The Naruto characters in Boruto are all in their 30s and late 40s, which can cause confusion for viewers. Naruto’s age at the end of the original series is 17, and since his friends are all the same age, they are also around 17 years old. Fifteen years have passed since the Fourth Shinobi War, Naruto and his friends have turned 33, and with the passage of time, they have now entered middle age.
As its official title makes clear, Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is the sequel to Masasi Kishimoto’s iconic and influential story about the Konoha shinobi. However, despite its focus on The Next Generation, Boruto features many holdovers from the original series. But because the transitions between storylines are so abrupt, it’s difficult to know the ages of Naruto’s elders, especially compared to The Next Generation.
Initially, Boruto was mainly based on Naruto characters including Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru and Sakura – who are all now leaders of the community, whether they hold positions in the Konoha government or are housewife raising children. It even brings up plot points like Momoshiki, Jigen/Isshiki, and Kara can be traced back to the mother of all that is wrong in the Naruto saga, namely Kaguya Otsutsuki.
However, while their growth from children to young adults is documented quite clearly in the series – a period spanning over a decade – their growth from young adults, unmarried to married with children is glossed over in the final chapters of Naruto. As a result, not knowing the ages of the elders makes parts of Boruto confusing. Luckily, the ages of the characters are available through the information provided in both stories.
How old are the members of team 7 in Naruto?
The Naruto stars appearing in Boruto are all in their mid-30s – nearly 40s. To understand the age of any Naruto character appearing in Boruto, it is first necessary to know their confirmed age at a particular point in the story’s history. The easiest and most practical timetable for determining their future age is at the end of the original series.
At the time that coincided with the end of the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Naruto was just 17 years old. His age is not explicitly stated in the series but can be inferred based on comments made by Naruto and other characters. Specifically, in Naruto Chapter #499, Naruto’s mother, Kushina, said that he was born 16 years ago. A few months later, at the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, in Naruto Chapter #691, Naruto’s father Minato wished him a happy birthday – meaning he had just turned 17.
Since Naruto is 17 years old, that means Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata, and Shikamaru are all around 17 years old. Fans know this because they were both born a few months before and after Naruto was born. Sasuke and Sakura are a few months older than Naruto, while Hinata and Shikamaura are a few weeks or months younger. This is proven by the fact that they all belong to the same group at the Ninja Academy.
How old is Naruto in Boruto: Two Blue Vortex?
As revealed in Sho Hinata’s Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding, Naruto and Hinata married two years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi War, meaning Naruto and Hinata were both 19 years old when they got married. at the end of the story. In the picture of the Uzumaki family that appears after the credits of the movie The Last: Naruto the Movie, it is suggested that Boruto could not have been born more than two years after their marriage.
Fast forward to Boruto Chapter #80 – the last chapter before the timeskip, Eida mentions that Boruto is “only 12 years old”. That will do Naruto and Hinata, as well as Sasuke, Sakura and Shikamaru are 33 years old. Let’s say the time between Baruto: Naruto Next generation and Boruto: Two Blue Vortex is three years, meaning the previous generation is 36 years old and about to enter middle age.
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