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      Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Hey,

      I was watching episode #48 and one thought came to my mind.

      Boruto anime feels heavily scripted and artificial. Barely anything that has happened so far comes of as natural and probably the only episode that felt actually OK was #47.

      We have scenes where irrelevant characters bleed and random fodders die but we know in the end that the most important characters will be ok.

      There is a severe lack of maturity in this show and it is getting more severe by the episode. It doesn't matter if Boruto is cut on his face, or if Sarada owns some random 7 swordsmen of the mist wannabes inside a cave, Shin takes little shins apart for organs, blood is not a sign of maturity.

      Some examples from Naruto of psychological and graphic violence could be:

      Your mother holding a demon fox inside that eventually kills her and your father.
      Your father seals the demon fox inside you and everyone else segregates you.
      The people you care and know eventually die because of you.

      There was actually emotional connection to some of the characters that died in Naruto..


      Yes, Boruto might be entertaining, one can actually waste around 25 minutes of his life without feeling much guilt about watching it but it is far from what Naruto gave us and we are already on episode #48..

      Overall, Boruto anime feels like filler, while the anime can be canon on its own, this show eventually just feels out of place, disconnected, things are rushed and there is no proper connection to anything.

      Character development is close to none, we have #48 episodes and what every character does apart from Boruto is a cameo, even Naruto when he appears feels like filler, yup, it is that bad.

      Sarada feels like a Cameo, the same with Mitsuki, Hinata, Iwabe and Denki, there is something really missing in this show.

      When I look at Part I and compare it to what we have now, I truly miss Kishimoto.



      Boruto anime should be renamed to "Boruto: Naruto All-stars", because that is what it feels like.

      Anyway, these are my 2 cents, take them as you please. I would really like for this show to get better btw but it doesn't seem possible because both Ukyo and Ikemoto were the filler guys for Kishimoto and that is that.
       
           
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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      The thing with any sequel especially ones that come from successful original series usually they don't put there best foot forward and in some ways trying to recreate or live off the success what's came before. My only really issue is the characterisation not of them are as impactful and interesting as originals but they are stronger which makes up for a bit.
       
           

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      Yes the anime is dry even though it has its good moments; the dryness is greater.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Yeah, the anime's ridiculously bland. The tonal disconnect between the manga and the anime makes it even harder to see the anime as anything more than glorified filler
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sagebee View Post
      The thing with any sequel especially ones that come from successful original series usually they don't put there best foot forward and in some ways trying to recreate or live off the success what's came before. My only really issue is the characterisation not of them are as impactful and interesting as originals but they are stronger which makes up for a bit.
      Agree!

      For me, even the fact that they are stronger looks like some lazy formula to achieve quick success. It is like they are focusing in feats or skills and less in the depth of the story, instant gratification for the viewer kind of thing.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      The whole Idea of Boruto felt forced from the very begging

      They should've just stuck with the main cast and created a similar story line to boruto but with naruto/sasuke and the rest of the K11 taking the lead instead.

      Kishi wrote himself into a corner by doing such a huge time skip before the manga officially ended giving him no wiggle room.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Pretty good sum up, id agree.... it’s not that their not trying at all, it just seems like a by the numbers kind of thing, like you said everything feels shallow and just there without any actual deeper meaning connection to the actual plot
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      yessa, and they do those obvious rip off scenes like with this new kid and their first mission etc. water, sauce jr and oj's arcs were the only original material so far.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Exaar View Post
      The whole Idea of Boruto felt forced from the very begging

      They should've just stuck with the main cast and created a similar story line to boruto but with naruto/sasuke and the rest of the K11 taking the lead instead.

      Kishi wrote himself into a corner by doing such a huge time skip before the manga officially ended giving him no wiggle room.
      How was he written into a corner?
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Exaar View Post
      Kishi wrote himself into a corner by doing such a huge time skip before the manga officially ended giving him no wiggle room.
      (Agreed) I would like to add that Kishi giving himself no wiggle room in this regard goes to show that he intended to officially end the series and wash his hands and the brand but the fanbase was too big for that.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Don’t think Kishi could save Boruto
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Exaar View Post
      The whole Idea of Boruto felt forced from the very begging

      They should've just stuck with the main cast and created a similar story line to boruto but with naruto/sasuke and the rest of the K11 taking the lead instead.

      Kishi wrote himself into a corner by doing such a huge time skip before the manga officially ended giving him no wiggle room.
      I actually had some hope but when one thinks that Kishimoto actually studied and applied his knowledge gained from his studies to Naruto, it just shows how this sequel feels forced.

      Quote Originally Posted by Melanin View Post
      (Agreed) I would like to add that Kishi giving himself no wiggle room in this regard goes to show that he intended to officially end the series and wash his hands and the brand but the fanbase was too big for that.
      Indeed. This makes all sense. He really wanted to pull the trigger on the show, maybe the Gaiden and the movie were in his mind the last official contribution to the series.

      I have no idea if he is pleased with the direction his universe is taking.

      Quote Originally Posted by Darth Natsu Shazneel View Post
      Don’t think Kishi could save Boruto
      Probably not but the writting would be better if he was ahead of things or there would be no Boruto at all.. I actually think the latter is the best hypothesis.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Boruto franchise isn't even pass 12 chapters MAIN PLOT CANON WISE. your rant was suppose to wait a little
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      And also i don't understand the character development part. Iwabe? Denki? Sumire? haven't they been developed? those 3 characters are already deeper than tenten ever was.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Not only the anime but the Boruto series as a whole is a disappointment IMO. I pretty much lost all my interest for the series due of the VERY slow pacing ( manga ) and garbage filler with literally zero impact ( anime ).

      Honestly Naruto should have ended, I feel like it was a mistake to create a Boruto series right after Naruto ended. It would have been more "impactful" if this was created years later.

      Anyway, I too miss Kishimoto and tbh I don't really trust Kodachi when it come to writing ( cuz most of his previous works are really meh ). Plus it's pretty much confirmed that Kishimoto has nothing to do with the Boruto/Naruto series anymore since his new work recently has been confirmed as a serialization, I guess that chapter of his life appears to be over.

      And about the anime, I agree with everything you mentioned but honestly this isn't really surprising Studio Pierrot is well known for ruining many good series and since the anime is 95% SP writing...

      Regardless, I find ridiculous how the anime is changing the writer like every episode, no surprise that some episodes contradict each other. I don't know what Studio Pierrot staff smoked when they decided to do that tbh
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by 123fire View Post
      Boruto franchise isn't even pass 12 chapters MAIN PLOT CANON WISE. your rant was suppose to wait a little
      That ship has sailed long ago. One year of anime, 48 episodes and counting, there is enough material to make a proper opinion and actually cringe on the thought alone of the future of this show. Do you actually think that canon will save it? The problem with this sequel goes way beyond it being filler or canon, terms that we eventually use just to rile up each other.

      Quote Originally Posted by 123fire View Post
      And also i don't understand the character development part. Iwabe? Denki? Sumire? haven't they been developed? those 3 characters are already deeper than tenten ever was.
      They appeared and had one or two episodes dedicated to them. Do you actually think this is development? Or gives the characters depth? It isn't. Did i mentioned Sumire? No because at least with her we had a bit of depth to her character but even that is lacking a bit.

      Everything feels artificial. Look at Mitsuki, a lot of potential, he feels like being always happy and with a smile on his face, like he takes a prozac every morning. Just emtpy..

      When you think that Orochimaru had that incredible presence in Naruto, they could've actually take something from him (the essence) and put it on Mitsuki but what do we got? Stretching arms?

      Come on man, open your eyes, you are entitled to like this sequel like we all know you do but don't force people to like it the same way.
       
           
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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Agreed, been saying for the longest that the Boruto anime is straight trash. I think it's because of the fact that the anime is somehow ****ing behind and ahead of the manga at the same time, and it feels so disconnected. And it is also very immature. Dbz has next to no gore yet feels much more mature than Boruto. I think it's honestly too late and this series will crash and burn. Progression is much to slow with the manga and these painful once a month releases.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hinabae View Post
      Not only the anime but the Boruto series as a whole is a disappointment IMO. I pretty much lost all my interest for the series due of the VERY slow pacing ( manga ) and garbage filler with literally zero impact ( anime ).

      Honestly Naruto should have ended, I feel like it was a mistake to create a Boruto series right after Naruto ended. It would have been more "impactful" if this was created years later.

      Anyway, I too miss Kishimoto and tbh I don't really trust Kodachi when it come to writing ( cuz most of his previous works are really meh ). Plus it's pretty much confirmed that Kishimoto has nothing to do with the Boruto/Naruto series anymore since his new work recently has been confirmed as a serialization, I guess that chapter of his life appears to be over.

      And about the anime, I agree with everything you mentioned but honestly this isn't really surprising Studio Pierrot is well known for ruining many good series and since the anime is 95% SP writing...

      Regardless, I find ridiculous how the anime is changing the writer like every episode, no surprise that some episodes contradict each other. I don't know what Studio Pierrot staff smoked when they decided to do that tbh
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      That ship has sailed long ago. One year of anime, 48 episodes and counting, there is enough material to make a proper opinion and actually cringe on the thought alone of the future of this show. Do you actually think that canon will save it? The problem with this sequel goes way beyond it being filler or canon, terms that we eventually use just to rile up each other.



      They appeared and had one or two episodes dedicated to them. Do you actually think this is development? Or gives the characters depth? It isn't. Did i mentioned Sumire? No because at least with her we had a bit of depth to her character.

      Come on man, open your eyes, you are entitled to like this sequel like we all know you do but don't force people to like it the same way.
      sorry u still have no right to judge boruto's future or it as a whole based on 12 chapters. Boruto in the manga is very good right now with ao and KARA and the vessel it's just that it's slow but we have o deal with it

      as for iwabe denki and sumire. you're wrong they have been appearing nearly in every arc . first arc,mist arc, grad arc.byakuya arc . doesn't matter if the episode focuses on them or not they are constantly appearing in each arc and whenever they have an epsiode centered around them it makes them deeper and deeper
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Quote Originally Posted by Retsu View Post
      Agreed, been saying for the longest that the Boruto anime is straight trash. I think it's because of the fact that the anime is somehow ****ing behind and ahead of the manga at the same time, and it feels so disconnected. And it is also very immature. Dbz has next to no gore yet feels much more mature than Boruto. I think it's honestly too late and this series will crash and burn. Progression is much to slow with the manga and these painful once a month releases.
       
           

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      Re: Boruto anime, a case of artificial darkness.

      Honestly if they took the idea of doing a prequel to the Madara's and Hashirama's era, the previous audience would stick and possibly more would come.

      It was more gruesome than Naruto itself. It had charismatic characters.
       
           

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