Naruto: That’s why he’s not a good father!

When it comes to anime, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Naruto remains one of the most popular anime series, and the series’ main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a role model for many anime fans. On Father’s Day, a fan shared his opinion that the Konoha Village Hokage is not an exemplary father and many fans seem to agree with him.

Since the beginning of the anime, Naruto’s goal was to become the Hokage of Konoha Village. He worked hard, saved Sasuke, saved the world from being harvested as a food source for aliens, and finally achieved his dream of being the Hokage. The Naruto Shippuden series ended after that, and everything was fine until the Boruto series started. We have seen how hard Naruto works for the good of his village, and often sacrifices family time.

Fans analyze

A Twitter user shared a clip from the Boruto series where Naruto and his family celebrate Himawari’s birthday. However, Naruto is too busy with Hokage work to attend his daughter’s birthday, but to compensate, he sends his clone instead. By the time Naruto’s clone walks to the dinner table, he’s probably run out of chakra and his clone disappears. On top of that, the birthday cake falls on the floor. Himawari looks disappointed, but Boruto looks really angry.

Many Internet users retweeted this message, believing that this scene does not correspond at all to the character of Naruto, who grew up alone and knows what it is like not to have his parents around him.

Another fan commented that Naruto should have left his clone in his office, and spent more time with his children.

Obviously, no one is perfect. Everyone has their flaws, but Naruto is portrayed as a bad father, which doesn’t fit his character.

Another argument can be made that Naruto acts like this because he doesn’t know how to be a good parent. Naruto grew up alone, so he doesn’t have an example to follow to be a good father. All is not lost for Father Naruto since he repairs his mistakes by spending an entire day with Himawari during parent-child day (episode 93 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation). Her relationship with Boruto also improves over time.