It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything anime geared (that wasn’t related to OWLS) and I apologize for that. I hope this helps ease the pain! Today we take a look at the anime Boruto! I know that episodes have been premiering for a while but I was slow to check them out for reasons I will talk about below. With that said it’s time to discuss my first impressions of the show.
Just a reminder my first impressions are not a “review” exactly. It’s basically my feelings on if I will continue the show or not.
“The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!” – Hulu
It took me sometime to really want to watch Boruto. Here’s the thing. I love Naruto. I LOVE HIM! I loved the show, I love the characters, I love the storyline, and I just love everything. Okay… I could do without the filler episodes but that’s a topic for another day. As you can see though I’m a huge fan so the idea of watching his son and bunch of new characters was kind of… Intimidating to me.
You must understand between Naruto and Naruto Shippuden I have spent years invested in these characters. With the ending of Naruto Shippuden I could just go on believing that Naruto married Hinata and lived a 100% blissful and peaceful life as Hokage. With Boruto I would have to acknowledge that things probably won’t be rainbows and daisies right off the bat. On top of that what if they changed the characters as adults into people I didn’t recognize or like? Or what if I hated their kids? Gah! So much pressure.
As you can see I had a lot of mixed emotions going into Boruto. I finally decided to take the plunge and after watching the first few episodes I can honestly say…
I’m glad I started it.
Now don’t get me wrong in my opinion Boruto doesn’t give me the same feels (so far) that Naruto did. I mean characters alone I prefer Naruto over his son. I know that I’m probably carrying a bit of a personal bias when I say this but I can’t help if I feel this way. I mean related to the character of Naruto off the get go. With Boruto though I admit I have a rougher time about it.
Maybe it’s because I watched the struggles Naruto and the Hidden Leaf went through but I find myself thinking that Boruto is damn ungrateful. I have to remind myself that at the end of the day he’s still just a kid and all kids have a hard time when they feel like their parents aren’t spending enough time with them.
Still though there are many times I want to swiftly kick Boruto in the face. As Naruto is constantly explaining to him as Hokage the ENTIRE Hidden Leaf is his family. It’s his duty to be there for all of them. I know that as a kid that would be hard to understand but I can’t help but scowl when Boruto gives Naruto a hard time. I just want to shout, “When Naruto was your age he had zero friends or family and had to rely on instant ramen for sustenance so be grateful for what you have you little jerk!”
I do like that Boruto seems to be a different character than Naruto, which is maybe why the writers choose to make Boruto the way he is, so that he didn’t seem like a carbon copy of his dad. I also enjoy seeing the other character’s kids pop up while Boruto is at school. Its fun to see who all ended up with whom Canon style.
The last thing I will say about Boruto is that while I plan to continue watching it at this point I’m mostly in it for the glimpses of the characters I love as adults. The storyline hasn’t really grabbed me what with the whole ghost/possession things popping up. I’m just kind of like, “Meh.”
I admit right now I’m more interested in how Naruto and Shikamaru are handling the situation than I am in how Boruto is doing.
I hope as the show progresses I become more invested in the actually main characters or I can’t see myself watching season two.
What about all of you? Have you given Boruto a chance yet? What did you think?
Until next time!
Peace and Love Grimms
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