Naruto may have come to an end, but Boruto has carried the manga’s heroes into a different time. The on-going sequel tells the story of the Leaf Village’s new generation with guys like Konohamaru leading the ninjas. And – well – fans are convinced they have found the man’s lookalike.
Just, give it a shot.
On social media, fans started buzzing when Konohamaru was compared to Lonzo Ball of all people. The comparison was made using the ninja’s manga look, and fans were hesitant to dismiss the connection given the duo’s similarities.
Lonzo Ball and Konohamaru are very different, but readers of Boruto cannot unsee their shared hairstyles. In the manga, the Leaf Village hero is given a haircut that is almost uncanny to the one Ball rocks, and it has long bugged them. Masashi Kishimoto never came close to giving Konohamaru such a cut before, but Mikio Ikemoto had no such qualms.
Konohamaru’s makeover is not the only one Ikemoto has been scrutinized for. The anime’s take on the older ninja has been a well-received one and so has its take on Sarada. However, the manga has failed to endear readers to the Uchiha heiress. In the past, Ikemoto has come under fire for his sexualized depictions for the young teen, and the manga’s latest cover sparked a new controversy over its drawing of Sumire.
For those unfamiliar with Boruto’s predecessor Naruto, it has quite a storied history. Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto, the series ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump for 700 chapters. The story follows Naruto, a young ninja with a sealed demon within him that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and featuring the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.
Did ‘Dragon Ball Super’ Just Compare Vegeta To Yamcha?
Vegeta just had his best episode of Dragon Ball Super yet, but fans just couldn’t let the guy get away from Episode 122 unscathed. Intentional or not, eagle eyed fans noticed that one major Vegeta moment in this episode mirrors an infamous Yamcha moment from Dragon Ball Z.
Twitter user @SilentTakedown noticed that Yamcha got his karmic revenge on Vegeta years after being killed by the Saibamen during Vegeta and Nappa’s initial invasion on Earth.
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— Crushed (@silenttakedown) January 7, 2018
Vegeta stood strong against Jiren, but at the end of the episode, all of his efforts proved fruitless. Despite making an impression on fans for his pride and cool moments just before, the end of the episode left Vegeta in a giant crater after Jiren trapped him in an explosive ball of energy.
Although it’s not in Yamcha’s infamous pose, this is a hilarious jab by fans. Even a remote resemblance to Yamcha seems disrespectful. The character may have taken on new life as a source of humor in the series, but his original death in the series was a big, and serious moment. His death served as the catalyst for the remainder of the Saiyan saga, and taught Dragon Ball fans that the Saiyans were a far deadlier force than Goku and company ever faced because someone like Yamcha could be taken down by one of the Saiyan’s henchmen.
Couple that with the way Yamcha died, too. The Saibaman had to blow itself up along with Yamcha, and this proved to be a deadlier enemy they had to take seriously. So, in a way, it kind of works the same way with Vegeta and Jiren. Fighting with Goku established his power level before, but now that he summarily defeated Vegeta, Jiren seems like a more intense presence than before.
Dragon Ball Super’s “Universal Survival” arc is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. DragonBall Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.