Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 1×2 Review: The Hokage’s Son
Today’s episode of Boruto, titled “The Hokage’s Son”, introduced another new character who strikes a friendship with the main protagonist.
“The Hokage’s Son” told viewers that times have changed since the end of last Ninja War. Things have become peaceful and even the ninja-training Academy is offering traditional academic courses to students who want to learn things other than ninjutsu.
It makes sense for things to change, but with what’s going to happen in Boruto: Naruto The Movie, the young students will soon find out that the world still needs ninjas.
The episode picked up two weeks after the premiere. I was glad that Boruto got suspended because of crashing into his father’s statue. However, what the other kids thought did make sense. If someone else, who wasn’t the Hokage’s child, had done the same thing they would’ve faced stricter punishment.
Even though the manga has stated that Boruto is different that Naruto, I’m yet to see it. Similar to Naruto, his son also stands up for his friends and ends up making bonds of friendship with his rivals. Boruto is also able to make multiple shadow clones of himself which’s Naruto’s iconic move. The writers should’ve at least tried to give him a signature jutsu that’s different from his father’s if they wanted Boruto to make an independent mark for himself.
Boruto’s fight with Iwabe was okay. I liked how basic it was because Boruto hadn’t been taught new jutsus yet. Also, I’m unsure if Iwabe is a character I should consider canon. So, I don’t feel invested in him yet.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Chocho is everything. She’s such a cool yet comedic character. I loved how she was okay with blaming Boruto and Iwabe for making everyone miss class. I can’t wait to see more of her once the anime begins the Naruto Gaiden arc.
What did you think of “The Hokage’s Son”? Did you enjoy it? Let us know.
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