We don’t often get the opportunity to do a father and son comparison here, mostly because father and son rarely clash with each other (although we have seen such fights). Now, the world of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto has given us the chance to do such a comparison, as we are going to compare Naruto Uzumaki and Boruto Uzumaki, the titular father-son duo from Kishimoto’s franchise. If you ever wanted to know who would win in a fight between Naruto and Boruto, you’ve come to the right place.
At this moment, Naruto is still stronger than Boruto and would defeat him in a fight. Naruto is more powerful, he has more skills and is more experienced than Boruto at this moment, but Boruto has enormous potential and, as even Naruto himself said that new generations always end up surpassing the old ones, will one day become stronger than his father.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, we are going to compare Naruto and Boruto in more detail. Through several categories, you are going to see exactly who the stronger of the two is and why our answer is like it is. Also, we have to note that Boruto is still a character that is very much in development, so a lot of the information about him is rather scarce; this is why the paragraphs dealing with him are going to be shorter, as we simply don’t know that much at the moment.
In both the manga and the anime, Naruto is a Konoha ninja and is part of “Team 7”, made up of Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno and their leader and sensei, Kakashi Hatake. At first, the Konoha villagers hated Naruto because he had the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed inside him, called by his real name Kurama, a beast that had attacked Konoha previously.
Thus, these feelings caused the character to aspire to become the Hokage of the village, in order to gain recognition from him. Later, it is revealed that his father was the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, who had sealed the Yang part of Kurama inside his son to save the village from being destroyed, while his mother was Kushina Uzumaki, a ninja who had been brought to Konoha to become Kurama’s jinchūriki. At the end of his saga, he finally becomes the Seventh Hokage of Konoha.
Boruto Uzumaki is the son of protagonist Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga. He first appeared at the end of the original Naruto series, and would later play a significant role in the 2015 movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie, where he is training as a ninja to overcome his father, the Seventh Hokage. He also serves as the protagonist of the manga and anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
In the manga, his story begins with the narration of the movie Boruto, while the anime begins with his childhood at the Ninja Academy, where he meets his future teammates Sarada Uchiha, Mitsuki and his teacher Konohamaru Sarutobi.
As you can see, there is no doubt about why Naruto gets this point. Naruto is the more important character of the two and Boruto still has a lot to do to reach his father’s level.
Point: Naruto 1, Boruto 0
Chakra and physical powers
Being a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, Naruto boasts incredible stamina and vitality; he won’t even age as much as others. It has been noted on several occasions that Naruto possesses a chakra capacity of exceptional proportions, thanks to his being a Jinchūriki of the Nine Tails, making his amounts of chakra four times greater than those of a Jōnin level ninja like Kakashi, after his training with Jiraiya.
He also possesses a very accelerated regeneration (partly thanks to Kurama’s power) allowing him to recover from minor or serious injuries in a matter of seconds or days respectively. Thanks to this, he is able to use advanced jutsus that require the use of a lot of chakra for long periods of time before finally collapsing, compensating for his lack of chakra control, an example of this was during the Fourth Shinobi World War where 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 older, his chakra reserves also grew to the point where he could train in Senjutsu and enter Sage Mode. In Karin’s words, Naruto’s chakra is warm, loving, bright, bright and with great hope that is due to the great kindness and noble person that he is.
Being a descendant of the Uzumaki clan, Boruto possesses a great life force as well, which gives him great endurance as well as great longevity. Like his father, Boruto possesses large reserves of chakra, being very powerful to the point of mastering three different chakra natures at his young age, and increasing his shadow clone limit to four.
His great reserves allowed her to create three Shadow Clones even after most of his chakra was absorbed. He also has very advanced chakra control, being able to subconsciously master, perform, and even improve a technique like the Rasengan with just a few days of training.
Now, while these two short paragraphs do reveal that Boruto has more potential than Naruto ever had, their current levels are still very much different, with Naruto being much more powerful and much more skilled. Boruto will surpass his father, but until that happens, we have to give the point to Naruto.
Point: Naruto 2, Boruto 0
Out of all his abilities, Naruto is known for using Shadow Clones. Although Naruto had problems with the Replication Jutsu at the beginning of the series, this, ironically, being the reason that he continually failed the exams at the Konoha academy, he quickly learned thanks to the Scroll of Seals to use this technique at the Jōnin level, the Jutsu. The technique would become his first ninja hallmark.
The jutsu takes advantage of Naruto’s massive chakra reserves thanks to him being Kurama’s Jinchūriki. Naruto is capable of creating more than a thousand clones and being able to have a good amount of Chakra in each one of them. Because of this, Naruto can use his Shadow Clones for almost everything from direct combat to performing full attack and defense strategies when fighting his opponents, and even speeding up his ninja training process.
In addition to the strategies he creates using the Shadow Clones, he can also create a great multitude of them to overwhelm his opponents and even combine them with the Transformation Jutsu to change the appearance of his clones and capture his unsuspecting enemies.
Before entering the Academy, Boruto could create several shadow clones, and he was able to coordinate his attacks with his clones to challenge a chûnin, or even a jonin. Initially, Boruto needed his clones in sight for them to work. He also learned various sexy techniques from his father.
Although initially failing while learning Rasengan, Boruto later learned to create a scaled-down version between two hands under Konohamaru’s guidance, then grow it to a normal size using just one. hand. When he made his way to the Ryûchi Cave, he signed a contract with Garaga, allowing him to summon the giant serpent whenever he wanted.
Likewise, he was also related to snakes, able to befriend any snake for help. He can also perform cooperative ninjutsu and fûinjutsu, able to use both to restrict a person’s movements and increase the power of the attack alongside other users present at his side.
Again, we see that Boruto demonstrates enormous potential here, as he was more successful than his father was when they were of the same age. Still, Boruto has a lot of work to do, which is why Naruto gets this point as well.
Point: Naruto 3, Boruto 0
Senjutsu / Dōjutsu
After Jiraiya’s death at the hands of Nagato, Naruto began training with Fukasaku on Mount Myōboku to learn Senjutsu and how to enter Sage Mode. To achieve this, Naruto had to learn to detect and control the Natural Energy around him.
Once mastered, Naruto was able to perfect the Rasen Shuriken, so he could cast it, and learn the Kata of the Toads, the style of Taijutsu that uses natural energy around the user to improve the range and power of his attacks. . In Sage Mode, overall Naruto’s physical capabilities are dramatically enhanced to the point that he could launch entities much larger than himself with little to no effort, such as the Animal Path Giant Rhinoceros and Kurama.
He even becomes strong enough to destroy a Deva Path Chakra Receiver and, in the anime, he was even able to destroy the cloak of Naruto Clone Version Two of the Nine Tails with his Kata of the Toads.
His speed increases to a point where he was able to intercept the Asura Path, who had been using his chakra boots to attack Tsunade, and create a downward Rasengan before she could even react, showing her that they cover a considerable distance in a short period. of time. Another improved trait was his stamina, which increased to such an extent that he endured a fall onto stone spikes or the impact of the Giant Rhino’s attack.
At the age of eight, Boruto began to subconsciously activate the Jôgan in his right eye, prompted by a prophetic dream given by Toneri Ôtsutsuki and the appearance of Nue. Originally, the eye was instinctively activated only in times of great threat, as it lay dormant for a long time until facing Momoshiki Ôtsutsuki. However, later, at age 16, he was able to activate it by his own will.
This Dôjutsu gives him the ability to detect things generally invisible to the naked eye. He can perceive chakra flow, allowing Boruto to see visible changes in his chakra and also to follow a target through his chakra. He can also see the chakra’s circulatory system and its key points, and see through the invisible barriers that connect the dimensions.
Seeing how the Jōgan is enormously powerful and is Boruto’s trademark technique, something that even Naruto never learned, we had to give a point to Boruto as well, but Naruto also received one here due to his experience and his mastery of his techniques.
Point: Naruto 4, Boruto 1
Naruto, as has been said throughout the series, is a tactile learner, so he learns from the exercise rather than theorizing about it. His learning style was exploited by his teachers such as Kakashi, who using the benefits of Naruto’s shadow clones accelerated the Nature Transformation training, and Fukasaku who decided to go to Sage Mode practice after it didn’t work. the theory.
Furthermore, Naruto can be considered to have the ability to teach, as he was able to transmit his Jutsu: Shadow Clone, Sexy Jutsu and Rasengan to Konohamaru Sarutobi.
Although usually carefree to the point of being perceived as lazy, Boruto is a very perceptive individual who is good at reading and coping with the situation. Even though he looks like his father, he shows remarkable ingenuity with the Multi-Cloning technique 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 adapts to various complex feints and misdirection, which allowed him to get the best of Iwabee and even the likes of Momoshiki. He also adapts to exploiting loopholes and weaknesses, both his own and those of his enemies, that are at the heart of his battles. He was shown to be able to solve advanced problems perfectly by his own methods.
Boruto is also good at using the abilities of others in creating strategy, making the most of the skills of his allies. His cunning in combat was even able to deceive and ultimately defeat Ao, a famous jonin and veteran of the village of Kiri with decades of experience and powerful cybernetic weapons.
Now, Naruto is far from stupid, but intelligence really isn’t his strong point, which is why most characters would win a point against him in this category, and Boruto’s point here is proof of that thesis.
Point: Naruto 4, Boruto 3
Naruto vs Boruto: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
The points are, at this moment, clearly on Naruto’s side, but as the above-shown fight revealed, the answer was obvious even without such a detailed analysis. Namely, Naruto is currently the most powerful character in the whole franchise. He has enormous powers, he is very skilled, and his experience is practically unmatched. Regardless of how great Boruto is, he couldn’t really defeat his father simply because he’s not on his level. Yet.
The “yet” part is very important here, though. Naruto himself has admitted that new generations would always surpass the old ones, thereby acknowledging that Boruto would surpass him one day. Also, Boruto has, as we’ve seen, access to skills and techniques that do surpass Naruto’s, but not at this moment. There is no doubt that Boruto will, one day, become the strongest fighter in the world of the Shinobi, but we’ll have to wait a bit for it to happen.
This is why the clear winner in this case is Naruto.