In the world of Naruto, there are good guys and bad guys. But what about when the good guy is a kid? That’s where things get interesting. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations gives viewers a more grown-up version of our favorite ninja with less naivety and more attitude. Many fans love this new version of Naruto’s son, but not everyone is happy with the changes in his character. In particular, many people seem to have developed an intense dislike for Boruto. While some viewers might simply be reacting to an unfamiliar character, we think that there might be some valid reasons why people hate Boruto. Read on to discover different (and sometimes slightly unhinged) perspectives on why people hate Boruto.
Why People Hate Boruto?
1. Boruto is a total jerk
At the start of the series, Boruto comes across as a total jerk. To be fair, he’s got a lot on his plate. He’s taking care of his sick mom, he’s the head of a ninja clan, and he’s got, ultra-demanding teachers. Plus, his dad is the most popular ninja in the entire world, so he’s under a lot of pressure to live up to that legacy. But, even taking all of that into account, Boruto is just plain rude. He doesn’t respect his fellow students, he’s got a bad attitude, and he seems to take sadistic pleasure in provoking people. He seems like the kind of kid that would steal someone’s lunch money and then ask why they’re so upset.
2. Boruto’s insipid quasi-romance with Sakura
Sakura is the next generation’s “love interest” Boruto. She is a classmate of his who, in her younger years, also wanted to become a ninja. However, she was discouraged by her parents and went into medicine. She’s very intelligent and acts as the glue to a lot of the group activities that Boruto is involved in. She is also the daughter of Kakashi, who is the teacher of both Naruto and Boruto, and Sasuke’s wife. She is outspoken, and strong, and has a dislike for Boruto at first because of his being a jerk. She has a crush on Naruto’s son, and a quasi-romantic relationship with him starts to occur. However, Boruto’s jerk nature has caused him to treat her horribly, and he even goes as far as to call her “annoying.” This causes Sakura to become upset and shows signs of breaking the quasi-relationship between her and Boruto.
3. He’s a blatant Naruto clone
One of the biggest criticisms of Boruto is that he’s a blatant clone of his father. He has his dad’s same type of personality, his same fighting style, and even his same weapon. He even has the same hair color as Naruto. The only thing that’s different is the fact that he’s a couple of years older than his dad was when he first started out as a ninja. While this may not bother some people, others see it as a lazy attempt to cash in on the popularity of Naruto. You could say it’s like when a new band comes out and they sound exactly like a popular group from the past. Some people will love them because they have the same sound that they love, while others will say that they are unoriginal and not truly their own band.
4. He reminds you of the original series’ worst moments
Another reason that some people hate Boruto is that he reminds them of the original series’ worst moments. For example, the original series had a lot of “friendship bonds” and “teaching moments.” Boruto has plenty of both of these things, and some people will simply not be able to get past them. It’s like how some people are allergic to peanuts. They don’t have a choice; they just have to avoid them. Similarly, some people just can’t get past the friendship bond/teaching moment stuff that happens in Boruto. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new fan or a long-time lover of Naruto; this stuff will drive you insane.
5. He seems like a cheap marketing ploy
Some people will hate anything that they think is a marketing ploy. For example, some people are still convinced that the Ninja Turtles are aliens. They believe that the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created by a company as a way to sell toys. Similarly, some people will believe that Boruto is simply a way to make more money for the Naruto franchise. There’s no denying the fact that Boruto is extremely popular and has sold a ton of merchandise. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it was all a marketing ploy to make more money. Although, if you search the Internet, you’ll find plenty of people who swear that it was.
Why You Should Watch Boruto?
Boruto Is An Introduction To The Next Naruto Anime
Naruto was one of the most popular anime series of the 2000s and with good reason. It’s an action-packed shounen series that follows Naruto, a 12-year-old boy who was given the special ability to transform into a ninja by a famous and powerful nine-tailed fox. In Boruto, Naruto is shown to be the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village, a position he earned after finding his own special ability. Now, with Boruto as the main hero of the series, the story definitely picks up! Boruto is a great introduction to the next Naruto anime because it not only retells the story of Naruto from a new perspective but also shows you what it’s like to become a ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village.
It Has Great Animation
One of the things you might notice when you watch Boruto is that the animation is great. In fact, many would say that it is one of the best parts of the show! After all, it’s almost impossible not to be impressed by the amazing animation when there are scenes where two ninjas clash against each other and you see their chakra clashing against each other. Not to mention, the fight animations are also super smooth and crisp, which makes them that much more exciting to watch! Now, of course, when it comes to judging a show’s animation, there are many other factors that go into it, such as the budget and the team working on the show. But no matter what you think about those other factors, it is undeniable that the animation in Boruto is great. Indeed, it’s not surprising that the animation is good because it’s coming from Studio Pierrot, the same animation studio that worked on the original Naruto series. So when it comes to great animation, you can expect nothing less from Boruto!
You’ll Get To See Your Favorite Characters Again
Since Boruto is a spin-off of the original Naruto series, you can expect to see a lot of your favorite characters again. However, there are some characters who are noticeably missing, namely Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. That’s because the people behind Boruto decided to skip over the adult years of these characters and jump straight to the teenage years instead. Indeed, Boruto is a show that focuses on the next generation of ninjas. So while you will get to see your favorite characters again, you’ll also get to meet the next generation of Hidden Leaf Village ninjas as well!
There Are Plenty Of Easter Eggs From The Original Naruto Anime
Another feature that makes Boruto stand out from the original Naruto series is that it is jam-packed with Easter eggs from the original series. One example of this is Boruto himself, who has a special ability that is very similar to that of Naruto. Indeed, it’s clear that the people behind Boruto wanted to make their show as similar to the original Naruto series as possible. After all, why create a brand new show if you can just make another Naruto? The best thing about all the Easter eggs in Boruto is that they will make you feel like you’re watching the original Naruto anime again. They are a great way to make the show feel more connected to the original series, and they will definitely get you excited to watch more!
In the end, there is only one question that really matters. Is Boruto a good show? The answer to that is a resounding yes. The writing is great, the characters are interesting, and the art style is fantastic. So, if you’ve hated Boruto all this time, we suggest that you give it another try. You might find that you actually like it.