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Mirai
猿飛ミライ Sarutobi Mirai
Debut
Manga Volume #56, Naruto Chapter #533
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #274
Novel Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Personal
Gender Gender Female Female
Affiliation
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank
Family
Nature Type
Jutsu

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Mirai Sarutobi (猿飛ミライ, Sarutobi Mirai) is a kunoichi, and a member of Konohagakure's Sarutobi clan.

Background

Kurenai and child

Mirai as an infant with her mother.

Before her father Asuma died, Shikamaru Nara promised him that he would look after and train Mirai.[2]

Personality

As a two-year-old toddler, Mirai is outgoing and friendly to her parents' students. She also like to give others nicknames. As a kunoichi, Mirai is cheerful and energetic.

Appearance

Kurenai's child The Last

Mirai in The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Mirai is a young woman with long, unruly black hair and red, ringed irides both of which she inherited from her mother, while for the most part she strongly resembles her father. She wears the standard attire of the Konoha-nin inclusive of a green flack jacket over a black jumper and forehead protector.

As an infant, she was depicted wearing a simple yellow kimono with blue trimmings, held closed by a white sash. Two years after her birth, her hair grew a significant amount and has a short ponytail tied above her head. Mirai wore a tan outfit with lighter tan colour stripe trimmings wrapped around her outfit, in a similar manner of how her mother wore her previous outfit. She also wears pink shinobi sandals.

Abilities

As she was selected to accompany the Sixth Hokage, it is presumable that Mirai is a very capable kunoichi.

Bukijutsu

Mirai is capable of using her father's chakra blades and his signature technique, Flying Swallow.[3]

Nature Transformation

Mirai is able to use Wind Release and is taught different techniques of this nature by Temari.[3]

Blank Period

Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness

Main article: Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness Mirai met Shikamaru at her father's grave with her mother, and affectionately called him "Shika-nii" (シカ兄). Shikamaru was greatly impressed by her and determined to come back alive after the incoming dangerous mission, in order to be her teacher sometime.

The Last: Naruto the Movie

Main article: The Last: Naruto the Movie

Everyone listening to the Moon announcement

Mirai with her mother, listening to the worldwide announcement.

Mirai makes an appearance in this film, set two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War. She was seen with her mother at Naruto and Hinata's wedding, while handing some flowers to Hinata. In the light novel version, she and her mother was visited by Team Asuma, and later in the crisis, she and her mother were saved by Chōji Akimichi, a member of Team Asuma.

Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze

Main article: Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze When Sakura sees Mirai's mother holding her, she thinks about the children of Konohagakure and wonders about their situation after the Fourth Shinobi World War.

Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding

Main article: Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding

Team 8 and Team Gai congratulate Naruto and Hinata

Mirai with her mother, handing Hinata flowers at hers and Naruto's wedding.

When the other members of Team Kurenai meet up to discuss with Hinata's wedding gift, Mirai is also with her mother Kurenai, and calls Kiba ,"Kibamaru" (キバ丸), Akamaru, "Akakiba" (赤キバ), and Shino, "Uncle Buggy" and "Shinomaru" (シノ丸), which makes them greatly tangled. She has also pulled Akamaru's ears, with the latter surprisingly tamed. Later, at the wedding, she rides Akamaru around.

Epilogue

Kurenai and her child

Mirai talking to her mother.

Thirteen years later,[4] now a young adult and full-fledged kunoichi, Mirai became committed to making her late-father proud. When her mother, Kurenai, noticed that she hadn't left for her escort mission yet, Kurenai told Mirai that she was running late to meet with the Seventh Hokage. However, Mirai informed her mother that she was actually supposed to follow the predecessor, and that she didn't need to go in early. Mirai also informed her mother that Might Guy would be there as well and she would not be home for three days.

Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls

Main article: Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls Mirai makes an appearance in this novel.

Trivia

  • The name "Mirai" (未来) means "future", while her family name "Sarutobi" (猿飛) means "monkey jump".
  • During a question and answer session held at Tokyo's Jump Festa '09, Masashi Kishimoto stated that he was thinking of making Kurenai and Asuma's child a girl.

References

  1. Retsu no Sho, page 38
  2. Naruto chapter 328, pages 8-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls
  4. ANN Interview
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