Ever since Boruto started back in 2016, we were very excited about it since we thought we would once again get to see our favorite character from Narutoverse. However, later, we know that many of our favorite characters only appear for cameos, and some are even erased from existence.
There are not one or two characters, but many of them. We already know how dirty they were with their character design, as we had Minato looking like one of the most handsome characters in Naruto, and now we have his son, Naruto. I don’t even have to say anything; you already know it (I guess genes don’t work every time).
However, we are not here to talk about how bad Boruto is. We are here to talk about the characters that weren’t utilized in the Borutoverse and those who haven’t or have appeared in one or two chapters.
Character Who Disappeared in Boruto
Note: We won’t be considering their appearance in Boruto’s filler episodes. Only the canon ones will be counted. To be accurate, we will only talk about their appearance in Boruto’s Manga and not the anime.
1. Might Guy
Might Guy, aka Guy sensei, is one of those characters who we love to see on the screen no matter what the situation is. However, after his fight with Madara in the great shinobi war, Guy sensei got crippled.
Even though he is now crippled, many of the fans will still love to see him. Guy sensei has been one of the funniest characters in Naruto, so they could at least bring him back for comedy once in a while.
Well, Tenten was even forgotten in the Naruto series, so we can’t expect them to bring him into the Boruto series. So, I guess she won’t appear in Boruto unless we see all the characters reuniting or something like that.
Personally speaking, Yamato was one of the most significant characters in Naruto. He was Naruto’s personal bodyguard since he had to seal Kurama now and then. From the very second arc of Shipudden, Yamato appeared in almost every episode of Naruto.
However, in Boruto, Yamoto only appeared once, I guess (aside from fillers), while he was shown observing Orochimaru. (I guess Yamato is only made to observe and guard people, lol).
4. Tsunade Senju
Tsunade has been done dirtiest in Boruto. Not only does she not appear anymore, but they also disappeared her 106, if you know what I am saying. Since Sakura has taken over her duties as the lead medic, there is no other use for her unless there is a critical condition that Sakura can’t handle. So, Tsunade’s disappearance makes sense.
5. Hinata Hyuga
Hinata is one of the most wasted characters in the Boruto series. Even after being such a capable shinobi, she is just living her life as a housewife. Even Sakura feels less useless than she does in Boruto.
6. Tailed Beasts
Tail beasts were the most feared things in Naruto. When people heard that Naruto had Kurama inside him, people would get scared. However, in Boruto, they don’t mean a thing. We have not seen their use in the Boruto series at all. Now, even Kurama has gone.
7. Onoki: Tsuchikage
Onoki’s death is one of the unexpected deaths we have seen in the Boruto anime. He died as a hero protecting the stone village from Ku, even in the final stage of life. He was the oldest Kage in the great shinobi war, but that didn’t make him weaker than the other Kages.
Ao was one of the most important characters in Naruto’s Great Shinobi Arc. if it weren’t for him, they wouldn’t have gotten much information on the movements of Zetsus. He worked with Shikaku and Inoichi in the intel team. However, he was killed by a landslide after Boruto and his team fought with him.
9. Kakashi Hatake
I guess most of you might not have been bothered about other characters not appearing in Boruto, but Kakashi is totally a different case. Almost every viewer who has watched Naruto has liked Kakashi from the first time he appeared.
However, he has been totally wasted in Boruto. You might think that Kakashi has gotten weaker after losing Sharingan. However, you are wrong if you think that Kakashi is now weaker after losing Sharingan.
Because in Naruto: Kakashi’s Story – The Sixth Hokage And The Failed Prince, it was mentioned that Kakashi is as strong as DMS Kakashi (Double Mangekyo Sharingan). And this novel is a canon story.
Well, Kishimoto has said that he has saved him for a better time, but I don’t think there is any better time considering the status of Boruto manga after Two Blue Vortex Chapter 4.