Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Academy Entrance Arc Review

This might be crazy, doing a review of an anime that serves as a Sequel and a Spin-Off before reviewing the actual series but hear me out; there will be a review for the Naruto series and Boruto Series, for now, I will be focusing on one Arc at a time just like in our Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Review line. Our story begins with Boruto Uzumaki, the son of Naruto and Hinata; his Father being the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf, we soon see that the village has grown tremendously. Boruto might be arrogant but like we learn when growing up, there is alot he’ll have to learn.

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Credit: TV Tokyo, Viz Media, Ukyo Kodachi, Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto

In the future: The Leaf Village is in ruins, The Hokage is missing and Boruto is fighting Kawaki (Someone we’ll meet later in the Story) with our brooding antagonist proclaiming that the Age of the Shinobi is over; Both activate seal-like powers, Boruto activates a dōjutsu in his right eye, and both resume their fight. With the War being over with and seeing a decline in evil or so it seems for the moment there is also a decline in the need of Ninja anymore; Technology is becoming, even more, advance as Konohagakure becomes peaceful and even more hectic with it becoming more modern. We see the Next Generation of Shinobi taking the reigns from the previous Generation, in some aspect I can see why some fans disliked the Boruto series at first, due to Boruto being so arrogant, annoying (Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Most fans said this about Naruto when the series first began.) But the series picks up with us getting to see more of what this generation can do including young Sarada; the daughter of Sakura and Sasuke. Mitsuki is a new transfer student and the son of Orochimaru. The story has some flaws at first, the humor feels forced at times but with it only beginning it is a forgivable sin.

Credit: TV Tokyo, Viz Media, Ukyo Kodachi, Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto

The new generation of heroes looks promising, Metal Lee is one of my favorites of the new Genin; can totally relate to him and his social anxiety. The animation is fluid, the combat stances and combat, in general, is well done. Boruto’s Jōgan is an interesting new Kekkei Genkai ability, looking forward to learning more about it later on in the series and Manga.

Final Grade: 6.9 out of 10, A Anime Arc that started out rocky, but has good potential. Be sure to check out our other Reviews and stay tuned for our next portion of the Boruto Review with the Sarada Uchiha Arc.

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