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Boruto Monthly Manga Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The Anime Forum' started by Neo Ultra Mike, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Neo Ultra Mike

    Neo Ultra Mike Creeping Shadow of "15000"+ Posts

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    Thoughts on chapter 17.

    This is pretty much setting up to be Boruto's take on The Zabuza arc: a C mission having to protect some guy Boruto obviously clashes with based on personality type and believes and this being the first official full mission of the entire team; having some guy before the major fate meet our main hero and form some sort of bond with them. Heck this is even about the Land of Waves and a missing nin from that. Honestly nothing here really exites me. I do like the idea of discussing how important the use of technology is and not just instantly dismissing it as well as Sarada at least understanding why Boruto was hesistant about the mission. Though the whole "I need to protect Sarada" is just sexist BS since if she's aiming to be Hokage and gets it she's the strongest so wouldn't need that protection anyway. Sasuke doesn't serve as Naruto's protector really so Boruto shouldn't assume he'd be Sarada but no because she's a girl it has to be like that and... ugh just screw that kind of BS logic so hard I hate that but that's the most emotion this got out of me as it was kind of a lot of dry talking as probably next time we'll get action and not really much else to say so... that's my thoughts on this chapter then.
     
  2. PapaGreg

    PapaGreg Drinking my sorrows

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    If there is one thing I don't like about Boruto is the lack of danger, I don't know with early Naruto you get a sense that the characters are vunerable and the world outside could it them whole, here its too safe for my liking.
     
  3. Neo Ultra Mike

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    Quick thoughts on chapter 18.

    Honestly not much to say. I do like taking the time to show the positives of this technology and Boruto getting into it and actually liking the guy since him actually bonding with other people is better then him just being a jerk to them and liked that assistant girl but... not really much else to this one really. Do hope since they did show off Sarada a bit here we actually do see more of her and Mitsuki and this isn't just the total Boruto show. I guess this is more balanced in early Naruto since... Sarada just isn't a tree stump useless here but still would like more from her character wise but still good stuff here. Just not again much worth talking about.
     
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    Quick thoughts on chapter 19

    Ugh when I said I wanted more character wise from Sarada I didn't mean "tease at love triangle BS with her having secret feelings for Boruto while the class president girl being more open with it". That is such lame crap that really makes this series even more then most jump series feel like it is just for little little kids as most other series feel way more past this. There are some good bits as I actually do like Katasuke stepping up with his ninja tech suit to defeat the ninja robot puppets Boruto Sarada and Mitsuki couldn't just offensive blast to death and I am glad this whole search for Konohmaru only took a chapter and we're already getting back to Ao and his fight with the group (glad they spelled out his history as yeah now I remember he was from Naruto but his appearance a few chapters back didn't help as Ao was not really a stand out character even in his debut Shippuden arc) but... that's really it. Not really anything else that interesting or stand out here as kind of just a standard Boruto chapter otherwise.
     
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    Quick thoughts on Boruto Chapter 20

    You know if we knew or cared anything about Mugito (which I doubt even originally in Naruto he was given a lot to do) his death might of meant something but it really doesn't. Also the opening battle didn't flow as well as others we've seen in this series and honestly felt like Ao and Boruto's team level of skill should of been higher then the little display we got here. I again don't like the just focus on Boruto and honestly though it's a good lesson the "technology isn't bad it's just the people who use them" whole speech he gave felt very... elementary school. And I get that shonen manga is for kids but it usually seems like they're aiming for something smarter in how they give they're messages. Even Naruto was usually better then that but Boruto sort of feels like a Naruto Jr in more ways then one. Still I do hope this leads to at least a battle of everyone using ninja tools against Ao and again not just the Boruto show so... not much of a chapter really but I guess not terrible.
     
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    Thoughts on Boruto Chapter 21

    Honestly this was a pretty solid action chapter though really seems like they could of wrapped this up if they all decided to attack him together with Taijutsu instead of this super elaborate "let's all try distracting him into draining our Chakra so Boruto can use a lightsaber to try and trick him out" but... yeah this is still the Boruto show so anything that probably makes Boruto look good is held a higher regard. The super simplistic villains though of Kara are still pretty lame and one note in that whole "hey just reminding you that you're a tool" appearance of that guy but again the actual action beats and switching out people were pretty good but again wish it was more teamwork based then "teamwork supporting Boruto" based but again guess they need to shove him the most forward but still decent enough action chapter.
     
  7. durian

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    I have to agree with you there. It's like, the kids are stronger than their parents but they haven't seen real battle as we used to know it before.
     
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    Chapter 22 of Boruto

    In addition to the whole "lack of danger" this series main issue is that it isn't really bothering to use it's side characters as more then just well... tools to emphasize how cool Boruto is. At the very least Sasuke wasn't like that in the original series and sorry the Sarada side series still showed she had more poretnial and likeability as a character then Boruto has. So seeing them constantly be shunned away in this case by the "oh Ao has drone lasers around him that stop them from contributing" feel pretty obnoxious. And honestly I'm kind of getting sick of Boruto and his shadow clone trickery as yeah the first few times it was sort of clever but the "ha I tricked you by letting you think the important one that had the item was actually me but it wasn't" really isn't especially as Naruto used that trick in his fight with Neji except that wasn't even the deciding factor in that fight while it is here. Also the whole "oh I'm showing you mercy and explaining the values of tools and of weaponry" is just pretty meh examples of the talk no jutsu and honestly just showing how little Boruto aside from having less reasons to whine and be a little annoying brat has from his fathers. Seriously isn't the whole point of these sequel series based on other characters about them being DIFFERENT then our leads in how they handle things but this is pretty much a Naruto ending except... lamer. I admit I didn't think we'd get one of the actual Taka guys coming in so quickly to have yet another fight (though who wants to bet our side characters sans Boruto will be side lined AGAIN for this) but it doesn't really redeem Ao at all no matter how much "dying like a ninja" is suppose to mean and though some decent actual impact shots here a pretty bleh chapter overall.
     
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    Chapter 23 of Boruto.

    Ugh this one just SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS so hard. Seriously this is like a bunch of manga cliches I hate all jumbled together into one chapter "New villain comes in talking about how even if it's impressive he took care of the other guy he's so much greater and has some sort of familiar ability for some unexplained reason" "everyone but the main character proves utterly useless in combat and have to be up to main lead just not wanting to see someone die saving the day" "oh now that the main lead is tapped out the bad guy decides to not attack anymore despite seemingly wanting to kill all of them and some other side guy has to tell the person wanting to take out the bad guy "oh you can't" and that's seen as the best move" "oh now we're caught back up to the main guy still around" and "new guy with same powers as main guy". Just.... ugh all the ugh for this one. Boruto the manga in stuff like this feels like the writer is just doing what Kishimoto did already but lamer and more aimed at the "everyone ate up everything Naruto did so doing that again is just good right?" without any heart or integrity or interest on it's own and it just pisses me off so much and I just hate this chapter with a burning passion. Like seirously every page just had all this same cookie cutter crap of all the worst tropes I had without adding anything interesting to it and I don't care who this masked guy is he is a moron for not taking or killing Boruto when he had the chance just screw this guy and this crap so much and... yeah again just hate HATE HATEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this one. Seriously stuff this reminds me of how terrible Naruto got at points but now that we've seen how a much better series could of been done with that Scarlet Spring with Sarada this is extra painful because every attempt to try and make Boruto look better just makes him either a rip off of his dad or just more of a brat or more of a gary stu and again just hate hate HATEEEEEEEEEE this one and really hope something actually picks up in this damn story soon.
     
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    Chapter 24 of Boruto

    You know how I said last time the chapter was just a bunch of lame manga cliches strung together without really doing anything else? Technically though this is at least trying to do a bit more interesting cliches, is essentially the same. We've got the reveal and banter of two more members of the orginization to try and set up future characters and sort of present characters of Delta and Jigen bantering about vague enough things just for the sake of keeping a mystery and seeing one of them head off (BTW why does it seem like the main power of female characters in Naruto is just super strength? I know the Mizukage had unique abilities and I guess so did Kaguya but seriously Tsunade and then Sakura and Sarada and now this Delta chick all seemingly have that but nothing else. Weird) and then having the villains look at what's happening against a throw away mook just to show off the new character while they act in shock of our main hero and trying to give only small snippets of backstory of this Kawaki kid. I admit I do think how he was set up in how his dad sold him off though incredibly quickly and hokey at least sets up a good reason for him to be so bitter but that's really the only saving grace of this one as so much time was set up on our heroes trying to calm this kid down but still talking in the most cliche standard "this must be the vessel" and "this is the true goal of Kara" talk that makes the entire situation just feel so cliche and hokey. Seriously I know stuff like Boruto and say Black Clover have they're fans but at this rate it's clear they are perfectly fine with coasting and not putting in any actual passion or interest into they're stories and just getting by with the bare minimum which isn't any fun to really read or experience and just dulls me to the entire story. I guess this isn't the worst chapter ever certainly as last month annoyed me more but it's still boring and bleh and makes me hope something INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT will happen in this story. Also feels like we're going into extra innings of an arc that should of ended with Ao but is still going on but without much of interest happening during it.
     

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