Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki are the children of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki, two extremely powerful shinobi from the world of Naruto and Boruto. Aside from inheriting their parents’ powers, they have also developed some unique traits that make them extremely powerful. But who would win in a direct battle between Boruto and Himawari?
At this moment, Boruto is still stronger than Himawari. He has more experience and he has developed his powers so that they are on a much higher level. On the other hand, Himawari may look cute and fragile, but she has proven herself more than capable; she also tends to get scary from time to time. Himawari has the potential to be stronger than Boruto, but it will take some time before it happens.
The rest of this article will further elaborate on the above-given answer, as we are going to compare Boruto and Himawari in more detail. Through several categories, you are going to see who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is, i.e., why Boruto is stronger at this moment, but also why Himawari has the potential to become better than him.
Chakra and physical powers
Inheriting his father’s vast chakra reserves, Boruto is able to create four shadow clones even after having much of his chakra absorbed into himself. He also heavily inherited the power of the Ōtsutsuki, and because he possesses Byakugan user blood, he was able to communicate with the deceased spirit of Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki. His chakra control is notably advanced, as he was able to perform one-handed mudras and use the Rasengan effectively after only a few days of training before instinctively refining and improving the technique.
Boruto is particularly quick, able to quickly slip past his opponents unnoticed. Boruto was shown to be quite skilled in taijutsu, able to mount relentless assaults through coordinated strikes from each of his limbs. As a descendant of the Hyūga clan, he learned the basic use of Jūken, though without a Byakugan he could not target an enemy’s tenketsu. He also possesses considerable strength, capable of delivering strikes powerful enough to shatter the ground.
In the anime, Himawari displayed deceptive raw power. He can throw large quantities of scrap metal into the air with a single shot and jump a considerable distance into the air. Likewise, she could move too fast to be followed by Boruto. Himawari also displayed remarkable agility and athleticism, able to easily complete an Academy training course, beating other children who had trained rigorously to become ninja.
She has considerable skill in Shuriken Techniques, having practiced regularly with her brother, able to hit her target easily. She also has very advanced chakra control. With no prior training, she was able to perform the tree walk on her first attempt and failed only from losing focus.
At this moment, Boruto is stronger than Himawari, but her potential definitely has to be taken into consideration. This is why we have decided to start this comparison off by sharing the points here.
Points: Boruto 1, Himawari 1
Ninjutsu / Taijutsu
Before entering the Academy, Boruto could create several shadow clones, able to coordinate his attacks with his clones to put in difficulty a chûnin, or even a jônin. Initially, Boruto needed his clones to be within sight for them to work. He also learned various sexy techniques from his father. Though initially unsuccessful when learning the Rasengan, Boruto later learned how to create a scaled-down version of it between two hands under Konohamaru’s guidance, then grow it to normal size using a single hand.
When he went to the Ryūchi Cave, he signed a contract with Garaga, allowing him to summon the giant serpent whenever he wished. Likewise, he also formed a kinship with snakes, able to befriend any snake to help him. He can also perform cooperative ninjutsu and fūinjutsu, able to use both to restrict a person’s movements and increase attack power alongside other users at his side.
As a Hyuga member, Himawari specializes in Taijutsu using Juuken. This releases a controlled amount of chakra during each attack, which is then used to attack the enemy’s internal organs. Any shinobi can be defeated by such a blow since one cannot train one’s internal organs.
Also, since the Hyuga Clan members can use the Byakugan to detect their opponent’s Keirakukei and Tenketsu, they are able to block them with targeted attacks, stopping the target’s chakra flow. Himawari’s taijutsu skills are remarkable for her age. Infuriated, whether consciously or unconsciously, she was strong enough to knock her father unconscious with a well-aimed attack on his Tenketsu.
This is where their approaches are simply different and it was impossible to really compare them. Boruto is a ninjutsu specialist, while Himawari is a taijutsu specialist. In light of that, we have decided to share the points once more.
Points: Boruto 2, Himawari 2
At the age of eight, Boruto began to unconsciously activate the Jōgan in his right eye, prompted by a prophetic dream given by Toneri Ōtsutsuki and the appearance of Nue. Originally, the eye was instinctively only activated in times of great threat, as it lay dormant for a long time until facing Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki.
However, later, at age 16, he was able to activate it by his own will. This dōjutsu gives him the ability to sense things usually invisible to the naked eye. He can perceive chakra flow, allowing Boruto to see visible changes in his chakra and also track a target through his chakra. He can also see the chakra circulatory system and its key points, and see through the invisible barriers that connect dimensions.
At an early age – due to her Hyuga blood – Himawari unconsciously awakened the angry Byakugan after her favorite toy was snatched by Boruto. Hiashi expressed how impressive it was for her to wake him up at such a young age without any previous training. When activated, her normally blue eyes become completely white and she takes on the featureless appearance of the Byakugan with bulging veins on his temples.
With it, she possesses an X-ray field of view of nearly 360 ° (except for a small blind spot in the upper part of the thoracic vertebrae), sees through solid surfaces, sees great distances, and also clearly perceives the Chakra Path System. Although she was not trained previously, she was able to quickly make effective use of it.
At the same time, she originally had no conscious control over the activation of her Byakugan, only activating it involuntarily in moments of extreme emotional accumulation. At the age of 10, she learned to access it at will.
And while Himawari’s potential with the Byakugan certainly surpasses Boruto’s abilities at th same age, Boruto’s Jōgan is simply more powerful and we have to give this point to him.
Points: Boruto 3, Himawari 2
Although usually carefree to the point of being perceived as lazy, Boruto is a very perceptive individual who excels at reading the situation and adapting to it. Although he resembles his father, he shows remarkable ingenuity with the technique of Multi-Cloning for complex strategies, but he shows it more subtly since he is limited to four clones.
While preferring a more direct overall approach to combat, he adapted to various complex feints and misdirections, allowing him to get the better of Iwabee and even the likes of Momoshiki. He also adapts to exploiting the flaws and weaknesses, both his own and those of his enemies, that lie at the heart of his battles. He was shown to be able to perfectly solve advanced problems by his own methods.
Inojin claimed he has a knack for it. In addition, he was the only student in his class to pass the written exercise of the final exams without cheating, obtaining a perfect score. Boruto is also good at using other people’s abilities in creating a strategy, making the most of his allies’ skills. His cunning in battle was even able to deceive and ultimately defeat Ao, a famous jōnin and veteran of Kiri Village with decades of experience and powerful cybernetic weapons.
Himawari is a curious and considerate girl. However, despite this tender, cute and calm appearance, Himawari hides a more terrifying and gloomy personality. When she gets angry, she is capable of unleashing a fury to such a degree that her older brother, Boruto, considered an elite genius, felt frightened; this happened when she lost her most beloved teddy bear. Boruto was so scared seeing how terrifying his angry little sister was that he had to hide full of fear and fear swearing that he would never make his sister angry again.
Although the true extent of Himawari’s intelligence is not known, the fact that Boruto was afraid of her fury and her mind speaks enough for itself. The point goes to Himawari.
Points: Boruto 3, Himawari 3
Boruto vs. Himawari: Who wins?
And while the numbers aren’t clear on the winner, we have to reiterate that we have actually considered Himawari’s potential here, rather than just the status quo. At this moment, Boruto is stronger than Himawari. He has more experience, he has awakened and mastered more techniques and, overall, he is a much better fighter.
Himawari is still only beginning to discover her powers, but the potential she has shown so far is so big that we couldn’t really ignore it in our text. We honestly think that Himawari has the potential to surpass Boruto one day, and that is what these points reflect.