In Naruto, chakra is the vital energy of the body, which is essential for any jutsu, even for the most basic. It is a mixture of the physical energy present in each cell of the body of the living being and the spiritual energy acquired with the exercise and the experience. Once mixed, it can be channeled through the chakra circulatory system, which is like the blood circulatory system but with chakra, to any of the 361 Tenketsu in the body. Throughout the series, Naruto Uzumaki was known as the character with the maximum Chakra, but is that really true? In this article, we are going to explore how much Chakra Naruto actually has and how he compares to his son Boruto in that aspect.
Naruto Uzumaki has massive reserves of strong chakra, at least four times greater than Kakashi’s, and is described by Karin as “bright and warm.” As a reincarnation of Asura Ōtsutsuki and the son of Minato Namikaze, who gave him Kurama, Naruto’s chakra reserves are so amazing that they are practically immeasurable and have been described as being on the maximum level. In comparison to Boruto, Naruto has more chakra.
The rest of this article will elaborate further on what we have said about Naruto’s chakra reserves. We are going to split the article into two sections, one detailing Naruto’s abilities related to his chakra, the other related to a brief comparison of his chakra levels in comparison to Boruto’s. The goal is to determine just how much Chakra Naruto has and how he compares to Boruto.
How much Chakra does Naruto have?
In order to fully understand how much chakra Naruto has, we have to list his chakra-related abilities, which are used as evidence for his chakra powers. Namely, there is no fixed scale using which one could measure the chakra levels of Naruto characters and that is why we have opted for such an approach in this article. Let us begin.
Being a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, Naruto boasts incredible stamina and vitality; in fact, he won’t even age as much as others over the years. It has been noted on several occasions that Naruto possesses a chakra capacity of exceptional proportions, thanks to being a Nine-Tailed Jinchūriki, making his chakra amounts four times that of a Jōnin-level ninja, like Kakashi, after his training with Jiraiya.
He also possesses greatly accelerated regeneration abilities (although this is partially thanks to Kurama’s power), allowing him to recover from minor or serious injuries in a matter of seconds or days respectively, based on the severity of the injuries. Thanks to this, he is able to use advanced jutsu that require the use of a lot of chakra for long periods of time before finally collapsing, compensating for his lack of chakra control; a notable example of this was during the Fourth Shinobi World War, when he used various techniques through his clones against powerful opponents for a full night and day, until the second night of the war.
As Naruto grew, his chakra reserves also grew to the point where he could train in Senjutsu and enter Sage Mode. According to Karin’s words, Naruto’s chakra is warm, affectionate, luminous, brilliant, and with great hope that is due to his great kindness and the noble person he is. At the beginning of Part One, Naruto had poor control over his chakra, mainly due to Kurama’s chakra interfering with his own, though it wasn’t much of an issue due to his large chakra reserves.
With training from Ebisu and Jiraiya, Naruto gained better control of his chakra. According to Kurama, he pointed out that Naruto was the only person who can connect his chakra to his own, due to his exposure to his chakra throughout his life, first through his mother and later becoming his jinchūriki after his birth.
In addition, Naruto is able to alter Kurama’s chakra to suit everyone, since each Shinobi has a different type of chakra, which impressed the Nine-Tails by admitting that he has surpassed his parents. Kakashi pointed out that unlike the chakra transferred by Kurama, Naruto’s version is much denser causing people who gain that chakra to gain a layer of chakra, similar to Version One as Naruto’s Jinchūriki, which greatly enhances their abilities.
The chakra cloak is capable of protecting his friends from strong attacks such as a combined attack of Madara and Obito’s Fire Release techniques and the Natural Disaster of the Ten tails. He is even able to control the chakra sheath and manipulate the entire mass of the chakra to create an attack formation with the appearance of a giant bird.
Initially, during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Naruto received chakra from the other Tailed Beasts, except for Shukaku and Gyūki. Although it is not known what effects or abilities Naruto will have obtained, but it seems to have affected his chakra, since the Ten-Tails was enraged when he felt the ninja’s chakra, however, this was later used to extract the beasts inside Obito when He was Jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.
Part of his power is due to him being the reincarnation of Asura Ōtsutsuki so his Chakra runs in him. After gaining Hagoromo’s powers, Naruto’s Chakra increased unbelievably apart from receiving some of the Chakra from the nine Tailed Beasts.
How does Naruto’s chakra compare to Boruto’s?
The debate here is whether Naruto has more chakra than Boruto, since the latter inherited both his and Hinata’s abilities. Boruto has shown us that Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, indeed has exceptional chakra reserves and that he is, by all probability, a more proficient chakra user (or, at least, a more intelligent one with a better tactical understanding of that) than his father, but it has been confirmed in-universe by the Otsutsuki that Naruto has the maximal chakra; Naruto’s chakra reserves are so large that they are practically immeasurable. If you remember, him sitting down was enough to cause the world to start bending, simply because he has so much chakra.