When it comes to Naruto, its heroes have come a real long way. After the series put its original run to an end, fans were left to see how leads like Naruto Uzumaki grew up, but he was not alone. Other characters like Konohamaru grew into their adult skin too, and fans just realized a very important fact about the hero.
It turns out Konohamaru’s glow-up was not random. He is basically a twin to his grandfather Hiruzen.
Over on Reddit, the user seenerbun pointed out the similarities to fans. As you can see below, several still shots of Hirzuen were compared to Konohamaru from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. It is hard to overlook how close the two look as they could easily pass for twins.
I love the fact that they made adult Konohamaru look like his late grandfather at his prime. 😊 I hope he inherits his grandfather's summon, Enma. 👌👌👌🔥🔥🔥🔥 from r/Naruto
Of course, this connection escaped many fans given how little Hirzuen was featured in the anime at his prime. The anime never cared to introduce either Konohamaru’s mom or dad, so they only had the Third Hokage to work with when it came to genetics. Of course, the older man did not retain his youthful looks, so it was hard to see how Konohamaru might look growing up. Asuma helped with those predictions, but it turns out Hiruzen in his prime became the template for adult Konohamaru.
Of course, this does have fans curious about how Konohamaru will look when he gets older. If the hero doesn’t match up with the Third Hokage exactly once he hits 50, fans are going to have some serious complaints...!0comments
So, did you ever piece these two look-alikes together? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
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.