Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the sequel to Naruto. The show started a few years back and it follows Boruto Uzumaki, who is the son of Naruto. Boruto and the next generation of ninjas try to become splendid shinobi in a completely different world from their parents. There are a lot of new characters in the series that are adored by the fans.
A Kage is the head of a village. Each shinobi nation has its own Kage or head. Boruto's father, Naruto, is the Hokage of the Hidden Leaf. In this post, we are going to list the characters who can reach the level of a Kage.
Mitsuki is the synthetic human that was made by Orochimaru. He immigrated to the Hidden Leaf to find out whether Boruto is his "sun" or not. Mitsuki is a sensor type ninja. His skills are far superior to anyone else of his age.
Mitsuki is able to use Sage Transformation. We also saw Mitsuki overwhelm his teacher, Shino, during the exams. His parent, Orochimaru believes that Mitsuki has the potential to surpass the Sannin. This is a huge compliment considering that Orochimaru is a member of the Legendary Sannin himself.
9 Boruto Uzumaki
Boruto is the son of the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf. He has been labeled as a prodigy by many, unlike his father. At an early age, he has managed to impress his elders. Boruto has managed to accomplish a lot of amazing feats so far. He played crucial roles in defeating Momoshiki Otsutsuki and Ao.
Just like his teammates, he is considered a cut above the rest. Boruto has a unique visual prowess known as Jougan. Adding to this, Boruto was also given the Karma seal by Momoshiki Otsutsuki.
Shinki is the adoptive son of Gaara, the Kazekage of the Hidden Sand. He made his first appearance in the series during the Chunin Exams. Shinki has a unique bloodline ability known as Magnet Release. Shinki is also capable of using puppets. The art of puppeteering was taught to him by his uncle, Kanjuro.
He is considered the strongest character from the next generation of ninjas. In the Chunin Exams, Shinki showed what he could do to his opponents. He was casually destroying teams right up to the final. Under Gaara's tutelage, Shinki's skills are only going to improve even further.
Kawaki's name is embedded in the memories of the fans and it's not just about his demeanor or powers. In the very first episode of the series, we saw Kawaki battling with Boruto. Kawaki talked about sending Boruto to the same place as Lord Seventh. This caused the fanbase to erupt and they are still waiting for clarification on it.
Kawaki has made his debut in the manga and he seems to be really talented. He has a Karma seal that is similar to Boruto's seal. Kawaki has a genetically modified body as well and he can turn parts of his body into dangerous weapons.
6 Konohamaru Sarutobi
Konohamaru is the grandson of the late Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi. He is currently a jonin and the leader of Team 7. Konohamaru showed that he was a capable ninja back in Naruto. He has continued to improve his abilities and reached a high rank.
He is able to summon toads like Naruto, Jiraiya, which makes me think that he might have learned the Sage Mode of Mount Myoboku. But, so far he hasn't been seen using it. Konohamaru still has room for improvement and he could become the next Hokage after Naruto Uzumaki.
5 Sarada Uchiha
Sarada is the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Haruno Sakura. She is a member of Team Konohamaru. Sarada awakened her Sharingan at a very young age. She dreams of becoming the Hokage. Sarada is an elite genin, and she was one of the best performers during the Chunin Exams.
Sarada has very good chakra control that allows her to use chakra enhanced strength. Sarada is very proficient at using shurikenjutsu just like her father. She actually had the highest marks in the shurikenjutsu exams.
4 Moegi Kazamatsuri
A big surprise in Boruto has been Moegi. She is the leader of Team 10. Moegi is currently a jonin and it is really surprising to see. However, there is a big reason behind it. Moegi is a user of Wood Release, which is one of the rarest and most powerful abilities in the series.
Only a handful of people have been able to use the wood release like Hashirama Senju, Madara Uchiha, etcetera. If she manages to train properly and nurture her abilities then she could up being a Kage without any trouble.
3 Shikadai Nara
Shikadai Nara is the son of Shikamaru Nara and Temari. He is a member of Team 10 and a member of the newest Ino-Shika-Cho generation. Shikadai is a genius just like his father. He is capable of formulating strategies within a very short period of time.
In the Chunin Exams, we saw that Shikadai is more than capable of fighting against strong opponents. He was able to beat Boruto Uzumaki, who is called a prodigy. Shikadai has managed to master the Shadow Release techniques of the Nara clan at a fairly young age.
2 Metal Lee
Metal Lee is the son of taijutsu genius, Rock Lee. He looks a lot like his father and his style of fighting is more or less the same. Metal Lee is a better user of ninjutsu and so he can perform many more jutsu. He can subconsciously activate one of the Eight Inner Gates.
The Eight Inner Gates are among the greatest powers in the series. We have already seen an example when Rock Lee fought Gaara and when Might Guy fought Madara. If Metal Lee manages to master the Eight Gates completely then he is surely going to be one of the strongest ninjas.
1 Himawari Uzumaki
The final character on our list is the daughter of Naruto and Hinata. Himawari awakened her Byakugan at a very young age. It is a pretty big deal considering that it can only be awakened through rigorous training. Byakugan is one of the three ultimate visual abilities.
Himawari is able to see the vital points of her opponents and attack them. Himawari hasn't enrolled in the academy yet but, she definitely has the potential to become a very capable ninja.