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Team 7
From left to right: Boruto, Konohamaru, Sarada and Mitsuki
A new team 7 is formed once Kawaki joins in
The main group of protagonists in
Boruto and the successors of the previous Team 7.

The team consists of Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki, and later Kawaki, under the primary leadership of Konohamaru.

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    In General 
  • Aristocrat Team: The entire team is made up of members with Blue Blood or come from important bloodlines. This is what Mitsuki has to say about his own team:
    Mitsuki: Let me introduce my lil group. We're the Konoha platoon, under Sarutobi-Sensei's command! And of course, just as the name says... The leader of this pluton is Konohamaru-Sensei. His grandfather is a celebrated ninja professor and the third Hokage that spent most of his life developing the village. His uncle on the other hand, was a former twelve guardian ninja and was once called the arms of the third Hokage. Not forgetting his parents who were elite jounins, both part of the ANBU and under the Hokage direct command. Then there is Uzumaki Boruto. His father's the one that ended the fourth Shinobi Word War, a hero that is now the Seventh Hokage. His mother, the princess of the Hyuuga family, kekke genkai with her Byakugan abilities, a new age heroine that has managed to shake the world of Jyuuken with her powers. Of course, he too is an elite genin by birth. Next up, Uchiha Sarada. Her dad's the Seventh Hokage's best friend, and the only survivor of the legendary Uchiha Clan that was once the strongest in Konoha village. Oh, and he's also said to be a genius too. And her mom, well, she's the only student that the fifth Hokage has ever accepted and inherited the Hyakogou no jutsu. a pioneer in the world of medical ninjutsu, a beauty with superhuman strength. She's elite by birth as well...
    • As for Mitsuki, he is the artificial son of Orochimaru, one of the Sannin and leader of Sound Village.
  • Balance, Speed, Strength Trio: Before Kawaki joining in, Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki had this dynamic. They work extremely well together and used to be one of the best trio team of Genin, if not the best.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief:
    • Boruto is the Mage, having excellent Ninjutsu, and several nature elements already under his belt despite being fairly younger. However, he's weaker than Sarada in physical strength, and while intelligent and crafty, is not as strategic as Mutsuki, who is very cunning.
    • Sarada fills the spot as the Fighter for her team. In terms of Taijutsu, she is physically the strongest, but while being very intelligent, is more focused on raw power compared to her teammates. She also has less showings in Ninjutsu than Boruto, and Mitsuki is much more crafty in battle.
    • Mitsuki fills the group's role as the Thief. His cunning personality, combined with Confusion Fu, makes him the craftiest fighter of the three. He has solid Ninjutsu as well, but his overall talents are shown much better put in strategy.
    • That said, there is substantial overlap as all three develop their abilities over time. Notably, by the time of the fight against Boro, Sarada is put in charge of strategy and basically made leader of the team for the time being.
  • Legacy Team: They are spiritual successor to an older Team 7, consisting of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, with slightly similar, but not the same, dynamics.
  • Meaningful Rename: Originally coined as Team 3, but Sarada requested the Seventh Hokage, Naruto, to change it to Team 7; in order to continue their legacy.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: A strong philosophy held by the team. When Mitsuki offers to stay behind to allow Boruto and Sarada to escape from Kuu, Boruto strongly says this to a T.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Interestingly enough, both Sarada and Mitsuki function as the Blue Oni to Boruto's Red Oni, though Mitsuki is considerably more calm, cool, and collected than Sarada is, who is a little bit more in the middle.
  • Shock and Awe: All original members of Team 7 have affinity for lightning release and have their own specific techniques, but they are also able to combine their lighting justus to use it in cooperation ninjutsu.
    • Boruto is able to apply lighting to create a new form of Rasengan and has several other lightning based jutsus.
    • Sarada copied several lightning jutsus from Buntan, but she also learns to use the famous Chidori.
    • In addition to his signature Snake Lightning jutsu, Mitsuki has a unique use of lightning; he can combine it with his Sage Mode.
    • Unlike his students, Konohamaru is not well versed in using lightning jutsus, but he still has a jutsu that showed up only in the anime.
  • Superior Successor: While the original team 7 was no slouch, very rarely did they work together. Sasuke while strong was an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, while Naruto was also strong, but he was an Idiot Hero. Sakura was unable to keep up with the two of them. Further, the team rarely got opportunities to work together, though when they did the results were often spectacular. The new team 7 however is filled with members who are more talented and skilled than their predecessors were at their age, and unlike them, their characters allow them to work together in sync, allowing them to accomplish great feats.
  • The Team: The main team of Boruto: Next Generations.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Boruto, the Hero, and his best friend Mitsuki and Sarada his friend of the opposite gender.
  • True Companions: Although Boruto and Sarada had initially butted heads and Mitsuki was a bit awkward to be around, the three grew to be inseparable companions, so much that Boruto and Sarada were both ready to risk their rank as ninjas to retrieve Mitsuki after he seemingly deserted the village, while Mitsuki was willing to risk his own life for the two's safety.
    • Later, Kawaki joins their select club, and bonds with them.


    Boruto Uzumaki 

    Sarada Uchiha 



Voiced by: Ryuichi Kijima (JP), Robbie Daymond (EN), Óscar Flores (Latin America, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4)

Debut: Naruto Gaiden Chapter 2 (Manga), Boruto: Naruto the Movie (Anime)

"You adults can't tell me what to do. I'll decide what I want to do for myself!"

The tritagonist of the Boruto franchise, he is Orochimaru's laboratory-grown son. Mitsuki is a mysterious boy who transferred from the Hidden Sound Village to be educated and trained as a Ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village. There he quickly becomes one of Boruto's closest friends, and later he graduates as a genin of Boruto's Academy batch. It's revealed that he was sent to the Leaf Village specifically to befriend and get close to Boruto Uzumaki for an unknown purpose.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Kishimoto wrote the one-shot The Road Illuminated by the Full Moon to reveal the origins of Mitsuki that was adapted as episode 39 of the anime.
  • The Ace: Mitsuki doesn't make a point of showing it very often, but his abilities may very well be the strongest of the new generation of Konoha shinobi. He was explicitly designed to be genetically perfect by Orochimaru.
  • Animal Battle Aura: His version of Snake Sage Mode surrounds him with ethereal serpents. His Snake Thunder Jutsu also manifests as a serpent made of lightning.
  • Animal Espionage: Mitsuki frequently uses his snakes to spy, keep watch, and gather intelligence for him.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes, if it wasn't obvious already. It's even in his name since the kanji for "mi" means snake.
  • Attack Animal: He makes liberal use of summoned snakes like his father before him.
  • Artificial Human: Revealed to have been artificially made by Orochimaru. Later revealed he can't survive on food alone and lives on different types of medicine probably prescribed to him.
  • Badass Family: His biological parent is Orochimaru, one of the strongest shinobi Konoha has ever had.
  • The Bait: As per Team 7's usual plan, Mitsuki often plays the lure, taking the attention of the enemy as he is quick and strong enough to withstand or avoid attacks, to allow his teammates to follow up.
  • Become a Real Boy: The whole premise of Naruto Gaiden: The Road Illuminated by the Full Moon boils down to Orochimaru wanting Mitsuki to find his own way and independence, having concocted a complex plot for Mitsuki to do so. He goes as far as having six attempts of his plan, each time erasing Mitsuki's memories of the previous until Mitsuki finally finds his own resolution and rebels against his "parent" and "older brother".
    • During the Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc, Mitsuki begins reflecting over this again, as he is still conflicted about being an Artificial Human. He becomes even a missing-nin, and departures for Iwagakure in order to determine if his will is truly his own or simply a manipulation of others. He finally comes to the conclusion that after all, he is a human being and his own person.
  • Best Friend: Although he started out as sort of a one-sided admiration of Boruto from Mitsuki's side and Boruto mistaking it for being a good friend even though he didn't know much about him, Mitsuki and Boruto has become virtually best friends and are often seen together even when not on missions. Eventually, he has been a close friend to Sarada as well, though not as close as he is with Boruto.
  • Berserk Button: Mitsuki is an absolute monster to fight, but if Mitsuki ever believes that Boruto's life is in paramount danger, then you're in for a world of hurt. This later extends to Sarada as well.
  • Blow You Away: Not only makes use of Wind Release jutsu in general but his Signature Move is to exhale gale-force winds to blow things away.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Usually Played for Laughs. He's far less socially hindered than most examples but his thought process and values are definitely a little out there. Considering who raised him, what do you expect? Best exemplified by his behavior in sparring matches, training exercises, and the Chunin exams, where he is more willing than most to use excessive and dangerous methods against opponents, albeit without malice.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His attire consists of a loose-fitting two-toned light and dark blue kimono jacket with billowing sleeves.
  • Broken Pedestal: He becomes this to Sekiei, who after finding out that Mitsuki was just a double agent, has a complete Villainous Breakdown because he really thought Mitsuki was his friend. Mitsuki tried to explain that the feelings were mutual, but his goal was to stop Ku and had no other choice but to befriend him to get to Ku. They reconcile right before Sekiei's death.
  • Brutal Honesty: While not confrontational, he freely speaks his mind in any situation.
  • Catchphrase: "It doesn't really matter anyway." Somewhat runs in the family as Log says it too.
  • Character Development: He gradually becomes more socialized and emotionally conscious the longer he is around Boruto. In particular he begins developing friendships with others rather than relying so much on Boruto as his anchor to his own humanity.
  • Chick Magnet: According to his female peers, he is very handsome. And he certainly acquires a few heart eyes from them.
  • Child Prodigy: Though little is made of Mitsuki's skills compared to the flashier Boruto and Sarada, his powers are even greater than theirs thanks to his senjutsu.
  • Cloning Blues: Mitsuki suffers strong bouts of this growing up, feeling that he isn't truly human and questioned his own will, wondering if it was really his or if it was merely synthetic. He gets better after a journey to the Hidden Stone Village and getting intimately involved in the cloning plot there.
  • Combat Medic: Although he hasn't been shown healing anyone other than himself, the data stats in the Boruto manga states that Mitsuki has three stars in medical ninjutsu (note that Sarada does not have medical ninjutsu in her arsenal despite being Sakura's daughter). Mitsuki can quickly recover from potentially damaging would fairly quickly using his Sage Transformation.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: The show's counterpart to Sasuke who is disarmingly nice and cheerful, but has much creepier powers and a far more alien mindset. He also serves as something similar to early Shippuden Sai, being the pale-skinned third wheel of the group—although he is far more The Social Expert (except when it would be funnier for him to screw up big time).
    • In contrast to Sasuke who left the village and left his friends, Mitsuki did a similar thing, but he returned and rejoined Team 7.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His battle with Iwabe in Episode 5 is this. After exchanging a few blows, he puts Iwabe in a fatal chokehold in a matter of seconds. If Boruto didn't step in, Mitsuki would have killed him.
    • Mitsuki absolutely curb stomps Toroi, his opponent from the Hidden Cloud Village, defeating him with just one move.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He seems to be a master of this.
  • Declaration of Protection: For both Boruto and Sarada, claiming that he 'won't let them die'.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Due to being incredibly overpowered, one of the strongest Genin of the new generation, Mitsuki is often seen staying out of the fight, holding back, or completely absent due to the fact that he can probably wipe the floor with most fights if he just tapped into his Sage Transformation. Somewhat justified as there's going to be more than just raised eyebrows if his true power ever gets revealed.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Outside his backstory, Mitsuki is almost comically unflappable never losing his composure in even the most stressful or dire circumstances.
    • Shown rather eerily during his match with Iwabee, where his face remains calm and neutral as he strangles Iwabee while Shino tries to pry him off.
    • Shown once again in a sparring match with Orochimaru. He didn't even flinch as Orochimaru held a kunai to his throat, showing that in fact, Mitsuki does not fear death or dying.
  • Elemental Powers: He has both Wind and Lightning nature chakra and can use them both through his Breakthrough and Snake Thunder Jutsu. He is also proficient in Earth style techniques which he mostly uses to tunnel underground for surprise attacks.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In Episode 6, after freeing Shino from being possessed by a shadow specter after dragging him down into a lake and then placed him back on land, he starts drowning in the lake due to using too much chakra and just accepts his fate until Boruto and later Shino came to his rescue.
  • Fake Defector: Mitsuki made everyone believe that he joined the fabrications for good.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Fills the group's role as the Thief. His cunning personality, combined with Confusion Fu, makes him the craftiest fighter of the three. He has solid Ninjutsu as well, but his overall talents are shown much better put in strategy.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In addition to his outfit, he wears long black fingerless gloves.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: An interesting case. He is a transfer student from Otogakure, not an exchange one. Also, unlike the trope's usual examples, he is the tritagonist of the Boruto franchise and not just a secondary or minor character. The foreignness is emphasized when he states in Episode 35 that he took permission from his parent Orochimaru, the Leader of the Hidden Sound Village, to stay in Konoha and become a ninja there instead of going back to Otogakure after graduation from Academy.
  • Genre Savvy: Mitsuki appears to be aware of a lot of shonen tropes by the commentaries he makes.
    Mitsuki to Sarada and Chocho: That is commonly referred to as your tragic heroine syndrome. The condition is said to afflict young girls of a certain age who lack a certain self-awareness as they try to establish their sense of self… Well… that is if you care about such trivial things."
  • Godzilla Threshold: One of Mitsuki's stipulations for staying in the Leaf Village is that he is not to publicly reveal that he has access to Sage Transformation. This is not only due to the questions it would raise, but the fact that use of the technique could tear his body apart. However, in moments of extraordinary peril, he will risk it to protect those close to him, especially Boruto.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal!: To an extent. Thanks to Sage Transformation, he can heal minor wounds on himself. He also has a particularly powerful immune system that makes him resistant to certain sicknesses.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: His sleeves are longer and wider than his resting arms. He uses these to surprise his enemies with stretched arms and snake swarms, as well as to covertly release surveillance snakes that can report back to him. Funnily enough, during his and Boruto's stint in Hozuki Castle, his prison jumpsuit likewise has long sleeves for this purpose.
  • Hidden Depths: On the surface, Mitsuki is an intelligent individual whose actions are considered 'weird' by most people. Out of the main cast, he seems the most emotionally stable, even in the direst circumstances. Despite his claim that things don't really matter, he is troubled by whether or not his feelings and desires are real as a clone.
  • History Repeats: He leaves the Leaf Village just as Sasuke did, but unlike Sasuke, Mitsuki left to find out who he is, not for power and unlike Sasuke who left for years, Mitsuki was gone for a long, but not incredibly long time and returned to the village willingly and rejoined the team.
  • Horned Humanoid: When using Sage Transformation a single horn emerges from his forehead.
  • Identical Stranger: Some fans have noticed that he along with Log bears a resemblance to Gen'yūmaru who was a former host of Orochimaru's. Any connection between them has not been commented on in-universe.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes Mitsuki doesn't know that his words could hurt other people, but since he still is learning how to be human, he doesn't really get why.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's considerate of others' feelings and tries to help them. However, that doesn't mean he's going to be nice about it, as Chocho found out.
  • Jumped at the Call: He gets excited at the prospect of becoming a ninja upon graduation.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Although he wasn't really sure how to take care of a kitten at first, even stoic Mitsuki ended up warming up to him, even giving him a name, Mikazuki. Mikazuki was the first non-Boruto being that Mitsuki grew angry for and Boruto commented that Mitsuki probably really loved him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even though Mitsuki is arguably the fastest genin of the new generation, it doesn't mean that he dishes out any weaker the attack. He is powerful as much as he is quick, a true force to be reckoned with.
  • Like a God to Me: Mitsuki thinks Boruto is exactly this. Everything and anything that Boruto does Mitsuki finds absolutely fascinating. Despite the mistakes that Boruto makes, Mitsuki observes with great interest and he thinks very highly of his friend. His admiration of Boruto can come off somewhat stalker-ish and creepy, but it's clear that Mitsuki admires Boruto so much that he's the light, the 'sun' of his world. However, he also compares Boruto to a sun, feeling that he can't truly get close to him even though he admires him so much. After his arc, Mitsuki and Boruto stand on much more equal footing, but Mitsuki still holds Boruto in very high regard.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He shares several physical similarities with Orochimaru. Surprisingly is that he displays persuasive skills similar to Orochimaru as well. Shown when he convinces Boruto to participate in the mission to escort Katasuke and the ninja tech weaponry to a lab, Mitsuki is able to push all the right buttons using the emotional weight of Boruto's vow to support the Hokage and the protection of his loved ones to persuade him to go with the mission. Something similar Orochimaru was capable of but Mitsuki isn't as twisted and dark.
  • Mad Scientist's Handsome Son: He is considered handsome In-Universe, and his parent is no other but Orochimaru, a Mad Scientist obsessed with becoming immortal.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Though not as malicious as his father, Orochimaru, Mitsuki certainly seems capable of this if he ever wanted to be. He is careful with his words and doesn't say things he doesn't deem necessary, leading him to be able to twist out of conversations or get people to do things.
    • Although it was unclear how much he was actually faking his allegiance to Sekiei and the others, it's clear that he was a masterful pretender, even when his own life was threatened. He was so good at appearing to pledge his loyalty that not even Kuu saw his betrayal coming.
    • In the manga, Mitsuki was able to manipulate Boruto into doing a mission he said he wasn't going to do just by using words.
  • Mathematician's Answer: When Sarada asks whether his one known parent is his mother or father, Mitsuki responds with "Yes."
  • Meaningful Name: Mitsuki is derived from the words "Mi" meaning Snake and "Tsuki" meaning Moon. This of course is a reference to both his father Orochimaru and his moon motif to contrast Boruto's sun motif. The character for the "Tsuki" part used to use the word for "Vessel" before a Meaningful Rename in his Day in the Limelight.
  • Mellow Fellow: Mitsuki is almost always calm and laid back even in the most trying situations.
  • The Mole: Mitsuki joins the fabrications because he wanted to learn the secret of free will, but also to stop Ku from stealing the hearts of real people and killing them in the process. The problem is that he told nobody his reasons. Upon learning his motivations, everybody is shocked, amazing, and disappointing people on both sides.
  • Mysterious Stranger: Every description of him in Naruto media talks about how mysterious he is.
  • Necessarily Evil: Mitsuki will kill if he feels it is the best option to avoid tragedy, but he takes no joy in it.
  • Nerves of Steel: Mitsuki very ever rarely flinches, even in the face of death. Whether it be in intense battle or otherwise, Mitsuki always has a very calm disposition. He doesn't fear death and doesn't hesitate to kill if he feels it necessary.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers to Konoha's Ninja Academy from Otogakure in episode 5 of Boruto anime.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Iwabee during an academic sparring session by putting the cocky older genin in a vicious hold that even Shino couldn't break up. In his defense, Iwabee did say it would be no-holds barred, not realizing how far Mitsuki would take it. Boruto's scolding is the only thing that gets him to back off.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Over the series, unlike his young fellow Genin, that he is completely fearless when it comes to the concept of dying. In Episode 91, he even tells Boruto and Sarada that it didn't even matter if he died since there were 'more Mitsukis' in Orochimaru's lab and that he could be replaced.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: If there is one thing that he inherited from Orochimaru, it's his disregard for people's personal space, especially when it comes to Boruto.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the exam to become a genin, Mitsuki begins to activate Sage Mode for a one on one duel with Shino before the scene changes, when they are back on screen the area is entirely decimated and the fight has concluded.
  • Only One Name: It's unknown whether if it's the result of Orochimaru never intending on giving him one in the first place or if it’s not given to prevent others from knowing of his heritage, assuming if he has one.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Granted that he's by Boruto's side and he's not in danger, Mitsuki is always often seen with a big smile on his face, though it's hard to tell whether or not the smile is genuine.
  • Power at a Price: A reason he presents why he doesn't use his Sage Transformation abilities a lot is that his body might not be able to handle such an extreme level of power and break down.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As noted above under Necessarily Evil, Mitsuki is often the first to resort to lethal force among his teammates if he deems it necessary, being fully willing to murder his own classmate, Sumire if it meant protecting the whole of the Leaf Village from destruction and tragedy.
  • Razor Wind: Mitsuki's use of the Wind Scythe Jutsu is noticeably different from how Temari uses it since he lacks her giant folding fan. conjuring arcs of wind by swiping his arms rather than her Tornado Move.
  • Red Herring Mole: When the mysterious attacks on people were flowering, Mitsuki had the bad habit of appearing all the time around the victims, and combined with his creepy personality and being the newbie, he gave the impression he is the man behind the attacks. Shikadai was very wary and suspicious of Mitsuki because of this. He was Good All Along
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Blue hair and pale skin? Check. Created in a lab? Check. Largely emotionless demeanor? Check. Bandaged and hospitalized more than anyone? Check.
  • The Reliable One: Has been this to Boruto from day one. He is always there to support, accompany, and help Boruto out, even in mundane tasks. He often doesn't get much attention in arcs due to being pushed aside for plot reasons, but you can count on Mitsuki to take care of tasks in the background while Boruto and Sarada do the flashy parts.
  • The Reveal: In the movie, an incredibly nonchalant manner, Mitsuki reveals to the shock of his teammates that he is the son of Orochimaru. Whether Orochimaru is his mother or father is left ambiguous but in truth, Orochimaru is a Truly Single Parent and Mitsuki is lab grown from an embryo. In contrast, in the anime Mitsuki's identity is revealed by Naruto to a group of different people with Boruto and Sarada listening in, shocking everybody.
  • Rubber Man: He can use the Soft Physique Modification ninjutsu to extend his limbs like rubber. This is a clue to his parent's identity, the skill being a signature piece of Orochimaru's arsenal.
  • The Runaway: Mitsuki inexplicably flees Konohagakure, and was considered a traitor, though he later returns and reveals he was at least in part motivated to leave to protect Konoha.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Sarada's snarky comments may go over Mitsuki's head sometimes.
    Sarada to Boruto: I hope so. Maybe you've gotten more sensitive?
    Mitsuki: Is that so?
    Sarada: No, I was being sarcastic...
  • Scaled Up: He has mastered Snake Sage Mode. Notably his version has a single horn apparently made of chakra, rather than the two bony horns of Kabuto's Snake Sage Mode.
  • Secret Test of Character: Orochimaru and his older "brother" put him through one to see if he had become more than a simple clone. Mitsuki not only rejected both of them to find his own path, but he also activated Sage Mode in the process. Orochimaru and his brother were pleased with the outcome.
  • Sixth Ranger: During Academy days, he was the new character to join the roster of the young generation. He soon joins the main cast and becomes the Tritagonist. Of course, as the new mysterious newbie, he was received with suspicion by certain characters.
  • Shipper on Deck: In the Boruto anime, Mitsuki states at two different times that Boruto and Sarada "make a good couple" and had on various occasions commented that the two "get along very well".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Not in English, but in the original Japanese, "Mitsuki" has been given three different spellings, one in katakana and two in kanji. The two use the same kanji for "Mi", but the characters used for "Tsuki" mean either vessel or moon.
  • Stealth Insult: He never does it out of malice, as much as trying to point out your flaws or how ridiculous people can be in a friendly manner. Chocho is his favorite target, as he often comments about how "her symptoms are getting worse".
  • Shock and Awe: Mitsuki can use different lightning jutsus with great effectiveness.
  • The Smart Guy: His stats show that he is the smartest in Team Konohamaru and the second smartest of the six behind Shikadai.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Fittingly for his snake motif, Mitsuki excels in espionage and sneak attacks.
  • The Social Expert: He knows when a sarcastic remark -or speech- is in order and when it's best to just leave people alone so they can talk uninterrupted. Luckily, he's a much better social expert than Sai, a fellow white-skinned Deadpan Snarker.
  • Squash Match: Defeats Iwabee in seconds, without sustaining any damage himself.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Has a tendency to unexpectedly show up and chip in on conversations, even when he's nowhere to be seen beforehand.
  • Stepford Smiler: Mitsuki loves to smile, quite often in fact. However, during the Mitsuki Arc, it reveals that even though he was smiling, he had always felt alone and 'different' due to being a synthetic human.
  • The Stoic: Unlike Boruto and Sarada, he doesn't show much emotion. In fact, he seems to only have two emotions: neutrally serious or pleasantly happy (though it's hard to pinpoint if this is genuine sometimes). He seems to genuinely enjoy the company of his team though, especially Boruto whom he has a continuous admiration for. He also feels more than he lets on, especially as his personality continues to grow and mature, but feelings other than the aforementioned ones rarely reveal themselves on his face.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Even without Sage Transformation, Mitsuki is so adept as a fighter that he can take out most opponents with relative ease. With Sage Transformation, Mitsuki is possibly stronger than most Jonin in the village put together. Most conflicts and fights would be easily solved if Mitsuki would just fight with his full strength if it wasn't for the plot often writing him out of most combat so the conflict wouldn't be solved in an instant. That said, he also has a few genuine reasons to mitigate usage of Sage Mode. Aside from not wanting to attract more attention/fear from the public at large that could cause problems for Konoha, Mitsuki considers using Sage Mode dangerous to himself as its unclear just how much of it even his supposedly "ideal" body can handle without breaking. Notably when he pushes himself against Ku he ends up collapsing and losing the fight, unable to maintain the mode for more than a minute or two.
  • Strong and Skilled: Mitsuki is considered the most talented genin of his generation. He also has access to huge amounts of chakra for his Sage Mode.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Mitsuki often hides how powerful he truly is. Only a handful of people even know that he has a Sage Transformation and he's only had a few times where he both needed to show how much of a powerhouse he really is and had the opportunity to do so. In battle, Mitsuki typically only fights with the amount of power he thinks he needs in the fight, only tapping into his trump card when the situation gets extremely dire, usually when he believes Boruto is in serious danger.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Has inherited Orochimaru's golden eyes and pale skin, but more so with his older brother Log, to who he bears an exact resemblance aside from age.
  • Summon Magic: Mitsuki can summon snakes to help him fight, track things down or impersonate him as decoys.
  • Superior Successor: While his overall abilities aren't on par with his father "yet", Mitsuki can already use Sage transformation whereas Orochimaru's body was incompatible with a proper Sage Mode.
  • Super Mode: Can activate Snake Sage Mode. As is typical for a Sage Mode, it greatly increases all his regular abilities and physical strength, but it's unclear if he has learned or even has access to any of the more outlandish powers Kabuto's Snake Sage Mode exhibited.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Orochimaru engineered Mitsuki to be a better version of him, therefore he can do things that took Orochimaru years to achieve, or that he never achieved. In particular Orochimaru's body was simply incapable of Snake Sage Mode, so Mitsuki being able to use it was a sign he had succeeded in his goal.
  • Tranquil Fury: Mitsuki very rarely displays outright anger, but after Ku almost kills Boruto in Episode 91 and so soon after watching his friend Sekiei die in front of him, Mitsuki says that he's "unusually angry right now", all the while having a sharp but serene look on his face as he goes all out against Ku to the point of exhausting himself.
  • Tritagonist: Of the Boruto franchise.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Boruto in particular, though it did get shaken up a bit during his Disappearance arc. This later extends to Team 7 as a whole.
  • Willfully Weak: Mitsuki is scarily powerful, but he chooses to rarely use his full power for very good reasons. In particular during the Chunin Exams, in his fight with Shinki, he was almost forced to use his Sage Mode. But since Orochimaru imposed a rule for him to never use Sage Mode publicly (out of concern for how much attention the power would attract), or he will have to leave the village; therefore Mitsuki opts not to use it, and chooses to lose the fight, preferring to stay in Konoha with his friends. He will use said power in a private battle, or in a life and death fight, but still must be cautious due to how dangerous Sage Mode could be for him if overused.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He is always using the perspective of an adult to judge Boruto, Sarada, and even Chocho's actions. That said, he is also quite naive about many things even a child would be expected to know, and admires Boruto in part because he thinks in ways that would not have occured to him otherwise.
  • Wolverine Claws: Mitsuki is capable of sharpening his fingernails into claws with ninjutsu for a Finishing Move.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: It's eventually revealed by Orochimaru that Mitsuki was implanted with a curse mark on his heart that would blow him up if anyone investigated his body deeply enough to figure out the secrets of his creation, killing him on the spot and preventing the knowledge from falling into other's hands. Mitsuki is or at least became aware of the curse mark, and it doesn't seem to bother him, indeed it's presence may have saved him from being potentially dissected by the Iwa doctor, said doctor having to limit himself to less invasive scans.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mitsuki has tousled pastel blue hair.



Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (JP, adult), Yūma Uchida (JP, boyhood), Chris Niosi (EN)

Debut: Boruto Chapter 1 (Manga), Boruto Episode 1 (Anime)
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"The age of shinobi is over."

A mysterious ninja who will be an enemy of Boruto's at some point in the future. Based on Boruto's words to Kawaki, it's implied that they used to be friends or at least allies. During the flashback, its revealed that Kawaki was "rescued" from Kara's clutches and was brought to Konoha to live with the Uzumaki family, thus explaining Boruto's familiarity with the guy. He later joins Team 7.

Has the Roman Numeral "IX" tattooed on his face.

  • Absolute Cleavage: A rare male example. Kawaki's future self is seen sporting a wide open onesie, similar to Sasuke before him.
  • Abusive Parents: His father was an abusive drunk who beat and eventually sold him to Jigen. Jigen is no better either, experimenting on Kawaki and transforming him into the man he is now.
  • Almighty Janitor: Has no ninja ranking because of his upbringing, but he is shown being on par with anyone from Team 7.
  • Ambiguously Evil: His future self for some reason fights Boruto and he may have murdered Naruto, but his words of choice are ambiguous enough to be reinterpreted. We also don't know how truly evil he is, of he is evil at all.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Kawaki sacrifices his right arm, blocking Delta's attack, when she tries hitting Naruto by targeting Himawari. He gets a prosthetic that Naruto has to knead chakra into in order to make it function (as the arm is a copy of the one made for Naruto and operates off his chakra) and later gets one that functions on his own chakra.
  • The Apprentice: Formerly to Jigen, and later becomes Naruto's student.
  • Artificial Limbs: He receives a new right hand enhanced with Naruto's chakra from Katasuke that was initially created for Naruto.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Well, antagonistic adopted offspring in Kawaki's case. Whether he killed or not Naruto, his older self hints turning against Naruto at some point.
  • Anti-Hero: Kawaki is often brooding and intense, and while he usually has good intentions, he is willing to use extreme measures.
  • Bash Brothers: Kawaki may lack social skills, but he works good with Team 7 and especially with his adoptive brother, Boruto, in combat situations.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Though Kawaki claims he only saved Naruto from Delta's attack since the Seventh Hokage is their best chance of surviving against her, Kawaki also went out of his way to save Himawari too, since both father and daughter treated Kawaki with kindness and respect, even when he was a jerk.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Kawaki gets in the way of Delta's Eye Beam attack to save Naruto and Himawari, earning Boruto's respect at long last.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Kawaki wears a blue sleeveless Badass Long Coat. At least as a child, Kawaki is one of the good guys, but a few years in the future and he fights Boruto.
  • Body Horror: Kawaki is able to shapeshift his right arm into stabbing weapons (such as a sword or a spear) or launch them from himself as projectiles (throwing knives). His arm goes back to normal every time. Still doesn't make it any less creepy.
  • Break the Cutie: As a young kid, Kawaki was someone kind who just wanted to see colorful fishes and the world - and then Jigen happened, breaking down every piece of innocence he ever had.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: A sibling-like version with Himawari. He is troubled, while she is the resident cutie.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After Isshiki is forced to resurrect himself via Jigen's karma, Kawaki's karma automatically disappears, but he still has all the non-karma abilities granted by his modified body, plus the feats learned from his ninja peers.
  • Brutal Honesty: Kawaki tends to be quite blunt and straightforward with people around him, with little consideration for things like subtilty.
  • Cain and Abel: As Naruto takes in Kawaki, he is sort of like his new adopted son. Therefore in the prologue, Kawaki is implied to be the Cain to Boruto's Abel.
  • Character Development:
    • He starts as being very antagonistic towards the Uzumakis and Team 7, but after learning they only want his well-being, Kawaki warms up to them enough to risk his life for them.
    • He used to treat Boruto with contempt at first. After the fight with Isshiki and Boorushiki, he finally accepts Boruto calling him brother, and calls Boruto "stupid bro".
  • Chick Magnet: Several female characters his age find him attractive.
  • Color Motifs: His kama is reddish.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Kawaki has dark grey eyes that match his black mohawk.
  • Cyborg: According to Katasuke, Kawaki is a scientific weapon more than a human thanks to the extensive modifications placed in his body.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Life has never been kind to Kawaki from the moment he was born; he was motherless, had a father so abusive that he would go beaten and starving for entire days, and then he met Jigen, who proved to be even worse.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kawaki is ill-tempered and particularly sarcastic.
  • Death Glare: According to Iwabee, Kawaki "glared at him[me], and looked like he might bite him[me]".
  • Defrosting Ice King: He started out as aggressive and hostile to those around him. After living with the Uzumaki family and experiencing Naruto's kindness, he's more sociable, polite, and caring towards others. He outright tells Isshiki that getting to know Naruto's family has filled up his empty heart.
  • Delinquent Hair: Kawaki sports a black mohawk, while his sides are dyed blonde.
  • Deuteragonist: In the manga, he shares equal spotlight with Boruto once he is introduced. In the anime, he zigzags between Deuteragonist and Tritagonist with Sarada, as she receives more attention in the anime, having her own arcs paralleling him and Boruto.
  • Duality Motif: Kawaki's left hand is imprinted with the kama from Jigen, while his right hand is a gift from Naruto. In literature and other media, the left side often represents the villain, while the right side the heroes. Now, which side will Kawaki choose in the Dark Future?
  • Energy Absorption: With his Karma active, Kawaki can absorb chakra or ninjutsu to create large explosions.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The anime gives him a rather deep voice.
  • Evil Former Friend: Kawaki goes from being Boruto's Bash Brother, to his enemy after the timeskip for unknown reasons.
  • Energy Absorption: Like Boruto, he has the cursed seal Karma which allows him to do this.
  • Foil:
    • To Sasuke. Like him, he has had a very distant father, is very stoic and dislikes Naruto at first as he was used/manipulated by an older man seeking to profit off his growth and power. They also have similar personalities at least in their youth by being distrustful of others and aggressive. Both also were initially antagonistic towards members of the Uzumaki Clan, Naruto and Boruto respectively, before warming up. Each seems to be a "counter character" to their Uzumaki Rival and will have/had life and death battles with them.
    • To Mitsuki. Both of them have been optimized by biological experimentation; Mitsuki was constructed from scratch to be genetically perfect, where Kawaki was enhanced by cyberkinetics. What they also share in common is a degree of frankness. Mitsuki is very blunt but not (meant to be) unkindly so, where Kawaki is blunt because he has little regard for politeness as well as to provoke a reaction at times. One area that Kawaki is less frank though, is his feelings. Mitsuki has no quibble about saying what he thinks and feels, even if it could be deemed controversial, but that’s just because that’s who he is and he’s still learning the unwritten rules of social interaction. Kawaki on the other hand is more inclined to keep his feelings to himself because he’s not comfortable with voicing them, especially the very personal ones. They're both intelligent, but Kawaki is more emotionally driven than Mitsuki. Their demeanor are at odds too; Mitsuki is a very calm and quite amiable person, where Kawaki is abrasive and aloof.
  • Foregone Conclusion: We know he will survive the story at least until the Dark Future shown in the prologue and that he will be getting another Karma seal one way (from Amado) or another.
  • Friendless Background: Growing with an abusive father didn't really allow Kawaki to make friends, and the only children around his age shown in his flashbacks, were bullying him.
  • Freudian Excuse: After being experimented on nearly all his childhood and abused by his parental figures (both real and adoptive), is it any wonder why Kawaki is so angry at the world and shuns the aid of others?
  • From Bad to Worse: Kawaki went from having a drunk abusive father, to an even worse father figure who would conduct extremely painful experiments on him without his consent and subjects Kawaki to Training from Hell.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He started out as a regular child abused by his ordinary drunk father. The prologue indicates that he will eventually become a massive threat to the ninja world.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Kawaki is anything but nice even after defrosting, he will still call people "assholes" or be vulgar, and has absolutely no problem with sacrificing Code to save Boruto from his karma, and tries to make Boruto agree with him.
  • Grand Theft Me: What Kawaki is to Kara, more specifically to Jigen. After all the modifications made to his body, he is the perfect vessel for Isshiki Otsutsuki to inhabit permanently, allowing him to tap into his full power without dying.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Kawaki has a very nasty temper even if you're being nice to him. His anger is also a key factor when he fights as he uses all of his wrath to inflict on the enemy in a brutal fashion. Also outside the battlefield he is very unpleasant to be around as one trigger could set him off at a moment's notice due to his traumatic past. He gets better as he begins to realize the people around him are trustworthy and he is the safest he's ever been.
  • Harmful to Minors: Everything he ever lived prior meeting Naruto.
    • He lived part of his life with a drunken father who would abuse him for alcohol.
    • At only around 6-8 years old, he would get sold by his own father to Jigen for booze.
    • Spends a lot of years in fear and being abused by Jigen, while the rest of the Kara didn't exactly show him much kindness.
  • Happily Adopted: At first, Kawaki didn't want anything to do with Naruto and his family after he was taken under his wing. However, after spending time with Naruto and learning of his past, Kawaki begins to feel safe and comfortable with the Uzumaki family around him. When Jigen invades the Uzumaki household to take Kawaki home with him, Kawaki tells him to leave and actually got angry when Jigen insulted Naruto!
  • Hates Being Touched: One of Kawaki's biggest pet peeves is this. He will react violently. This is mostly due to how for most of his life being touched only meant pain. It's likely the hug Naruto gives him is the first one he's ever had.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: First time meeting Team 7, he is quite antagonistic to them and attacks Sumire in his tries to escape from Konoha. Then over the time he befriends them and becomes utterly loyal to Naruto. Several years in the future and he is Boruto's enemy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He tries to invoke this in chapter 62 by offering his life to Code, claiming that he alone killed Isshiki and asking that Code be satisfied with his life and leave eveyrone in Konoha alone. Code, however, shoots the offer down by pointing out that he is aware of everything that happened with Isshiki and wants vengeance on all who contributed to his death. He further explains that this personal vengeance is simply a selfish desire of his, and that since he also plans to fulfill Isshiki's dying wish for him to take on the task of draining the Earth of life there is ultimately no scenario where Konoha will be spared anyway.
  • Hero Killer: His very first words imply this.
    Kawaki: I’m going to send you to the same place I sent the Seventh Hokage... Boruto.
  • The Hero's Journey: Along with Boruto and Sarada.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: He absolutely hates Jigen more than anything.
  • Jerkass: This guy is an asshole to everyone due in large part to how traumatic his life has been. Everyone. Even if the person in question is talking to him politely and trying to offer him a better life (food, home, companionship), Kawaki will just insult the person and insist that they have a sinister ulterior motive. His lowest point so far is actually trying to escape Naruto's home by flipping over a heavy table towards the man, unintentionally breaking a vase that Himawari got for Hinata's birthday. It took Naruto actually getting angry and going into Sage Nine-Tailed Mode to finally get him to behave.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As ruthless as it may sound, Kawaki does have a point when he yells to Boruto he should plant his kama on Code's body for different reasons:
    • Code is very powerful and they are out of time.
    • Boruto might die from the pills he received from Amado as their effects are unknown towards his body and don't even provide a final solution.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although, when pushed enough to actually see that his behavior is bad, he will apologize for his actions...sort of.
  • Kill the God: Isshiki met his own demise at Kawaki's hands, when the latter tricked him with a shadow clone.
  • The Lancer: To Sarada, The Leader, and Boruto, The Hero. He always has something to say about their way of doing things, but is willing to comply if necessary.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Kawaki forms a Gender Inverted example with Boruto, being the dark feminine (short-tempered, moody, brooding) to Boruto's light feminine (friendly, jovial, open with his emotions).
  • Like a Son to Me: Naruto feels that he "gained another strict son" since he adopted Kawaki.
  • Living MacGuffin: Naruto keeps his eyes on Kawaki and hired several jounins to bodyguard his house in order to protect him from Kara.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Before meeting Team 7, he never had friends close to his age, or any friends for the matter.
  • Marked Change: When activated, Kawaki's Karma unfolds from his left hand and moves up his left arm to his face.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kawaki" (渇き or 乾き) means "dry" or "parched". Kurama even lampshades the irony of his name:
    Kurama: Just by looking at you, I can tell that despite your name, it doesn't seem though your heart is completely parched yet...
  • Missing Mom: Absolutely nothing is known about Kawaki's mother, if she is dead, alive, but left Kawaki for some unknown reason with his alcoholic father. The existence of mother figure in Kawaki's storyline is not acknowledged not even once.
  • Me's a Crowd: Kawaki defeats Isshiki tricking him with a shadow clone.
  • Monster Roommate: Despite Naruto being told that Kawaki is a tad mentally unstable and has abilities that no one knows about yet, Kawaki is taken in to live with the Uzumaki family by the Hokage himself. What consequences this will have on the happy home is unknown...
  • Mood-Swinger: He can go from being calm to ready to attack in seconds should something trigger his various traumas or make him think he is otherwise in danger.
  • Multicolored Hair: Two tones of hair for him: black and blond.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Downplayed due to Kawaki's nasty attitude but when Boruto confronts him about accidentally breaking Himawari's vase which was a gift to her mother, and seeing Himawari's sad expression, Kawaki actually apologizes.
  • Nanomachines: Kawaki's body has been modified with nano-machines, giving him incredible powers.
  • No Social Skills: Surviving one day to the next surrounded by people who did nothing but hurt and use him has been Kawaki's main focus for most of his life, leaving his social skills quite stunted.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Despite his "Sasuke-ish" personality, his own experiences are not that different from Naruto, both being utterly alone and experiencing distrust and being hated by others for a power they never asked to have in the first place.
    Kurama: I've observed him since he was a baby, and his life has hardly been smooth sailing. Yeah, if anything, he's kind of like you.
  • Parental Substitute: Arguably has two: Jigen and Naruto (albeit Jigen never behaved as a father, only using the term when it was convenient for him, as he saw Kawaki as nothing but a new body for Isshiki).
  • Partial Transformation: He can grow horns and modify parts of his body after the kama's activation.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: In present, he is proud to be Naruto's student, yet in the Dark future he possibly killed or at least harmed Naruto.
  • Perpetual Frowner: With a past like his, he hardly has any reason to smile or be relaxed.
  • Playing with Fire: He is able to perform Fire Release with a single hand.
  • Power Glows: When Karma activates, the tattoos on his left arm will glow red while they grow across his body while Boruto's, in contrast, glows blue.
  • Power Tattoo: How the Karma appears when activated.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: When he uses to much of his power, the nano-machines that power his body overheat and render him unconscious.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Gives one to Boruto when the ninja voices aloud their current situation:
    Kawaki: The Age of the Ninja is Over.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: His body can spontaneously mutate to form spikes, Combat Tentacles and blades for attack and defense.
  • Simple Staff: Hard to see since we see the characters from a distance in the opening pages, but it looks like Kawaki's preferred weapon of choice is a long black staff. Notably, this is the preferred weapon of Isshiki Otsutsuki while possessing Jigen.
  • Single Tear: During his talk with Kurama, when the latter tells him about Naruto's past, how much in common they have, and how Naruto managed to overcome his loneliness.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Kawaki is angry, short-tempered and moody as a result of everything he had to endure his entire life. After Kurama deconstructs the similarities between Naruto and him, Kawaki starts crying, showing how deeply hurt and conflicted he is inside.
  • Sphere of Destruction: One of his abilities is one of these, incinerating everything in range of his body in a sphere of energy.
  • The Stoic: Mostly seen calm and collected and rarely smiles.
  • Stock Shōnen Rival: Kawaki, much like Boruto subverts several aspects. He is presented as being Boruto's equal instead of being better than him, and Boruto would be the Privileged Rival, thanks to his Blue Blood. He is serious, brooding and wants power at any costs to protect Naruto, not because some sort of Inferiority Superiority Complex. He is extremely talented when it comes to kama, but lacks in ninjutsu, while Boruto is The Ace. While they will have to face each other in the future, his motivations are others than the typical rivalry that can lead to a Face–Heel Turn. Otherwise Kawaki has the Dark and Troubled Past, is Tall, Dark, and Handsome, and his chakra nature is Fire Release.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: One of the tallest characters his age a as f 183 cm (6 ft) and several female characters think that he's good looking.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He is among tallest teenagers, and is very cynical and brooding.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Even after coming to care for and appreciate his new teammates, Kawaki still remains abrasive and combative. He approves of Mitsuki for being ruthless and pragmatic. His idea of getting stronger is provoking a fight between the team members, instead of training.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Kawaki goes from an aggressive, antisocial boy who's rude and shows no respect towards other to a much kinder, calmer person thanks to the kindness of Naruto and his new brotherly relationship with Boruto.
  • Training from Hell: The anime added some new scenes where is shown that Jigen constantly used to beat Kawaki with his staff during the training while verbally abusing him. In the manga Kawaki clarifies that as much as he despised the training he believes it did at least make him strong.
  • Trauma Button: Ino simply putting flowers in a vase, causes Kawaki to flashback to the time when he was used as a lab rat for Jigen's horrible experiments, lefting him to pant in horror.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Kawaki has a Dark and Troubled Past, the look of a Japanese Delinquent and several females characters find him attractive.
  • Troubled Teen: Kawaki stands out among children close to his age, for having to deal with things the others never had too. Due to his past, Kawaki suffers from PTSD.
  • Undying Loyalty: In present times, he is so loyal to Naruto that he proudly declare that he'd rather die than live in a world where Naruto does not exist.
  • The Unfettered: Contrasting Boruto, Kawaki is much more willing to kill someone who opposes or angers him. He also swears he will "get stronger no matter what it takes", only to protect Naruto.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As a young child, Kawaki was non-threatening and a naive child who was very curious about fishes despite his abusive childhood. Then Jigen happened...
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kawaki has no problem to provoke Sarada into a fight.
  • When He Smiles: Very, very, very subtle but Kawaki sports a small one when Naruto defeats Delta, returning this smile when Naruto gives him a big victorious one.

    Konohamaru Sarutobi 

Alternative Title(s): Boruto Mitsuki


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