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Boruto Chapter 55: Kurama is Dead & Netizens are Not Happy

The entire Naruto fandom has been worried about his potential death since the Boruto manga began, but we never stopped to think about Kurama’s, and that’s precisely what has happened.

Naruto’s partner, Kurama – the Nine-tailed fox, died in chapter 55 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga due to the excessive use of chakra when Naruto and Kurama used Baryon mode against Isshiki Ohtsutsuki.

Chapter 55 starts with Naruto and Kurama having a chat in the former’s subconscious mind – while Naruto thinks that he has died, Kurama informs him that his time hasn’t come yet. However, the same can not be said for the Kyuubi himself. Naruto is shocked and utterly devastated by Kurama’s implication. His worries come true when Kurama tells him about the lie.

“The Baryon mode’s price is my life. Not yours, Naruto.”

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Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox | Source: Fandom

Holding back my tears and the urge to throw my phone away, I continued reading as Kurama explained his reasons for the lie.

“Just so you know, I never once lied to you. At no time did I ever say that you would die. If I’d told you at the get-go that power came in exchange for my life, you would’ve hesitated.”

Unfortunately, I agree. If Naruto knew that his partner might die, he would’ve never used the Baryon mode, and in turn, everyone, including Sasuke, Boruto, Kawaki, and Kurama, might have died.

The final panel of the chapter also shows another vessel for Isshiki – Code. This means that not only did Kurama die and Sasuke lose his Rinnegan, but Isshiki is still alive and well!

What does Kurama’s death mean for Naruto’s power level?

For obvious reasons, Kurama’s death has had a HUGE impact on not only Naruto’s power level but on the entire shinobi world itself. Naruto’s status as the “War Hero” and “The Strongest Shinobi” established the peace we now see in Boruto.

Remember the time when the five major villages were established?

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Naruto & Kurama join hands against Obito

The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju, was so strong that he singlehandedly captured all nine-tailed beasts, literally donated them to other villages, and kept the power balance, and everyone agreed to his policies. However, things started to change after his death. During the era of Tobirama Senju, distrust began to rise even among the clans belonging to the same hidden village.

The same is likely to happen if the news about Naruto’s loss gets out. While we are yet to see how strong Naruto is now, it is safe to say that he’s not the strongest shinobi anymore. However, the status can change if Naruto were to master his sage mode and the Yin Yang chakra bestowed upon him by Hagoromo Ohtsutsuki. OR if Kurama returns.

I know…I know what you are thinking. Can Kurama still return? Well, yes and no. Let’s find out.

Is Kurama really dead? Can he be revived?

Much to my dismay, Naruto’s shinobi world still does not have the dragon balls yet! (Shucks!!!) Even though Shenron cannot help us out this time, someone equally big can. When I was trying to think about whether Kurama will come back or not, yesn’t was my conclusion. Let me explain…

Kurama and the other eight tailed beasts were initially created by Hagoromo Ohtsutsuki when he split the chakra of ten tails after defeating the colossal beast. In Boruto, we have another ten-tails waiting around and sucking Earth’s chakra to become the god tree and bear the Chakra Fruit.

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Ten Tails | Source: Naruto Fandom

With Naruto and Sasuke having Yin Yang chakra and their mastery of sage mode, they can cut the ten tails and divide it into some tailed beasts again. Although the new beast will likely have a different personality than our beloved Kyuubi, at this point, I will take what I can get!

Now that I have explained how Kurama can come back, we need to address whether he will or not. The short answer is that Kurama won’t come back to life or be revived from another ten-tails.

Since the beginning of the manga, the plot has revolved around keeping Bourto and Kawaki as the new protagonist duo – in order to do that, Sasuke and Naruto were likely to get nerfed sooner or later. And because of this, I am certain that Kurama is not coming back.

Here’s to Kurama, the world’s best partner, who stuck with Naruto and all of us since its first appearance in 1999. Goodbye, old friend. You will be missed. 🙁

Ps…another way is if Amado manages to successfully clone Kurama and put it back into Naruto.

About Boruto

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is written and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto and supervised by Masashi Kishimoto himself. It came into serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in June 2016.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the series that follows the exploits of Naruto’s son, Boruto, during his academy days and further on. The series follows the character development of Boruto and the looming evil that challenges the fate of him and his loved ones.

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20 replies on “Boruto Chapter 55: Kurama is Dead & Netizens are Not Happy”

The creators said that the tailed beasts cannot die or at least not permanently, they’ll be reincarnated but it’ll take some time. One thing is for sure he won’t come back in enough time for Naruto to utilize him once more.

Mate, the reason tailed beasts “can’t die” is because they’re chakra beasts. If Naruto gets tired (out of chakra) – even if it’s almost 0, he can still recover, right? His chakra levels come back up after rest. That’s why tailed beasts can’t die. But what if you were to expend the tailed beasts chakra to an absolute 0? To nothingness? Now it doesn’t exist, not even the 0.000000000000000001% of it. So, it can’t rest and build its energy. Get it?

Kuruma is not dead due to the fact that the tailed beasts are eternal beings this is stated by tsunade to the raikage by saying “even if you do kill naruto and the enemy is delayed by having to wait for the reappearance of the 9 tails there is no guarantee they will be able to control its power” meaning the 9 tails will reappear it is also mentioned in a flashback to when Minato is sealing the 9 tails in naruto that if Kushina were to die with the nine tails it would take a few months to regenerate. Naruto does have both the Ying and yang halves of kurama when narutos Ying half was stolen they went to narutos reanimated dad to ask him to give naruto the yang half and then later he freed the Ying half from the geddo statue.

You’re half right – yes tailed beasts can’t be killed normally since they are beings of chakra, but, they are not eternal. If you read the Boruto chapter again, Kurama states that it’s not like he’s dying – his chakra has gone to a whole 0 and he’ll simply cease to exist. There’s no coming back from it.

The only way Naruto is able to get Kurama back is if he can use his signature or something with the new ten-tails but that’ll be fan service and nothing more. As much as it pains me to say, I have to: Kurama is dead.

Nope, the tailed beasts basically have eternal Chakra due to the fact that they were split from the ten tails which was the tree that bared the Chakra fruit so will reincarnate.

*the website is not allowing me to edit.

The end of my previous comment is supposed to be “so kurama will reincarnate after a set period of time.

Think about it…they were created out of a chakra beast with a definite amount of chakra. No matter how strong Ten Tails is, it doesn’t have infinite chakra and it’s not a God. And this is what Kurama says – this time, I truly die.

Why? Because if you kill Kurama / or Naruto (his host), you don’t destroy all of Kurama’s chakra. And as we know, chakra can be replenished with rest and other things. But Baryon mode burns chakra like crazy to a point that it’s absolute zero. So there’s no coming back from that.

E quanto ao Sora? Ele tinha um pouco do chakra da raposa, lembram? De acordo com a história, a vila dos guardiões do fogo coletou um pouco de chakra da raposa durante o ataque a konoha e colocou no Sora, na tentativa de ter sua própria besta de caudas. Ele até assumia uma forma parcial da raposa quando ficava fora de controle, assim como Naruto.

Sim, mas isso está longe do Kurama original – para a besta com cauda, o chakra em si é a consciência deles. Não acho que Naruto possa reconstruir Kurama usando seu chakra – mas talvez ele consiga se pensarmos nisso como DNA. Então há Amado que é um fodão em ciência total. Acho que teremos que esperar para ver.

Desculpe a língua, não sei português então fiz o Google Translate.

Can’t Orochimaro reincarnate the forth Hokage Naruto’s father again and pass the other half of Kurama to Naruto again since the other half knows Naruto and his personality is not that different from the Kurama inside Naruto

We all want that mate. We all do. Naruto x Kurama was my favorite anime duo of all time.

We were actually having some issues with our moderators so we have paused on Discord for now. I’ll get the link removed from the articles to avoid confusion – thanks for pointing this out.

Könnte Betonung auf könnte man Kurama (für die Fans) nich ihrgendwie wider in den den Anime/Manga was auch immer wider zurück Bringen aber halt nicht so als “Waffe” von Naruto sondern als kleiner niedlicher Fuchs ohne Kräfte und als (“Haustier”) damit wären ja alle zufrieden Weil Kurama wären wider da aber naruto wäre nicht so stark wie früher Weil er ja nicht mehr in ihn wohnt

Das ist ales nur eine Theorie womit glaubich alle wider glücklich wären

Könnte Betonung auf könnte man Kurama (für die Fans) nich ihrgendwie wider in den den Anime/Manga was auch immer wider zurück Bringen aber halt nicht so als “Waffe” von Naruto sondern als kleiner niedlicher Fuchs ohne Kräfte und als (“Haustier”) damit wären ja alle zufrieden Weil Kurama wären wider da aber naruto wäre nicht so stark wie früher Weil er ja nicht mehr in ihn wohnt

Das ist ales nur eine Theorie womit glaubich alle wider glücklich wären

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