The biggest clash broke out in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations between Isshiki Otsutsuki against Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha. As a result of that clash, Naruto had to pay a huge cost. He did succeed in overthrowing Isshiki, but Kurama also died. Kurama dies after burning all his chakra to give Naruto access to a new power called Baryon Mode. With Kurama’s death, Naruto was no longer a Jinchuriki. This will also make Naruto weaker drastically. Kurama’s death makes fans sad. Many feel that death does not need to happen. Why? Quoted from CBR , here are 10 reasons why Kurama doesn’t need to die in Boruto!
1. Isshiki is not the end of Otsutsuki’s threat
Isshiki is Kaguya’s partner and the strongest being in the entire Naruto franchise. However, he was definitely not the last Otsutsuki in this story. While Isshiki died in that battle, death didn’t change much as the Otsutsuki Clan members were about to attack again.
With Kurama’s death, Naruto won’t get any significant help against them. This clearly made the creature’s death pointless. It felt like Kurama didn’t need to die either.
2. Code is alive and well, he will hunt Naruto
The next big villain in the Naruto series after Isshiki is Code, his successor. Like Kawaki, Code has a Karma mark that does not have Otsutsuki to take over the body. That is, the sign exists as pure power.
Interestingly, Code’s next target is none other than Naruto. With Kurama’s death, Naruto was no longer able to defend himself. With people hunting him for battle, it was a little unreasonable to get rid of the equipment that allowed Naruto to compete.
3. There is a unique power in Boruto that few main characters can deal with
A lot happened after Isshiki’s death. Characters like Eida and her older brother, Daemon, have started to move. What’s surprising is that these characters have abilities that few people in the Naruto world can deal with.
Those who can take on these characters are Naruto and Sasuke. But, those two people were already very weak now. Their world too will be in danger. With a powerful enemy already on the move, Kurama’s death felt even more unnecessary.
4. Boruto underestimates what Naruto and Kurama have been through together
Naruto and Kurama have been together since Naruto was born. Naruto’s father, Minato Namikaze, locked Kurama inside his son. Although the start of their journey was not perfect, they adapted to each other. Naruto and Kurama’s bond is one of the most important aspects of the Naruto series. Killing one of them clearly underestimated the importance of the relationship.
5. Reduce the importance of Naruto in Boruto: Next Generations
Even though Boruto is a story about Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto still has a big hand in it. The two stories have the same world. The peace that the ninja world now enjoys exists because of Naruto Uzumaki.
Basically, the world of Boruto is the result of Naruto’s hard work. Weakening it only diminishes Naruto’s importance to the story. A character like Naruto should always be important in a Naruto sequel because he is the success of this franchise .
6. Kurama’s death will reduce interest in Boruto’s story
With Kurama’s death, many Boruto fans have started to leave the series. This is because the old characters are no longer as relevant as they used to be. Boruto does have a habit of tarnishing the legacy of Naruto’s character.
The handling of characters like Ao, Onoki and even Kashin Koji—Jiraiya’s clone—in Boruto messes with their previously built legacy. With Kurama’s death, consequently, Naruto will be weakened. Fans left Boruto due to a lack of interest and trust in the writing of the story.
7. Naruto can save Kurama with the power of Six Paths
Naruto Uzumaki is a user of the Six Paths Power that he obtained during the Fourth Great Ninja War. By using Yin-Yang Release, Naruto was able to recover lost organs. This was seen when he recovered Kakashi’s eye.
Naruto can even save dying people like Obito who has the Bijuu and the Gedo Statue removed from his body. However, he did nothing to save Kurama. It felt like Kurama’s death was forced and unnecessary.
8. Kurama can split itself to avoid death
When Naruto became a Jinchuriki, Minato made sure to only lock half of Kurama inside him because his chakra was too dense for Naruto to control. After the Fourth Great Ninja War, Naruto gains access to the two halves of Kurama. While fighting Toneri, Naruto decides to split Kurama and use it to win.
The same thing could easily be done when Naruto faced Isshiki. If only Naruto split Kurama, then only half of the Kyubi would die. But, for a number of reasons, the story is not like that.
9. Kurama’s death ruined Naruto Uzumaki’s legacy
Naruto Uzumaki is a character who puts himself before others and is willing to die for his troops if necessary. Naruto never gave up on his friends. Kurama was no different.
Kurama chose not to tell Naruto about the Baryon Mode side effects even after knowing his personality. This clearly broke Naruto’s heart. Once again, Boruto completely messed up the legacy of the greatest shinobi by killing the creature he loved and leaving him looking at it without being able to do anything about it. Everything, while weakening him.
10. Kurama’s death is a cliché plot tool
Masashi Kishimoto kills Kurama in order to build up Boruto and his classmates. However, this action feels like a cliché plot fixture in this story. Naruto was also transferred from the next generation. This is why he was weakened. But, looking at what the story still had to offer and the power Naruto had, Kurama should still be alive.