Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
GenreAdventure, fantasy[1]
Written by
  • Ukyō Kodachi (#1–13)
Illustrated byMikio Ikemoto
Published byShueisha
English publisher
ImprintJump Comics
  • Weekly Shōnen Jump
  • (9 May 2016 – 10 June 2019)
  • V Jump
  • (20 July 2019 – present)
English magazine
Original run9 May 2016 – present
Volumes19 (List of volumes)
Anime film
Anime television series
Directed by
  • Noriyuki Abe (#1–104)[a]
  • Hiroyuki Yamashita (#1–66)
  • Toshirō Fujii (#67–104)
  • Masayuki Kōda (#105–)
Produced by
  • Makoto Hijikata
  • Kōichi Machiyama
Written by
Music by
Licensed by
Viz Media
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo)
English network
Original run 5 April 2017 26 March 2023
Episodes293 (List of episodes)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTOボルト -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-) is sequel to the Naruto series. It was on television starting on April 5, 2017. The show is about Naruto's son, Boruto, who does not want to be the leader of his village full of ninjas. Instead, he wants to be one of the most strongest ninja and help the leader Naruto Uzumaki

Plot[change | change source]

Many years after the Fourth Great Ninja War, Naruto fulfilled his dream as the Seven Hokage while a redeemed Sasuke Uchiha married their teammate Sakura and became a wandering ninja to leave more of Kaguya Otsutsuki's motives. Having married Hinata Hyuga prior to becoming Hokage, Naruto started a family with his oldest son Boruto Uzumaki feeling his father is placing the village before their family. Boruto becomes a genin under Naruto's protégé Konohamaru Sarutobi alongside Sasuke's daughter Sarada and Orochimaru's artificial son Mitsuki. Sasuke returns to the Hidden Leaf to alert Naruto of an impending threat relating to Kaguya's kin, Boruto talking the older ninja into mentoring him so he can impress his father during the upcoming Chunin exam. The exam is disrupted by Momoshiki and Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki, beings from another world like Kaguya who use the Divine Trees to harness the lifeforce of planets they target. They abduct Naruto to use his tailed beast, Kurama the Nine Tails, to revitalize their Divine Tree, only for Boruto, Sasuke and the four Kages of the other villages to pursue them. The battle ends when Momoshiki, sacrificing Kinshiki to increase his own strength, is defeated by Boruto and Naruto with Sasuke's help. Momoshiki survives long enough to realize Boruto's full potential while brands him a mysterious mark called "Karma". Soon after, Boruto resolves to become like Sasuke while entrusting Sarada to follow her dream of becoming the next Hokage.

Naruto and the others soon learn of an organization called Kara while encountering a Karma-branded fugitive named Kawaki, whom the Uzumaki family adopts to protect him. But they end up attracting the attention of Kara's leader Jigen, resulting in a chain of events that results in Sasuke learning the true nature of the Karma brands when Momoshiki's spirit briefly possesses Naruto's body. An implosion soon occurs within Kara when Koji Kashin challenges Jigen while Amado seeks asylum in the Hidden Leaf and reveals that Jigen is the host body of the spirit of Isshiki Otsutsuki, whom Kaguya betrayed when they came to the world. Koji falls back after he forces Isshiki to reincarnate in Jigen's dying body while Kawaki's Karma is removed. Isshiki attacks the Hidden Leaf to re-brand Kawaki, deciding to feed Boruto to his Ten Tails when the youth teleported them to another dimension with Naruto and Sasuke following suit. Kurama sacrifices himself to enable Naruto to fight Isshiki in Baryon Mode while Sasuke and Kawaki manage to subdue Momoshiki when he took over Boruto's body again.

After being defeated and tricked into wasting his chance to fully incarnate into Kawaki's body, Isshiki entrusts his loyal subordinate Code to continue his work by sacrificing either Boruto or Kawaki to become a pure Otsutsuki himself. Code vows to avenge Isshiki and enlists the cyborg siblings Eida and Daemon, the fight that follows results in Momoshiki forced to incarnate a mortally wounded Boruto while Eida and Daemon turn on Code after their creator Amado reprogrammed them. He would soon reveal the cyborgs' abilities were transplanted from the corpse of Shibai Otsutsuki, an Otsutsuki who transcended to another plane after achieving godhood. Boruto, from Momoshiki's visions, and Kawaki, assuming the former would gradually lose himself as a full-fledged Otsutsuki, fear that a violent confrontation between them is eventual.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Chief Director (総監督)
  2. Story Supervisor (ストーリー監修)

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Official Website for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations". Viz Media. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.