The Edo Tensei, the forbidden jutsu that is capable of reviving the dead by using the soul of the person you want to bring back and hosting it in a dead body (vessel). Created by Tobirama Senju (The Second Hokage of Konohagakure), this jutsu was forbidden however other ninjas were able to learn it such as Orochimaru and Kabuto Yakushi. Besides all of that, today we are going to reveal Kishimoto sensei revealing the three characters that he didn’t want to bring back with Edo Sensei.
First and foremost, Masashi Kishimoto revealed these characters in an interview he did with Kobayashi. If you want to see more of this information, just search of “Kobayashi interview with Masashi Kishimoto.” Getting back to the topic, Kishimoto had to use the reanimation jutsu for the war against the allied Shinobi alliance and well there were certain characters he didn’t want to bring back for certain reasons. Those three characters were:
Masashi Kishimoto extremely did not want to bring back Jiraiya seeing as how his death as a character was so meaningful and impactful to fans as well as Naruto characters. Bringing Jiraiya back to life would only destroy the meaningful death he had created.
Jiraiya (自来也) was one of Konohagakure’s Sannin. Famed as a hermit and pervert of stupendous ninja skill, Jiraiya travelled the world in search of knowledge that would help his friends, the various novels he wrote, and, posthumously, the world in its entirety – knowledge that would be passed on to his godson and final student, Naruto Uzumaki.
After he graduated from Konoha’s Ninja Academy, Jiraiya was teamed with Orochimaru and Tsunade under the leadership of Hiruzen Sarutobi. Hiruzen gave them a bell test for the team’s first exercise, during which Jiraiya repeatedly fell for Hiruzen’s tricks, and for failing to acquire a bell, he was tied to a stump as punishment. Hiruzen encouraged Jiraiya to be more like Orochimaru, but Jiraiya countered that his Transparent Escape Technique was a fair testament to his skills, as he could spy on bathing women without getting caught: Hiruzen offered to accompany him to see if this was true. Jiraiya had a certain interest in Tsunade from their first meeting, and when her breasts developed, she became a frequent target of his peepings. She nearly killed him when she caught him on one occasion, forcing him to be more discreet about his interests.
Technically Hidden didn’t die, and Kishimoto actually admitted that Hidden is still buried underground and is more than likely still alive. However, Kishimoto didn’t want to add anymore people into the war because it would be more people to draw and Kishimoto said he was trying to avoid that.
Hidan (飛段, Hidan) is an S-rank missing-nin who defected from Yugakure and later joined the Akatsuki. There, he was partnered with Kakuzu, despite the two’s somewhat mutual dislike of each other. He was also the second newest member of Akatsuki at the time of Tobi’s introduction. Kisame Hoshigaki laughingly referred to Hidan and Kakuzu as the Zombie Combo (ゾンビコンビ, Zonbi Konbi).
After Yugakure deteriorated from a shinobi village to a tourist site, Hidan became infuriated with how things were turning out. He believed that the shinobi that resided there were meant to kill, and thus slaughtered his neighbours before leaving Yugakure, and joining the cult-like faith known as Jashin, a religion that worshiped a deity of the same name. The primary teaching of this faith appears to be outright slaughter, where anything less than utter destruction is considered a sin. Through experiments with Jashin’s secret technique, Hidan was granted immortality.
In the anime, Yugakure requested that Akatsuki eliminate Hidan for his homicidal acts, leading to Pain dispatching Itachi Uchiha, Konan and Kakuzu to handle the matter. Upon Hidan encountering the organisation, he attempted to kill Kakuzu, and managed to destroy one of his hearts. The confrontation leads to Konan offering Hidan the chance to join their organisation, to which he accepts, mainly because he took an interest in Kakuzu since he was a pioneer in immortality as well. After joining, he was partnered with Kakuzu, and tasked with capturing the Two-Tails jinchūriki.
Konan’s death was signified as a loss and passing on of the dream of peace between Nagato, Yahiko, and Konan. So, bringing back Konan would also be pointless as her character already served her purpose and her death was dealt with after fighting Obito.
Konan (小南, Konan) was a kunoichi from Amegakure and a founding member of the original Akatsuki. After Yahiko’s death, she was partnered with Nagato, who had since taken control of Akatsuki, and was the only member to call him by his name. After Nagato’s death, Konan defected from the Akatsuki and became the de facto village head of Amegakure.
When she was young, Konan’s family was killed during the Second Shinobi World War, and she was left to fend for herself. Some time later, Yahiko found her, and the two worked together to survive. Not long after that, Konan went for a walk and found a young, dying Nagato and his dog, Chibi. She rescued him and brought him back to their hideout. Gradually the three became best friends. They eventually encountered the Sannin, who gave them some food. Konan impressed them by making an elaborate flower out of the paper wrappers left behind as a sign of gratitude. When Orochimaru suggested to kill them so they would not have to suffer the horrors of war, Jiraiya instead opted to stay and teach the three how to look after themselves.
During their time with Jiraiya, he made a defence system composed of four planks, each with one red and one white side, attached to a part of a wall of the hideout they shared at the time with a string and a nail, each one above one of their names, which he called “Hop-In” planks. The purpose of the planks were that when they were in the hideout, they turn their planks to the red side and they leave, they flip their plank to the white side, so when a plank’s on the red side and the person’s not in the hideout, it means they could have been captured by the enemy and when a plank’s on the white side and it appears that the person’s in the hideout, it could mean that an enemy has transformed into said person and has infiltrated the hideout, along with a trapdoor hidden among the floorboards leading to a hidden room and emergency escape route he left just in case.