Apparently, some fans call this guy the “weakest Hokage in history.”
In the continuation of ‘Boruto,’ the spin-off/sequel of the popular shōnen manga series and franchise ‘Naruto,’ fans are greeted (were spoiled) with a very dramatic time-skip and surprising news.
Due to Naruto and Hinata’s “death” following the events of the ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ (no spoilers here lmao), Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf Village) saw the need to elect a new leader in his stead. In a surprising (though not really) turn of events, Konoha decided to elect Naruto’s chief aide and Nara clan head, Shikamaru as their 8th Hokage.
This spoiler news drew some mixed reactions from the manga’s fans, with some of them being pleased with the announcement, and others being hesitant to accept or are in complete denial about it. Needless to say, it caused some noise over at the online anime community.
Fans were divided on which character was more fit to be Hokage and gave some suggestions: Sakura (Tsunade’s pupil), Kakashi (again), and Konohamaru (basically Naruto’s junior and one of the living elite members of the Sarutobi clan).
Some also said that he paled in comparison to his predecessors, who were absolute units on their own—The first 2 Hokages (Hashirama and Tobirama Senju) literally created an insane technique in the whole Naruto universe, the 3rd (Sarutobi Hiruzen) who was known as a “God of Shinobi”, the 4th (Namikaze Minato) who died sealing Kurama (the Nine-tailed fox) inside his own son, the 5th (Tsunade) who basically mothered as the world’s strongest medical ninja, the 6th (Hatake Kakashi) proving his suitability for the role especially after the Fourth Shinobi World War, and of course, the 7th a.k.a. the Uzumaki Naruto.
Others were in support of Shikamaru’s promotion to Hokage, saying it was a smart move on Konoha’s part as his intellect proved vital to the Fourth Shinobi World War, his genius acknowledged by numerous characters in the series, and was a candidate for the role of Hokage by several characters such as his teacher, Sarutobi Asuma.
Shikamaru when the village is under attack by an otsutsuki and realizes he has to fight him since he's the hokage now pic.twitter.com/4kkYrm2MGK
— Youngwiz (@younwimMn) August 18, 2023
This is why nobody can take you serious. The Hokage has always been the most accomplished person in the leaf and you’re only saying this bc Shikamaru became Hokage, mind you. Shikamaru was a war general who saved every shinobi on the battlefield including the previous 2 Hokage https://t.co/dbRwTm3JhY
— Cree (@HakarisupremaC) August 17, 2023
they all beat HOKAGE shikamaru 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QxtcKZyxWi
— ahmed (@haksall_) August 23, 2023
Now, he’s the HOKAGE!
Did you expect Shikamaru to come this far? pic.twitter.com/14YAARWmze
— 𝗞𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗼 岸本斉史 (@kishimotomasshi) August 20, 2023
Idk ab y’all but Shikamaru being Hokage can also mean one thing: more Temari screentime
Personally, if it is so then I am satisftied pic.twitter.com/PSnHNARAUl
— Denisa (phoenix) (@pinkblossomwind) August 22, 2023
— asad | FINDING SASUKE (@sasukeslefthand) August 19, 2023
This shikamaru is now 8th hokage 😭 pic.twitter.com/UhBhRRf1Hq
— Ahmed🔩 (@Samin_Ahmed30) August 26, 2023
AYO WE PREDICTED SHIKAMARU BEING HOKAGE IN THIS VIDEO OVER 2 YEARS AGO pic.twitter.com/daHTSFu7My
— vezypoo🍥 (@vezypoo) August 18, 2023
Shikamaru is more qualified to be Hokage than Sakura. pic.twitter.com/nO3wpGM08B
— MICHAEL (@_MichaelMadlock) August 23, 2023
If you think about it that way, Kawaki could have become Hokage instead of Shikamaru if he wanted to. Like Gaara or Yagura, the strongest shinobi in their village. It would be quite symbolic of Boruto and Kawaki wearing their mentors' cloaks. pic.twitter.com/H1l31cJfvC
— mHaise🎨(commissions open) (@miracle_haise) August 20, 2023
unpopular opinion: I have no issue with shikamaru being hokage. It makes sense pic.twitter.com/vGWc2YDB6i
— Mvk ♠️ (@mvkFounder) August 21, 2023
NEW BORUTO DESIGNS ARE FIRE AND SHIKAMARU AS HOKAGE MAN WE LOVE TO SEE IT IKEMOTO IS ABSOLUTELY IN HIS BAG RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/O4rmGd3uTJ
— Buc Nasty “Nastiest Hater” 2000 (@mayherest) August 21, 2023
— ☁️ (@ashaswifi) August 27, 2023
Naruto when he unfreezes and realizes that the village is destroyed, Everyone looks 3 years older, Shikamaru is Hokage, Boruto has a scar, and Sasuke is dead. pic.twitter.com/lqgObSWZSE
— Lebron ~ Two Blue Vortex (@KingMcKnight6) August 18, 2023
— Mirai ✨ ANITWT (@Narutoheir) August 22, 2023
Impressive! It only took 4 pages to prove that Hokage Shikamaru is a completely unlikeable character pic.twitter.com/YmiJOefbJy
— 𝕊𝕚𝕞𝕠𝕟💥 (@S1m0nDK) August 20, 2023
Shikamaru becoming hokage makes since cause he’s the only capable mf to do it, like he don’t wanna but he know he Naruto’s right hand. A anime version of Jon Snow if you will.
— 🍂Pumpkin La-Tay🍁 (@tinytaypt3) August 25, 2023
I like Shikamaru as the 8th Hokage. Being Hokage is protecting the king, when you have Kawaki, Ada and Daemon on the board the best chess player can utilize the pieces in the most effective way. It’s not just based on strength. Respect lord 8th! pic.twitter.com/1LfQHQahTr
— Issun ⚾️ (@PrinceVegeta126) August 18, 2023
Shikamaru is officially the weakest hokage in konoha history😭
— SNO 🤍 (@sno_lili) August 22, 2023
Y’all think kakashi would be better choice and what can he do better than shikamaru? Can he beat any of this three? Not even hokages together can do shit against them … best choice is to have smartest man as a hokage pic.twitter.com/fJAB8WzFgt
— K1K3 🐈 (@k1k3art) August 22, 2023
— SeriousTalks__ (@Seriousxo) August 22, 2023
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