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10 Naruto Characters Who Haven’t Shown Up In Boruto Yet

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the sequel to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto series, and it follows the story of Naruto Uzumaki’s son, Boruto. The story is set over a decade after the conclusion of the Fourth Great Ninja War where the ninja world appears to be at peace.

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As expected, Naruto Uzumaki is the Seventh Hokage of the village, and his generation is in control of most things in the village. Surprisingly, there are quite a few Naruto characters who haven’t appeared in the Boruto canon yet, despite being very important in the predecessor series.


10 Ay, The Fourth Raikage Hasn’t Appeared In Boruto

Ay is the Fourth Raikage of Kumogakure and certainly one of their strongest Kage, if not the strongest. In Naruto, he played a major role in the Fourth Great Ninja War where he led the Allied Shinobi Forces from the front. Although Ay certainly did step down years after the war, he is still more than capable when it comes to being a ninja. So far, he hasn’t made even a single appearance in the Boruto manga.

9 Omoi Was A Respected Jonin In The Naruto Story

A Jonin of Kumogakure, Omoi is yet another character who hasn’t appeared in the Boruto canon so far. Although his role in Naruto as a Jonin was very limited, fans expected him to get a bigger one in Boruto alongside Darui. Omoi has been seen on some occasions in the anime filler, but the manga canon has yet to see him make an appearance. After all his exploits in the Fourth Great Ninja War, it goes without saying that Omoi would make quite an intriguing character in Boruto.

8 Choza Akimichi Survived The Fourth Great Ninja War

One of Konohagakure’s mightiest, Choza Akimichi joined the Fourth Great Ninja War and did exceedingly well against whoever he fought. Along with Inoichi Yamanaka and Shikaku Nara, he made his mark on history, but out of the three, he was the only one who survived the war. One would expect him to be an elder of the village and be involved in the important decisions in Boruto, but he is nowhere to be seen.

7 Kitsuchi Was Completely Skipped Over In The Canon

Kitsuchi Naruto

Kitsuchi is the son of Onoki and is an incredibly powerful ninja. As a Jonin of his village, Kitsuchi played quite an important role in the Fourth Great Ninja War, where he even fought to subdue the Gedo Statue at one point.

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After Onoki, one would expect him to take the reins and rule the village but he was completely ignored in the story. The anime does give the fans a glimpse of Kitsuchi, but he’s had no role to play yet in the canon material.

6 Baki Was One Of Sunagakure’s Strongest Back In The Day

Sunagakure isn’t as blessed with powerful shinobi as Konohagakure is, but that’s not to say that no worthy ninja has ever emerged from this village. Baki, the leader of Gaara’s team during the Chunin Exams arc, was quite important in the story once upon a time. Sadly, he didn’t play much of a role in the Fourth Great Ninja War, and he’s completely been ignored in the Boruto story.

5 Hidan Is Still Alive In The Nara Clan Forest In Konohagakure

Shikamaru Defeats Hidan

Hidan was one of the strongest members of the Akatsuki, and he played quite an important role in the story. Despite having been defeated by Shikamaru, Hidan is alive as he remains buried in the Nara Clan Forest. Hidan could very well have made a great antagonist in the Boruto series, but the writers have decided not to go down that road. For now, he hasn’t made even a single appearance in Boruto, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.

4 Kabuto Yakushi Doesn’t Appear In The Manga

kabuto standing still from naruto

Kabuto Yakushi was one of the biggest villains of the Naruto series, and he played a massive role in the Fourth Great Ninja War. After being redeemed, Kabuto was allowed to run an orphanage, as seen in Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring spin-off manga.

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While this story was adapted into the Boruto anime, it is not a part of the manga. In the Boruto manga, Kabuto Yakushi is yet to make even a single appearance even though he has all the knowledge in the world, along with tremendous skill in the way of the ninja.

3 Might Guy Has Become Konohagakure’s Forgotten Hero

Might Guy smiles, winks, and makes the thumbs up sign

Guy was once among the strongest Jonin in the Naruto series, but after his fight against Madara, he was weakened quite a bit. In the Fourth Great Ninja War, Guy rose to legendary status and one would expect him to play a great role in raising the next generation, but he hasn’t appeared in the Boruto manga at all. In the anime, some fillers have given his character some screen time, but he has yet to play any significant role in the story.

2 Hagoromo Otsutsuki Has Transcended Time Long Ago

Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki Has Large Reserves Of Chakra

The Sage of Six Paths, Hagoromo Otsutsuki, was known to have died centuries ago, but his chakra was so powerful that it transcended time and managed to stay in form. In the Fourth Great Ninja War, Hagoromo Otsutsuki manifested himself and helped Naruto and Sasuke defeat Madara and Kaguya Otsutsuki. With the threat of the Otsutsuki Clan greater than ever, one would expect Hagoromo to make an appearance, but he’s had no luck so far.

1 The Tailed Beasts Continue To Roam The World In Freedom

Naruto is the meeting ground for the tailed beasts

The Tailed Beasts are some of the strongest characters in the Naruto series. Known to be chakra monsters, they are some of the biggest sources of power in the story, if not the biggest. The Tailed Beasts decided to explore the world and enjoy their freedom toward the end of the Naruto series, but with the world under great threat, their help is needed now more than ever. Sadly, many of them haven’t made an appearance in the Boruto manga so far, and it doesn’t look like they’ll make one anytime soon.

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