Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛アスマ, Sarutobi Asuma) is a supporting character of the series. He is a leader of Team Asuma.
Asuma was a tall man, with brown eyes, short, black spiky hair, and beard. His clothing consisted of the standard Konoha ninja uniform with the sleeves rolled up half way, flak jacket, regular shinobi sandals and forehead protector.
Asuma was typically a laid-back individual, and did not get himself involved in things unless absolutely necessary. He was also a heavy smoker. Asuma seemed to hold somewhat of a romantic interest towards Kurenai Yuhi and they appeared to be in some sort of relationship. 
- ↑ Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth manga chapter 23, page 27