Fans will see a much younger version of Boruto in "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" anime. Instead of the genin exam, it was revealed that the new anime series will start with Boruto's entrance in the ninja academy. The series is set to premiere on April 5.
Previously, it was revealed that "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" will start with an all original arc which is not seen in the manga or movie. Instead of the darker arc following Naruto's kidnapping, the new series is set to start with lighter stories written by Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto himself.
According to the official synopsis from Comicbook, the upcoming series will be set in a more modernized era. Fans have seen plenty of that in the movie. They can now use emails and electric cars. The ninja's lives were also changed by modern technology.
It further revealed the series will start with Boruto's admission to the academy. However, as the son of the seventh Hokage and the famed hero of Konoha during the ninja war, Boruto will be treated by his classmates with prejudice. Opposite to Naruto who was always treated like a germ when he entered the academy, Boruto gets royalty treatment.
However, this is apparently not a good thing. He would be pressured to do well in school as the Hokage's son and others might approach him with different intentions. The synopsis added that Boruto will have unprecedented capabilities. Boruto will meet new friends, especially Mitsuki who becomes part of his team. It was also revealed that he and his team will have to solve a new mystery.
"Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" director Hiroyuki Yamashita said in a magazine report that giving Boruto his own identity is hard. Boruto has a lot of similarities with Naruto as a child not just in physical appearance but also with their stubborn personality, willful attitude, and air-headedness.