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Posted 5/27/17 , edited 6/2/17
So I watched the first five or so episodes of Boruto because of my five episode rule and I could not get into it at all. I loved Naruto, particularly the first 130 episodes, but Boruto just seems to be missing. Now I understand that I could be looking at Naruto through nostalgic lenses but I feel like Boruto just doesn't live up to what Naruto was. Take Naruto for example, this was a show about growing up an orphan and wanting to find your place in the world in a society that looked at you with disgust. It was filled with emotion and excitement. Boruto however just doesn't have this. Where Naruto established itself in the first episode, Boruto hasn't even been able to do much in the five episodes that I have seen. Boruto could be about a generation of kids growing up in a world where there's only peace and Boruto could be about living in the shadow of someone so great but thus far I'm just getting filler vibes about dark shadows only Boruto can see. Am I missing something?

All in all I can only sum up my feelings for Boruto as this. Naruto is Will Smith and Boruto is Jayden Smith. Will did some great fun movies albeit nothing oscar worthy but enjoyable and memorable at the very least. Jayden wants to be his dad so his dad does what he can to help him but he just doesn't have the talent for it. So yea...should I try to get back into it?
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Posted 5/27/17

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So I watched the first five or so episodes of Boruto because of my five episode rule and I could not get into it at all. I loved Naruto, particularly the first 130 episodes, but Boruto just seems to be missing. Now I understand that I could be looking at Naruto through nostalgic lenses but I feel like Boruto just doesn't live up to what Naruto was. Take Naruto for example, this was a show about growing up an orphan and wanting to find your place in the world in a society that looked at you with disgust. It was filled with emotion and excitement. Boruto however just doesn't have this. Where Naruto established itself in the first episode, Boruto hasn't even been able to do much in the five episodes that I have seen. Boruto could be about a generation of kids growing up in a world where there's only peace and Boruto could be about living in the shadow of someone so great but thus far I'm just getting filler vibes about dark shadows only Boruto can see. Am I missing something?

All in all I can only sum up my feelings for Boruto as this. Naruto is Will Smith and Boruto is Jayden Smith. Will did some great fun movies albeit nothing oscar worthy but enjoyable and memorable at the very least. Jayden wants to be his dad so his dad does what he can to help him but he just doesn't have the talent for it. So yea...should I try to get back into it?


I am not sure if I am qualified to answer this question. I never made it through Naruto (stopped partway through Shippuden). Regardless, I can at least give you my opinion. I have two thoughts about this.

One, If you are truly not enjoying Boruto, then you should not watch it. Even though it is a continuation of Naruto, there are too many good show to be wasting time on a show you do not enjoy. If you truly do not enjoy watching Boruto, I recommend not watching it.

My second thought is a little more controversial. I personally feel that Boruto shouldn't have been created. I feel this way because I really enjoyed the original Naruto. I feel that a good thing should not be overdone so much that it becomes a bad thing. For example, Call of Duty and Assassins Creed. My opinion is that the show should be put to rest while it is still enjoyable. End on a high note. Because of that, I feel that I will probably never like Boruto, even if I finish Shippuden.

I know that this opinion might not be perfect, and I won't pretend that I can answer this question perfectly, but I hope this at least helps.
Posted 5/27/17 , edited 5/27/17
I felt the same after watching the first 7 episodes of Boruto. It feels like a slow beginning, and nothing really impressed me even though I didn't have high expectation for it since it's not by the same creator and it's supposed to be a different story from Naruto. But because I enjoyed the Boruto movie, I am willing to keep watching for a bit more. I just hope it doesn't end up to be some 12 episode series where everything feels rushed and doesn't explain anything but I don't want it to be 500 episodes either (with lots of fillers and milking out the series).
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Posted 5/27/17
I completely understand the sentiments here although I'm still avidly watching it. Although it's slow at the moment I'm hoping it finds it legs soon. What's really impressed me is the animation itself, although Shippuden also cranked up the animation near the end. If this season of Boruto fizzles out I probably won't continue, but I'm hoping there will be a turning point where we can really connect with him.

All in all, I'd keep it paused for now. If it ever turns that corner you're bound to hear people raving about it. On a side note, if you're not already watching it you should checkout My Hero Academia! Loving that show a lot.
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Posted 5/28/17 , edited 5/28/17

blumonk wrote:

So I watched the first five or so episodes of Boruto because of my five episode rule and I could not get into it at all. I loved Naruto, particularly the first 130 episodes, but Boruto just seems to be missing. Now I understand that I could be looking at Naruto through nostalgic lenses but I feel like Boruto just doesn't live up to what Naruto was. Take Naruto for example, this was a show about growing up an orphan and wanting to find your place in the world in a society that looked at you with disgust. It was filled with emotion and excitement. Boruto however just doesn't have this. Where Naruto established itself in the first episode, Boruto hasn't even been able to do much in the five episodes that I have seen. Boruto could be about a generation of kids growing up in a world where there's only peace and Boruto could be about living in the shadow of someone so great but thus far I'm just getting filler vibes about dark shadows only Boruto can see. Am I missing something?

All in all I can only sum up my feelings for Boruto as this. Naruto is Will Smith and Boruto is Jayden Smith. Will did some great fun movies albeit nothing oscar worthy but enjoyable and memorable at the very least. Jayden wants to be his dad so his dad does what he can to help him but he just doesn't have the talent for it. So yea...should I try to get back into it?


Since you've phrased this as a request for advice, I've moved it to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

It would also have been okay as a post within the existing discussion thread ( /forumtopic-986995/boruto-discussion (though that seems fairly low traffic right now.)
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Posted 5/29/17
I totally agree with the idea that Boruto shouldn't had been made. Naruto as a series was fine with its ending. Boruto does feel as an attempt to continue the cash flow hence why all the major characters are children of various Naruto characters. It's every fanfic come true.
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Posted 5/29/17
Boruto movie wasn't too bad but aside from the very first Naruto movie I always felt that all the Naruto movies were very flawed. That being said I really didn't like the timeline that they have set up. The Boruto movie takes place after Boruto has graduated and formed a team. That whole movie looked like a set up for our character to show us what he likes, doesn't like, what motivates him, etc... Yet in the Boruto show our character starts off his story before the movie and we get to see him as he's starting school. So what does this mean? Are we getting 50 some episodes of school centric story? This makes it literally like any other school anime and we're seeing that already as it's been very episodic with stereotypical nonsense. I'm not surprised if we get our school festival or beach episode.
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Posted 6/1/17
I only managed to watch 2 episodes before I realised that Naruto can't be replaced by a burrito. At first I though it would be somewhat interesting, that was until I saw the characters.... Basically same characters just as children with a few twists. As you're saying, it should've ended with Naruto, and yes, they're probably only going for cash flow or because the show is too great to go down. That being said, I didn't like the ending of Naruto cuz of no further story after their wedding - could at least have done that.
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Posted 6/2/17
I gave up on Boruto after the movie, I honestly haven't even tried watching the series yet. For the most part, the only hype I've seen about it are people giddily posting about seeing their favorite Naruto ships' children.
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Posted 6/2/17
Well OP, you have phrased the voice at the back of my head towards this series perfectly.

I feel the exact same way.
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