Warning: SPOILERS for chapter #80 of Borutoboruto just missed the best chance to walk out narutoof the shadow by changing a fundamental aspect of the story of Boruto and Kawaki. Instead of making this fateful confrontation between the two old brothers end in inevitable tragedy, Boruto will repeat the story of Naruto and Sasuke, just with different characters.
Chapter #80 of Boruto is a real turning point for the series. After Kawaki decided to betray Konoha, imprison Naruto and kill his ‘brother’ Boruto, all in order to get rid of the Otsutsuki Momoshiki spirit left inside of him, the manga completely surprised readers with its a big turning point. Kawaki tried to harness Eida’s ‘Almighty’ power to change the minds and perceptions of people in Konoha (and possibly the world), to make them believe that he, Kawaki, was her son. Naruto, and Boruto is a pagan and a traitor. who killed the Hokage. At this point, it’s understandable that Boruto was willing to kill Kawaki, but instead, he decided to become stronger to turn this tragedy into “a mere quarrel between siblings”.
Boruto will try to redeem Kawaki, just like Naruto did to Sasuke
The implication here is that Boruto will try to awaken Kawaki in some sense, but without resorting to extreme measures. This is exactly the approach Naruto has taken towards Sasuke ever since he betrayed Konoha. When Sasuke left the village to pursue his desire for revenge against Itachi, Naruto never lost faith in his friend’s ultimate redemption. Even in the final battle of the series, where it appears Sasuke is actively trying to kill Naruto to become the next Hokage, Naruto is sure that, after defeating Sasuke, he will be able to change his mind. It looks like Boruto is trying to go in a different direction than Kawaki’s betrayal, but it turns out that’s not the case.
This is perhaps the best chance for Boruto to prove its uniqueness. The future battle between Boruto and Kawaki is revealed from the very first chapter, and while it’s easy to compare with Naruto and Sasuke, it always seems darker and more tragic. Indeed, Kawaki is not fighting to pursue his ideals of reforming the shinobi world, as Sasuke did at the end of Naruto, but he is blindly following his false desire to protect the Hokage. For Kawaki to become a truly irreplaceable villain at the end of the series would have been Boruto’s first truly original spin, but the series decided to go in the opposite direction instead. Boruto said, “I can’t let this end when my brother kills my brother”, which is almost a revelation for Kawaki’s ultimate redemption – a story that Naruto fans have seen.
Boruto lost his chance to be really different from Naruto
Sasuke’s story of betrayal and redemption is certainly iconic, but many fans still criticize the fact that, after everything that happened, the Uchiha clan was forgiven too easily, and the solution This peace has removed some of the tragedy that the story builds. The sequel had a chance to fix this with Kawaki, but it looks like instead of going in a bold, new direction, it will just repeat the same story. Unless boruto decided to make another unexpected twist in the future, giving up the ability to make Kawaki a full-fledged villain meant the series lost its best chance to step out of it. narutoshadow of.
The latest chapter of boruto available from Viz Media.