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'Boruto: Naruto Next Generations' Spoilers: Manga Creator Approves Important 'Naruto' Characters To Die? Boruto Takes On Bodyguard Mission

By Shor M. Rae , May 11, 2017 06:59 AM EDT
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The latest chapter of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” is out and it continues Boruto’s adventure as he takes on a very important mission. Meanwhile, “Naruto” original creator Masashi Kishimoto has expressed how he feels about some possible original characters’ deaths in the new anime sequel series.

Things Get Nasty During Boruto’s Bodyguard Mission?

In “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” Chapter 12, Boruto commences his mission to guard Tento Madoka for a few days. Tento is the son and heir of the Land of Fire’s feudal lord, Ikkyu Madoka. While on guard duty, Boruto and Tento got to bond over playing cards and their shared desire to gain their fathers’ attention.

Boruto also realized during the mission that he has a long way to go before he becomes a respectable ninja and encourages Tento to do things he’d like to do more often than vying for his father’s attention. Just as the mission ends and two say their goodbyes, the end of “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” Chapter 12 revealed that Tento is in imminent danger. The household help of Madoka apparently has people who want to kidnap Tento and force the feudal lord to accept the demands of the Mujina. The next chapter teases that a fight between Boruto and the Mujina will happen even though Boruto’s mission has ended.

'Naruto' Original Characters Bound To Die in 'Boruto' Series?

“Naruto” has been around for almost two decades and fans have grown up alongside its characters. The said manga and anime series have spawned three official installments, with “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” being the latest one. The “Boruto” series is a spinoff sequel of the original story and follows the lives of the grown-up “Naruto” characters while it focuses on their children’s adventures to becoming worthy ninjas. The “Boruto” series, both anime and manga, started with an intriguing introduction, revealing a destroyed Konoha Village, which led fans to speculate that Naruto have died. The theory was never officially confirmed.

However, the original creator of the “Naruto” series Masashi Kishimoto revealed that he approves of any upcoming deaths of the original characters in the “Boruto” series as long as it’s not done in a trivial manner. Kishimoto has passed the baton to a new creator to spearhead the making of the “Boruto” series and he approves of such possible events because he wants the new anime series to develop into something interesting. He further explained that he doesn't want Boruto to be constrained with the past so if a death of an important "Naruto" character is needed, he will allow it.

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