Following the successful end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohagakure has been enjoying a period of peace, prosperity, and extraordinary technological advancement. This is all due to the efforts of the Allied Shinobi Forces and the village's Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki. Now resembling a modern metropolis, Konohagakure has changed, particularly the life of a shinobi. Under the watchful eye of Naruto and his old comrades, a new generation of shinobi has stepped up to learn the ways of the ninja.
Boruto Uzumaki is often the center of attention as the son of the Seventh Hokage. Despite having inherited Naruto's boisterous and stubborn demeanor, Boruto is considered a prodigy and is able to unleash his potential with the help of supportive friends and family. Unfortunately, this has only worsened his arrogance and his desire to surpass Naruto which, along with his father's busy lifestyle, has strained their relationship. However, a sinister force brewing within the village may threaten Boruto's carefree life.
New friends and familiar faces join Boruto as a new story begins in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
The airing time was Wednesdays 17:55 between April 5, 2017 - April 25, 2018, and Thursdays 17:25 between May 3, 2018 - September 20, 2018. The airing time is changed to Sundays 17:30 beginning October 7, 2018.
#1: "Baton Road (バトンロード)" by KANA-BOON (eps 1-26) #2: "OVER" by Little Glee Monster (eps 27-51) #3: "It's all in the game" by Qyoto (eps 52-75) #4: "Lonely Go!" by Brian the Sun (eps 76-100) #5: "Golden Time" by Fujifabric (eps 101-)
#1: "Dreamy Journey (ドリーミージャーニー)" by The Peggies (eps 1-13) #2: "Sayonara Moon Town (サヨナラムーンタウン)" by Scenarioart (eps 14-26) #3: "Boku wa Hashiritsuzukeru (僕は走り続ける)" by Melofloat (メロフロート) (eps 27-39) #4: "Denshin Tamashii (デンシンタマシイ)" by Game Jikkyousha Wakuwaku Band (eps 40-51) #5: "Kachou Fuugetsu (花鳥風月)" by Coala Mode. (eps 52-63) #6: "Leica (ライカ)" by Bird Bear Hare and Fish (eps 64-75) #7: "Polaris (ポラリス)" by hitorie (eps 76-87) #8: "Tsuyogari Loser" by ЯeaL (eps 88-100) #9: "Ride or Die" by SkyPeace (eps 101-)
Yikes, just yikes. Because of my love for Naruto I really tried to delude myself into thinking this show wasn't that bad. But really, what else is there to say about Boruto other than it's an utter disgrace. Like most others I wanted to watch this show because I'm sentimental when it comes to Naruto, making it that much worse of a betrayal. "Wow brotato chip you're sounding pretty salty." Ding Ding Ding we have a winner!
To say the show reeks of a money grab is an understatement. Like driving without a steering wheel, the show has no direction. To begin the show they
try to reel you in with a spoiler that is so ludicrous that it gets to the point where it almost tarnishes the image of Naruto.
Story: Not much to say, there is no plot. You really can't analyze any kind of story here because it just doesn't exist. We thought the shinobi world would be slower after Naruto but nobody even has a goal or purpose in life anymore. There's no driving force for any individual, village, or nation. There is one character in the show that has a goal and a purpose (Sarada Uchiha).
Characters: The whole idea of the hokage stamping papers 24/7 was funny in Naruto but they took it way too far in Boruto. The only thing we've seen Naruto do is stamping papers. They took this to the point where Naruto is a terrible father who is completely absent at home and just sends shadow clones for important family matters, such as his kids birthday. Truly disgusting and disgraceful.
Almost all of the main characters are the exact copies of the characters from Naruto. They all have the same appearance, personality, justsu, etc. The only slight difference between the main cast and their parents is a different name. Writing does not get more lazy than that ladies and gentlemen.
The show has no story, no action, no comedy, yada yada yada. It is the epitome of cheap trash, milking the hearts of anime fans until they look like shriveled old hags like Lady Tsunade. When there is no drug in existence that can make this show funny or entertaining in any way, you know there's a problem.
I would much rather prefer to have a show that is constantly on hiatus, but has exceptional writing and a story that is thrilling, intelligent, and compelling like Hunter x Hunter. Boruto/Naruto should've just taken a page out of the Yu Yu Hakusho handbook and ended it on a high note. Instead we are given a show that makes a mockery of anime.
Overall/Enjoyment: If I try to find any silver lining it is Sarada Uchiha who is the only interesting character and provides the only chance for Boruto to have a story in the future. Unfortunately, I don't think that's gona happen. I cannot further emphasize that unless you wana have your intelligence insulted and to bear witness to the metaphorical manifestation of Boruto/Kishimoto spitting on Naruto's grave, stay away!
I'll offer this parting quote from the great Billy Madison as my condolences. Kishimoto listen: "What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
Boruto is a trainwreck. I can't believe that it took me 31 episodes before I finally accepted how awful it is.
Boruto tries to capitalise on Naruto nostalgia but has nothing going for it.
The characters are lacklustre at best. The animation is atrocious half of the time and there is zero plot development. It feels like the story is just bumbling on and skipping any of the episodes will have resulted in me missing nothing.
Boruto (the character) is the worst part of it all. As the main character, 80% of his identity is the fact that he "hates" his dad, Naruto. The fight scenes are
all boring to watch with no real cost to their outcome and kids who aren't even genin yet beat jounin level shinobi constantly.
As someone who's watched Naruto and Naruto Shipudden, I have to say I'm disappointed.
The first 12 episodes were okay, interesting characters, though everything took a bit long to progress. The older characters are still cool imo, though they could use some more screen time.
Episode 13 and 14 were awesome, Boruto's eye was cool, animations were good, sometimes a bit sloppy but nothing too notable. I found episode 14 really enjoyable.
Animations are pretty good overall, as i said sometimes a bit sloppy but nothing too notable.
KANA-BOON IS BACK!!! Baton Road is amazing, the first ending was pretty good but the second one is even better.
Boruto is pretty interesting, his eye is still kind of
a mystery as in I don't know what it can do except for seeing the "ghost". Sumire is really interesting as well, at first I thought she was kinda boring, a nice character but just nothing too special except for the panicking moments which I loved. Though after episode 13 that changed, I love her character development.
Mitsuki is really dense or he acts that way for a reason. I always thought he was Toneri's kid cause he kinda looks like him. The rest of the characters are okay too they just haven't had much screen time yet.
Nothing much to say about it, I love watching Boruto.
It took me 40 episodes to realize that whatever the first Naruto had, Boruto lacks completely. This show is as much of a disappointment as a sequel to the original, as it is as a stand alone show.
PLOT - Dreadfully slow. The plot has had no real development since the first episode, nothing really happens. It's just this slice of life bullshit that doesn't build character at all, just random missions. The fact that the Genin-level main cast can deal with Chuunin-Jounin level shinobi on a frequent basis is just awful writing.
ART - If there was saving
grace for this show, it's the art. The animation is good, colorful and vivid, worthy for a Shonen anime.
SOUND - Nothing to write home about. The music is just there to complement the animation but none of the soundtracks remain in the memory after the episode ends.
CHARACTERS - Atrocious copies of the former cast. Boruto is a poor excuse for a main character. An entitled, whiny brat that hates his father. That's the whole shtick Boruto has got going on for himself. The same goes for the other kids with the only exception being Mitsuki who is kinda interesting.
VERDICT - Save yourself the time and skip this poor excuse of a sequel