Kakashi has a long history in the Naruto Shonen franchise, having first been introduced as Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura’s teacher as part of Team 7 and proving over the years how essential he was to survival. from the hidden leaf village. from Konoha thanks to his skills and experience as a “Copy Cat Ninja”, while Kakashi is a bit more laid back in the latest sequel series to Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, things are looking to change as an original story putting starring the Team 7 Mentor is set to arrive in North America this summer.
Along with being one of the most powerful ninjas in the Hidden Leaf, Kakashi was able to become the Sixth Hokage, being Naruto’s predecessor as the Seventh as a member of Uzumaki’s attempts to hold the Hidden Leaf together. . Unfortunately, for Kakashi fans, those years weren’t explored much, as his reign over Konoha was between Naruto: Shippuden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. With the Shonen novel series, often referred to as Retsuden, Kakashi will embark on a new adventure as the Sixth, titled “Naruto: Kakashi’s Story – The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince.”
For those who may not be familiar with this novel, which is slated for release on July 26 in North America, it was released in Japan in 2019 and has the following official description:
“Kakashi visits the land of Redaku seeking information about the Sage of Six Paths, but his journey takes a turn when he finds his people miserable and suffering from a drought. The prince, who should be able to bring water to the country with his powers, left for another village, in pursuit of fantastic dreams of the Sixth Hokage. Kakashi tracks down the prince, and while training the next generation again, he discovers that a deeper plot has long been in the works that connects his mission to Redaku’s fate. “
As mentioned earlier, Kakashi hasn’t played such a big role in the fight against the Kara Organization in the later Boruto arcs, though we imagine it’s only a matter of time before the Sixth Hokage does. jumps into the fray again.
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