For those who don’t know the official monthly spinoff of the Naruto manga entitled Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation came out today and yeah, it was extremely underwhelming.
The chapter starts off with a scene in the future and we see a teenaged Boruto with a Kakashi like scar on his right eye which apparently has the byakugan. He’s standing on the destroyed Hokage monument under a destroyed Hidden Leaf Village and on the statue with him stands a teenager named Kawaki.
One thing that Kawaki says that stands out is that Boruto will be joining the 7th Hokage (Naruto) soon, implying that Naruto is in fact dead. Soon after they clash and after that what do we get? Not new info, not a fight but a manga version of Boruto: Naruto The Movie. Yeah a major rip off.
The only new info that we get are on the first 3 pages of this new chapter. But to be honest after rereading it, it all seems like a bait chapter. Think about it, Naruto dead? Unless Kishimoto actually had the balls to kill off his first main character Naruto is not dead. This is just to get buzz and fans talking and to make it worse, we have to wait a month to find out what happens next.
This is a very disappointing start to the new series. Instead of giving us new content you decide to rehash old content that people have already seen. Kishimoto and the others in charge of this manga need to do better.