“Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” carries the torch of its acclaimed predecessor, delving into the life and adventures of Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto’s son. As the narrative shifts from the legendary Naruto to his progeny, the series unveils a fresh chapter in the Hidden Leaf Village, home to a new generation of Shinobi. Yet, amid this new era, the question that looms over fans is the fate of Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage.
The Puzzling Prologue and Chapter 77 Revelations
From the get-go, “Boruto” intrigued audiences with a foreboding scene – Boruto in combat with Kawaki, who ominously mentions sending Boruto to where he sent Naruto. This cryptic clue, unraveled in chapter 77 of the manga, reignited the curiosity of fans worldwide. The burning question remains: When will Naruto, the beloved character, make his return?
Naruto Uzumaki: The Hokage’s Journey
As the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki achieved his childhood dream, guiding the Hidden Leaf Village. His journey, however, was marred by tribulations, the most grievous being Kurama’s demise during his battle with Isshiki. This loss significantly diminished Naruto’s prowess.
Naruto’s benevolence shone through when he embraced Kawaki, a victim of Isshiki’s schemes, into his family. Kawaki’s reverence for Naruto as his savior grew immensely, swearing to protect the weakened Hokage at all costs.
The Tangled Web of Loyalties and Decisions
The twist, however, comes when Kawaki, aiming to eliminate the Otsutsuki threat, perceives Boruto, possessed by Momoshiki Otsutsuki, as a potential danger. Kawaki’s drastic solution? Using Space-Time Ninjutsu to send Naruto and Hinata to another dimension – a decision intertwining with the series’ prologue where Kawaki threatens Boruto with the same fate. Although not deceased, Naruto’s absence from the action is palpable.
Work for a whole 12hrs, spend two hours in bus, only got 3 off days in a month… come back from work, take shower and open my phone only for someone to tell me I’m jobless cuz I tweet about anime and Mainly Naruto/ Boruto?! Do not judge people by your preconceptions. Time zone^ pic.twitter.com/Udn2Gqfbr0
— 𝘽𝙤𝙧𝙪𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙧 🥷 (@BoruParker) July 10, 2023
The Awaited Return of Naruto Uzumaki
Kawaki’s unwavering dedication to Naruto’s safety led to the fateful decision to relocate him and Hinata. His resolve to exterminate the Otsutsuki, including the possessed Boruto, highlights his extreme lengths to safeguard Naruto. Yet, this leaves fans speculating about Naruto’s comeback.
Given the series’ future portrayal of Boruto as the last Shinobi, Naruto’s return seems to hinge on a post-time-skip scenario. The key lies in Kawaki’s potential defeat and the possibility of him bringing Naruto back from the other dimension.
The Unpredictable Future
The tale of Naruto and Boruto continues to captivate, weaving a complex narrative of legacy, sacrifice, and unforeseen twists. The return of Naruto Uzumaki, a character etched in the hearts of many, remains a subject of avid discussion and anticipation. As the story of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” unfolds, only time will reveal the ultimate fate of the Seventh Hokage.