Today, the Naruto franchise made a comeback shortly after its second anime ended. Naruto Shippuden wrapped back in March, closing a long chapter in Masashi Kishimoto's legacy. However, Konoha could not be kept down for long. Naruto has just returned to the world of anime with a third series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The new anime follows the next era of ninja as the children of heroes like Sakura, Sasuke, and more begin to learn what their ninja ways are. And, in the show's premiere episode, Boruto debuted a strange new ocular bloodline that has fans scratching their heads.
So, spoilers below!
In the opening scene of Boruto, fans are shown Konoha after the modernized village has been destroyed. The Hokage Mountain has been all but obliterated, and an older version of Boruto is shown fighting against a ninja known as Kawaki. The tattooed opponent tells Boruto that the age of ninjas is done and that he will destroy the hidden village. Still, Boruto believes in the calling and tells Kawaki he will fight for that belief.
Fueled with rage, Boruto then ties a ninja headband on which looks like the one Sasuke originally marred. Then blonde-haired hero then stands up, seals appearing on his arm as his right eye transforms into something rather odd. His once-blue eye begins to glow white, and the bloodline gifts looks as if it is a cross between the Byukugan and the Tenseigan.
Of course, the anime will surely go on to reveal what the jutsu is in future arcs, but fans already have good reason to think the bloodline is a form of the Tenseigan. The ocular jutsu was revealed in the Boruto manga and played a major role in Boruto: Naruto The Movie.
If you are not familiar with the Tenseigan, then you should know the ocular jutsu was first used by Hamura Otsutsuki, one of the first people able to wield chakra. The power is unspeakably rare and can only be awakened when the chakra of Hamura's descendants meet thanks to a marriage of the Otsutsuki and Hyuga families. Since Naruto possess chakra of Hagoromo and Hintata houses power from Hamura himself, their son Boruto has the genetics to awakens the powerful bloodline.
Still, Boruto's version of the Tenseigan looks notable different from previous depictions. The hero's eye does not have the traditional flower-shaped iris associated with the Tenseigan, but Boruto's awakened form may differ similar to how the Mangekyo Sharingan does.
You can check out the synopsis for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations below:
"The village of Konoha has managed to change, modernized next to an era of peace. Raising high constructions, large computer monitors of transmission of images (televisions last generation), divisions and divisions (streets) connected to run (to mobilize) electric cars, The way to live in the ninja era has changed ...
The leader of the village is, the seventh Hokage. Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, to become a ninja must enroll in the school "ninja academy". But the students in the surroundings see Boruto with prejudiced eyes for the thing of being "the son of the seventh Hokage". However Boruto has unprecedented capabilities.0comments
Boruto will meet new friends, and there will be an incident mystery how he will face this challenge, inside the heart of the whole team, now the story of "Boruto Uzumaki," begins."
Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationsSunday at on TV Tokyo
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