The Couple

The Couple

The Beginning of Love AsuKure
is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Asuma Sarutobi and Kurenai Yuhi.

Their Relationship

Part I

Chūnin Exams Arc

When Neji tries to kill Hinata, Kurenai and Asuma, along with the other Jonin block Neji's attack.

Search for Tsunade Arc

Working Together- AsuKure

Approaching Akatsuki

Approaching Kakashi as he was in front of a dango shop, both Asuma and Kurenai were shown together to which the masked man asked them if they were together. The latter then quickly blushed and tried to change the subject.

With the first two Akatsuki members making an appearance in Konoha, Kurenai and Asuma were the first to approach them. Engaging in battle, both found themselves to be at a great disadvantage and were later saved by both Kakashi and later Guy.

Part II

Akatsuki Suppression Mission Arc

Asuma was assigned to a team to track down Akatsuki members. Before Asuma leaves for his mission, he is shown staring at an apartment window. It was quickly revealed that apartment window belongs to Kurenai. Sensing this, Kurenai quickly turns to her window but by that time, Asuma and his team had already left. She then returns to water the flowers that Asuma had given her earlier. As she waters one of the flowers, one of the petals fall off, leading Kurenai feeling uneasy.

Kurenai and child

Their Newborn "King"

During the time of Asuma's absence from the village, Kurenai is shown to become increasingly uneasy as she waters her plants. During his mission, Asuma is fatally wounded. In his last moments he tells Shikamaru that he must protect the "kings" -- the children of the village. In the English dub, he states that there are many "kings", one of which is his own, currently in Kurenai's womb.

When Shikamaru returns from his mission, he decides that it's his duty to break the grim news to Kurenai. When he finally confesses, a shocked and devastated Kurenai collapses to her knees. She is then shown later laying flowers at Asuma's grave during his funeral. It is later revealed sometime afterward that Kurenai successfully has her baby. During Obito's flashback, it is revealed that Kurenai had met Asuma during the ninja's graduation ceremony.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Arc

Shikamaru, who was stuck in the genjutsu of Infinite Tsukuyomi, dreams of seeing both Asuma and Kurenai with their child.



Mirai Sarutobi

Years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, the Five Great Shinobi Countries have come to peace. It is revealed that Kurenai's child is a girl and already part of a team protecting the Hokage.


  • In the begining of the series. Asuma and Kurenai are revealed to be lovers
  • It is revealed that Kurenai and Asuma have a child.
  • The two worked together on numerous occasions throughout the series.

Among the Fans

AsuKure is a well-known pairing in the Naruto Fandom and has numerous supporters. It is supported due to the scenes and moments that the two characters shared as well as the development of their relationship throughout the series. It is recognized as one of the tragic couples in the Naruto Series.


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