Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is taking two very different paths via its anime and manga, with the former continuing to tell new stories that didn’t take place on the page including Kawaki attempting to become an official ninja of the Hidden Leaf and a new round of Chunin Exams. In the Shonen’s manga, however, the battle against the Kara Organization and a new fan theory has promoted the idea that an exile within Konoha is in the cards for the future of Masashi Kishimoto’s series as the lines blur between who is a hero and who is a villain.
Warning. This article will dive into spoiler territory for the latest chapters of the manga, so if you’re just following the events of the anime, be forewarned.
In the latest chapter of Boruto’s manga, Momoshiki has once again taken over Boruto’s body, with the drugs administered by Amado seemingly unable to keep the Otsutsuki at bay. With the son of the Seventh Hokage becoming just as big of a threat, if not more so than Code and his allies within the new iteration of the Kara Organization, the Hidden Leaf Village might need to make some heavy decisions as to how they will move forward with this ticking time bomb in their midst.
One Boruto fan promoted the idea that Konoha might need to exercise the son of Naruto, considering that the young ninja is causing just as much havoc, if not more than, the members of Kara that are seeking to get revenge for the loss of their leader, Jigen, in the previous arc of the manga:
There’s no way they let Boruto stay in the village after this, right?? Especially with Shikamaru seeing all of this pic.twitter.com/E08NBjFGJW
— Sluccii?? (@slucciii) December 24, 2021
The final moments of the latest chapter of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations introduce an unexpected variant in the fight against Kara, as Kawaki demonstrates that he still is able to access the power of Karma and returns to his strongest state as a result. With Naruto and Shikamaru entering the fray, the battle against Code still has the possibility of ending poorly for Konoha, especially with the shadow manipulator seemingly being far outclassed when it comes to the power levels that make up this brawl. Needless to say, fans definitely have reason to be worried, especially with Kishimoto having already killed the likes of Kurama and Jigen in chapters past.
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