Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is taking a break from following the story of the manga from Masashi Kishimoto, instead taking the opportunity to tell original stories for its television series. Following the traumatic event in the Land of Water, Team 7 is taking a break from deadly serious stories and instead focusing on much lighter fare. In the latest episode, Konohamaru takes the spotlight and imagines himself as the Hokage, leading to a rather touching moment for the series.
Konohamaru was only a toddler when his grandfather died, fighting against Orochimaru earlier in the series, and while he was improving over the course of Shippuden, Boruto has truly given him the opportunity to shine by leading the likes of Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki. In the pages of the manga, Konohamaru has been lending a major hand in fighting against the Kara Organization. Though the grandson of the Third does have the ability to fire off a Rasengan, he's going to need a serious upgrade if he is hoping to fight on the same level as the likes of Naruto, Sasuke, Boruto, and Kawaki.
Twitter User Abdul_S17 shared the amazing new clip in which Konohamaru is able to follow in the footsteps of both his grandfather and Naruto himself as the cameras rolled for a popular television series that is currently airing in the ninja world outside of the wild adventures of Konoha's ninjas:
The official description for this new episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Episode 257, reads as such:
"Naruto has been asked to play himself in the popular Evil Jammer Kagemasa shinobi movie series. Konohamaru ends up playing the role in his place. Since this is his first movie appearance and the fact that he will be playing the Seventh Hokage, someone he looks up to, Konohamaru goes all out. However, he's troubled when production doesn't quite go as he expected. Upon hearing something from the assistant director, he proposes something to make the movie more enjoyable."
What did you think of Konohamaru's brief stint as the Hokage? Do you think we'll one day see the mentor of Team 7 attain the same role as his grandfather? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Hidden Leaf Village.