Only four episodes are out at the point of writing this review and they have all been really boring and pointless.
The Story: Not much to say here...show opens on a cool action shot that looks like it happens 10-15 years from the current timeline. It tells us nothing about anything and exists only as a bait for inexperienced anime viewers who will watch the show for 600 episodes to finally get to it.
Got nothing else to say story wise because nothing actually happens. 0/10
The Characters: Again, not much to say about characters. Most of them are just copies of old characters with a
little different design, different gender or slightly different name. Theiir personalities are pretty much the same as the old versions of these characters, but worse.
There are some brand new characters such as the class rep who is the quiet girl with no respect, or the delinquent who does not study and completely changes his personality in a single episode. These new characters are just memes that don't have place in this show. 0/10
The Art: The show has vibrant colors and decent character designs (most of which are copies of old characters). Animation is very inconsistent, especially in ep. 4. Not much else to say here. 3/10
The Sound: Music in this show is awesome. I would expect nothing less from Takanashi Yasuharu, who created some of my favourite OSTs. 10/10
The rest of the sound design falls pretty short though. I still hate this stupid trend of shonen shows to cast a FEMALE VA to voice a MALE MC. It just sounds stupid and cringy. The voice actors do an acceptable job though. 4/10
The Enjoyment: Nothing to talk about here.... 0/10
The Summary: Story is non existent, characters are poor copies of the old ones and animation is very inconsistent. Even the great soundtrack does not save this show.
Just go watch a better shonen series like Hunter x Hunter or Yu Yu Hakusho. Boruto is not worth anyone's time.
I like how in Boruto the producers at Studio Pierrot have completely pressed the reset button. It is very much like the original Naruto, however obviously the focus is on the next generation of characters, hence the anime's name.
Although I have only watched 4 episodes as of the writing of this review, the story and animation quality is superb. I especially like how the story is very laid back. It is very easy to watch and get into.
So, altogether I would recommend this anime to anyone who likes the original Naruto, One piece or other Shounen anime.
This anime will not appeal to original Naruto watchers since it has no slow development with original feel to it, The main character is a probably the new most annoying main character in the anime world and watching the episode you can tell how much try hard the episode feels of trying to make him look cool and everything that happens in it.
The anime starts off with a huge plot spoiler which honestly ruins it, Next we go the character screams *I was born with everything so there is no hard work I need to do* It's already first episode and it's very rushed with
the character development and does not have any look into the past of how he became this way. The technological difference is way too fast they completely messed that part up too.
Most of the writers and creators of boruto were not even part of naruto nor shippuden so instead of making a new fresh anime they had to ruin a story which contains a lot of childhood memories.
Maybe it will get a little better but I highly doubt it, The highest point in anime is usually the first episode that's where they try to drag you into the story to make you watch more of it. And that part is kinda ruined to the point where you don't even feel like watching another episode of this anime nor am I excited for it anymore..
At this point in time when the show has just begun, it is fairly enjoyable. An average shonen with good production.
Though with that said, there are deep problems already surfacing with the writing, the biggest of which being that all the characters are way too powerful for their age. We have child characters capable of massive summons and advanced elemental techniques. This is on top of the fact that it is set in the Naruto world which is already deeply flawed as it is.
It would have been nice if the show returned to its humble roots with characters being modestly powerful and fights being
about technique. Instead we will be getting the same old trash of who can make the biggest explosions and flashy effects happen on the screen.
I predict that any modicum of logic will have been forgotten by around the 200th episode, at which point most people would have dropped the show.
Enjoy the fun while it lasts.
Masashi Kishimoto didn't spend the last twenty years putting the cast we love through hell - time after time - to create yet another bleak and hopeless world. Peace is, finally, upon Konoha. It's a modern world, and it is damn beautiful to see. So, this is where we begin.
This isn't another Naruto. So, the fans should stop comparing. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a great, and, different continuation. There's a refreshing slice of life element to it because the world is finally at peace. Let's enjoy it for a moment or two. It has the same core that made Naruto special. It can
go dark when it needs to, and it did several times. However, it's still early.
Boruto's anime’s chief director, Noriyuki Abe, said so himself.
"As the story advances you’ll be able to see the serious and dark side of the world that has been drawn in “Naruto, ” but in the early stages it is a school drama with ninja action. This story will be focused on the development of the ninjutsu loving children even as they get lost about the future"
I've enjoyed it so far - as I said - Most episodes from the first arc have a nice slice of life twist to it, and it's only natural as it was meant to reintroduce us to this new and different world. But this is where most fans will stop and judge the series after seeing so little from something that's building for the long run. It's been one arc, that had incredible heartwarming moments filled with nostalgia mixed, with great scenes for characters that we rarely got the chance to shine in the original series. It's not meant to be taken seriously from the get go. Unfortunately, most anime fans nowadays won't tolerate anything more than 25 episodes. So, I'm not surprised to see the backlash. To each his own, but judge it fairly.
Currently, in its new arc, it's getting more and more intense each week. Episode 20 is already the best episode of the series. There's so much potential. Can't wait to see where it'll take us!
Boruto started on the right foot, with a interesting premise, but four episodes in the series; Boruto is not Naruto (which is good, as we don't want the same thing but with different names), I don't feel that connection with any character, for a, what I feel character-driven story. The story has not developed into anything significant, everything seems a bit random like another piece of filler but with characters that are not as charismatic.
So if you are Naruto fan, who has seen the entire series and managed to go through the fillers (I've seen most of it and read the manga), then you'll probably
like it, the new characters are pretty superficial at the moment, (it should be taken into consideration it is only episode 4); then you'll probably like it. The first 4 episodes have been concentrated on the new ensemble; and the series is enjoyable. For the moment has not exploited the old characters (the few that did appear in the show, their roles were very minor) even if the use nostalgia to their benefit (impossible!!!...) even if the action is all being placed in the academy which was not explored in detail in the original series (which really limits the show as they are all too young, in my own opinion)
If you are average Naruto fan or a person who didn't watch Naruto but is jumping at the opportunity of a new shounen; then you'll probably disappointed that this type of show, made to make money, has become the norm for big shounen sequels (like Dragon Ball Super, just that Pierrot do seem to know how to animate correctly).
To conclude, the show shows potential, but it has to take itself seriously and try to become ambitious and search for quality sequel. Either way the series is not dreadful but it is just sickening to see how Pierrot knows they are going to make money by just doing a 'acceptable' show. Either way, it has been so-so 4 episodes even if my expectations were not very high to begin with; I hope they take in a different direction than Dragon Ball Super (where they are just ridiculing the original series and its characters). I hope you found it useful.
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.
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."
So far so good! If you are a fan of the original Naruto and Shippuden series get ready for a boatload of nostalgic feels.
For anybody new to the Naruto world, I find the new generation has a fresh enough feel for anybody wanting to start with this this series. But it's obviously at it's best if you've read the manga or have kept up with the show. The characters are interesting and the potential to add on to the an already intriguing Naruto universe is massive (ref. what was with that opening scene!?!?). Another interesting facet of the show is the Ninja Worlds technological/political
development that took place in the time period between Shippuden and Next Generations. I haven't seen many shows that have characters go through such societal and technological changes. I am very excited to see how the world has changed and how the older generation characters are dealing with it.
I would %100 recommend this show to any fan of the Naruto franchise and to anybody wanting to start it fresh.
TlDr: anyone that rated this a 6 or lower is butthurt
Now don't let the poor reviews and lower rating fool you, this is still a great show.
Why? Now what really gets me here is everyone complaining about boruto, we get it. there is no one that can take Naruto's spot, people say hes annoying And if he is all the more reason to give Character a Higher Rating, Hes a bit spoiled and has a free pass from his dad OF COURSE he is going to be annoying at first that is how they want you to view him. 21 episodes is
not enough time for development in this type of show.
Why? Look at the past years of anime, look at how far they have come there really is no problem very clean well shaded great effects etc, of course there are a few shows or movies that do it better but the artwork is outstanding for this type of show
Why? I mean of course they cannot record millions of new samples for there 1000+ hours of content its just not realistic, but the sounds they do use are mastered (explosions have some thickness) voices are well matched and really no problem
Side note: the Intro and Definitely the 2nd ending both amazingly catchy and beautiful
Why? now this is The most subjective rating but The Reviews on the show itself are nonsensical considering 95% of anime could be grouped how some of these people group this show if you have a terrible biased. most crying about how Its just not the same. still first episode had a great hook, they have a good mix of side story main story, serious to funny, all wrapped up in a great message. overall fun to watch.
Why? As I said Overall fun to watch Great sounds, great art, great fights,
Great hooks, They Still Can Make me count down the days to the next episode. Slowly Feeding you info and letting the fans uncover a whole new story, letting them connect with old characters and reminisce on there past adventure. Highly addictive.
Big disappointment...... I've watched 9 eps now and for me it's quite slow and boring. It's pretty much poor version of naruto with the kids being super strong off the bat and boruto being extremely annoying. Being such a big fan I really wanted to love this new series, but having so much flaws with the story line and not really trying to keep it similar to how we watched the characters grows from weak to strong. I probably give it till ep 15 but if it stays the same most likely will stop watching it. It's such a shame cause i really wanted
to love this as much as i loved naruto.
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.
I like thus continuation of naruto shippuden. There is no shortage of good new characters
The series has not really started yet but it has the potential to surpass naruto & naruto shippuden.
Boruto is more responsible and heroic in the anime than the manga, it's a change to the better in my opinion.
For some reason i really look forward to the next episode, this is usually not the case when i watch anime, it's hard for me to get into an anime, maybe it helps that i watched shippuden before starting to watch this.
It's not very common the writers has
the balls to start something new with an existing concept but it worked well with digimon and it worked well with this series too, i actually like Naruto better as an adult.
After watching 35 episodes: i do miss the maturity shippuden and naruto had(blood and torture), the guiden arc had some of it but after that it has been too family friendly for my taste, while there hasn't been many bad episodes this far there hasn't been anything really spectacular either.
It still to early to judge this anime, they are using a lot of screentime to show off the different characters, it's slower pased than the original naruto where several people where killed within the first 20 episodes.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations follows the Naruto series much like one generation follows the next; the series and it's elements have been passed like a torch to the children of the series.
The opening statement for this review should be that the main audience this show is meant to appeal to is not the prior Naruto audience. This anime has tasked itself with appealing to two different audiences; the prior generation whom followed Naruto Uzumaki and the current generation who will now be following our new protagonist Boruto Uzumaki.
Boruto Uzumaki is a solemnly different character than Naruto was; he's spoiled both in the sense
of material wealth and in his ease of acceptance by the village. He does not bear the same burdens that Naruto did as a child, and for this reason he has troubles with entitlement and acting, for lack of better phrasing, "bratty." But, with this said I do not think the show lacks in proper characterization or character development. Boruto is a child, and he acts as such. He lives in a modernized version of the ninja world; one where there's abundant peace, computers, video games, and a lessening need for the occupation of ninja. Boruto (at this present point in the series) does not know struggle; what he does know is that his father's work is keeping his father away from him, and having shared happy experiences with Naruto prior to his inauguration as Hokage he is bothered by this fact.
Boruto acts very much as a child would in this situation. He meddles, and causes trouble; but still bears many of the same traits as Naruto (being someone who is there to help others). He's simply living a different young life than Naruto; and for this reason expresses the same traits Naruto did at a young age but for different reasons. In other words he acts up due to lack of attention from his father; rather than a lack of attention from the village.
What makes this show interesting to watch is this very characterization. It gives a chance to those of us who have followed Naruto through his journey to see how his child acts; whom knows little of his journey because he was not there himself. It gives us a chance to see how these new ninja students live in a modernized world that's in a state of peace. It allows us to again watch Boruto grow and change; much like Naruto did, but with a different start and a different end.
Boruto is meant to appeal to the new generation; someone they can follow and admire. The current generation likely does not know of Naruto's accomplishments or has not followed the series, and so they can echo the sentiments of Boruto - they don't know the story. This anime gives both the prior viewers a chance to follow Naruto as he learns to be a father and Hokage; but also serves the purpose of showing the current viewers Boruto's journey - which will likely contain the same character development Naruto did.
Having been a heavy advocate of the Naruto series, and having watched the entirety of it; I enjoy Boruto. I fully recognize that Boruto is not a show made for me, but rather for the kids of the current generation. I think the characterization of the children is done well, and they bear enough resemblance to their parents whilst expressing unique traits from their different lifestyle growing up that it makes sense. I'm interested to see the series progress with a mix of enjoying the company of my own hero, Naruto; and seeing how the new children develop into fine ninja as well.
Boruto is a follow-up to the Naruto series that I can advocate. It knocks at modernism as we see skyscrapers accrue, to-be ninja playing game consoles, and clothes which were prior tattered and torn after training (such as those worn by ninja students) looking pristine and clean. It gives us a chance to follow another story of growth, hardship, and much more; and for that I'm excited. It's the next generation of Naruto, and I'm looking forward to seeing where we are headed.
It's all to obv that most people who have seen the first few episodes of Baruto has never seen the original Naruto show. This show does exactly what Naruto did, and that is build fucking character, you don't go straight into the action of killing people off and such before you even fucking know who everyone is. so many bad reviews from people who never got to learn about Naruto as a kid before he became cool, so many episodes in the beginning of Naruto with no action, then a little and then for a long time non. it's the same deal here, so we
know they are serious about building the world of Baruto, while also making sure that everyone is not just doll husks with no actual impact on the whole premise. A true Naruto fan could never wish for more than this, so sad to see MAL be run over by children. sadly it's been like this for a long time now. so if you have a problem leave, and let the adults enjoy there childhood ones again.
It's a waste of time, the anime doesn't follow manga and they say that it is based on original story. According to me, they are just FILLERS.
And the characterization for the characters are worst as they are.
Art is good because it's basically the sequel of naruto, i like naruto so its good.
Sound and BG is just bad as it is, i think naruto's sound and BG is awesome, but it's sequel is a total waste.
STORY, sorry there is no story at all, will have to wait for it complete it's fillers, so we can actually see the main story. The first episode's first 2
minutes are just awesome, i thought it's gonna be a total hit like naruto, and after the first episode i thought "okay not bad for 1st episode, maybe the 2nd episode may go into the story ", but till now there are nothing but fillers.
Enjoyment, only the opening was good there is no enjoyment at all.
Overall i think it's just a waste of time it's just pathetic...!!!
All of these 'die hard naruto' fans watching the first few episodes and giving it a shit rating, lmao makes me laugh. I've watched the whole Naruto series twice and have watched Boruto up to the 24th episode currently and ive got to say its not even that bad, i actually enjoy it.
Yes the first few episodes may of been slow and slice of life, but the producer wanted it to be chilled out for the first few, he wanted to make the series appeal to the younger generation too, lmao people giving it a 1/10 rating need to get that pole outta their asses.
The show gets quite interesting maybe 7 or 8 episodes in, people expect it to be action packed from the start but they're honestly just too ignorant.
Tbh i like what the producers have done, there are few cons here and there but nearly all anime have their cons, if you're a Naruto fan and are willing to sit through the first few slice of life episodes youll probably enjoy it when the real plot kicks in, don't let all these tight arsed harsh reviews weigh you down, its an alright anime
I'm gonna be honest as hell in my reviews. Not like those other reviews who judge the anime by setting a standard and comparing the anime to its predecessor.
If you're an old Naruto fan, then don't watch this series expecting that this anime is the same as Naruto. Because it's not. This anime is different from its predecessor.
Now that's out of the way.
First of all.
The Story: Its very laid back for now. They've teased us of the looming danger that's coming in the village. But giving us enough time to know the "New Generation", of characters in the world of Naruto.
My complaint is the inconsistency of the animation in some episodes. Otherwise it's very good for me at least. However, your opinion may differ.
The Sound: It's very good. Although I can't say anything that much. Since, i'm not well verse in what you can consider "good" in sound. Your opinion differ from mine.
The Characters: I can't say if the artists who worked in designing the "Next Generation", just got lazy and ripped off the designs of the "Old Generation". And also, some characters are very forgettable.
I want people to give this anime a chance, since it's still new. And the pacing of the story is still very laid back. Also, when the anime reaches it's 15th-25th episode, I'll re-review this anime. Because hopefully by that time the anime should have major changes.
True story...I save the new episode of this show each week for a night that i’m Not feeling very tired but really need to get to sleep...if that doesn’t tell you enough, feel free to read on!!!
I’m just going to get straight to the point,because this show at its current point (37 episodes in), is bad. It’s hard to write a review without drawing comparisons to Naruto, so I’ll get that out of the way quickly. As a stand-alone show without any previous knowledge of Naruto and his generation, this is a 2 at best. I feel like seeing the grown up
versions of Narutos era bumps it to a 3 or 4. I find myself cringing when the old generation isn’t around, and getting excited during the few minutes that they actually show up for. For now, until this series does something...anything...I would recommend a hard pass. It feels like a giant filler in a world that I just cannot seem to care about anymore. The new characters, the new generation, are either direct copies of their parents, yet somehow seemingly much worse, or just agonizing when they’re on the screen (boruto). None of the stories have been intereresting in the least, and the things replicated from Naruto, such as the genin exams,have been horribly anti climatic and beyond boring. The episode plots are very generic and are created with the intent of shoving friendship and teamwork down your throat. Naruto had a lot of the same principles, but it was a lot more creative in getting there.
Something needs to change for this show to become exciting. With Naruto you had troubled children growing up, many parentless, in a world rattled by war and terrorized by beasts. Being a ninja meant a chance to help their village survive, and everything that happened was important and exciting. In this new world, somehow only 15 years advanced but everyone runs around with handheld games...., you have a bunch of seemingly spoiled children, who take what their parents did for granted, and act like little jerks (boruto). I hate to say it but the world will have to move past Naruto and Sasuke for there to really ever be that serious threat like with the akatsuki, madara, and the 4th ninja war. Those two are too powerful, and unless it wants to just be a dimension hopping, new super bad guy comes out of a portal type show, those 2 and a few others have to die...
That being said, if this show wants to continue being a new age, happy go lucky, ninja snob fest then I think it’s worth a skip. If it wants to head back into its roots as a ninja/action drama, then a lot needs to happen. It could absolutely turn itself around and become a good show. If it does, I’ll update this if anyone reads it. If not, skip this and don’t look back.
UNBIASED HONEST REVIEW OF THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ANIME
Story 1 - Pathetic - Right now it's all filler with one actual kind of good arch from the Naruto Gaiden Manga, however, it follows Sarada Uchiha, and Boruto isn't in the arch at all. It's funny that at 33 episodes in the best arch in the Boruto anime is an arch without Boruto in it. Not because boruto is bad, but because literally everything else is filler. The Sarada arch is the only thing that's actually good because it's Naruto canon based on the Naruto gaiden manga, but it's still filler in this anime, because
while it's Narutoverse canon it's not Boruto canon and this anime is Boruto, not Naruto. The reason for all the filler is because they want to wait to let the manga get further ahead. Even with the good Sarada arch, I guarantee you that years later when newcomers ask us old folks who started watching from the beginning, for a filler list, we will tell them that the first 100 episodes +/- are all filler and you can literally start watching on ep. 101 without missing a thing, because that's when the anime literally starts. Honestly, why they didn't just decide to wait a year to let the manga get ahead is beyond my understanding, but w/e. The story score is subject to change given future non filler episodes, but right now because the show is 100% filler it gets a score of 1 - Pathetic, which is one more point than any filler episode from any anime deserves.
Art 8 - Very Good - The art and animation is really good. Not much more to say here except that the anime is petty and the characters movements are what we expect from a Narutoverse anime.
Sound 6 - Fair - Sound is good. Sound effects/folly's are good. The ost however is not so good. Pretty much a copy paste from Naruto and no real new songs as far as in episode songs are concerned. Idc about intro and outro songs because I skip all that anyways, it's just filler imo. So with sound effects being good and ots being mediocre I split the difference at 6 - fair.
Character 6 - Fair - The characters are fun, and the only upside about the filler is we get to see the characters build relationships with each other. The only problem is that this relationship building takes place in filler episodes that everyone will skip in the future and therefore no one will see the character building that goes on here in the filler. Also, you can only watch so many character-backstory-interaction-relationship-building episodes before you want to pull your hair out and get on to an actual canon story arch.
Enjoyment 4.5 - Decent - I enjoy it because I loved Naruto and generally enjoy anything in the Narutoverse. For this reason I would personally score my enjoyment and the likely enjoyment of Naruto fans at 6 - Fair. However, if I was coming to this anime cold, having never watched Naruto before, I feel the enjoyment would drop to 3 - Poor, because newbs would not be versed enough in the lore to know what's really going on, would not have any connection with this world and characters, and would likely be more turned off by the 100+/- filler episodes than a fanboy like me would. So, I split the difference and give it a 4.5 - Decent.
Overall 5 - Mediocre. This is the number I get when I average all the scores from the component parts, and for right now it about suits the anime. Right now Boruto is a Mediocre anime that you can skip. There is literally no reason to watch this anime until they decide to start doing canon episodes. Once the cannon episodes start to air, then my score is subject to change, but right now after watching 33 episodes of filler, you can skip this anime completely for now.