Everything you need to know about the animated series “Boruto”, the direct sequel to the iconic “Naruto”!
naruto, it’s over (since a few years already)! Now for his son Borutohero of an eponymous series, the opportunity to follow the adventures of a new generation of shinobi in the hidden village of Konoha.
Whether you grew up with Naruto or are a neophyte, Boruto presents itself as an ideal gateway to the world of anime! And if you want to share this passion with your child, inexhaustible on the subject since he went back to school, here is a cheat sheet of the main things to know to speak “Boruto”!
What is it about ?
Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage of Konoha Village, and famous ninja. Having always lived in the shadow of his father, the boy is determined to surpass him. But his entry into the Konoha ninja academy will teach him that becoming the best ninja is more difficult than he would have thought.
From what age to watch this anime?
The editorial staff of AlloCiné recommends this program From 10 years old : pay attention, however, to the presence of a few scenes containing passages of moderate violence.
Why do teens love it?
- A new beginning, ideal gateway for the new generation who has not known Naruto.
- Humor, thrilling adventures, enemies that appear out of nowhere: no time to get bored in Boruto!
- A character, that of a teenager living in the shadow of his illustrious father, endearing and charismatic.
Who are the main characters ?
- Boruto Uzumaki: The hero of the series; like his father before him, this turbulent teenager intends to get people talking about him at all costs, including if it means chaining the worst nonsense. Because deep down, Boruto suffers from being considered in everyone’s eyes as Naruto’s son, and not as a being in his own right.
- Sarada Uchiha: The daughter of Sasuke and Sakura, Naruto’s two former comrades in arms. Mixing the qualities – but also the faults – of her parents, this young budding shinobi begins to dream of one day becoming the new Hokage of the village.
- Naruto Uzumaki: Forget the rambunctious Naruto of the previous series. Having become a respected and respectable village chief, the latter gives himself body and soul to ensure the protection of his people. Even if it means sometimes neglecting his ties with his own family, and in particular with Boruto?
- Sasuke Uchiha: Naruto’s former rival, once on the enemy’s side, now serves as the lone protector of Konoha Village. By strange circumstances, the latter will also take on the role of mentor for Boruto, and teach him some of his combat techniques.
- Kawaki: This young boy, originally from outside the village of Konoha, seems to be hiding a dark secret. Welcomed by Naruto, who offers him to move in with him to better ensure his protection, Kawaki will quickly be overtaken by his past, and by the formidable enemies launched in pursuit…
The anecdote that will amaze your teenager!
- Naruto… on stage! A musical Naruto has indeed emerged in Japan (see below). Hailed by good reviews, the play made the day of the Archipelago, but unfortunately was never performed outside Japanese borders.
- A story arc specific to the anime series has emerged to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Naruto manga. So don’t be surprised to come across some emblematic characters from the previous series during these episodes!
The Naruto Musical:
DNA, Netflix, Crunchyroll… which platform should you subscribe to to watch Japanese anime?
Where to see this anime and how much will it cost you?
The complete series is available on DNA (€6.99 per month). Episodes are also available on Netflix (from €8.99 per month) and on Amazon Prime Video (€69.90 per year).
Fourteen volumes of the Boruto manga are also available (€6.95 each from Kana editions).
What other anime to watch next with your teen?
- narutoto discover the beginning of the story, and its sequel Naruto Shippuden
- Borutothe film, an ideal adventure to get to know the character
- Seven Deady Sinsan adventure freely inspired by the legend of King Arthur