Naruto’s lifelong goal is to become the Hokage. Living out his childhood years under the critical eyes of the village, Naruto seeks attention. The Hokage is the leader of the village, someone highly respected among the people. Naruto knows that becoming a Hokage means that people will finally recognize him.
Naruto never gives up on his goal. He strives to become someone the village recognizes. Through hard work and determination, Naruto finally realizes his dream of becoming the Hokage. However, with the welfare of the entire village in his hands, Naruto bears a lot of responsibility. His role in protecting Konoha keeps him very busy. If Naruto wasn’t the Hokage, he wouldn’t miss out on the other things he enjoys.
10 He would be sleeping
Like Hokage, Naruto is engrossed in paperwork. He spends long hours in his office and stays late into the night to complete his tasks. His duties as a Hokage leave him very little time to do anything, much less to get a good night’s sleep.
Many times he falls asleep at work. He’s so exhausted that even his shadow clones need a nap every now and then. If Naruto wasn’t the Hokage, he would have plenty of time to sleep. Instead of falling asleep at work, he could sleep at home with his family.
9 I’d eat at Ichiraku Ramen
One of Naruto’s favorite things in the world is ramen. Being the Hokage, he rarely has time to venture out and eat at his favorite ramen shop, Ichiraku Ramen. Most of the time, he is seen eating cup noodles in his office.
If Naruto had the time, he would probably be sitting at Ichiraku Ramen enjoying a large order of miso ramen with pork. Naruto makes many important decisions while in Ichiraku. He even shared his first date with Hinata on Ichiraku.
8 I’d be following Sasuke
When Naruto and Sasuke are placed on Team 7, they are at odds with each other. Over time, they begin to understand each other’s pain and become friends. However, Sasuke leaves Konoha and Team 7 behind for many years.
Naruto always chases after Sasuke, no matter how far he wanders away. When Sasuke returns to Leaf Village, he works side by side with Naruto to protect Konoha. If Naruto wasn’t busy being the Hokage, he would probably be following Sasuke, just like he did when they were younger.
7 I would spend time with Boruto
One thing that suffers due to Naruto’s responsibilities as Hokage is his relationship with his son, Boruto. To get his father’s attention, Boruto is constantly acting out or causing trouble. If Naruto wasn’t the Hokage, he would have a lot of time to devote to Boruto.
Boruto’s goal is to become a more powerful shinobi than Naruto. Sasuke can only teach Boruto so much about the Rasengan. If Naruto had more time, he could help Boruto develop his skills and teach him more about the Rasengan and other powerful ninjutsu.
6 He would lead a team of promising Shinobi
Naruto is powered by many powerful shinobi in his life. Jiraiya, the legendary Sannin, and Kakashi, the Sixth Hokage, teach Naruto in some way. Naruto learns a lot through training with his various teachers, knowledge that he can pass on to the next generation.
If Naruto wasn’t the Hokage, he would probably be leading a team of promising young shinobi. He would be the new sensei of his old Team 7, shaping the minds and abilities of a new class of genin.
5 He would finally take his Chunin exams
A long-running joke from the Naruto series is that Naruto is still a genin. At the end of Naruto: Shippuden, Naruto cracks down on the studio. He’s very focused on not taking shortcuts when it comes to being the Hokage.
However, circumstances always seem to get in the way and in Boruto, fans learn that Naruto is still technically a genin. Perhaps if he weren’t the Hokage, he would finally find the time to take his Chunin exams.
4 He would be visiting the toads in the bush. Myoboku
During his years of training, Naruto mastered a variety of powerful abilities. Like his predecessors, Naruto ventures into Mt. Myoboku to train with the toads to learn senjutsu and sage mode. Naruto also enters into a summoning contract with the toads.
The last time Naruto summons the toads is during the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Now that the Five Great Nations are at peace, there is no need to summon giant toads. However, if Naruto wasn’t busy as the Hokage, he could pay his friends in the bush. Myoboku a visit.
3 I’d hang out with the tailed beasts
Naruto has a way of winning people over with his words. His talents also extend far beyond the human realm. In the events leading up to the Fourth Great Shinobi War, Naruto is able to gain the trust of all tailed beasts.
During the war, Naruto receives chakra from all tailed beasts. This act allows Naruto to become a medium where all tailed beasts can meet and communicate with each other. Naruto uses his ability to control tailed beasts when the Otsutsuki is targeting his chakra. If it wasn’t the Hokage, I could hang out with them more often.
two Would be visiting his friends
Throughout the series, Naruto has numerous enemies, but he also gains many friends. During his training trips and missions, Naruto befriends people in almost all the Great Nations.
Aside from traveling and interacting with others for work-related business, Naruto doesn’t have much time to spend with his friends. If he weren’t confined to his office in Leaf Village, he could travel to visit Gaara more often at Village Hidden in the Sand or talk to his favorite rapper, Killer B, on Hidden Cloud.
1 Would spend time with his family
Naruto sees the entire Leaf Village as his family. For this reason, he is diligent in his efforts to protect and preserve the peace of Konoha. However, his responsibilities leave little time for his royal family.
Before becoming Hokage, Naruto and his family are close. You never miss important dates or birthdays. When he becomes a Hokage, he spends less and less time at home. If it wasn’t Hokage, he wouldn’t have such a busy schedule and could spend more moments with Hinata, Boruto, and Himawari.
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