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The 18 Strongest Next Generation Ninja From Boruto, Ranked

Who is the strongest ninja student in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations? Sure, everyone knows who’s the strongest ninja from the original Naruto cast was, but what about the next generation that will succeed them? Will Boruto Uzumaki live up to his father’s legacy, or will his privileged life as the Seventh Hokage’s son soften him up? Sarada Uchiha also has the potential to be one of the greatest shinobi in the Village Hidden in the Leaves, since she is the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha. However, her father’s constant absence in her life may negatively affect Sarada’s potential as a ninja. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many great legacy characters in Boruto, such as Mitsuki, Mirai Sarutobi, and Metal Lee. Not to mention entirely new characters to the Naruto world that quickly became fan favorites, like Sumire Kakei and Kawaki. With all that said, who is the strongest Boruto next generation? Time to find out!

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    Mitsuki is a synthetic human and the son/clone of Orochimaru. He is an extremely talented shinobi who lives a minimalist lifestyle and cares deeply for his friends, specifically Boruto. Much like Orochimaru, Mitsuki has a fluid fighting style that blends with his Soft Physique Modification attacks. Mitsuki also has high levels of chakra energy that allows him to perform Sage Transformation at such a young age, as well as achieving Sage Mode. Another similarity to his “father,” Mitsuki has a variety of snake-themed moves, such as the Hidden Shadow Snake Hands and the Snake Clone Technique.

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    Shinki is the prodigy shinobi of the Village Hidden in the Sand and the proud adoptive son of Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage. Before being trained by Gaara, Shinki had little to no control of his Iron Sand powers. Now, his Iron Sand abilities have surpassed his adoptive father’s. He can manipulate his Iron Sand for close-range attacks; unleash a giant wave from afar, and magnetize an enemy to his Iron Sand Weaponry. All while in a stationary position. In addition to Iron Sand, Shinki has also mastered the Puppet Technique and can control his skeleton puppet with sand instead of chakra threads. Regarding physical prowess, Shinki is quite agile and can quickly deliver counter-attacks to his enemies after evasion. 

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    Before being taken in by Naruto, Kawaki had a horrible upbringing. He was abused by his drunkard dad and sold to Jigen, who used him as a guinea pig for a potential vessel for Isshiki Ōtsutsuki. On top of the physical and emotional abuse, Kawaki had his body modified against his will. As a result of his horrifying childhood, Kawaki was cold and untrusting of others. However, after being raised and trained by Naruto, Kawaki learned to experience joy. His modifications give Kawaki the ability to transform his body and produce blades or piercing tendrils, as well as fire off energy shockwaves and rapidly heal his injuries. Kawaki can also activate the Kāma mark of Isshiki Ōtsutsuki to absorb ninjitsu and deliver devastating explosions, but overusing its power will leave him unconscious.

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    Himawari Uzumaki is the adorable little sister of Boruto and the daughter of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki. While she’s not officially a ninja, Himawari does have the potential to be one of the greats. Her most notable achievement was awakening her Byakugan, after Boruto accidentally destroyed her panda toy. Even at a young age, Himawari had enough strength to knock out her father in a single blow. The incident made Naruto and Boruto forever afraid of awakening Himawari’s anger again. 

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