Naruto has introduced its fair share of prodigal ninjas over the years. Yes, Naruto Uzumaki may have started the trend when the franchise kicked off, but others have been added to that list since. Now, Boruto is shining a light on its prodigal son, and we mean that very literally.
After all, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations just put up Boruto Uzumaki to be the world’s next savior, and it all comes thanks to a certain villain.
In the latest chapter of Boruto, fans met up with the hero as he sifted through the aftermath of his dad’s latest fight. The boy was rightfully upset when Delta blew herself up, leaving the group with no lead on Kara. However, Kashin Koji was watching from the distance, and the Kara higher-up had the following to say:
“Karma, knowing its secrets will be the key to unlocking Jigen’s weakness. And I bet that you, Boruto Uzumaki, hold that key.”
So far, there is no word on what Kashin’s comment could mean. Clearly, the boy is destined for big things in the future, and Kashin believes Boruto will help unlock all the secrets surrounding Karma. The mysterious power has been shown in action as few times as the anime notably began with a scene revealing how Karma led to another major catastrophe in the Leaf Village. Now, Boruto has acquired the power alongside the leader of Kara and his adopted son Kawaki. It fall be up to the Uzumaki to use Karma to figure out the leader’s ultimate weakness, so fans are bracing themselves for what’s coming next for Boruto.0comments
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Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, Naruto follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him, that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. The series was popular enough to warrant a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations which is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and features the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.