Not half an hour before writing this article had I written another article regarding Boruto: Naruto The Movie and the official reveal of it’s antagonists. As any other fan of the series and of the upcoming movie, I believed this would be the most exciting piece of news to be revealed today…damn was I wrong. The very same issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump that only just revealed the identities of the film’s two antagonists also featured some very interesting and immeasurably thrilling images of the new generation of Ninja alongside their affiliations with one another.
These new scans give readers a very nice look at some of the new kids, not just of Konohagakure but of the other, now-friendly villages from around the world of Naruto. Alongside Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki who’re the new Team 7 lead by none other than Naruto’s former small-time rival Konohamaru, come the rest of the kids set to feature as pretty heavy characters in the upcoming movie. From Kankuro’s son to the inappropriately-named Metal Lee, these news kids are looking even better than the Ninja that spawned them, making me more excited for the movie than I was before getting a chance to see them.
Also revealed in the new issue of the magazine is the storyline for the upcoming movie which revolves around the combined Chuunin Exams, something we’ve already seen two times in the past yet something I’m still very much excited for. I happen to love exam arcs. This mixed with the prior information revolving the antagonists of the movie reveals even more about the story: Much like the first time we were shown the Chuunin Exams, the test period that allows a Genin to reach the higher rank of Chuunin will surely be interrupted, forcing the kids of all the villages to band together and fight to restore peace, much like there parents did…many, many times before.
Fact is; after the terrible final chapter of Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage, I think we all need something to cleanse our palette and hopefully restore our love for what was once a brilliant Shonen series, and if anything can do that…it’s this movie!