“Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” chapter 4 did not end on a very promising note. If the manga stays true to the movie on which it is based, the people of Konoha are in for some tough times.
When the previous chapter ended, Kaguya’s scroll had just been deciphered, Naruto caught his son cheating in the final phase of the Chunin exams, and two members of the Otsutsuki clan sensed the presence of a Kurama chakra in Konoha.
The manga, which is considered the official sequel to the massively popular “Naruto,” began its run on the 23rd issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump on May 9 and has since then released four chapters with a plotline heavily based on the movie of the same name.
In chapter 4, the scroll that Sasuke recovered from Kaguya’s Castle in chapter 1 had finally been deciphered, prompting him to go to the arena right away to tell Naruto, the seventh Hokage, about an impending attack.
In the arena, Naruto’s son Boruto forced his opponent Shikadai to concede with the aid of the Kote, a ninja device worn on the forearm that allowed its user to harness ninja techniques without using any chakra. Naruto had earlier banned the use of this device in the Chunin exams. When he went to congratulate his son and found out that Boruto had been cheating all along, it disappointed him.
In the movie, Naruto disqualified his own son, declared his opponent Shikadai the winner, and tore off Boruto’s forehead protector while telling him that they were going to talk about the matter at home.
They never did get to talk since it was at that moment that Kinshiki and Momoshiki from the Otsutsuki clan swooped down into the arena and initiated a battle that ultimately ended in the abduction of Naruto.
The same thing could happen in the fifth chapter of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” when it comes out in the Weekly Shonen Jump. No official release date has been announced yet, which has prompted rumors about the series being in danger of getting cancelled.
“Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” is written by Ukyo Kodachi, with illustrations by Mikio Ikemoto under the supervision of Masashi Kishimoto, the original creator of the manga series.