Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Manga Review: Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, Volume 1, by Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto, and Ukyo Kodachi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: April 2017
Volumes: 3+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:

The ninja adventures continue with Naruto’s son, Boruto!

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story... A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto's own son, Boruto!

Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi has not experienced the same hardships as its parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy’s heart, and that is the desire to defeat his father!


I didn't follow most of Naruto. I read several of the beginning volumes, and then I read a couple of random volumes later. I was never very into the series. But I'm willing to give Boruto a chance.
The artwork is done by someone else in this series, and it's just okay. I don't mind seeing what the characters have grown up into and what their kids are like—but then again, I don't actually know what they were doing at the end of the original series.
We're following Boruto here, and he's very clearly an angsty teen. He believes that his father is awful because he's always working and never pays his kids any attention. And, to be fair, he does make a clone go to a birthday party. Whilst all of this is going on, Orochimaru is also up to some bad things. I am intrigued by what is going on with Mitsuki, though, and would like to see more of that.
This was an okay start to a series. I didn't mind reading, but it wasn't great. It's not really my kind of series, though.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

No comments:

Post a Comment