The Boruto anime might not have been doing well, but the manga is simply outstanding. Any fan who has read the manga knows that it is miles better than the anime. There is a genuine belief among the fans that the anime will improve massively once the manga is adapted.
One of the best things about the manga is Kawaki. The anime-only fans don't really know much about Kawaki, but he is a really cool character. Kawaki has a pretty unique personality, and that's what makes him a very likable character. In this post, we will discuss five characters that Kawaki is capable of defeating and five who he can't beat.
10 Can Beat: Sarada Uchiha
Sarada Uchiha is the daughter of Sasuke and Sakura. Sarada is a talented kunoichi who has progressed pretty nicely so far. She has a considerable amount of strength. She is easily above the level of a regular genin, and it has been proven time and time again.
Sarada was able to beat Buntan from the Hidden Mist Village. She has shown proficiency in using the Sharingan at an early age. Sarada has excellent chakra control that allows her to use Chakra Enhanced Strength. However, Kawaki seems to be a step above her at the moment.
9 Can't Beat: Jigen
Jigen is the leader of Kara, an organization in Boruto. In recent chapters, there has been plenty of emphasis on Jigen and his powers. Jigen is the current vessel of Isshiki Otsutsuki. He possesses the Karma that makes super strong.
Jigen was able to single-handedly beat both Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha. This is an astounding feat no matter how one looks at it. It is pretty simple to understand why Kawaki can't beat a character as strong as Jigen. There is a good chance that he might beat Jigen in the future, but currently, there is only one winner.
8 Can Beat: Konohamaru Sarutobi
Many people might question the inclusion of Konohamaru on the list, but Konohamaru is actually a very disappointing character. He is the grandson of Hiruzen Sarutobi, and he is not even a bit like him. Even though he is a jonin, he relies on his team to bail him out of tricky situations.
This is really shocking when you think that without Boruto's Karma, he would have died. Konohamaru has grown in power since his debut in Naruto. He looked a lot more promising back then, but he's just an average character. Kawaki should have no trouble in beating him.
7 Can't Beat: Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto Uzumaki is the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf. He is considered the strongest shinobi in history. Naruto managed to surpass all of the previous Kage during the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Naruto has tons of different abilities at his disposal. He can use many kinds of Kekkei Genkai abilities. Naruto can also use the nine tails chakra mode to its fullest potential, and last but not the least, he can use Six Paths chakra. Kawaki is still young and he might surpass Naruto in the coming time.
6 Can Beat: Boruto Uzumaki
Boruto Uzumaki is the main protagonist of the series. He is the son of Naruto and Hinata. Boruto is different from his father in many ways. Unlike his father, Boruto is a prodigy. He learns the most difficult techniques in a very short time. We saw that when he was trying to learn the Rasengan.
Boruto has two unique abilities—Jougan and Karma. Both of these abilities make him one of the characters with extremely high potential. After the pilot episode, we know that Boruto and Kawaki will end up on the opposite sides. However, Kawaki's abilities currently are superior to Boruto's.
5 Can't Beat: Kashin Koji
Kashin Koji is one of the members of Kara. He is an Inner, that makes him one of the most powerful members of the organization. Koji is an enigmatic character. Despite making his appearance several chapters ago, we are still unaware of Kashin Koji's true power and motives.
So far, we know that he can use Rasengan, toad summoning and Samadhi flames. The next chapter of Boruto will throw some light on his abilities. If Kawaki were to face Kashin Koji then the result would definitely be in the favor of the latter.
4 Can Beat: Shinki
Shinki is from the Hidden Sand Village. He is considered to be the next big thing in his village. He did participate in the Chunin Exams and made it all the way to the final. Shinki has the magnet release which allows him to control his iron sand. Shinki has a lot of natural talent, but he needs to work on ninjutsu to compete against the top-level shinobi. At the moment, Kawaki would straight-out destroy Shinki in a fight.
3 Can't Beat: Mitsuki
Mitsuki is probably the only genin that comes close to Kawaki's level. Like Kawaki, Mitsuki has been genetically modified. Mitsuki is able to use the Sage Mode, which is an impressive feat considering that large reserves of chakra are required to be able to use it.
Mitsuki was able to hold his ground against a talented shinobi like Shino. We haven't seen the true power of Mitsuki yet, but he has the power of Sage Mode on his side. So, it would be a difficult battle to call, however, we do think Mitsuki can pull it off.
2 Can Beat: Shikadai Nara
Next up on the list is Shikadai Nara. He is the son of Shikamaru and Temari. Shikadai has the Kazekage's bloodline. He is very intelligent, much like his father. Shikadai has shown that he is capable of putting up a fight against opponents that are stronger than him. Shikadai has great control over the techniques of the Nara clan. He proved it in his fight against Boruto, where he complete outwitted him and used the Shadow Paralysis technique.
Boruto only got through because of cheating. Kawaki is a completely different level from the rest of the genin, and it is pretty clear that Shikadai can't handle him.
1 Can't Beat: Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha is also known as the "Other Hokage." He is the only shinobi that can stand up to Naruto in terms of power. Sasuke possesses the Rinnegan that is the strongest dojutsu.
Sasuke's unique Rinnegan allows him to swap places with his targets. He can also move from one dimension to the other. Sasuke also has Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan that adds to his power even further. Currently, Kawaki wouldn't be able to land even a single hit on Sasuke.