|黒鋤文淡 Kurosuki Buntan|
|Anime||Boruto Episode #28|
|Novel||School Trip Bloodwind Records|
|Appears in||Anime, Novel|
Buntan Kurosuki (黒鋤文淡, Kurosuki Buntan) is a kunoichi from Kirigakure.
Like her allies, Buntan has a great hatred for the peaceful era of the Sixth Mizukage, viewing it as an insult to their heritage as they calmly allow tourists to visit the village. Joining Shizuma Hoshigaki, she seeks to restore the "Blood Mist" era and usurp Chōjūrō. She also was very fond of her father, eager to wield the Kiba blades as he did. She seemingly has a romantic fondness of Shizuma, seen from her snuggling against him. In battle, she has great confidence in her abilities, viewing genin like Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha as beneath her.
Buntan is a young woman of average height and slender built with short and straight comb-backed blond, blue-coloured eyes and sharp teeth. She wears a red, pinstriped and sleeveless dress with a short skirt and leggings of the same design. She also dons a forehead protector and long wrist wraps, in addition to a sword hilt. After Shizuma's declaration of war, she dons a long-sleeved black jinbaori war coat with tan lining and grey hemming, draped over her shoulders in the style of a cloak.
Buntan can use Lightning Release chakra to enhance the striking power of her sword, showing a particularly advanced skill in kenjutsu, able to calmly deflect a barrage of shuriken with her blade alone. In addition, when comparing her Lightning Release to Boruto's, she cited that hers was substantially stronger. Her proficiency in both skills is transferable, as she quickly adjusted to using the Kiba.
Field Trip Arc
When Shizuma approached Kagura Karatachi, Buntan and her comrades accompanied him, where she protected Shizuma from Boruto's shuriken attacks. She later accompanied Shizuma and his group when Kagura took them to the shinobi swords' vault.
After acquiring the blades, with Buntan taking the Kiba, Shizuma voiced more of his plans, noting that he had allies within the ranks of the Water Daimyō who agree with Shizuma's goal of restoring the "Blood Mist" era. He also intended to place Kagura as the new Mizukage, continuing the vicious reign of the Fourth Mizukage. Their first act of revolution was to destroy the Kirigakure Memorial Stone. Before they could destroy it, they were confronted by Boruto and Sarada, along with Chōjūrō. Shizuma was glad at this development and cut off the area with his Crimson Mist Barrier Technique to begin the battle. Ichirōta used Shibuki to cause an explosion on the ground, making Sarada fall into a chasm to face Buntan.
- "Buntan" is a type of grapefruit-like citrus fruit, known as a "pomelo". Kurosuki (黒鋤) means black spade or black plough.
- As with Raiga Kurosuki, Buntan's family name was consistently given as Kurosuki (黒鍬, Literally meaning: black hoe) in promotional materials, but was spelled as Kurosuki (黒鋤, Literally meaning: black spade) in the end credits for the anime.