Kawaki was meant to be the next vessel for Isshiki Otsutsuki after Jigen. But then, he escapes from the Kara group and joins Team 7.
Kawaki is one of the main characters in Boruto: The Next Generation, a Japanese manga series written by Ukyo Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto, and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto.
|First Appearance in Anime||Boruto: Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Yuma Uchida Shinya Hamazoe|
|English Voice Actor||Michael Schwalbe Chris Niosi|
Kawaki used to live alone with his father in his childhood. His father, Kotatsu, was a drunk man who used to hit Kawaki and force him to bring alcohol for him. As a result, Kawaki used to cut down trees to sell them and buy alcohol for him.
One day Jigen came to Kawaki's house and gave a hefty amount to buy Kawaki from his father. He took custody of Kawaki and told him to relax going forward because he was now Kawaki’s father. In Kara's hideout, Jigen carried out tests on Kawaki's body with the help of Amado because he thought Kawaki could induce Karma into his body.
In the end, every child who participated in the test died, with the exception of Kawaki, who lived and was given the Karma seal in the palm of his left hand. The youngster was then subjected to beating by Jigen to teach him how to control the Karma’s power, against his will. Later, Kawaki was able to control the Karma’s power, and in the fight against Garo, he pulled up his jaw, and then his full body was transformed into a weapon.
Jigen forcefully used to train Kawaki every day, even when Kawaki was injured. The days passed, and when Kawaki’s Karma went to phase 3, Jigen wanted to test him on the surface. Victor had offered to use his advanced stealth blimp to transfer him. Kawaki ran away after the blimp carrying him crashed in the Land of Fire close to the border. Some of Kara's autonomous puppets pursue him. After moving quite a distance from the crash area, he defeated all the puppets and fell unconscious.
Sarada, Mitsuki, Konohamaru, and Boruto found Kawaki unconscious. Later, when Boruto notices the Karma seal on his hand, he realizes that it is the same one he possesses. A few minutes later, Garo showed up. Kawaki engaged him in combat using his abilities. He could transform his body parts. He uses Karma to block Garo's attacks. Then he used all the power he had absorbed and struck Garo. To his surprise, Boruto instinctively activated his mark to absorb the shock wave and protect his team, and because of that, Kawaki was sure that they were with Kara.
Kawaki warned Boruto to warn Jigen that the mountain of dead bodies would rise if he followed him. As smoke burst from his body, their conversation was cut short, leading Kawaki to faint. The Konoha shinobi decided to take him to Konoha so that Naruto Uzumaki would see him.
Kawaki was brought to Ryutan City's Advanced Technology Research Institute, where he was held in custody. He made an attempt to escape and obtained some Scientific Ninja Tools to help him. Sumire Kakei chased him as he ran to a nearby village. Sumire discovered Kawaki and understood that he was mentally tortured, which is why he acted like this. Soon after, cops opened fire on the two of them, causing Kawaki to run and defend himself. Naruto intercepted him and discovered from Sumire that Kawaki was merely terrified for his life. Naruto then held off Kawaki calmly until he passed out from tiredness.
Later in the Five Kage summit, it was decided that Naruto Uzumaki would take care of Kawaki. Naruto took him to his own house so he could watch over him personally. After Naruto introduces Kawaki to his family, they welcome him, but then he tries to escape again. He breaks a vase that Himawari had gifted. Boruto got furious about bringing Kawaki to his house. They both started fighting, but soon Naruto calmed them down, and Kawaki said he would find a replacement for the vase.
The next day, Naruto took Kawaki to buy another vase, and they met Sarada and Chocho at the Taiyaki shop, where Kawaki tried chocolate Taiyaki for the first time and got surprised by the taste.
While going to Ino’s shop to buy a vase, one young boy by mistake bumped into Kawaki, which made Kawaki attack the boy, but Naruto stopped him. Later they came to Ino's shop, where Kawaki was reminded of Kara and got scared. Naruto hugged Kawaki to calm him down.
The replacement vase was rejected by Boruto when he arrived at the Uzumaki house with flowers, and it was decided to be fixed with glue instead, which made Kawaki irritated. Later, Naruto took Boruto and Kawaki to do training, where Kawaki told Boruto to use his Karma. When Kawaki activated his own Karma, Boruto's Karma activated on its own and gave Boruto more power and speed.
Naruto asked Kawaki if he wanted to be a shinobi and wanted to learn how to use chakra. Kawaki said he was only interested in learning the Shadow Clone technique so he could beat himself as many times as he wanted. Naruto said it was not a good idea as he had already tried it when he was young. Later, Kawaki and Boruto train with each other, but after Naruto senses that it's getting dangerous, he calls the training off.
Ino informs Naruto that someone had entered the village. It was Delta, who came to kill Naruto and take Kawaki back. Kawaki warned Naruto about Delta and her power. Delta engaged with Naruto, but when Delta found herself at a disadvantage, she attacked Boruto and Himawari. Kawaki saved Himawari and Naruto with his arm, and soon Naruto defeated Delta.
To fix his arm, Kawaki was brought to Katasuke. When the scientist told Naruto that Kawaki's body's technology was too complex for him to handle, Naruto offered Kawaki one of his prosthetic arms that he had chakra-powered. Kawaki asked to learn ninjutsu. Naruto accepted and started teaching him.
Kawaki then spent time with Boruto and his friends, practiced ninjutsu, worked on the vase, and unlocked an Extreme: Shinobi Picture Scrolls, receiving a Fourth Hokage card that he exchanged for Boruto's Seventh Hokage card.
One day when Naruto was too tired to look after Kawaki, he asked Kurama to do so. Kurama manifested its head to warn Kawaki not to leave Naruto while he was sleeping, and Kawaki realized he was missing the final piece of the vase he had built. Kurama told Kawaki about Naruto's struggles and how he was just like him, who had always been seen as a demon by villagers, which surprised Kawaki.
Kawaki was moved by the success and bond Naruto created with villagers and his friends and got motivated to learn about chakra control and shinobi. Later, Kawaki told Boruto about Jigen and how Jigen gave him Karma. In reply, Boruto said they would get rid of it.
When Kawaki was about to put the last piece of the vase together, his Karma activated on its own and created a portal from which Jigen came to take Kawaki back. Naruto was able to restrict him, and Jigen took Naruto to another dimension with him. When Jigen was about to leave Naruto in the other Dimension, Sasuke intercepted, and both Naruto and Sasuke fought Jigen, but then Jigen used his Karma and was able to subdue both Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto somehow saved Sasuke from getting sealed, and then Sasuke was able to come back to Konoha.
At Naruto's house, when Shikamaru used his Shadow Paralysis jutsu to stop Kawaki from doing anything, Shikamaru thought maybe Kawaki was the one who invited Kara members to Konoha who killed Naruto with Kawaki's support.
Kawaki’s Karma was aligned with Boruto's, and together they were able to create the same hole that Jigen had. Kawaki used his Karma to escape Shikamaru's technique and he and Team 7 entered the other dimension hole to find Naruto, despite Shikamaru's refusal to allow anyone else to do so.
They reached a huge rocky terrain on the opposite side, where they encountered Boro. Boro showed his strength, putting them on the back foot while Boruto and Kawaki used their Karma to absorb his attack. The combined efforts of Mitsuki and Sarada provided the team with the opportunity to escape when Boro used his mist technique to drain their energy. After analyzing Boro's mist, Sarada discovered it was a virus, which prompted Mitsuki to treat the team with antibodies.
They were able to put Boro on the back foot, but then Boro was able to defeat them. When Boro smashed Boruto down and was about to kill him, Momoshiki Otsutsuki took over Boruto's body and took chakra from Naruto to kill Boro with Rasengan.
They were all transported to the hospital for treatment after the group returned to Konoha with Naruto. Kawaki participated in a discussion about the events against Boro with Team 7 and Konoha authorities. Each member of Kara was enhanced with several kinds of Shinobi-Ware, according to Kawaki, giving them skills other than ninjutsu. After that, Kawaki discussed with Boruto his brief transformation into Momoshiki, remarking that he had lately experienced something similar when fighting Jigen.
Following a series of tests, Katasuke found that Kawaki's body was rejecting the prosthetic arm because it was incompatible with Kawaki's chakra. Using the arm was causing him a lot of pain. Taking it in stride, he declined a dosage of painkillers. Boruto told him that Naruto had fully recovered. Kawaki was caught off guard to see Sumire so close to him despite quitting her shinobi activities as her new friends continued offering him games and food to assist him in recovering from recent incidents.
Kawaki believed it would be best to leave the village after being discharged from the hospital because his Karma would only put everyone in danger. Before he could, he helped Himawari in treating a wounded white wolf. Despite the girl's attempts, a wolf died. Later, Kawaki started walking toward the village gate when he was stopped by Boruto, who had already discovered Kawaki's goodbye note. Kawaki decided to stay due to Boruto's words of encouragement and the assurance that Konoha always looks out for its own, which now included Kawaki.
Later, Amado, who wanted to talk to Shikamaru, captured Shikadai. Kawaki recognized Amado's voice and verified his identification. Kawaki observed Amado being questioned about his desire to migrate to Konohagakure when he was brought in. He confirmed Amado's position within the organization and the risk he put himself in by just leaving the headquarters. When Kawaki discovered that Amado and Koji had planned to have Jigen killed and were to blame for the airship crash that allowed him to escape, he was shocked.
Amado had his glasses taken off to project the meeting between Koji and Jigen. Amado continued to talk to Kawaki about Jigen's nature as an imperfect vessel of Isshiki Otsutsuki, Kawaki's nature as Isshiki's planned perfect vessel, and their intention to kill Jigen. Sasuke questioned if Isshiki would revive in Kawaki's body as Jigen approached death. Sasuke interrupted to stop Kawaki from attacking Amado. Amado addressed the matter by saying that, unlike Jigen, Kawaki's Karma isn't ready for Isshiki's data. Karma will automatically resurrect the Otsutsuki who implanted it upon death.
Even though he was a dead body of an unfit vessel, Isshiki was forced to reincarnate in Jigen when he was killed. This also set off Kawaki's Karma, which raged for a brief period before fading and leaving Kawaki unconscious. Isshiki's resurrection was unstable, according to Amado, who promised to look for Kawaki once more to rebrand him. They were informed that Isshiki had arrived in the village shortly after that. Kawaki was taken to a bunker below for safety when Sasuke and Naruto proceeded to fight Isshiki.
Later, when Kawaki woke up, he was informed about the Jigen invasion and that Naruto, Sasuke, and Boruto were fighting with him. Kawaki recognized that Naruto was in trouble since the chakra in his arm was disappearing. A rift suddenly absorbed him. Through the chakra link between his prosthetic limb and Naruto's chakra, he was drawn into Isshiki's dimension.
When Kawaki hid, Isshiki chose to attack the Hokage who had collapsed. Finally, Kawaki appeared and unleashed an attack while using the ninjutsu Naruto had taught him. He was quickly defeated by Isshiki, who branded Kawaki once more and proudly declared victory before the mark vanished. Isshiki was surprised to see it as Kawaki explained it was his shadow clone, and then Isshiki Otsutsuki turned into dust.
Later, all four came back to Konoha through Boruto’s Karma power. Kawaki decided to become shinobi and he became a certified Genin who went to many D-rank missions where he did nothing. But in the C-rank mission, he was teamed up with Team 10, where he failed to complete his mission. He asked Naruto to give him one more chance to prove himself, and then joined Team 7 officially as Genin.
They were tasked with accompanying Katasuke to a ceremony in Kirigakure for the introduction of new cutting-edge power plants. They were also instructed to secretly look into claims that the event was in danger from terrorists. After completing the mission, Kawaki went on several missions, where he defeated Aniki and helped Himawari. Then he also played the role of Katsuyu in an academy event. He even caught an assassin who was following him.
Later, when Amado talks about Code, Kawaki also warns Boruto about Code and how he is more powerful than Delta and Boro. Kawaki goes to Amado to talk about the situation with him and Code, and then Amado offers him that he can get Karma again, which can help to save Naruto Uzumaki and his friends from Code.
Kawaki agreed with him, and then Amado rebranded the Karma on him again. Soon Code was able to find Kawaki, and when he was about to take Kawaki, Boruto came, and they all fought against Code. Then, Kawaki surprised everyone with his Karma power. With Code under pressure from Boruto, Kawaki decided not to accompany him, stating that his main intention was to help Naruto. He described the nature of Code's Claw Marks to Boruto.
Kawaki felt Boruto was experiencing drug side effects from Amado, but he unexpectedly rose as Momoshiki, who attacked Code. He tried to hold Kawaki hostage, but Momoshiki was able to free him by hitting Code with a spiraling bullet. Kawaki attempted to combat him but eventually needed Shikamaru and Naruto to save him. Kawaki requested Naruto to go since he was worried about him. Naruto objected and got ready to battle.
When Code took Shikamaru hostage, Momoshiki made the decision to kill Naruto, who was also a threat to him. Kawaki came in between Naruto and Boruto and used his Karma power to kill Boruto, but as Momoishiki didn't want Boruto to die, he used his Karma data to revive him to life and then lost control of Boruto's body when Boruto again gained conciseness.
Kawaki used Isshiki’s power to fend off Code, and because of that, Code had to retreat from the scene. In the latest manga chapter, Kawaki is told to look after Ada, who has a crush on Kawaki and wants to stay with him.
In childhood, Kawaki was a sweet kid but used to be beaten by his father. Jigen also beat him to train him, making him aggressive. When he came to Konoha, he thought everyone there would use him or try to kill him, but after staying with Naruto and his family, Kawaki slowly understood that Naruto really saw him as his child. When Kurama told Kawaki about Naruto's past, Kawaki was moved and started to trust Naruto.
Kawaki accepted Boruto as his brother and also took care of and helped Himawari. He also praised Chocho when he met her for the first time at the Taiyaki shop. Kawaki is someone who doesn't usually compliment others easily or say thank you very much.
Kawaki has a black undercut with blonde sides that are shaven, the roman numeral IX beneath his left eye (which was formerly a curved dagger mark), and two hooped piercings under each eyebrow. He is dressed in a green shirt with a long, sleeveless jacket over it, black pants, and black sandals.
His left hand has a Karma seal on the palm that may unfold and move up his left arm to his face. Karma is a black diamond-shaped seal. It becomes red when syncing with Boruto's Karma. He is now dressed in a black vest, long coat, white t-shirt, and a belt.
Kawaki is skilled and powerful because of harsh training from a young age. His physical strength is also really good.
He can use Karma, and now after being rebranded with even stronger Karma he became more powerful as he was even able to put Code on the backfoot. He was able to defeat Boruto, whose body was possessed by Momoshiki Otsutsuki. He can absorb Ninjutsu and can minimize and maximize an object’s size like Isshiki Otsutsuki. He can also shoot beams from his hand.
Kawaki's body also has the ability to regenerate its wounded areas just like Jigen and Otsutsuki. Now, Kawaki can also use ninjutsu and he learned the Fire Ball jutsu and Shadow Clone jutsu.
|Game name||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker||30 August 2018||31 August 2018|
|Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage||22 November 2017||22 November 2017|
Kawaki's biological father Kokatsu was one of the shinobi who participated in the Fourth Shinobi War.
The name Kawaki means Dry.
A. Yes, Kawaki can use Fire release Jutsu such as Fire Ball.
A. Kawaki was in the Kara group before coming to Konoha Village.