Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (also known as Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu in Japanese) is an action anime television series based on a manga series of the same name. Written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, the manga series initially began serialization in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on May 9, 2016 and later transferred to the V Jump magazine in 2019.
A year after the initial publication of the manga series, famed Japanese animation studio Studio Pierrot announced plans to adapt it into an anime television series and Season 1 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations premiered on April 5, 2017. It was hailed by fans of the Naruto franchise as well as new viewers alike, and although Season 1 has not seen its conclusion yet, fans are already asking whether the show will see a second season being made. Here’s everything we know about the prospects of Season 2 thus far.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations season 1 premiered on April 5, 2017, and is proving to be a behemoth of a show. Till date, the show has seen a whopping 113 episodes being aired, each of 23 minutes, and it remains unclear when the show will come to an end.
Thus, as it stands, the question of a second season is rather redundant. Studio Pierrot has not only revealed how long Season 1 will last, but it has also remained silent about the prospects of a second season. Considering the fact that the show has already seen 113 episodes being aired, there’s a distinct possibility that it will go all the way and finish off the entire story arc of the manga series when it comes to an end. The chances of this happening are pretty strong as Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the successor to one of the most famous anime shows of all time – Naruto – and there’s no dearth of viewers in Japan and abroad.
However, considering the unpredictable nature of the anime industry, nothing can be said for certain, and we will have to wait for Studio Pierrot to make an official announcement on the future of the show before we can be sure about where the show is headed. We’re keeping our ears open for news on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations season 2 release date and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear something reliable.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations English Dub:
Being the successor to one of the most famous anime television series of all time, it was all but confirmed that Boruto: Naruto Next Generations would get an English dub. Indeed, it turned out to be true, and the show has a great English dub done by talented voice actors for international audiences. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Crunchyroll.
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Plot:
The events in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations take place years after the Fourth Shinobi World War. In the years of peace following the war, the village of Konohagakure prospered and saw unprecedented levels of technological advancement. Under the watchful eye of Naruto and his veteran comrades, the village transformed over the years and eventually grew to resemble a modern metropolis and a new generation of shinobi stepped forward to carry on the ways of the ninja.
In this backdrop, the show follows the adventures of Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto’s son. Owing to the legendary status of his father, Boruto is often the centre of attention in Konohagakure and like his father, also shares traits of arrogance and stubbornness. However, Boruto is considered to be a prodigy and can back up his boisterous personality with his abilities. As Boruto gains increasing control over his abilities and learns to unleash his potential, Boruto’s arrogance increases. Overconfident about his abilities, Boruto thus tries his best to step out of Naruto’s shadow, and this sense of competition he feels with his father results in their relationship becoming strained.
However, Boruto’s peaceful and carefree life soon comes to an end when a sinister force rears its head in Konohagakure and threatens to put an end to everything he loves and cares for.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Characters:
While Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has dozens of characters, there are only four main characters in the show. Below, we’ve provided you with brief backgrounds on each of the main characters.
[WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD]
Boruto Uzumaki: The titular protagonist of the show, Boruto is the son of the legendary Naruto and his wife, Hinata. Like his father, Boruto is a prodigy and an exceptionally skilled shinobi and shares similar personality traits. He is brash, boisterous, and does not seem to heed any formality or tradition. As Boruto gains mastery over his powers, he tries to compete with Naruto and become the best, and this competition results in fractures appearing in their relationship.
Sarada Uchiha: The daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, Sarada is another important character in the show. As far as her personality is concerned, she seems to have inherited the personality traits of both her parents. On one hand, like her mother, Sarada not only looks down on troublemakers and berates them, she also uses her mother’s catchphrase “Shannarou!”. On the other hand, Sarada also shares similar personality traits with her father, and refuses to acknowledge certain people. However, if the situation calls for it, Sarada is not above commending the same people she berates.
Konohamaru Sarutobi: The grandson of the Third Hokage, Konohamaru is named after the village he was raised in. Initially, Konohamaru struggles to gain recognition as the grandson of the Third Hokage, and after he fails to do so, he starts attacking his grandfather to prove his merit. Later, however, after meeting Naruto, Konohamaru realizes that he will have to train exceptionally hard if he wishes to become a Hokage someday.
Mitsuki: The final main character in the show, Mitsuki is the son of Orochimaru. He is a shinobi of Konohagakure and is the teammate of Boruto and Sarada.
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