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 make 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, Orochimaru 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 seems 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 mother’s chakra control and strength. Then there’s Mitsuki, the “son” of Orochimaru. He was created by Orochimaru 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 the 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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