It’s time to take stock of the new original anime story arc of Boruto: Naruto the Next Generations. This move undertaken by Studio Pierrot has been criticized by a large part of the community, tired of the usual “fillers”. In fact, the new sagas have mitigated and filled the gaps in the manga: here’s why.
At the end of the clash with Isshiki Otsutsuki, the Boruto anime series has kicked off a second chunin exama test that shines the spotlight on the new generation of ninja of the Leaf Village, absent from the scene for a long time.
In this narrative arc, viewers have the opportunity to see characters like Denki, Iwabei, Wasabi or the samurai Tsubaki, the protagonists whose existence they had almost forgotten. In fact, they had not taken an active part in the events for almost a full year, since before Kawaki’s debut. In addition to these, the Sand trio led by Shinkie, later, also Kagura and the legendary Mist Swordsmen team, protagonists of the Saga in Boruto’s Land of Water.
This goes to fill one of the main ones defects in the manga of Kishimoto and Ikemoto, which focuses almost exclusively on the two heroes Naruto and Sasuke, and their heirs, Boruto and Kawaki. Following the battle with the Otsutsuki, for several chapters the manga prepares the ground for what will be the future battle, a fight just hinted at from chapter 64 of Boruto. For a work whose subtitle is “Next Generations”, focusing exclusively on two characters, even forgetting Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki, it is not a very reasonable choice. In 2023, Boruto will adapt the Code Saga.
So here is that the anime has partially corrected the shot, giving the new Team 7 and all the other genin of the Leaf to test themselves and prove their true worth. In your opinion, would the new generation deserve more space? Which protagonist should stand out the most?