Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto!
I just want to expose how my hopes for this series dropped heavily after I started reading this manga. At first, I had high hopes for it. Any continuation from where the previous series left off would automatically be interesting for me, since Naruto is what brought me in the anime fanbase in the first place. Man, if this was disappointing. The manga starts off with a huge teaser, then it immediately breaks all the hype and the questions with a jump back, to something the majority of fans do not want to see: A recap of the latest movie. I got informed that the author isn't Kishimoto anymore, and I expected a change in the art style, but this is seriously too much. The art style is horrendous, and I feel like the characters' design is pretty much, completely ruined. I don't know how far this series will go, or how successful it will be, but it gave me a really bad first impression.read more
To start with, to tell you I'm disappointed would be a huge understatement... I had real high hopes for boruto seeing as I consider myself a big Naruto fan, but I guess it was just too much to ask for, taking into account that the art is not Kishimotos work. Should you read it? I think you should at least try it, though the changes may not be to your tastes as it was not for mine. Will I continue reading it? I'm not really sure. The reason I'm taking my time and writing this review is because I'm really sad about a Naruto sequel that doesn't live up to the Naruto manga name, and the only thing to do is to hope that both the art and story will improve as the story progresses. read more
Okay, I will update this when the story gets into NEW content, whenever that will be. For now, however, I will simply give it a 5/6, because it's nothing but a recap of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, currently.
So many people are complaining about the art-style, it not being Kishimoto's. Alright. Kishimoto has been working non-stop, for the last 15 years, making this series for you all, and barely getting to spend time with his family, and sleep. How he doesn't have health issues, is beyond me. A sequel was in order, and he did NOT feel like going through that hell again, so he chose to pull a Toriyama, and oversee the story from a distance, so to speak. It's a different style, but the same Naruto we all know and love. Hell, some of the panels even look like Kishimoto himself drew them! Ikemoto's art isn't terrible, I mean--it's not on Kishimoto's level--but it's still pretty good (though Snapesuke is a tad strange, and every woman looks like she belongs in the 70s). Get over it, and be mature.
The characters are the same ones that appeared in Naruto, so...
As for my enjoyment, I'm not enjoying it all that much right now, because of the recap. However, once it gets into new content, I'm sure it will change for the better. I mean, the first page/two pages of Ch. 1, with Future Boruto, were amazing.
Overall, I would personally wait until the story gets into new content, if you've seen Boruto: Naruto the Movie. If not, go ahead and read it, as it IS an interesting take on the story. If you buy Japanese manga volumes, to support your favorite series, and have money to spare, go out and get Boruto vol. 1. The more sales, the better, and more of a chance the series will stick around long enough to get out of recap hell, at least. read more
Essentially the manga adaptation and continuation of Boruto: Naruto the Movie. At the time of writing this the manga has adapted about half of the movie so it shouldn't be too long before the new material comes so I'd advise holding off expectations until then. Additionally, while the original creator Kishimoto is overseeing this, the artist and writer are different now so expect differences from the original manga. From what I can tell there are a few added scenes that weren't in the movie so there's that to look forward to. If you enjoyed the movie, haven't seen the movie (like me), and/or have been following Naruto for a long time I think you should check this out.read more