‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’: Here’s Who’s Related To Whom
The Naruto anime series ran from 2002-2007, but it wasn’t off the air for long. Naruto: Shippuden picked up from 2007 until it ended in 2017. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a sequel series and spinoff, which started right after Shippuden ended. Naruto Uzumaki is no longer the main point-of-view character, as his son, Boruto Uzumaki, took the lead. Similarly, many of Naruto’s friends have also had children since Shippuden ended. Here’s a look at the family lineages from Naruto to keep straight over the course of the spinoff.
The title character: Boruto Uzumaki
Boruto is the son of Naruto, the Seventh Hokage, and Hinata Hyuuga. He’s also the older brother to Himawari Uzumaki. This makes him the grandson of Minato Namikaze, who’s also known as the Fourth Hokage. Despite his family background, he has no interest in becoming hokage. His team members include Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki.
Sarada is the daughter of Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha. Unlike Boruto, she has Naruto’s dream of becoming hokage one day. She has the Uchiha eye technique called the Sharingan. Sarada inherited it from her father, but developing its power comes at a price. She has Sakura’s strength, but lacks her mother’s healing skills.
Mitsuki technically doesn’t have any birth parents, since he’s an artificial human. Orochimaru is a former villain, who created him. He’s a mysterious child, but he has a close relationship with Boruto, who he calls his “sun.” Mitsuki utilizes snakes in many of his techniques, similar to his father.
Himawari is the daughter of Naruto and Hinata, and the younger sister of Boruto. She was able to awaken her Byakugan technique from an alarmingly young age. As a result, she frightened her brother with its power. She inherited the eye technique from her mother, but is still too young to take the technique further.
Inojin Yamanaka is the son of Ino and Sai Yamanaka. He uses a combination of his parents’ techniques, but is still learning to master them. These abilities include his father’s drawings and his mother’s mind-oriented techniques. His fellow team members are Chōchō Akimichi and Shikadai Nara.
Chōchō is the daughter of Chōji and Karui Akimichi. She’s known for utilizing the Akimichi clan’s technique, which allows her to empower her abilities by turning her calories into chakra. She’s constantly eating to keep up her calories, but has yet to master the technique of her lineage. Her team members include Inojin and Shikadai.
Shikadai is the son of Shikamaru Nara and Temari. However, he’s inherited his father’s technique, which includes opponent manipulation through his shadow. Shikadai has his parents’ natural high level of intelligence. He’s also a capable strategist.
Metal Lee is the son of Rock Lee, although there’s no mention of a second parent. He shares his father’s powerful skills with taijutsu. Metal’s able to keep up with Rock’s high level of endurance, as he continues to train with him. His team members are Denki Kaminarimon and Iwabee Yuino, even though he hasn’t had as much of an opportunity to fight in the anime quite yet.
Shinki and his team in ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’
Shinki is the adoptive son of Gaara, who he met at a young age. He has nature transformation, which allows him to manipulate the Iron Sand to battle. Similar to his father, he had difficulty controlling his powers. For this reason, Gaara has been teaching him how to better control his techniques.
He’s the leader of Team Shinki, which is composed of Yodo and Araya. The other two members of the team are hinted to also be Gaara’s adoptive children in the manga. However, it’s never alluded to in the anime.
Most of the characters highly resemble their parents in appearance, their techniques, or both. As a result, Boruto often appears to mirror Naruto. However, audiences will have to stay tuned to see how closely their character arcs mimic those of their parents.