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Boruto Uzumaki!!
(うずまきボルト!!, Uzumaki Boruto!!)
Boruto Vol 1
Volume Info
Volume 1
Next You Damn Geezer…!!
Release Date
Japanese August 4, 2016 ISBN (978-4-08-880756-0) Icon - Search
English April 4, 2017 ISBN (978-1-4215-9211-4) Icon - Search

Boruto Uzumaki!! (うずまきボルト!!, Uzumaki Boruto!!) is volume 1 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga.

Chapter 1

"Boruto Uzumaki!!" (うずまきボルト!!, Uzumaki Boruto!!)

On Naruto's destroyed face in the Hokage Rock, Boruto faces off against Kawaki. Overlooking a destroyed Konohagakure, Kawaki declares the age of shinobi over. Donning his damaged forehead protector and activating his dōjutsu, Boruto points out he is still a shinobi, and charges towards Kawaki. Boruto thinks back on his history, from a time he himself resented shinobi, more specifically his father, who he believed did not pay enough attention to his family on account of being Hokage. Boruto recalls a mission his team was assigned, subduing a bear. Upon reporting to Naruto, Katasuke interrupts them, asking Naruto's permission to allow the use of the Kote in the upcoming Chūnin Exams, which Naruto denies. Later, Katasuke provides Boruto with cheat codes for his video-game, and suggests the Chūnin Exams would be a way to show Naruto how strong he is. Elsewhere, Moegi hands her team admission papers to the exam. Shikadai and Inojin are not very excited about the idea, prompting her to deliver them letters from their mothers, which promptly changes their minds. Shikadai and Inojin meet with Boruto to play video-games. Sarada and Mitsuki join them, asking Boruto to participate in the Chūnin Exams, as it requires three-man teams. Shikadai notices Boruto's game has cheat codes, and leaves, believing the fun of the game being grinding for experience. Sarada and Mitsuki believe they convince Boruto to take the exams, when in reality, he wants to prove himself to his father. They are interrupted by Hinata and Himawari, who have groceries for Himawari's birthday party. Naruto joins them for the party, but at the last moment, Naruto drops the cake on the floor when the shadow clone is dispersed, angering Boruto. Hinata tries to defend Naruto's situation. Later, when the door bell rings, Boruto believes it to be Naruto, but actually it is Sasuke, looking for Naruto. Hinata informs him Naruto is still at the office. Sasuke hands Naruto a scroll from Kaguya's castle, and the two discuss Boruto. Later, Boruto tries attacking Sasuke, who effortlessly avoids it. Impressed with Sasuke, Boruto asks to be his disciple.

Chapter 2

"The Training Begins!!" (修行開始!!, Shūgyō Kaishi!!)

Sasuke considers taking Boruto as a disciple if he can perform the Rasengan. Boruto leaves, sure he'll master it in no time. Sasuke recalls reporting to Naruto about two people he found when looking for Kaguya's scroll, presuming they're also Ōtsutsuki clan members. The next morning, Boruto wakes up Konohamaru and asks him to teach him the Rasengan, which he proudly accepts to do. As Boruto finds the training to be bothersome, Sarada watches him. Soon enough Boruto manages to create a Rasengan, albeit a very small scale, but proudly shows this off to Sasuke. However, Sasuke points out that it's hardly a Rasengan due to its size. This frustrates Boruto, causing him to throw his Rasengan and storm off. Sarada arrives and tells Sasuke he's being too strict, and that Boruto's commitment to learning the Rasengan is unusual. Sasuke reveals he does intend to take Boruto on as his disciple, noticing the Rasengan's damage on a tree. Boruto runs into Katasuke, and tells him about his situation. To help solve his problem, Katasuke provides Boruto with a Kote. Boruto decides to use his new tool to help him impress Sasuke. With the help of the Kote hidden under his jacket, Boruto shows Sasuke a regular sized Rasengan. Although Sasuke sees through the deception, he doesn't comment, and finally agrees to take Boruto on as his disciple. Boruto and Sasuke talk by a bonfire, and Boruto asks Sasuke about Naruto's weaknesses, though Sasuke gives Boruto deeper look on Naruto. Later, Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki meet up, intending to take the Chūnin Exams. Elsewhere, Momoshiki and Kinshiki defeat Killer B, even turning his Tailed Beast Ball against him, and taking Gyūki's chakra. The two detect a more powerful chakra not far away, and turn their attention to the next target, Kurama.

Chapter 3

"The Chūnin Exams Begin!! " (中忍試験開始!!, Chūnin Shiken Kaishi!!)

Gaara, Kankurō, and Team Shinki are on their way to Konoha by train for the Chūnin Exams. Shinki is fully committed that all three will be victorious, and confident their adversaries will be no match for them. Gaara tells them to be well-rested. In his room, Metal Lee trains. Sasuke teaches Boruto shurikenjutsu, and how deflecting his own shuriken can be used to hit targets. At home, Boruto recalls Katasuke's words about the Kote. Shikamaru and Sai administer the first exam, a true or false question about a book series. When both answers are shown to be incorrect, all teams fall into an ink pit. The teams who manage to keep themselves from falling into the ink pass. Shikamaru informs Naruto that Boruto and his team passed, and advises him to congratulate Boruto. Naruto sends him an email, and Boruto scoffs at it. When Boruto is dissatisfied with Sasuke's assessment of his shurikenjutsu, he complains, saying that this is Sarada's specialty as an Uchiha. To counter it, Sasuke creates numerous shadow clones, Naruto's specialty. Boruto manages to create only four clones. In the second exam, teams have to protect their own flags while capturing the opposing team's. Teams Moegi, Yurui, and Shinki pass. Boruto stays back to protect their flag while Sarada and Mitsuki go on. Boruto and his clones take on a triplet team from Kiri, but the triplets can also use shadow clones, out-numbering him. Mitsuki turns back to help Boruto. When the triplets are on the verge of getting their flag, Boruto recalls Naruto's congratulatory email, and resorts to using the Kote, using Water Release and Lightning Release to defeat the triplets. Sarada uses her Sharingan to spot the real flag among genjutsu ones, securing victory for their team. Kōsuke, one of Katasuke's subordinates, informs him Boruto used the Kote, and that it was video recorded.


Team Konohamaru's Abilities

Colour illustration done by Masashi Kishimoto.