Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2024)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (1)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-, Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu) was a monthly manga spin-off series within the Naruto franchise.[1] The first 51 chapters of the series were written by Ukyō Kodachi, with the author of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, acting as supervisor. Beginning with chapter 52 - released in November 2020 - Kodachi left the series while Kishimoto took over writing duties. Mikio Ikemoto illustrated the manga throughout its run.[2] The series adapts the story-line of Boruto: Naruto the Movie and then continues the story afterward. The manga launched on May 9, 2016, in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, and is simultaneously published in Weekly Shōnen Jump digital magazine in English. The serialisation of the manga was transferred to V Jump in July 2019.


  • 1 Manga
    • 1.1 SD Version
  • 2 Anime
  • 3 Novels
  • 4 References


Kodachi compares the story of Boruto to the Cold War, where a world at peace is threatened by a resumption of its prior chaos.[3] Ikemoto's illustrations for the series are much more realistic than what was used in Naruto, and in fact he is regularly reminded by Kishimoto to make characters' mouths and eyes bigger in order to better align the two series. Ikemoto hopes to conclude the story of Boruto within 30 volumes.[4] Until his institution as the sole writer of the series, Kishimoto, though he had no direct role in the manga's creation, nevertheless oversaw each chapter as it was being worked on. When asked if he was worried that new characters in Boruto would come off as clones of their parents, Kishimoto admitted it was a concern. He labelled Shikadai as essentially a clone of his father, while Chōchō is more a combination of her parents; he believes that both characters serve archetypal roles that are common to manga series.[5] On June 1, 2023, it was announced the first part of the manga had concluded with Volume 20.[6] In V Jump #8, Part II of the manga was announced, titled Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, to begin publishing in V Jump #10.[7]

There are six story arcs in Part I of the manga:

  1. Versus Momoshiki Arc
  2. Mujina Bandits Arc
  3. Ao Arc
  4. Kawaki Arc
  5. Code's Assault Arc
  6. Omnipotence Arc

SD Version[]

Similar to Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles, there was also an "SD" version of the Boruto manga, titled Boruto: Saikyo Dash Generations.


In December 2016, it was announced at the annual Jump Festa that an original anime would begin to air on April 5, 2017, on TV Tokyo.[8] Part I of the series consisted of 293 episodes, which ran from 2017 to 2023. The English dub premiered on September 29, 2018, in the United States on Adult Swim. Kodachi supervised the screenwriters of the anime up until episode 216. As such, the several screenwriters submitted their stories to him, with Kodachi monitoring everything in the event a scene could dramatically change the characterisation of a character.[9] On March 8, 2023, it was announced the first part of the series would conclude and that a second part of the anime is in production.[10]

There are twenty-six story arcs in Part I of the anime:

  1. Academy Entrance Arc
  2. Sarada Uchiha Arc
  3. School Trip Arc
  4. Graduation Exams Arc
  5. Genin Mission Arc
  6. Byakuya Gang Arc
  7. Chūnin Exams Arc
  8. Chōchō Arc
  9. Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc
  10. Parent and Child Day Arc
  11. Jūgo Arc
  12. Steam Ninja Scrolls Arc
  13. Konohamaru's Love Arc
  14. One-Tail Escort Arc
  15. Time Slip Arc
  16. Mujina Bandits Arc
  17. Kara Actuation Arc
  18. Vessel Arc
  19. Kawaki Arc: Kara Clash
  20. Kawaki Arc: Ōtsutsuki Awakening
  21. Chūnin Re-Examination Arc
  22. Great Sea Battle of Kirigakure Arc
  23. Labyrinth Game Arc
  24. Sasuke Retsuden Arc
  25. Code's Assault Arc


Parts of the anime are also being adapted into a novel series titled Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL, Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu Noberu). The novels are written by Kou Shigenobu (1-3 and 5), Miwa Kiyomune (4), and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. There have been five such novels released:

  1. The New Leaves Soaring Through the Blue Sky! (青天を翔る新たな木の葉たち!, Seiten o Kakeru Aratana Konoha-tachi!), released on May 2, 2017; covers episodes 1 to 6.
  2. A Call from the Shadows! (影からの呼び声!, Kage Kara no Yobigoe!), released on July 4, 2017; covers episodes 7 to 11.
  3. Those Who Illuminate the Night of Shinobi! (忍の夜を照らす者!, Shinobi no Yoru o Terasu Mono!), released on September 4, 2017; covers episodes 12 to 15.
  4. School Trip Bloodwind Records (修学旅行血風録, Shūgakuryokō Keppūroku), released in November 2, 2017; covers the events depicted in episodes 25 to 31, but from Sarada's perspective.
  5. The Last Day at the Ninja Academy! (忍者学校最後の日!, Akademī Saigo no Hi!), released on January 4, 2018; covers events not seen in the anime. The first chapter is set before episode 36; the others after episode 37.


Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2024)


Will Kurama come back? ›

Kurama is back and has taken refuge inside Himawari! Discover the shocking events of the latest Boruto chapter that challenge Kurama's sacrifice.

Why is Boruto not continuing? ›

The anime has about 3 to 5 episodes worth of manga content left to adapt before it can kick off the time skip. The decision to end the first part of Boruto was due to Studio Pierrot needing a break to improve the quality of the anime.

Who is stronger, Naruto or Boruto? ›

At the moment, Boruto Uzumaki is easily one of the strongest individuals that has appeared in the Naruto franchise. However, when compared to Naruto Uzumaki, he should still be weaker than the Baryon Mode version of Hokage that the fans saw.

Is Himawari a jinchuriki? ›

Is Himawari A Jinchuriki? Given that Jura called Naruto a Jinchuriki for having Tailed Beast chakra, and the implication that Himawari is the one who possesses this Tailed Beast, it is essentially confirmed in the story that Himawari is a Jinchuriki. Fans will most likely find out about her innate abilities soon.

Is Kurama reborn in Himawari? ›

Kurama's rebirth inside Himawari

However, as fans speculated, Kurama's story didn't end there. In a twist, Kurama returned, not within Naruto, but within his daughter, Himawari Uzumaki.

Will Orochimaru revive Kurama? ›

Now that Kurama is dead, will he come back? No, he ain't comming back. His chakra (his existence as he is made of it) was consumed and literally faded away which he himself stated.

Who is Ryuto Uzumaki? ›

Ryuto Uzumaki is Boruto's older brother. Unlike Boruto, Ryuto wants to become a ninja so he could join the Anbu and become Captain.

Who was the 9th Hokage? ›

The 8th Hokage, after being Hokage for a lot of time, left her place as the Hokage and named Sarada Uchiha as the 9th Hokage and Boruto Uzumaki as her Shadow Hokage. Sarada unlocked her mangekyou sharingan and her susanoo a month before she was named the 9th Hokage and now she have the control of both of them.

Who is the weakest in Boruto? ›

1 Denki Kaminarimon Is Not Fit To Fight On The Battlefield

Denki Kaminarimon of Team 5 is one of the weakest characters in the entire Boruto series, if not the weakest. Although Denki is very smart and knows his way around technology like no other character, he isn't suited to combat at all.

Is Boruto also a jinchuriki? ›

Thought Boruto does not want to follow in his father's footsteps, he has become to revere his father much more, and has seen how he has grown so much as a jinchuriki (as per the Urashiki Time Travel Arc).

Who can beat Boruto? ›

Bug's clone, although unnamed at this point, has enough strength in him to overwhelm Boruto Uzumaki after the timeskip. He is incredibly powerful, with the power of the God Tree inside him and a fully functioning Rinnegan.

Who is stronger, Boruto or Sarada? ›

While Sarada has so far shown much better abilities and intelligence compared to Boruto. Also, has FAR better feats than him. And when you realize that she also has the Sharingan, Boruto doesn't stand much of a chance ( especially against Genjutsu ).

Who is the strongest god in Boruto? ›

Shibai Otsutsuki is a powerful god-like entity in the world of Boruto, believed to be the strongest character to have ever existed. He gained his immense power by consuming Chakra Fruits, becoming an unrivaled being who destroyed entire planets.


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