Warning: SPOILERS for Boruto: Two Blue Vortex chapter #3The best manga stories love competition, and Boruto has established a story from the very first pages, between the main characters, Boruto and Kawaki, two sworn brothers who will have a fateful fight in the future. However, despite this rivalry lasting many years, the first few chapters of Boruto: Two blue tornadoes proving that the battle was decided before it actually happened.
No one can argue that Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Part I) didn’t get off to a successful start. On the very first page of the manga, fans get to witness a fierce battle between Boruto – who fans recognize from his appearance in Naruto – and another young man named Kawaki – who fans eventually will know as a former Kara member and vessel for Isshiki Otsutsuki.
While little else is revealed in that glimpse of a future battle, over the next 79 chapters of Boruto, the series plants the seeds of why Boruto and Kawaki, the quickly became sworn brothers after their first meeting, and were destined to fight in this battle. ruins of Konoha. However, after the three-year period that separated Blue Vortex Parts 1 and 2, it was clear that if that confrontation happened now, Kawaki would have absolutely no chance of winning.
Boruto has become stronger than ever – While Kawaki is trapped
Despite all the emotion and build-up that went into creating a perfect duel, chapter #3 of Boruto: Two Blue Vortex makes it clear that there is a huge gap between Boruto and Kawaki in the present. Boruto’s new Rasengan is an extremely powerful jutsu, using the entire planet’s chakra, and the young Uzumaki is so confident in the power he has acquired over the past three years that he does not consider the Code – once the invincible enemy – is another threat. Meanwhile, Kawaki seems stuck in his old ways, relying on Karma and body enhancement, to the point where he is surprised and almost knocked out by one of Code’s Grimes Claws.
Aside from the Rasengan, the clearest sign of Boruto’s newfound power is his attitude. Boruto, who was a few years younger than Kawaki, now seemed the more mature of the two. He is completely busy upon returning to Konoha, not even allowing himself time for an emotional reunion with Sarada, who literally saved his life at the end of Part I. Boruto’s attitude is very resembles Sasuke – especially when confronting and taunting Code – and it seems he has learned a lot from his master over the past three years. Clearly, Boruto is showing that he has the skill and confidence to win against an opponent that just three years ago was far ahead of him.
Boruto’s absolute confidence means he has surpassed Kawaki
Kawaki, on the other hand, hasn’t changed much. He still rushes into battle without thinking, screams at his allies, and overall doesn’t seem to have evolved much in terms of personality. While Kawaki may certainly have become stronger over the past three years, it should be remembered that he is not a true shinobi. No one in Konoha could have taught him how to use Karma better (except perhaps Amado), and considering Kawaki’s brash and arrogant attitude, it’s unlikely he spent all this time trying to Train with the village’s best shinobi to learn ninjutsu. He’s probably still relying on his old tricks, whereas Boruto has clearly expanded his arsenal considerably, training with Sasuke and possibly other masters as well.
The only proof needed for the difference between the two is Boruto’s reaction after seeing Kawaki: he remains absolutely calm, despite being in an extremely hostile environment, surrounded by enemies. . There is no fear, anxiety or emotion, just cold, practical efficiency. That is, Boruto doesn’t seem worried or afraid of any threat that Kawaki – or anyone else – poses to him. It was his confidence and invincible temperament that proved it Boruto already beaten Kawakimeaning their much anticipated war was over before it even started unless Boruto: Two blue tornadoes find a way to turn the tables and surprise readers again.