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Boruto – A not so great continuation

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I decided to catch up to the Naruto continuation before getting to One Piece and I don’t exactly regret it but Boruto wasn’t the greatest for me. Let’s MILD SPOILERS AHEAD as usual.

This story continues after the ending of Naruto where Naruto is the 7th Hokage after Kakashi stepped down out of his own free will. Now married to Hinata and having 2 kids Boruto and Himawari, Naruto spends his days in peace as a good Hokage while Sasuke, who had a child with Saukra named Sarada, works in the shadows to help Naruto comtinue his duties. Boruto however unlike his father is a brat who plays pranks for attention from his father and doesn’t respect the ninja way. However events conspire beyond his knowledge that leads to him respecting the way of the ninja to face a greater threat, the Otsutsuki clan.

I’ll say it like the manga does, this is Boruto’s story hence the major focus of the story is on Boruto amd his development along with a few other characters. Unlike Naruto, Boruto doesn’t focus on the other characters as much so much so that I don’t even remember some of their names but let’s discuss the ones that I do remember. We have Boruto who in initially a brat acting to get attention bur grows to respect ninja. Sarada who is the total opposite of her mother and dreams to be Hokage. We have Shikdai some of Shikimaru and Shinki, son of Gaara both of whom have little significance. We have Kawaki who is an integral part of the story with Boruto and is the kind of character that you grow to like slowly. Our two heroes from the previous story, Naruto and Sasuke also play a major role but let’s just say that all we see in terms of character is how they aren’t exactly ideal fathers.

I didn’t expect much out of Boruto due to the reviews people gave me on it but I’ll outright say that the start of it is very boring with Boruto just being a brat. The scale is definitely higher but seeing big things like using Kurama mode for enemies in the start of the story just made me feel uneasy at times. There are not as many hype moments at the start as I like to call them because the story feels bland and nothing really hits for a while. Also the fact that there’s less ninjutsu this time around or rather less new ninjutsu so I see a lack of creativity. It also takes a while to get into the story. However the art in Boruto is great and once it starts getting good it’s actually pretty decent.

Kawaki, an important part of the story shows us something very good, ‘People are who they choose to be.’ and that means that no matter how hollow someone might be or how lost they might be in the end they are not who someone dictates them to br but it’s their inherent nature and their own choices that shape them into the person they want to be and I really liked seeing that because that is something I discuss a lot in real life.

Boruto is running at 69 chapters as of the time of writing and I honestly have no idea whether we’re approaching an ending or not. All I know is that Boruto is not as good as Naruto was, takes a while to get into and is just decent at its best. I’m only reading it to see what led to the first page of the first chapter and because I don’t like leaving things half finished. All I’ll say is don’t expect great things.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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