Hey there, fans of Boruto! Today I’m going to be talking about a big mystery that has finally been solved in the Boruto series. This question is one that we’ve wanted an answer to for a long time now. Before I begin, I want to let you all know that this post will contain spoilers from Boruto Episode 38. So, if you haven’t checked it out yet, I suggest that you do so. You don’t want to read the spoilers for something that is already out. So, now that you have seen it, let’s continue with the post. Boruto Episode 38 was a good episode, and again, after a couple of flat episodes, i think the last few have been really good.
In the previous episode of Boruto, we saw that the Graduation exams finally ended. However, now the most interesting part was up. The division into three man teams. When the Boruto anime started, it introduced us to all these new characters who we had only seen in the anime. I’m talking about characters like Iwabee, Denki, Wasabi, Sumire and the rest of them. We never really saw any of them in the Boruto movie, and that is something very strange. Where were they? Did they even become Genin? Why weren’t they in the Chunin Exams?
Finally, we have the answer to the initial part of this question, and the answer is that they do get to become Genin. Together, Metal Lee, Iwabee Yuino, and Denki Kaminarimon are on the same team, which is Team 5. This team was assigned to them by creating a perfect balance. We don’t know who their Jonin teacher is yet, but hopefully we’ll find out more about that soon. Now, we still have another mystery as to why Denki and Iwabee weren’t in the Chunin Exams in Boruto the Movie. Again, there is no answer at the moment. But, there are only two possibilities.
The first one is that Denki, and Iwabee became Chūnin before Metal Lee did. If that is the case, then it makes sense that Metal appeared in the Chunin Exams all alone. You could argue the opposite that Metal was the only one who appeared in the exams, but that’s not possible because you have to appear in the Chunin Exams as a three-man team, or you can’t enter. The other possibility is that Kishimoto just didn’t have any idea about extra characters like Denki and Iwabee back then. So it may be retconned in the anime and maybe we’ll see them in the Chunin Exams.