The age-long question of whether to continue watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a good idea after finishing Naruto Shippuden. If you are an anime lover and a big Naruto fan, who has just finished Naruto Shippuden, then there’s a possible chance that people have told you not to see the Boruto series as it ruins the whole Naruto experience.
We are here to tell you exactly what you need to know and decide yourself on whether Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is worth watching or not.
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Naruto and Naruto Shippuden
A popular manga series by Masashi Kishimoto was adapted into an anime series that we all know by the name of Naruto. The first phase of the story continued with the background of the shinobi world and our many prime characters and the series aired from 2002 to 2007. The second or the adult phase where the story of Naruto and the Shinobi world comes to a conclusion is titled ‘Naruto: Shippuden’. Naruto Shippuden aired from 2007 to 2017 and it has impacted the world of anime with its true and compelling story.
[This paragraph below contains a few spoilers for Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden]
The series taught us about the current shinobi world and how ruthless it can be until someone steps up to change it. Our protagonist Naruto’s continuous fight to show his friend Sasuke the righteous path and better relation between the Shinobi world came to be a huge success, as we have seen in the series. The series ended with Naruto and Hinata’s wedding which came to be a great ending for the franchise. The only downside was we couldn’t get to see Naruto as the Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village as the most vital dream he dreamt of his whole life.
Well, this is where Boruto: Naruto Next Generations comes with several things to offer.
Reasons to Watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
1] Naruto as the Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village
Right from the start of the show, it was made very clear that the prime dream and aim of Naruto was to become the Hokage of Konohagakure so that the people of the village acknowledge his presence as a true shinobi and citizen of the village. It’s a shame that we couldn’t see Naruto become the Hokage at the end of Naruto: Shippuden.
But to help this longing, there’s a whole segment dedicated to the day of Naruto’s inauguration as the seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village. Matter of fact, we also get to see many instances of Naruto’s work as the current Hokage throughout the entire Boruto series.
2- Sasuke as an Ally
Even though the protagonist of the series was always Naruto, Sasuke was one of the most important characters throughout. Fans love to see the cold nature and powerful resemblance that matches Naruto. It is a bummer that for the most part of the series, we get to see Sasuke as a missing-nin and an enemy of the leaf. In Boruto, we don’t get to see a lot of Naruto and Sasuke but when we do they are amazing. Sasuke’s role is what people like to call ‘the Shadow Hokage’, protecting the village and its people.
3- The New Generation
Say what you want but the new generation of the Hidden Leaf Village is both promising and powerful. They have mastered Ninjutsu and can scale in comparison with the older generation despite not having the opportunity or experience of the war. The characters of Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki, Himawari, and Kawaki are very well written and are soon going to be legendary characters in the anime realm.
There wasn’t much going on behind the shinobi business for the most part in the Naruto series. In Boruto, we get to see both Shinobi’s actions and problems along with family indulgence. Watching Naruto, Hinata, Sasuke, and Sakura as parents and paving their way for their children is something you just can’t miss.
5- A Compelling Story
The Boruto series is majorly associated with problems outside of the Shinobi world. The Otsutsuki clan is currently the main villain of the series and it tells the tale of the origin of the clan, their objective, and further plans in action. The Otsutsuki arc always felt unfinished in Naruto as there was much unknown and unanswered. Watching Boruto will surely answer these questions.
6- Top Tier Fight Scenes
There are some of the greatest fight scenes that the series has to offer and it comes on par with the greatest fights in the whole Naruto franchise. You just have to watch them and be mesmerized by the art style, fluid animation, and everything.
Reasons not to watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
There are a few reasons but the most important one is that it lacks the essence of the real Naruto series. Except for a few episodes where Naruto and Sasuke go nuts and show their true power, they are nerfed for the most part. It is to be expected that to top scale the power of Boruto and the new generation, they had to scale down Naruto and Sasuke’s power levels to give room to the new protagonist. Few also say that ending the series with ‘Naruto: Shippuden’ is the best closure you can get if you don’t want to see your favorite characters being nerfed.
But either way, it is a treat for the fans to get more of Naruto and Sasuke in any form and the reasons to watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations surely expand over the negative ones. Be sure to follow us at redjacket.gg for more Anime, Gaming and Tech articles and news.