|Age|| 27-28 (Part I)|
31 (Part II)
|Family||Asuma Sarutobi (Lover, impregnated her)|
Kurenai is a Hidden Leaf Jonin who is currently the teacher of the "Tracker Team" - Team 8 which include Hinata, Kiba, and Shino. Kurenai really cares for her team, especially Hinata whom she treats very kindly and is determined to help her become stronger - because she knows about how Hinata's father thinks about her. Kurenai is often seen as the elder sisterly type of person, and though stubborn, she does care. Kurenai specializes in Genjutsu, as she is a natural Genjutsu user, and her signature technique is "Tree Binding Death" where she uses her illusion skills to wrap roots around the user and then slit their throats. Not too much is known about Kurenai. She came to Konoha with a natural Genjutsu talent, graduated from the Academy at the age of 9, and became a Chunin at around the age of 13. She became a Jonin recently. Kurenai is often seen with Asuma Sarutobi, and it is often hinted that they are involved romantically. In the anime, every time someone asks if they are together, both will turns their heads and claim that they aren't at all. In Shippuden however, after Hidan and Kakuzu pay a visit to Konoha and end up killing Asuma, a heartbroken and grief-stricken Kurenai admits that they were together, and that she is pregnant and going to have a baby, and she was wearing a wedding ring. Currently, no one knows whether or not the baby will be a boy or a girl, but the creator of Naruto (Masashi Kishimoto) states that he might make the baby a girl. Shikamaru promises Kurenai that he will help her, because he and Asuma were very close as well. Kurenai has an appearance in one of the ending songs to the anime (Long Kiss Goodbye by Halicali), where she is seen walking with Ino and Sakura, waiting for their loved ones (Asuma, Shikamaru and Naruto) to return, and Kurenai is seen walking with someone, and receiving a pinwheel after her beloved one leaves.
Kurenai's eyes are similar to the Sharingan, but they are not related to them, and they are not a Kekkei Genkai or a bloodline limit, they have nothing to do with her natural ability.