Konohamaru definitely had the potential to be Naruto’s, right-hand man. He should’ve been given a better role in the series! With that role being none other than the ninja always at the Hokage’s side. Just as the fourth Hokage had his squad of elite Jonin, it would’ve been easy to understand the role of this character. The character which we started off hating, then grew to admire, and somehow ended up hating all over again.
The last star of the Sarutobi Clan, as well as Naruto’s only pupil, I think we all can agree that this man needs a redemption arc! Also to be delivered more than what he’s been given so far in this new Boruto series. I, as an individual, would’ve thought that Konohamaru would’ve been a ninja on Kakashi’s level. And would be someone that would be capable of providing decent protection. Similar to his grandfather and 3rd Hokage,
Hiruzen Sarutobi. In the absence of Naruto or Sasuke, however, he’s been whittled down into a stump of his previous self. We as fans have to move forward with it.
Konohamaru, Udon, and Moegi
As the old saying goes, ‘If you surround yourself with successful people, then you will emulate success.’ This saying would be absolute perfection if it was implemented properly concerning this group. As I’ve mentioned previously, this could’ve been Naruto’s go-to squad, however, at this point it’s only a dream we once had in a parallel universe.
Trained by naruto
We all loved the behind-the-scenes mentoring that Naruto was giving to his star pupil back in the Shippuden series. It seemed as though the grandson of the third Hokage would be a symbol of what a hidden leaf ninja is supposed to be. And just as Naruto succeeded, it wasn’t too off the mark to say that Konohamru was on his way. However, these things never came to pass as every time we witness the appearance of this man. Fans can’t help but feel bad for the way his character was developed.
V.S Pain, Kills Naraka path
This man killed one of the pains paths! That achievement alone speaks for itself in response to why this article needed to be written. Caught in the hands of the Naraka path, we see him with all hope lost as his enemy has him pinned against a wall. As this path starts using his power, the fight is seemingly done. However, when the process is complete, a shadow clone disappears. Leaving us with the image of the Konohamru that was respected as a ninja with unlimited potential, blasting his enemy with a Rasengan.
A Challenge To Jounin Temari
Without any kind of hesitation or fear, Konohomaru makes a bold proclamation to Temari. The proclamation to accept his fight proposal. Tired of being looked down on and given a mediocre mission, he attempts to make everyone see how powerful he’s become. While the Jōnin has no interest, continuously tells him to leave her alone, while telling him he’s not on her level. We see him ignore her. He interrupts her insults by initiating attack after attack. Although his first few attempts are unsuccessful, he starts to give in to her taunts yet again. He simply can’t take any more of it so he decides to go for his ultimate attack ‘the Rasengan’. However, just before the two shinobi were about to collide, Shikamaru steps in, diverting Konohamaru’s attack, and driving him into the ground. This creates a crater from the massive power of the attack.
Adult Konohamaru Just Cant Win: WHY Konohamaru is Weak?
The writers weren’t aware of how the actual fan base has seen Konohamaru throughout the series. They gave us him as a character, not to cherish as a new era for the Naruto series. As a result, lessened our respect and overall like for him. I personally believe that Konohamaru was actually going to be the next generation of ninjas. Therefore he would become the next Hokage after Naruto, as he’s stated in the past. Maybe the writers couldn’t find enough to go on and just like every other show they decided, ‘I think Naruto needs a kid.’ While the writers have disappointed a large fan base by making him look like a total trash can. The end result will probably be him falling into obscurity as a result of his unavoidable losses.
To put all of this into summation, they need to put more respect on future Konohamaru’s name! If we can believe our eyes from the previous series of Naruto, then this ninja should absolutely at his age be an S-rank ninja, a top-tier Jonin, and definitely should’ve been Naruto’s right-hand man while Sasuke is away. We all can agree that Konohamru’s hate needs to end however it needs to end on an actual level at where they give him back what he lost. He’s a freaking Sarutobi. Come on!