Boruto: Can Kurama ever return and Did he really die? Explained

Can Kurama ever return in Boruto

The world of Naruto and its beloved characters have captivated fans for years, and Boruto has continued the epic saga. One particular moment in the series left fans in shock and despair: the apparent death of Kurama, the mighty Nine-Tails. But can Kurama ever return in Boruto? Is it really possible? Well, let’s find out.

SPOILER ALERT: The following contains major spoilers from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. So read at your own risk. 

How did Kurama die in the series?

Can Kurama ever return in Boruto
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Kurama went from causing the death of Naruto’s parents to eventually sacrificing himself to save Naruto. His character completed a full circle. He died in a really tough fight against Isshiki Ohtsutsuki when they used up too much chakra in their Baryon mode, and that caused Kurama’s death.

  • He tricked Naruto on purpose by making him believe that using the Baryon Mode would cause both of them to die. However, after defeating Isshiki, Kurama confessed that he had been putting his own life at risk all along, not Naruto’s.
  • Naruto, upon realization, was really surprised and devastated. He also lost the ability to use Kurama’s chakra and special powers.

What were Kurama’s last words to Naruto?

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

“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.

If Naruto had known that his partner could die, he would have never used the Baryon mode. As a result, everyone else, including Sasuke, Boruto, Kawaki, and Kurama, would have died. One had to sacrifice, and one did.

Boruto: Can Kurama ever come back? Did he really die?

There are still many fans who can’t believe that Kurama is gone. They’re holding onto hope, believing that somehow Kurama will come back triumphantly. But I’m sorry to say, that’s not going to happen.

Kurama won’t be revived because his chakra was completely drained during the Baryon mode. Tailed beasts, being composed of pure chakra, can’t really die. But since Kurama’s chakra no longer exists, he cannot be reborn.

Will Naruto ever look for a new-tailed beast?

Can Kurama ever return in Boruto
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There’s a crazy chance that the Ten-tails soldiers created by Code might be sealed inside Naruto, making him a jinchuriki again. However, it’s not about whether Naruto is capable of doing it, but rather whether he actually chooses to do so.

  • Naruto won’t get a new-tailed beast because Kurama had a unique and important bond with him, and Naruto wouldn’t simply replace him for the sake of gaining power.
  • Moreover, the focus has shifted to Boruto and Kawaki, so it’s unlikely that Naruto will become a jinchuriki again.


After Kurama’s death and Sasuke losing his Rinnegan, their characters started to play a less prominent role. The focus has shifted towards allowing the next generation to shine even brighter now.

That’s everything to know about whether Kurama can ever return to Boruto or not. What do you think about it? Do let us know in the comments down below.


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