The story of Boruto’s and Himawari’s heritage is a truly interesting one, knowing that their parents are Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki. Now, while we have talked about these characters and their powers before, we also wanted to talk about another detail of their personas. Namely, you’ll have noticed by now that both Boruto and Himawari have whiskers on their faces; two of them, in fact. Ever wondered why? In this article, we are going to tell you why Boruto and Himawari Uzumaki have whiskers on their faces in Boruto.
Although this hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is understood that people with Kurama’s genetics have whiskers on their faces. Kinkaku, Ginkaku, Naruto, Boruto, and Himawari are characters with whiskers on their faces, and they all have Kurama’s genetics in them. This is the only known common background all of the whiskered-characters have.
The rest of this article is going to describe the appearances and genetics of Himawari and Boruto. You’re going to find out why they look like they do and how Kurama is connected to that aspect. This article is going to provide you with all the necessary information on the topics related to the whiskers seen on some characters in the Naruto franchise.
What do Boruto and Himawari look like?
Boruto has spiky blonde hair, blue eyes, and two whisker marks on both cheeks. In general, he is very similar to his father, although he inherited some facial features from his mother, such as the shape of his face and eyes. His hairstyle resembles a leaf, with his ahoge being reminiscent of the stem. According to Sarada Uchiha, his eyes are bluer than Naruto’s.
During his childhood, Boruto wore a black tracksuit that had the fire symbol on the left chest, with a bolt-like symbol on the back. He was wearing black pants with red stripes on the sides and white flat sandals. On the day that Naruto became Hokage, Boruto wore a pink shirt and black shorts, later to attend the ceremony, he would wear a black shirt and a white cloak over it.
During his days at the Academy, his outfit was very similar to his previous one, with additional red stripes on his jacket, which he leaves unbuttoned. Underneath the jacket, he wears a white t-shirt and a bolt attached to a rope around his neck. After becoming a genin, he wears a longer jacket, the rest of his outfit is practically identical, with the exception of the forehead protector, later he would add a brown strap on his pants. Boruto also briefly used Naruto’s original orange jacket, along with Sasuke’s torn forehead protector.
After Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki touched his right arm, Boruto got a black diamond-shaped mark on the center of his palm, which he temporarily covered with bandages. At some later point in his life, Boruto would get a scar on his right eye and his fully formed Karma on his right arm which also covers part of his hand; said tattoo can turn blue and extends down the right side of his body. the body of him.
His attire consists of a jacket over a white shirt, both similar to those he wore in his youth, noticeably short black pants with red striped edges, and long brown shinobi sandals, as well as a black cape with an inner bottom. red. Also, he wears a forehead protector torn in the center and with an additional scratch that complements the scar on his eye.
Himawari inherited her mother’s dark blue hair, which she wears with short bangs and a hime hairstyle, also like her brother, her hair flares out on the sides and back, also having an Ahoge on top of her face. head resembling the stem of a leaf. Himawari inherited her father’s blue eyes as well as some mustache marks on her cheeks but with the difference that there are only two.
By the time her father was not yet Hokage, Himawari was wearing a pink sweater with a white three-layered skirt over black pants, as well as pink flat sandals, she also wore a light green double ponytail on her back.
After this, when his father became Hokage, Himawari began to wear a long-sleeved yellow shirt with a closed collar, long sleeves with an orange pattern that reflected a sunflower, as well as red shorts, he also began to wear yellow sandals. Years later around the time her brother was a genin, Himawari started wearing a long-sleeved yellow jacket with a blue t-shirt underneath, which has a petal-like pattern. She also started wearing long black open-toed stockings and fuchsia sandals.
Why do Boruto and Himawari have whiskers?
As you can see, both Boruto and Himawari have whiskers on their faces, which is not all that usual for characters in the Naruto franchise. Now, people have been wondering why that is, but Kishimoto still hasn’t provided us with an official explanation on why that is. Still, from what we managed to gather from the series, there is a common thing that all the characters with whiskers have. They are:
- Kinkaku (3 Whiskers): Ate Kurama’s flesh.
- Ginkaku (3 Whiskers): Ate Kurama’s flesh.
- Naruto (3 Whiskers): Born from Kurama’s jinchuriki.
- Boruto (2 Whiskers): Born from Kurama’s jinchuriki.
- Himawari (2 Whiskers): Born from Kurama’s jinchuriki.
As you can see, all of these characters are directly related to Kurama. Kurama, also known as the Nine-Tails, was a Tailed Beast that was sealed within Naruto Uzumaki, being considered the most powerful of the nine beasts created by the Sage of the Six Paths. Although for most of the series, Kurama’s chakra was divided into two parts, half Yin and half Yang, they were eventually unified within Naruto after the events of the Fourth Shinobi World War and remained in his interior until his death from the effects of Baryon Mode.
Now, some of these characters had a direct connection to Kurama, while others inherited Kurama’s powers and traits through genetics. Boruto and Himawari, as well as Naruto, are such characters and from what we could gather, it seems that – really – Kurama’s genetics are the reason why these characters have whiskers on their faces. Since Kurama was a fox, it makes sense that it is represented through whiskers.
Why do Boruto and Himawari have only two whiskers?
Now that you know the story behind the whiskers, you might be wondering why Boruto and Himawari have two whiskers, whereas other characters have three. This is something that has not been explained as well, but we assume that it is because they also had Hinata’s blood in them. Naruto inherited his powers directly from his powers, while Kinkaku and Ginkaku ate Kurama’s flesh. Boruto and Himawari’s genes are mixed and that could be a possible reason why they have only two instead of three.