Written by Shiggins
2017 was the introduction of Naruto's sequel anime Boruto, starring... well, Boruto! I hadn't ever bothered watching it because Studio Pierrot isn't exactly the first name that comes to mind when I think of a good anime company. (In other words, I think they suck). However, with recommendation comes possibility and so, I gave it a watch. Is Boruto any good? Does it surpass the original Naruto series in any way? Well...
|Well, at least it's already looking better than that shitty Shippuden anime.|
|Nobody can tell me the art doesn't matter in a visual story, and not expect a Glasgow Kiss!|
The best things that the Boruto series has given us, by far, are Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki. The Sakura and Sasuke of this generation, they provide some interesting developments and a few good laughs here or there. Of course, the most interesting episodes about them are thanks to Kishimoto's manga chapters he released a while ago but they are still worth mentioning. The highlight of the anime is when it adapts the ten chapters involving Sarada trying to find out if Sakura is her real mother or not.
|Why am I suddenly reminded of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2?|
Boruto's treatment of old characters, like Naruto and Sasuke, is half and half. On the one hand, Naruto is awful and feels absolutely forced to be the way he is because of the story. Not because it naturally occurred, but because Boruto needed a dad character to piss him off. Naruto himself is nothing like he was before, and his development into this is almost insulting. On the other end of the spectrum, we have Sasuke who has actually greatly improved thanks to his new role as Boruto's second master, almost like Jiraiya once was, and it certainly comes across as more natural.
|When fans said they wanted Uchiha x Uzumaki, they meant Sasuke and Naruto!|
|Fuck you. Fuck Studio Pierrot. Fuck anyone who liked this episode. Fucking fucker fuck you, fuck.|
Boruto is a series with some good elements to it, but nothing strong enough to hold them together. The story is nothing special and the characters, while more frequently used, just come across as pale attempts to recapture the magic of the past. To bring up a comparison, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super both at least developed the characters we cared about and wrote them accordingly. Boruto comes across as fanfiction and I just don't think it is worth my time.
|Oh Mitsuki... At least I'll always have your smile to cheer me up.|
Naruto Gaiden Chapter 1 Review - CLICK HERE
Naruto Gaiden Complete Review - CLICK HERE
Naruto Side Story Review - CLICK HERE
Boruto Chapter 1 Review - CLICK HERE
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch an anime sequel done right!
|Sadly, due to the way Naruto was structured, we'll probably never see Team 7 and pals be as free as these characters were.|
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