Hokage is the title given to the person who leads Konohagakure. Usually, the selection of the next Hokage is determined by the Hokage who is currently still in office and will soon retire. Currently, Konoha is still led by the Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki.
Although it is not yet known when Naruto will relinquish his position, sooner or later, Naruto will choose the person he trusts the most to replace his position as Hokage. Of the many talented ninja in Konoha, this time, the author has summarized five Konoha ninja who deserve to be the Eighth Hokage. Check out the following reviews.
1. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke and Naruto had indeed been involved in a long dispute that lasted for years. Even so, Naruto trusted Sasuke because the two had been friends since they were little. In addition, Sasuke is the only ninja who can match Naruto’s strength.
Sasuke had indeed defected from Konoha. Even so, Sasuke has made up for all his mistakes and is now tasked with protecting Konoha from the shadows. From his strength, to his intelligence, to his experience, Sasuke has everything it takes to become a Hokage.
2. Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru Nara is known as the smartest character ever in the Naruto series . Because of his intelligence, Shikamaru is often appointed to be the leader of his team when carrying out a mission. Evidently, his wise decisions have always been the main key in his team’s victory.
Currently, Shikamaru serves as an advisor to the Seventh Hokage. Previously, Shikamaru also acted as an advisor to the Hokage when Kakashi led the village. Recognized by Kakashi, Shikamaru would be the ideal Hokage even though he didn’t have as much power as Naruto and Sasuke.
3. Konohamaru Sarutobi
Since childhood, Konohamaru is no stranger to Hokage duties because he is the grandson of the Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi. Inspired by Naruto, Konohamaru also aspires to become a Hokage.
In terms of strength, Konohamaru is known as one of the strongest Jonin in Konoha. However, this is not surprising considering he was once a student of Naruto. Even though Konohamaru wasn’t the best candidate, Konohamaru already had a lot needed to become a Hokage.
4. Sarada Uchiha
As an Uchiha, it is not surprising that Sarada is already a talented ninja, even at such a young age. Sarada herself is the daughter of Sasuke and Sakura. Just like Naruto at his age, Sarada also has big ambitions to become a Hokage.
Right now, Sarada might not be ready to become Hokage. Even so, Sarada still has plenty of time to continue to develop her potential. Given the rapid development, it is possible if Sarada can surpass Naruto and replace his position as Hokage in the future.
5. Boruto Uzumaki
Just like Sarada, Boruto has also been very strong since he was a child because he is the son of the two strongest ninja in Konoha, Naruto and Hinata. It is said that Boruto already has the strength equivalent to a Chunin-level ninja, even before he graduated from the Ninja Academy.
Currently, Boruto still doesn’t have the strength strong enough to become a Hokage. Even so, his extraordinary development proves that he will become the ideal Hokage in the future even though Boruto is not interested in becoming a Hokage.
At this time, Naruto had no intention of retiring from his position. Even so, Konoha already has many ideal candidates, such as the five characters above. Which Konoha ninja do you think will become the Eighth Hokage?