometown. Along with Amado, Boruto revealed Kashin Koji as a double agent, working for Kara but ultimately intending to take down its leader, Isshiki Otsutsuki.