Boruto Uzumaki (うずまきボルト, Uzumaki Boruto) is a shinobi from Konohagakure’s Uzumaki clan and a direct descendant of the Hyūga clan through his mother. While initially resentful of his father and his absence since becoming Hokage, Boruto eventually comes to respect his father and duties. Regardless, he vows to instead become a shinobi like his mentor.
- Birthdate: March 27
- Sex: Male
- Species: Celestial Being
- Age: Blank Period: 5 – Boruto Movie: 12 – Boruto Manga: 16 (Future)
- Height: Blank Period: 110 cm–122 cm – Boruto Movie: 145 cm – Boruto Manga: 163 cm
- Kekkei Genkai: Jōgan
- Classification: Sensor Type
- Affiliation: Konohagakure – Ryūchi Cave
- Team: Team 7
- Clan: Uzumaki Clan – Hyūga Clan
Background Uzumaki Boruto
Boruto is the first child of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki, receiving a younger sister, Himawari, two years later. As his parents continued to stay close to their childhood friends over the years, Boruto ultimately came to know the various parents’ respective kids well.
On the day that Naruto was to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Himawari wanted to bring her panda toy to the ceremony, but Boruto, fearing that he would end up carrying it, tried to take it away from her.
When the toy’s head was ripped off in the ensuing tug-of-war, Himawari awakened her Byakugan and attacked Boruto in her anger, despite his vehement apologies. Naruto, sensing her killing intent, arrived and shielded Boruto, and was knocked out in the process due to the attack landing on one of his chakra points.
Fearful of what an attack that could knock out his father would do to him, Boruto tried to run from Himawari, although she easily located him hiding in a closet. From then on, he vowed never to anger her again.
Uzumaki Boruto Personality
Boruto is loud, energetic, and stubborn not unlike his father; even possessing a verbal tic, “dattebasa” (だってばさ), similar to Naruto’s “dattebayo” and his paternal grandmother’s “(da)ttebane” ((だ)ってばね).
However, compared to his father at his age, Boruto is more refined and crafty, seemingly knowing all the shortcuts, as well as more mature in knowing how the world works. Between the two, he is more sarcastic.
Unlike Naruto, Boruto doesn’t yell what he feels, which is the biggest difference. Despite his laid back attitude, he is very diligent.
Conversely, Boruto’s upbringing has also been different than that of his father’s: Boruto’s family is always there for him, and he likewise has many friends, and his acquisitions came easily and naturally to him from a combination of prodigious talents and nurturing parents.
For these reasons, Boruto has a high opinion of himself and freely brags about his abilities. Still, his arrogance has made him put no value in teammates or teamwork, believing he can do anything on his own.
He felt in achieving success as the main point of anything, even taking insincere shortcuts to do so, such as utilising a cheat program to win a video game easily, or using the Kote to create a façade of performing an advanced technique to earn his right to be Sasuke’s disciple, and later swiftly resorting to the same device to defeat opponents once they seem to have an upper hand.
After seeing how selfish and amoral he was acting from resorting to such a tool, he gained a newfound respect for actual hard work.
At the same time, he also earned a strong dislike at anyone relying on such advanced tools, believing that one should rely solely on their natural skill. Upon meeting Ao, however, he came to appreciate that tools, no matter how advanced, are not inherently good or bad, but merely a means to a goal that depends on its user. Also, upon seeing how such inventions could be used even small animals, he came to appreciate Katasuke Tōno’s work.
Despite his arrogance, he does not look down on anyone else and is very loyal to his friends. Without hesitation, he had repeatedly come to the aid of Denki when he was physically harmed.
He also avoids confrontation, or name calling when someone is talking behind his back, completely ignoring the situation altogether unless his friends get hurt, which shows his maturity.
Even when a friend was revealed to be an enemy, he remained determined to help bring them back from their dark path. He loves his mother and sister deeply – becoming indignant when either is hurt physically or emotionally.
Despite loving his little sister, Boruto is terrified of her and promised himself he would never upset her again. Both Sasuke and Naruto commented that Boruto resembled each other when they were younger, and he had indeed displayed characteristics of both shinobi when they were younger, causing Naruto to state that his son is something entirely different from both of them.
For example, he displayed Naruto’s mischievous habits to get attention and Sasuke’s desire for power even by using shortcuts. Similar to that of their parents, Boruto shares a complicated relationship with Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada.
The two are often at odds, with the young Uchiha valuing the Hokage post while Boruto was showing utter disdain for it. Despite that, Boruto cares for Sarada and her dream, as witnessed during the Chunin Exams, when he voiced his desire to win to not diminish Sarada’s progress to becoming Hokage.
Overall, Boruto’s unwavering loyalty to his friends have continually proven to be a strong influence to all around him, many even noting that he has become the foundation for his friends as he is determined to keep his friends together.
Boruto is also against sacrificing other people to ensure his own survival, as when Kawaki suggested him to implant Kāma onto someone to create his own vessel, Boruto was against the idea, even when Kawaki considered using Code, a fanatical worshipper of Isshiki Ōtsutsuki and a definite enemy to Boruto.
Although Boruto loves his father and is overjoyed when they spend time together, their relationship has been strained ever since Naruto became the Seventh Hokage.
Because of the job’s many responsibilities that prevent Naruto from being around all the time, it has led Boruto feeling neglected and becoming resentful toward the Hokage title, only seeing it as a position that takes his father away from him and declaring it (aware that Naruto grew up as an orphan) as only fit for those with no loved ones.
Eventually, after Boruto is exposed to the complications of his father’s life, he finally understands and forgives his father’s busy schedule and stops trying to take the easy options in life.
While initially only wanting to know about his father’s past so as to surpass his father, Boruto becomes genuinely curious about Naruto’s history, as he asks his father about his past, particularly about how he has come to become one of the strongest shinobi ever to live, despite being seemingly utterly hopeless in everything else.
From his battle against Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki, Boruto ultimately came to see his father in a new light, both admiring his might as a shinobi yet still having such an equally selfless nature to protect the village.
Afterward, he and Naruto were able to find common grounds and have a healthy relationship again, with Naruto agreeing to show up more often in person while Boruto stopped demanding his father’s time altogether, both openly pushing the other forward in their goals.
Despite having let go of his anger towards Naruto and his disdain for the Kage title, even coming to respect his father and his great might as Hokage, Boruto plainly states that he has no intention to become Hokage. He opts to walk his own path instead, becoming a support for the Hokage instead, like how his master is.
Boruto likes burgers where he would rush to get a limited edition green chilli hamburger, on the last day it would be sold, and would sometimes carry burger discount coupons. He notes that his favourite dish is a yakisoba bun.
Boruto also has a love for spicy food, having a greater tolerance for the flavour than his friends, whom usually become sickened from it. He also appears to enjoy drawing a lot, while seemingly oblivious to his poor skill for it.
Despite this, Sai noted Boruto had the potential to use Super Beast Scroll due to his passion for drawing. Boruto appears to be influenced by the famous movie character, Kagemasa, as he mimics the hero’s attitude while wearing a replica of the character’s visor.
As a teenager, Boruto’s personality had changed in stark contrast to that when he was a child; he is very calm and composed, even when goaded about his father’s fate.
Boruto refers to his younger self as a brat who did not take being a ninja seriously, heavily implying that the older version of Boruto has changed drastically.
Appearance Uzumaki Boruto
Boruto is a fair-skinned boy of lean, well-built frame and short height. He has spiky, blond hair, blue eyes and two whisker markings on each of his cheeks.
Overall, he bears a great resemblance to his father. Boruto’s hairstyle resembles a leaf, his ahoge (アホ毛, literally meaning: foolish hair) serving as the stem. According to Sarada, his eyes are bluer than Naruto’s.
At age five, Boruto wore a black tracksuit that had a red fire symbol on the left breast, a symbol that resembled a bolt on the back, and dark pink stripes along the sides of his pants.
Early in his days as an Academy student, his outfit is quite similar to his previous attire, with additional dark pink stripes on the jacket. Beneath this jacket – which he leaves unzipped – he wears a white T-shirt and a bolt tied to a string around his neck.
He wears a longer jacket by the time he’s a genin and a belt in the manga, but his clothing is otherwise the same, except the addition of a forehead protector and a dark pink Uzumaki Clan symbol on the back instead of the bolt.
In addition, in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga, Boruto is seen wearing a small black rubber band around his left ankle. He also wears a similar black rubber band around his left wrist.
Boruto also briefly wore his father’s original orange jacket, along with Sasuke’s scratched forehead protector. After Momoshiki makes contact with his arm, Boruto gains the Kāma, a black diamond-shape seal, on his right palm.
While staying in the past, Boruto wore a red vest, grey long sleeve, and long shorts as a disguise. In the anime, at Sasuke’s order, Boruto began wearing a fingerless glove on his right hand to conceal the Kāma.
In the manga, after the defeat of Isshiki Otsutsuki, Boruto resumed wearing Sasuke’s forehead protector. When Momoshiki used the Kāma’s remaining coding to resurrect him after being killed by Kawaki, Boruto gained a triangular seal mark on his chest.
At age sixteen, Boruto has a large scar running down his right eye and from his forehead to his cheek. The Kāma on his right arm, which when activated glows blue and covers part of his hand and right side of his body.
He wears a belt with noticeably shorter black pants, and regular shinobi sandals, and a cloak. He also wears a forehead protector with two intersecting slashes on it.
Abilities Uzumaki Boruto
Stemming from his two strong bloodlines, Boruto is a prodigy, regarded as able to accomplish anything he attempts in remarkably short periods of time.
Having inherited his paternal grandfather’s genius and his father’s unpredictability, he scored at the top of his class by his Genin Exams, and is viewed as well above the rest of his generation with chūnin-level prowess.
As a genin, Boruto is regarded as an elite who excels in all fields of combat. His prowess had proved crucial in defeating formidable opponents including Momoshiki, Urashiki, and the members of Kara. His potential is also viewed as a threat to the Ōtsutsuki clan.
Chakra and Physical Prowess
As an Uzumaki, Boruto inherited a powerful life force. Like his father, he has very large chakra reserves, able to create 4 shadow clones even after most of his chakra was absorbed.
As the direct descendant of a Hyūga, he possesses the potential to awaken the Byakugan and strongly inherited the power of the Otsutsuki. Also, due to possessing the blood of a Byakugan wielder, he could communicate with Momoshiki’s deceased spirit.
His chakra control is very advanced, able to effectively use the Rasengan after a mere few days of training while instinctively improving on it.
Also in the anime, the snakes of Ryūchi Cave note Boruto has the potential for senjutsu, having passed trials that proved his strength of body and could handle natural energy.
Boruto is noticeably fast, able to quickly get behind his opponents unnoticed. He is quite skilled in taijutsu, able to performing relentless assaults through coordinated strikes from each of his limbs.
As a descendant of the Hyūga clan, he was taught the basic usage of Gentle Fist, though without the Byakugan, he is unable to target an enemy’s tenketsu.
He also possesses considerable strength, able to launch strikes powerful enough to upturn the ground. Likewise, he can pick up and carry a man twice his size.
Before entering the Academy, Boruto could create multiple shadow clones, able to coordinate his attacks with his clones to perform chūnin, if not jōnin level manoeuvres. Initially, Boruto required a line of sight distance for his clones to work and could only handle up to 3 clones.
Later, he could handle creating dozens of clones regardless of position. Boruto later learned to create a small Rasengan between both hands under Konohamaru Sarutobi’s guidance and afterwards increased it to a normal size using a single hand.
In the anime, he later learned to throw it as a projectile or even compress it for greater power. In the anime, he entered a temporal contract with Garaga, letting him summon the giant snake whenever he wishes.
Likewise, he has also formed a kinship with snakes, able to befriend random snakes and have them aid him. He can also perform Cooperation Ninjutsu and Fūinjutsu, able to use both to restrict a person’s movements and expand the might of this alongside fellow users.
Boruto has some skill in kenjutsu, effectively wielding a new prototype Chakra Blade, and can efficiently wield half of Hiramekarei.
Later, he proved proficient in wielding a standard katana as his preferred combat method. From training with Sasuke, he became very skilled in shurikenjutsu, able to change a weapon’s trajectory mid flight and coat his shuriken in Lightning Release.
Boruto can perform multiple nature transformations, with Lightning Release as his affinity. As an Academy student, Boruto could simultaneously perform Lightning and Wind Release for manoeuvres like the Boruto Stream.
As a genin, he learned Water Release, which he could use to perform techniques such as Water Release: Splash Bullet (水遁・飛沫弾, Suiton: Himatsudan). While first learning the Rasengan, he subconsciously applied lightning natured chakra to it (wind in the novel), a feat most shinobi prodigies couldn’t accomplish.
Upon throwing the technique, the nature transformation abruptly activates, turning it invisible, and tricks the opponent into letting their guard down as sufficient damage is inflicted when it makes contact.
In the anime, after training under Kakashi, Boruto learned how to perform the Wind Release: Rasengan with aid of a shadow clone, uniquely able to launch it as a projectile. However, his Wind Release: Rasengan is incomplete, lacking the power necessary to do much more in comparison to the normal Rasengan, as noted by Kakashi.
After defeating Momoshiki, Boruto’s right hand was forcibly marked with a four-point black diamond seal. Noted to have similar properties to Orochimaru’s Juinjutsu, it is a genetic backup of the Ōtsutsuki which subconsciously allows Boruto to access the powers of Momoshiki.
According to Isshiki, Boruto has a rare compatibility for the mark, which has allowed him to instinctively develop and synchronise with it at an accelerated rate, and has progressed tremendously in the short time since obtaining the mark.
Once, accessing enough of the Kāma’s power, Boruto becomes able to fight on par with Inners of Kara, who have monstrous might and various scientific enhancements.
When activated, the mark stretches and expands to cover his entire arm and the right side of his face in a series of elegant lines. While doing so, it greatly boosts his physical parameters and also lets Boruto absorb virtually any ninjutsu or energy based target.
Also, Boruto can produce a dimensional portal to other realms. Originally, he could not access the mark willingly and it takes a huge toll on his chakra but was later taught how to more efficiently by Kawaki.
Even without proper training, Boruto was eventually able to utilise more of the mark’s power with little struggle, something that even Isshiki found surprising. Isshiki notes that Boruto’s body being so naturally compatible with the mark will enable the God Tree to produce the highest quality Chakra Fruit.
Despite its beneficial powers, the mark is in fact dangerous to Boruto’s being, as gradually, Boruto’s entire being is being rewritten as Momoshiki, and will eventually become reborn as him.
When drained of enough chakra or injured to the point of fainting, his Kāma will fully manifest Momoshiki’s conscience and personality, allowing him to take control of Boruto’s body and fight on his behalf, gaining access to Boruto’s knowledge and skills in addition to his own.
In this state, a flat horn protrudes from the right side of Boruto’s forehead, curving up and back slightly. This also causes his right eye to become a Byakugan.
His physical strength and speed increase dramatically, to such a degree that he could effortlessly destroy the mutated Boro’s right arm and send his monstrous form crashing with a series of kicks.
Momoshiki’s manifestation gains access to flight and augment Boruto’s techniques tremendously, able to unleash a massive Rasengan on the same scale as the Parent and Child Rasengan. Boruto’s contact with Kawaki, who bears Isshiki’s Kāma, created a resonance that accelerated the takeover rate of both vessels.
Following Isshiki’s defeat, Boruto was given a special medicine developed by Amado to suppress the development of the Kāma. It has seemingly allowed him to access more of the Kāma’s power for a period of time, without having his mind being immediately taken over by Momoshiki.
Following his death in an attempt to stop Momoshiki’s control, Boruto was resurrected by Momoshiki using the remaining Kāma data, making Boruto a complete Otsutsuki while physically remaining himself. Boruto felt a change from the resurrection, believing that he can better access and control Momoshiki’s essence without drug-assistance.
At age 7, Boruto began to subconsciously activate the Jōgan in his right eye, prompted by a prophetic dream imparted by Toneri Ōtsutsuki and the appearance of Nue.
Originally, the eye was only instinctively activated at times of great threats, as it remained dormant again for an extended period until facing Momoshiki.
Later however, by age 16, he was able to activate it at will. This dōjutsu grants him the ability to detect things generally unseen by a normal eye.
It can perceive the flow of chakra, enabling Boruto to see the visible changes in one’s chakra and likewise track a target through its chakra. It can also determine the chakra pathway system and its key points, and see through the invisible barriers that connect dimensions.
Despite his carefree nature, Boruto is a very keen minded individual who excels at reading the situation and adapting to it. Not unlike his father, he shows noticeable ingenuity with the Shadow Clone Technique for complex strategies.
While preferring an overall more direct approach in battle, he is adept at various intricate misdirection and feints, which allowed him to get the better of Iwabee and even the likes of Momoshiki.
He is also adept at exploiting flaws and weaknesses in both himself and other targets as key focuses in his plans. He is shown to be able to flawlessly solve advanced problems through his own methods. Inojin notes that he has a knack for this.
Boruto is noticeably ahead of other students; ending as one of the top three in his school. Even more, he was the only student in his class to pass the written test of the graduation exams without cheating, getting a perfect score.
Boruto is also effective in employing others’ abilities in creating a strategy, making the most out of his allies’ skills. His cunning in battle was even able to deceive and ultimately defeat Ao, a famed and veteran jōnin from Kirigakure with decades of experience and powerful cybernetic weapons.