One of the main reasons why Naruto Hokage seems so weak in Boruto has an adult is that many fans thought that Naruto would have six paths powers and look more like Mardra when he absorbed the divine three.
Also the Movie ‘Naruto The Last’ led many fans to believe That Naruto was then invisible and even stronger than the 4th ninja war. This movie showed in detail Naruto’s full strength and feats more than we have ever seen him before. He was way stronger than the war arc version.
Why Is Naruto So Weak Now?
The reason why Naruto Hokage seems weak is could be that Naruto in Boruto is not using the wrong Jutsu in wrong battles and his tactics have sharpness and power has been weakened because of sitting the whole day as a Hokage in the office. Also, it could be that Naruto is no longer the main character since the show is now about Boruto. Boruto is the main character now so this platform no longer requires Naruto.
Why Is Naruto Hokage So Weak In Boruto
The reason why Naruto Hokage is weaker is that the creators of Boruto have to monetize on new series with Naruto’s son Boruto as the hero. They also cannot keep Naruto as the main character while retaining the growth and development of the previous series and Boruto. The anime industry is a big-money business and they are using the existing brand Naruto to grow the new current Boruto series.
Starting a good Brand/Anime from scratch is a very hard and tedious process and generally requires a lot of promoter talent relevance, luck, and money. Therefore, it is wise to use the existing brand/characters to release new products under the main brand. If you are looking at it from a story point of view, it is not gonna be the same because that vision has already been established in Narutoverse.
Nonetheless, Naruto did not get weaker Boruto. To make it simple, the new show is called ‘Boruto’, and not ‘Naruto’. Boruto is the main character and not Naruto in this anime series.
What does this mean For Naruto?
For Naruto, this means that he does not have enough screentime to showcase his abilities anymore and because Naruto did in his own series. However, this means that Naruto and Sasuke have to be nerfed pretty bad if not a lot to make the new characters such as Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki, and Kawaki, look stronger and overpowered OP and are considered as demi-gods or Otsutsuki level.
Furthermore, as mentioned by Sakura, Naruto’s chakra capacity can easily be increased by doing physical training. So, it is not that Naruto Hokage has gotten weaker. He is just not the main character anymore because the show belongs to his son Boruto now. Also, Naruto in Boruto is there the cross over new and old fans together. A lot of fans will not like it, while some will love it. So, it is only a matter of time before Naruto in out the picture of Boruto anime and Propbly Boruto’s child will have a news series.