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BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS: Episode 1 Impression

I was really looking forward for watching Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Not only because I am big fan of Naruto, but I wanted to see what they would produce. Knowing that the Boruto manga first few chapters cover what happened in Boruto: Naruto the movie, it seemed this was going to be an Anime original. Which was fine by me if it was entertaining enough. But what would everyone else thing of this?

The first minute we see Boruto going up against Kawaki, just like in the manga, which shows us a glimpse of what’s to come in this saga.

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The OP was very colourful and I was eager to hear more of KANA-BOON song “Baton Road”. Personally I enjoyed the OP and it’s one of these instance when it get’s me excited to watch the episode. Keeping with the music side of the things, co-composed by Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba- once again, but they took a different approach than what they created in Naruto Shippuden. With the different approach of OST, I still think it suited what was shown.

The story is set before Bortuo the Movie and before he joins the Academy, without giving much away I liked the build up showing the aspect of a more modern and how things have changed in Village Hidden in the leaves.

Like any other long series it will obviously going to take it’s time to build up and introduce the cast of characters, even though we see Sarada, Mitsuki and some other familiar faces, we get introduced to a boy named Denki. With Bortuo and Denki interaction we can see what type of character Boruto is as we have only seen Boruto in a movie and I believe we still don’t know much about him as a character.

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Overall if you enjoyed Naruto I would highly recommend checking this out unless you are burned out from the series and called it quits when it finished. I think it’s also okay if you have never read/watched Naruto before, but you won’t have the same emotion on the cast of characters that show up from time to time, the ones obviously which were in the Naruto story.

I am excited to see what Studio Pierrot will create with this series and what kind of stories they can create if they cant rely on the manga.

If you would like to watch this series, you can do so on Crunchyroll.

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