There are plenty of different anime fans that love Boruto just as much as they love Naruto, as this story seeks to continue the ninja legacy that began during the events of the original series. We all know there was a timeskip that happened right after Naruto and just before Naruto: Shippuden. This means that the same concept will be followed in the Boruto manga and anime. But when will the Boruto timeskip happen?
Right now, there are no updates and rumors regarding when the Boruto timeskip will happen because it is yet to happen in both the manga and the anime. But judging from the pace of both the manga and the anime, it might take a while before this happens because of how long Boruto is.
We all know that the Boruto timeskip is going to happen because this was already hinted at the very beginning of the series. But the one thing that people are wondering is when it will happen, and that is something that we don’t know yet. So, with that said, let’s take a look at the things that we do know about the upcoming Boruto timeskip.
What Is Boruto About?
We all know how popular Naruto is as it is one of the most popular manga and anime series of all time, especially considering that it ran for hundreds of episodes and has amassed a ton of fans worldwide. The good news for Naruto fans is that the ninja saga was continued in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, where Naruto is all grown up and is now the Hokage. But what is Boruto all about?
Basically speaking, Boruto follows the story of the son of Naruto and Hinata as he embarks on his own ninja story—a different one from what his father had. In that regard, the series allows Boruto to grow and follow a path that is different from what his father had to go through, as he is in a seemingly peaceful era that is still dangerous because of a growing threat that is said to be a lot more malicious than Kaguya. In that regard, the story talks about how Boruto and his friends work together to hopefully put an end to this threat, as we also follow the stories of adult Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
The enemies that Boruto now faces are not only regular human ninjas but are members of the godlike clan called Otsutsuki, where Kaguya came from. They promise to be so powerful that even Naruto and Sasuke, the two strongest ninjas on the planet, struggle against them. And Boruto ends up becoming the subject of a dangerous prophecy that will ultimately decide if he’s going to be a hero or if he’s the one destined to destroy everything.
Will Boruto Have A Timeskip?
One of the things that made Naruto great can be attributed to the fact that we saw how he grew from his childhood years to his mid-teen years. Naruto was still just around 11 or 12 during the time of the Naruto anime. However, there was a significant timeskip that lasted for around 2.5 to 3 years between Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden. The next time we saw Naruto, he had grown up to become a fine young man that was already strong enough to be the hero of the village.
But what about Boruto? The series started off with Boruto at around 11 or 12 years old, and that means that his story began when he was just around Naruto’s age during the early parts of the Naruto anime. But will the Boruto manga and anime get a timeskip?
During the beginning of Boruto, we saw a scene wherein Konoha is in ruins, and the Hokage Rock has been destroyed. Meanwhile, Boruto is seen in battle with a person named Kawaki as they are discussing the fate of the ninja world. In this scene, Boruto looks like he is in the middle of his teen years.
Nevertheless, when the anime shifted to the beginning of the Boruto story, we saw the character at around 11 or 12. Considering that we were already teased to a young adult or mid-teen version of Boruto, it becomes clear that the manga and the anime will eventually reach a part where there will be a timeskip that will allow Boruto to grow, similar to how the timeskip allowed Naruto to grow off-screen.
In that regard, it is likely that the timeskip will also be around 3 years, give or take. This will allow us to see Boruto at the same age as his father during the time when Naruto: Shippuden began, as hinted by the opening scene of the Boruto anime and manga.
When Will The Boruto Timeskip Happen?
Now that we know that Boruto will inevitably have a timeskip, as suggested by the opening scene of the story, the only question is when it will happen, and that’s something that no one is pretty sure of right now. So, when will the Boruto timeskip happen?
There was a time when the author of Boruto said that the timeskip was about to happen soon. Nevertheless, we are already more than 250 episodes in Boruto, but we are still yet to see any signs that the timeskip will happen anytime soon. It is worth mentioning that the original Naruto anime had 220 episodes before the timeskip. And a lot of those episodes are fillers.
Considering that the timeskip hasn’t happened in the manga yet, it might take a while before the Boruto timeskip happens. That’s because the manga is still ahead of the anime by a mile, and that means that it will take some time before the anime will be able to have the timeskip, considering that it hasn’t happened in the manga yet.
As such, we believe that it will be a while before we see the Boruto timeskip. The manga gets a release every month, while the anime gets a release every week. And because the manga hasn’t shown the timeskip yet, we might have to wait until 2023 to see the timeskip in the anime, as it might happen in the manga later this year.
What Will Happen During The Boruto Timeskip?
So, while we are waiting for the Boruto timeskip and the official word from the creators regarding when it could happen, here are some of the theories we have about what will happen before, during, and after the timeskip:
- Naruto might die – We had already seen Naruto getting a huge nerf when he used Baryon Mode, which killed off Kurama because it expended off all of the tailed beast’s chakra. As such, it is possible that the next step in his story is for him to die so that Boruto will have more reasons to keep on fighting. And he is at his most vulnerable state now.
- Sasuke might die as well – We can’t have Naruto dying while allowing Sasuke to keep on living because they are basically two halves of the same whole. Fans have been speculating about Sasuke’s death for a while already because Boruto was seen wearing a cape and using a sword that are both similar to the ones Sasuke have. It could be possible that he is dressed like Sasuke and is using his sword as a way of honoring his fallen mentor.
- Sarada will awaken her Mangekyou Sharingan – We already know that Sarada is an Uchiha and has the Sharingan. However, it takes a big event in an Uchiha’s life for the Mangekyou Sharingan to awaken. It is possible that Sarada will awaken her own Mangekyou Sharingan upon the death of her own father, considering that Sasuke awakened his own Mangekyou when his brother died. And it is also possible that she will get her own Byakugou seal, which is the same seal that Tsunade and Sakura have, so that she could counter the degenerative effects of continuous Mangekyou Sharingan use.
- Koji Kashin – Just like how it was Jiraiya who trained Naruto during the timeskip between Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, it is only right for his clone to be the one to train Boruto. As such, it might be possible for Koji Kashin, Jiraiya’s clone, to train the young boy due to the history that Naruto has with the original version of the character.