WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Chapter 64 of Boruto: Naruto Subsequent Generations, “Control,” by Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto, Mari Morimoto, and Snir Aharon, now obtainable in English from Viz Media.
Within the Boruto collection, one of many largest issues carried over from the Naruto period is how ladies have been shunted to the background. Sakura and Ino, for instance, have been barely used aside from some Hail Marys regardless of their skills. Now, they’re extra housewives than anything, with Sasuke, the Hokage, and different males getting the meat of the management roles. Sadly, the manga continues to observe this path, sidelining ladies, and within the course of, it robs Naruto of the right accomplice within the discipline.
It happens when Naruto senses Boruto and Kawaki out within the Konoha forest. His sensory crew did not lock onto Kawaki’s chakra however now, Naruto is aware of his son is close to Kawaki and begins monitoring him as an alternative. He asks Ino and Shikamaru’s squad to lock on as nicely, activating his Sage Mode.
The issue is, Naruto spurns Hinata’s request to affix the hunt. She calls for to go discover her boy however Naruto mansplains to her why she will’t go. It is harmful in his eyes, however Hinata has confronted the Akatsuki, in addition to many Ōtsutsuki warriors in her time. Even within the Naruto films, she proved to be a succesful fighter and a real consultant of the Hyūga clan, so Hinata would have been best to struggle Code.
Given she’s acquired the Byakugan, which the Ōtsutsuki clan has as nicely, she may have been the trump card to neutralize Code as nobody can decide up his teleportation expertise. Hinata, although, has a 3rd eye in that sense so that is very a lot wasted potential. The collection has already turned Hiashi, her dad, right into a fun-loving mum or dad and never the navy strategist of outdated, whereas her sister, Hanabi, is one other bit-part participant as she helps prepare future college students.
Thus, Hinata’s emotional funding would definitely have unleashed the ability that Naruto and the child’s worry, however along with her anger educated on the precise targets. Having Shikamaru chime in on loyalty and point out she ought to keep house feels so intrusive as nicely.
We perceive they need her in Konoha to guard Himawari (Naruto’s daughter), however on this case, a uncommon exception will be made. They should belief and respect her, particularly as she enhances Naruto so nicely within the discipline. It is regretful as Hinata would have extra company this fashion and an even bigger say in saving the Hidden Leaf, however sadly, she’s deemed a B-lister at finest who wants to sit down on the sidelines moderately than shield her household as she’s all the time vowed to.
It’d have been such a nuanced arc to point out how they’ve each matured and the way they might work collectively to avoid wasting those they really maintain pricey, however it’s in the end regressive as Naruto would not see a path to victory along with her at his facet.