The theory of Naruto Uzumaki dying in Boruto Naruto Next Generation has been a prevalent idea for a long time. After the heart-rending fate of Lord Seventh in the manga, fans are speculating if the same will follow in the anime as well. Naruto is one of the most popular anime characters of all time. However, the theory of him dying has always been the topic of the town. So, what has raised the question of the protagonist’s death? Will Naruto die in the anime? Here is all you need to know about it.
The theory of Naruto’s death first caught fire when the first-ever chapter of the Boruto manga came out. The chapter featured that the Leaf Village would befall an apocalyptic event, and Naruto was found dead in the village. Besides, the chapter also foreshadowed a dystopia where the people of the village never saw peace and goodness ahead. Let us analyze this future and weigh the odds of it coming true.
The Manga Foretells Naruto Dying
One of the biggest counter-arguments fans put forth in context to this theory is that the chapter only signifies half the truth. While the sight of a dead Naruto was true, the story was only the current state of the village. Besides, it is not always true that events cannot be undone. For example, in the manga, Gaara was revived using the chakra much after his death. Thus, Naruto’s death could not be considered the absolute endpoint of the manga. On top of that, there was no evidence that the scene was, in fact, true.
Fans already know that the scene could have been someone’s nightmare. Later in the manga, it was revealed that Naruto does suffer through an even worse fate. In the Otsutsuki Awakening arc of the manga, Naruto and his team fought against Isshiki. Isshiki was the alien Otsutsuki who had come to earth to capture Kawaki and make him a compatible vessel. However, while he was still inside Jigen, Kashin Koji called a war upon him. As a result, Isshiki was unleashed, and Naruto had to begin a war against him.
During the battle, Kawaki was under the protection of team seven as he was Isshiki’s main target. However, Boruto was still on the battlefield along with his father and master Sasuke. Isshiki saw him as an opportunity. The Otsutsuki warned Naruto that if they resisted him, he would target Boruto to be his vessel. He explained that Boruto’s karma was also strong enough to hold his powers.
A Fate Worse Than Death!
In the battle against Isshiki, Naruto unleashed the fullest potential of Kurama and charged at Isshiki with all his might. For a long time, Kurama had been trying to escape Naruto’s body. Thus, in one powerful attack, the beast found the opening within Naruto and escaped his vessel. However, Kurama did not survive the battle against Isshiki, and both the beasts ended up dying. This harshly affects Naruto as a warrior. After losing Kurama, Naruto lost a major chunk of his powers. Even though he became Lord Seventh, he was still never as powerful as he was against Isshiki.
This was the worse fate that Naruto encountered besides death. However, fans have been wondering for a long time if the manga is going to kill the main lead or not. It is hard to say because the theory has been catching fire for the last three years now, and nothing solid has arrived as evidence. Even the author has refrained from commenting on the fate of Naruto. However, as long as Boruto and Kawaki are behind the long leap to their adulthood, the protagonist might not leave the scene so early.