Sarutobi Asuma or Asuma Sarutobi is a Jounin level ninja from the anime Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto. He is 28 years old and tends to always be found with a cigarette in his mouth. He is he son of the Sandaime (Third) Hokage Sarutobi. And the sensei of Team 10 which consists of Yamanaka Ino, Akimichi Chouji and Nara Shikamaru. He is closest to Shikamaru out of the three. Later on in the manga he fights two Akatsuki members Hidan and Kakuzu. Hidan uses a technique which everytime he attacks himself the same attack is inflicted on his opponent. Hidan gives himself a death blow attack which also transferred onto Asuma. Hidan is immortal so he doesn't die but Asuma is not. He dies in the presence of his team Shikamaru, Chouji and Ino, Ino tries to heal his wounds as she is a medical ninja but it is too late. He dies with a cigarette in his mouth. Shikamaru puts the cigarette in his mouth and says "I knew I'd hate smoking". We also find out later in the manga that Yuuhi Kurenai is pregnant with his child and a wedding ring is also seen on her finger when she visits his grave. It is unknown if Kurenai was engaged or actually married to Asuma.
by Kimmi-chan January 04, 2008