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Kawaki (Japanese: カ ワ キ) is a fictional character from Ukyo Kodachi and Mikio Ikemoto's manga Boruto: Naruto Next Generations . First in the series debut appearing in Flashforward, Kawaki is a young man who would apparently become the nemesis of the series main character, Boruto Zu. Kawaki is later introduced as a rebellious member of the Kara organization who flee and uses his cursed sign "Karma" (楔, Kama ) wants to be removed from his body. On his escape, he meets the Boruto ninja team, who take him to his Hidden Leaf Village to protect him from Kara. Naruto takes the teen under his wing to protect him from enemies and induces him to bond with his family over time. In particular, he begins to see Naruto as a father figure and Boruto as a brother figure.

Kawaki was developed by Kodachi and Ikemoto as Boruto's main competitor. The naruto Author Masashi Kishimoto suggested to Kodachi and Ikemoto the idea of ​​introducing both him and Boruto through a flashforward in order to have a bigger impact achieve than the previous film Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015).

Kawaki's first appearance in the manga and anime of Boruto caused great concern within the franchise due to his possible violent actions against Naruto Uzumaki. However, his debut in the present narrative was the subject of praise for his constant interactions with the main character, who went from being a cold-hearted teenager to a more caring person, especially under Naruto's influence.

Creation and development

On the first pages of the first chapter Boruto: Naruto Next Generations An encounter between an old teenager named Boruto Uzumaki and another named Kawaki was briefly shown as a Flashforward. The purpose was to attract more fans so that they can look forward to the fight as it is in a messy state. When the writer Ukyo Kodachi showed the artist Mikio Ikemoto the script for this scene, Ikemoto was very surprised by this scene. The fight against Kawaki was instead shown in the first chapter and not in the fight of Sasuke Uchiha against Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki by them. 2015 Boruto: Naruto the Movie- Film in order to achieve a different effect on the fans despite the same plot. Her teenage designs were illustrated for the first time in a short period of time. As a result, Ikemoto stated that the older protagonists' designs could change as soon as possible Boruto reached that moment.

Ikemoto described the character's relationship with Boruto as antagonistic to contrast the Flashforward, which implies that Boruto and Kawaki have been allies for too long, giving readers a mysterious potential. Similarly, Kawaki's appearance is very different from Boruto's in much the same way that Naruto and Sasuke are in the original Naruto Faced Manga.

Although Boruto is the protagonist of the Next generation Series, Ikemoto stated in early 2019 that Boruto and Kawaki's relationship will be the most important point in the story, as the manga aims to hit the Flashforward scene from the first chapter where both characters start fighting against each other. While Boruto is portrayed as a happy character when dealing with other actors, Ikemoto drew both him and Kawaki as more serious, which led to different facial features.

In December 2020, it was announced that Yūma Uchida Kawaki would be in the anime adaptation of Boruto would speak . Uchihda was due to the popularity of the Boruto Series satisfied with the role of Kawaki. Following the announcement, Kodachi was delighted to see Kawaki animated in the anime, so looked forward to fan support. In the same month, Ikemoto stated that the anime would make further progress in terms of meeting Kawaki and Boruto. However, he still refrained from explaining to the Flashforward where the manga began. Ikemoto explained that in future chapters more references to the Flashforward will be given, such as: B. Their growth, why they become hostile, and what Kawaki means when they talk about Naruto.

Appearances

Kawaki first appears in Boruto 's first chapter as Flashforward, when he and Boruto Uzumaki enemies would always end as indicated in the prologue Boruto Series. An elderly Kawaki appears to have sealed Naruto and committed Konoha's destruction when faced with an elderly Boruto as he declares that the age of shinobi has finally come to an end.

Kawaki is officially introduced as a tattooed youth who became a member of Kara after being bought by Jigen from a cold and drunk father and having a tattoo of the Roman numeral IX under his left eye. Then he would experiment with 13 people between children and adolescents and give von Jigen a kama mark to make it a living weapon for Kara. Jigen and Kawaki themselves imply that he is the only survivor of this "first" experiment. Later, in further experiments, Kawaki was heavily modified with microscopic shinobi ware that was implanted into his body, giving him abilities similar to Jugo's sage transformation to alter his physiology at the cellular level.

Due to Jigen's perfectionism and abusive behavior, Kawaki fails at the age of fourteen at Kara and meets Boruto's ninja team, who take him to the Hidden Leaf. To protect him from Kara, Boruto's father, the Seventh Hokage Naruto, adopts him as his own son. Far from everyone at first, Kawaki spends his time with the Uzumaki family mending a vase that he accidentally destroyed and that Himawari made for Hinata's birthday.

When Kara's member Delta attacks the village to take back Kawaki, Naruto comes to his defense and saves him. Kawaki grows to take care of his guardian and asks the Hokage to train him to be a ninja. After Kara's leader Jigen has chased Kawaki via Delta's bots, he attacks the village and kidnaps Naruto. Kawaki joins Boruto and his allies Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki to take him back. With Jigen weakened in the previous fight, Kawaki's team instead encounters Kara member Boro, who wants to add both Boruto and him to his group. Kawaki's team is defeated, but Boruto's karma mark leads him to become possessed by Momoshiki Otsutsuki, who mocks and brutally kills Boro. The team manages to save the Hokage and return to Konohagakure. As the group recovers, Kawaki learns of Jigen's true nature and his relationship with the Otsutsuki clan caused by karma.

After Jigen is outwitted and burned by Koji Kashin, Isshiki Ōtsutsuki (forced to be reborn in Jigen's charred corpse) attacks Konoha in order to mark Kawaki's body with a new karma and take Boruto as a sacrifice for the God Tree. This is due to the fact that jigen is unable to handle the full force of the Ōtsutsuki. and since Boruto's karma is believed to have reached a decompression stop of 80%, it is "worthy" to be consumed for Isshiki in order to gain even more strength.

Through the combined effort of Naruto, Sasuke and Kawaki, Isshiki is finally defeated when the huge amounts of chakra of Ōtsutsuki Jigen's corpse finally collapse and thus crumble to dust. Shortly afterwards, Boruto Sasuke, obsessed by Momoshiki, attacks Sasuke unprepared (stabs his left eye and destroys his Rinnegan in the process). Kawaki and a barely conscious Sasuke manage to fend off Momoshiki until Boruto regains consciousness.

reception

Allega Frank from Polygon mentioned that Kawaki's debut on Flashforward at the beginning of the manga and anime caused several fans to worry about his possible future actions against previous protagonist Naruto Uzumaki, as Kawaki claims he already killed him. Although Chris Beveridge from The Fandom Post Was plagued by several problems when the manga premiered, he was delighted with the flashfoward between Kawaki and Boruto as it showed the show's potential.

Critics also commented on Kawaki's introduction to the series. It was praised for the plot effect and rival parallels it has with Boruto, as well as the original manga between Naruto and Sasuke. Chris Beverdige found Kawaki's rivalry with Boruto too similar to their predecessors, but at the same time they also have the potential for a friendlier relationship and therefore looked forward to their future development. Kawaki's karma skills were praised by Beveridge for being identical to Borutos, as karma occurred in both at the same time. Leroy Douresseaux expected that Kawaki would have a huge impact on Boruto's life in terms of his fighting style. Manga News noted that while Kawaki's introduction might seem forced, his relationship could also be parallel to Narutos and Sasukes, but that level would be difficult to reach. IGN praised the first fight Kawaki had in the anime against Garo for exchanging techniques.

Even so, the reviewer found that the more time he spent with the Uzumaki family, the more time Kawaki's cold demeanor faded into the narrative, leading to interesting, quiet chapters, especially with Naruto when he asked him to train him to be a ninja. As a result, Manga News found that his character has had a huge impact on the narrative, rather than the actual protagonist, Boruto, since its inception. FandomPost agreed, claiming that Kawaki's introduction to ninjutsu and ties to the Uzumaki family are the culmination of the ninth manga as the young man wants to be tutored by Naruto. IGN also found Kawaki's relationship with Naruto to be as lovable as he was willing to return to Jigen if he did no harm to the Hokage, which the writer likened to that of an actual father. When Naruto and Sasuke are defeated by Kara, IGN looked forward to the actions of Kawaki and Boruto to protect the Hokage, noting that their Karma Seals may be explored in the future to give them new powers, even though the antagonists themselves Are power conscious and use it.

CyberConnect2's game designer Hiroshi Matsuyama praised Kawaki's debut in the manga for his involvement in the narrative as well as the combat sequences he takes part in. Matsuyama also praised the way Ikemoto designed Kawaki, and found his illustration on the cover of the seventh manga volume in the series eye-catching.

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