A ninja who chooses his path
Asuma was a character from the manga and anime Naruto Shippuden set in a modern Japan where ninja traditions have a prominent place. Asuma was a young ninja when Kurama, the nine-tailed fox demon, attacked the village of Kohona. Like all other youngsters, he was forbidden to participate in the defense of the village. This created a disagreement with his father and he decided to leave the village to follow his own path. He became one of the twelve ninja guardians of the Fire Daimyo for a while before finally returning to Kohona to resume his military service.