|枸橘かぐら Karatachi Kagura|
|Anime||Boruto Episode #25|
|Novel||School Trip Bloodwind Records|
|Appears in||Anime, Novel|
Thirteen years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Kagura was promoted to Chūnin. At some point, he was chosen as a successor for the new Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, where he would inherit Hiramekarei. As his reputation continued to grow, Kagura became a personal aid to the Mizukage, who often offered Kagura to opportunity to succeed him as Mizukage in the future, only for Kagura to repeatedly turn down the offer.
His goal is to make Kiri into a peaceful village. He is shown to be very friendly to others, even if they're from another village. He is happy to meet the visiting class from Konohagakure. Kagura is also a fan of Kagemasa to the point he owns extremely rare Kagemasa merchandise. Friendly and cheerful as he is, he is shown to have some insecurities. Despite the praise of Chōjūrō, Kagura feels underserving of ever becoming Mizukage. He also acknowledges his village's dark recent history and strives to make up for it. Despite his reputation as a genius ninja, he is shown to have some reservations about engaging in combat. Despite only sparring with wooden swords against Boruto, he was visibly distraught after disarming him, having to recompose himself before continuing his host duties.
Kagura is a tall teenager. He has a fair complexion with short, messy, grey hair that falls over the right side of his face and spiked up on the left his forehead, pink eyes and a tattoo with three points running down under his left eye. He is very handsome as nearly all the Konoha Academy female students immediately swooned for him.
He wears black pants, a striped purple shirt, a green long-sleeved vest with high collars, and black gloves. He also wears a grey-strapped forehead protector under his bangs. He carries at his hip a katana with a square hollow hilt. Attached to the top of the scabbard is a Kagemasa key-chain shaped like the movie-star's signature visors.
Despite his young age, Kagura is a genius shinobi, who's reputation is heard across the shinobi world. As such, Chōjūrō wants Kagura to succeed him as Mizukage, a position reserved only for the strongest shinobi of their village.
He is very advanced in kenjutsu, as he is a candidate to become one of the Seven Ninja Swordsman, particularly Chōjūrō's former position and thus would inherite Hiramekarei. During his brief sparring match against Boruto Uzumaki, despite the prodigy's attempt at diversions, Kagura effortlessly reacted to the tactic, showing considerable speed, and swiftly disarmed Boruto in a single assault.
Field Trip Arc
When Shino Aburame's class comes to Kiri for a field trip, Kagura greets the foreigners and introduces himself as their guide for the day. Upon meeting Boruto, the two introduce themselves to each other. Guiding the class into the village's port town, Kagura informs the students of the business conducted in the tourist destination. During the tour, Kagura introduced the class to the Fifth and Sixth Mizukage. He also showed them the Kiri Academy. When Boruto became excited by the curriculum's advanced water terrain and kenjutsu training, he was allowed to spar with Kagura, who showed noticeable hesitation at the idea. Kagura swiftly defeated Boruto in a single skirmish, after which Kagura became visibly distraught.
Later, Kagura took the class to the site of the old "Bloody Mist Village" final exam hall that would pit students against each other in a fight to the death. While Kagura spoke happily about how that practice was long abandoned, Iwabee Yuino scoffed at the sentiment. He noted that the dark era of Yagura Karatachi wasn't that long ago, having lost his grandfather to the Fourth Mizukage. While Kagura offered a sincere apology for his lost, Iwabee found it insulting that he could make up for something that he had nothing to do with. The class was then approached by a delinquent group who openly voiced their distain of outsiders and longing for the old "Bloody Mist Village". Realising Boruto was the son of the Hokage, they decided to make a name for themselves by attacking Boruto. Their efforts were easily repelled by Kagura and Iwabee.
- The name "Karatachi" refers to the trifoliate orange, also known as the Japanese bitter-orange; like all members of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen, his surname is derived from a type of produce.