The Problems I have with Boruto

From Boruto Chapter 31

I have to admit I’m not sure I even like Boruto. The manga series is certainly better than the anime, but I find that neither comes close to the Naruto series, even if Masashi Kishimoto is the editor of the manga. The monthly schedule doesn’t help, but I do like the art style. One of the main problems is the feeling of growth. What I mean by that is all the characters seem to have S Rank abilities already. I makes the series feel rushed.

Take the BIG three of the series. Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki. Heirs of the vaunted, Legendary Three Ninja, Jiraiya, Oorochimaru and Tsunade and Team 7, Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha and Uzumaki Naruto. While it true that the 3 Sannin and Team 7 were exceptional, the most recent generation seem even better.

Unlike his father, Boruto is the child of two powerful bloodlines, Hyuga and Uzumaki. He’s also a prodigy. Sarada is an elite genin, having inherited the Sharingan and her mothers chakra control and strength. Then there’s Mitsuki, the “son” of Oorochimaru. He was created by Oorochimaru to be genetically perfect and has the “potentially more powerful than the Sannin himself.”

Boruto has a unique Dojutsu that grants him similar abilities to the Byakugan. He also mastered the Rasengan with wind nature transformation added to it before finishing the ninja academy. It took his father a great deal of training and effort to do the same. Sarada learned how to use collect chakra into her fist, giving her tremendous strength comparable to her mother or Tsunade. She has had no training in this regard. Did she just guess how to do it? Mitsuki has Senjutsu, something that Jiraiya failed to master and took (okay a few weeks) for Naruto to.

Maybe, they have to give this generation a boost since they are competing with ninja tech now. Which basically makes my previous complaint moot, since you can buy ninja abilities. The ninja tech undermines ninjas period. Normal people can use jutsu now. I don’t feel that anything jutsu has been earned in this series. Sure you should expect the main characters to be the best, but it feels unmerited.

So what do you think. I am off base here? Do you agree? Have you ever read or watched Boruto? What am I missing ?

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30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE (DAY 19 – 21)

I’ve been distracted by tennis this week ( oh, Serena). I’ve definitely been slacking with the 30 Day challenge which has taken much longer than 30 days. I can’t quit I always aim to finish what I started. So let’s continue shall we. 

30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE

Most Epic Anime Scene (White beards final stance)

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After the death of Ace at the hands of Akainu, White beard unsurprisingly flies into a rage. Akainu burns off half his face and he still continues to attack. Delivering a devastating blow to Akainu, cuts the plaza into two. He is then attacked by Black beard and his crew losing his powers and is killed. He NEVER falls to the ground and NEVER turns his back to flee. White beard showed his true strength in character, even in death.

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Anime Character that Gets on your nerves

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Uchiha Sasuke

Some annoying characters are funny and generally entertaining but other no so much. Even thought he has resentfully had a change of heart Uchiha Sasuke is annoying. At the beginning of the series he was a little brooding but tolerable. His arrogance was very of putting but it became clear after a while that he had a one track mind. Gaining enough power to kill Itachi ( who killed his entire clan) seemed like a admirable goal. However, Sasuke’s desperation lead him betray his friends and village in pursuing of power. He did gain this power and eventually gained enough strength to “kill” Itachi. After he learned the truth about why his brother did what he did Sasuke still decided to go against his brother wishes. He has change this stance (hopefully), but still doesn’t change how annoying he used to be.

Favorite Goofy Character

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Monkey D Luffy

Luffy is the ultimate goof. He typical like many anime characters, for example he loves food. Luffy is generally simple minded, some might say dumb. This simpleness leaves Luffy with a good heart and innocent heart. This leads him to ask silly questions and when given an answer he finds that he doesn’t understand. He seems to be always excited and playful annoying his crew among others.