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Is Kara a Poor Version of the Akatsuki in Boruto? 

The Kara and the Akatsuki have a lot of similarities. But, in the end, are they merely a cheap imitation of the original? 

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the follow-up to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto series, and it follows Boruto Uzumaki in a peaceful period. Boruto is a narrative set years after the Fourth Great Ninja Conflict, in which the shinobi countries are friends and war no longer exists. Fortunately for everyone, Naruto Uzumaki took care of it. Although war is no longer a concern, this does not rule out the possibility of harm in Boruto’s planet. After all, a series without stakes and suspense is doomed to fail. 

Instead of making enemies out of other towns and nations, Boruto makes foes out of heavenly entities like the Otsutsuki clan, who are parasites who feed on the life essence of planets. At the same time, the Otsutsuki are closely linked to a huge criminal organization in the Boruto universe that is just now beginning to emerge — the Kara. It goes without saying that the Kara and Naruto’s criminal organization, the Akatsuki, have a lot of parallels, and fans are unavoidably comparing them. 

What Is The Kara, Exactly? 

The Kara is an organization led by a guy called Jigen that was founded at an unknown period. Jigen then gathered a large number of shinobi from all around the globe to serve him and assist him in achieving his aim. In actuality, Jigen is nothing more than a puppet commanded by Isshiki Otsutsuki, Kaguya Otsutsuki’s former partner. When the two arrived on Earth centuries ago, Kaguya turned on Isshiki and left him near death. Isshiki used his abilities to take control of Jigen, a monk, and has been utilizing his body ever since. Jigen is now only a vehicle for Isshiki’s desire to be carried out. 

Amado, the Kara’s scientist, is the second most significant member of the group. With his intelligence, he was able to use scientific ninja equipment to change the bodies of all the other members, making them many times stronger than they were before. Code, Kashin Koji, Delta, Boro, Victor, and, of course, Amado himself are among the Kara’s strongest members, known as the Inners. Every member of the Kara has enormous strength and can easily battle with and even overcome a Kage. 

Above all, Kara labored toward Isshiki’s aim of assisting in the cultivation of yet another Chakra Fruit on Earth and gaining greater power. Because Jigen’s body was too feeble to retain that level of strength indefinitely, Isshiki intended to utilize Kawaki as his vessel to absorb the entire power of the fruit. He apparently failed at this aim, since the latter wound up in the hands of Konohagakure. For the majority of the Kara, Isshiki’s aim was crucial to attain since their own ambitions would only be realized after Isshiki’s. 

In comparison to the Akatsuki, the Kara 

The Kara is a fascinating organization with a diverse group of members. Isshiki Otsutsuki, their commander, is a gripping villain who does an excellent job of building the stakes and suspense in the plot. Even the Inners are great characters, but they lack Isshiki’s cutting edge, making them significantly less engaging, with the exception of Kashin Koji, who is a clone of Jiraiya from Naruto. 

It’s evident from the Kara that the authors were intending to model them after the Akatsuki. The group’s robes, secret genjutsu-like projections during meetings, and even personalities with their own internal agendas all point to them being extremely similar to the Akatsuki. While their boss is clearly deserving of being a villain, Pain was much more interesting as one. But it wasn’t the greatest issue the Boruto authors had to deal with when establishing the organization. The Kara’s Inners just don’t hold up as standalone characters, particularly in the manga. Delta was barely a character with her own goals and justifications when she was the first Kara to fall to Konoha. She was only a stumbling block for Naruto to overcome. 

Boro, on the other hand, didn’t have much of a personality other from being a powerful monster that Team 7 had to defeat collectively. Meanwhile, Victor was murdered off before he could do anything substantial, causing half of the characters to fall flat. Kashin Koji, on the other hand, is intriguing, but fans know very little about him, and it’s unclear where his character will go in the future. 

With Isshiki’s death, the Kara disintegrated completely, with each member defecting or dying in a relatively unassuming way. Code, the Kara’s only survivor, may be deemed the organization’s future leader, but he doesn’t even have enough members to call it that. With Isshiki’s defeat, the Kara seemed to have come to an end. 

The Kara were unquestionably stronger than the Akatsuki, but it was all they had to give. The Kara members paled in comparison to their Akatsuki counterparts in terms of character development and writing. Like the rest of Boruto, they were primarily known for being powerful foes, but failing miserably in other facets of their organization. Their lack of unity among the group didn’t help them either. While the Kara had great ambitions, they ultimately fell short of becoming the next Akatsuki. 

As a stand-alone group, the Kara may have done enough to keep Boruto intriguing for a long. With members like Ada and Daemon still living in Code, the organization’s future may still be bright. The Kara are a good organization in its own right, which is ideal for a show with extraterrestrial parasites and spectacular abilities. They are, however, a long way from the Akatsuki, who will always be in a class of their own.

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