Boruto is the expected legacy of the franchise Naruto. For this reason, it faces many of the problems that the previous series raised. The series has faced issues like power surges, complicated plot holes being explained, loose ends, and seemingly aging characters who aren’t all that different.
In addition, the series made mistakes that led to even more problems. Some characters do things that set them and those around them up for failure or hardship. The elements of the series made to combat the aforementioned problems have only made things worse.
10 Naruto Wasn’t A Good Father
Naruto had many responsibilities as Hokage, and he couldn’t minimize them in favor of work-life balance because the lives of the Hidden Leaf’s inhabitants were at stake. He often neglected his family, which caused a lot of friction.
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Naruto wasn’t there to train Boruto, he sent a clone to celebrate Himawari’s birthday, he regularly missed dinner, and he never had time to show his son how proud he was of him. Because of this, Boruto resented and often misbehaved, leading to incidents like the Chunin Exam fiasco.
9 Boruto Cheated In The Chunin Exams
One of the most controversial events in the series Boruto It happened during the Chunin Exams, a long-awaited arc, in which Boruto used a ninja scientific tool to cheat. This was incredibly disappointing as it proved to fans that Boruto was not as noble as his father. Plus, he made the rest of the exams look like a joke.
This event would come back to haunt the characters, and not just Boruto. Boruto had a strained relationship with his friend Shikadai after that, and his ninja scientific tools and ethics were constantly questioned.
8 Scientific Ninja Tools Just Got Too Powerful
Ninja scientific tools also present a whole new problem, which is how powerful they can be, and also shows how advanced the world is technologically in a few short years. These tools not only make weak characters more powerful (especially if they manage to get hold of a technology that is not available to others), but also pose a great problem for the normal use of jutsu.
This is most evident in fights with Ao, who has a jutsu absorption mechanism. Although it can be considered a way to combat the increase in power inherent in the franchise of Narutoit also creates more problems.
7 Sasuke Didn’t Stay Home To Raise Sarada
Sasuke Uchiha’s decision to leave the village and continually seek more information about the Otsutsuki was not only novel, but also reflected his brother Itachi’s duties to the Akatsuki. However, his absence brought problems, specifically the relationship with his family.
As heir to the Uchiha clan, Sarada needed her father to train and raise her. Since he was never there, she created a whole quest arc for herself. Sarada didn’t grow as much as she could have, and there will always be apprehension between them.
6 Naruto took Kawaki in
Naruto showed compassion for Kawaki and took him in. There was no other way Naruto could have approached the situation, given Kawaki’s background as an abandoned and hated orphan. Naruto knows what it feels like to be ostracized, and he would never let another person suffer the same fate. So it made sense for him to take care of Kawaki.
However, as fans saw in the timeskip, there’s a good chance Kawaki betrayed Naruto, Boruto, or both in some way. At the very least, there will be a lot of tension.
5 Naruto Lost His Ultimate Weapon
Naruto had to do whatever it took to defeat Isshiki, a villain who far outclassed most villains in Naruto if not all, up to that point . In the fight, Naruto had to make decisions that put his life in danger, but Kurama ended up getting the worst of it and died as a result.
This created many obstacles. It complicates Naruto’s role in the series, as he is now painfully weaker than he had been. Although it can be seen as a way to weaken Naruto, deal with the increase in power, and establish how powerful the new villains are.
4 Metal Lee’s mother is a secret
One of the things that fans have been most interested in is learning about Metal Lee’s lineage. First of all, fans want to know who Rock Lee ended up with, who had many love misfortunes throughout the entire franchise of Naruto. As a fan favourite, fans don’t like to be left out.
The failure to include Metal’s mother has angered fans. There are many questions surrounding who she could be, and fans are tired of guessing games.
3 Orochimaru Was Forgiven So Quickly
Although it hasn’t directly affected the Hidden Leaf Village yet, Naruto’s decision to allow Orochimaru to live and send his “son” to the Hidden Leaf Village as a shinobi is certainly a controversial move. He hated Orochimaru a lot during the original series. After all he’d done, it’s hard to see why they’d accept him, even if he was an ally of the Hidden Leaf.
Nothing bad has happened, but many fans do not approve of the decision. It has given rise to a lot of speculation and intrigue that the series will have to deal with.
2 The Narrative Struggled With Loss Of Power
The increase in power created many frustrating problems. Scientific tools and karma powers were introduced to combat overly powerful jutsu, though most fans didn’t approve of it. Also, Naruto losing Kurama was a way of weakening an incredibly powerful character.
It seems like the series constantly seeks to combat the power surge established by the previous series and doesn’t always do so gracefully or with poise.
1 The show gave too many characters a shine
There’s nothing worse for die-hard fans of certain characters than seeing their favorites get mocked with their designs on Boruto. Naruto doesn’t look the way fans expected. Sasuke’s appearance was much less threatening, and Gaara’s hair was a crime.
Fans wanted to see their favorite characters in cool looks that made them appear powerful and mysterious. Most of the time, though, they just seem like goofy parents, which might be the point, but it doesn’t do anyone any favors.