In Naruto, Sarutobi Asuma gave Shikamaru a puzzle that his father Hiruzen had previously given him. While playing Shogi with Shikamaru, He asked if Shikamaru could figure out what piece represents the Hokage. Which of the chess pieces do?

Do all the other chess pieces have similar representations? Because Asuma mentioned that Shikamaru seemed more like a Knight and himself like a Pawn. Whats the reasoning behind this match up?

  • In the anime it is explained that shikamaru is a knight because in a way knight moves different than other pieces he thinks differently & asuma is a kind of guy that jumps in and sacrifices himself like a sacrificial pawn which happened later in shippuden. – Ch.Siva Ram Kishore Jun 3 '19 at 3:50

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