I’m about to piss off a lot of Mitsuki fan-boys and honestly, I don’t care at all because it’s just a fact Kū is a more realistic clone than Mitsuki and Kashin Koji. However, I won’t just say this and walk away no, I will explain why this is the case and if you still disagree with me then, well, I mind. You can just hang out with all the other incorrect people on the internet.
First of all, I’m just going to literally copy and paste the definition of the word clone from the Oxford Dictionary “clone – something to produce an exact copy of an animal or a plant from its cells.” See the words “EXACT COPY,” they’re the words you need to remember as you continue to read this. Then, I went to Cambridge, where they stated cloning to be “a type of genetic engineering that uses cells from one organism to create a second living organism that is genetically identical to the first. Again, genetically “IDENTICAL!”
Kū was introduced to the Boruto Naruto Next Generations anime as the biological clone of Onoki, the Third Tsuchikage. Kū’s body was sadly imperfect and had a time-limit but there were several things about him that were perfect. First of all, Kū looked exactly like a younger Onoki and possessed the same abilities. However, his voice was played by a different voice actor in comparison on Onoki.
This though, made sense, as we had never seen Onoki in the anime at Kū‘s age before. It’s quite common for anime producers to cast different voice actors for a character’s different ages. This is because it wouldn’t make sense for someone who is roughly 20-years-old, to sound like they were pushing 100-years-old.
Though, when it comes to Mitsuki, the biological clone of the Legendary Sannin in Orochimaru and Kashin Koji, the clone of Jiraiya, this logic is thrown out the window. Mitsuki possesses a similar personality to a young Orochimaru (not as dark but Mitsuki hasn’t been exposed to war and torment at an early age like Orochimaru was) and also has the same abilities. Although, his voice and his appearance couldn’t be further from remotely similar and they also sound nothing alike. Mitsuki’s skin tone and eye colour match but he’s missing Orochimaru’s snake-like eyes and jet black hair.
Obviously, I’m not referring to what Orochimaru looks like now, I’m referring to his original body. Then. we must look at Kashin Koji, who looks a bit like Jiraiya outside of his hair-cut and beard. Though Hairstyles can be changed so, I’m not criticising that. Koji also possesses the same Jutsu’s and abilities to Jiraiya. He has even improved on them as well. However, the anime producers have made one major mistake.
Instead of casting Jiraiya’s voice actor in Hōchū Ōtsuka (Tōru Nara as a child) in the Japanese dub for Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto but Koji is voiced by Yuichi Nakamura. As I watch the Boruto anime, I quickly realised that he sounded nothing like Jiraiya. Obviously, this is to not give away the fact that Koji is Jiraiya’s clone for anime-only watchers but that doesn’t mean it makes sense.
Once again, cloning is the “exact copy” of someone. Personality and experiences will be different but their physical appearance and their voices, should all be the same. The Star Wars series did this well with all the clones but sadly, the Boruto anime hasn’t done anywhere near as good of a job. As a result, Ku is a better representation of a clone than both Mitsuki and Koji but only in the sense that his character makes more sense. Both Mitsuki and Koji are clearly stronger, created by more advanced cloning and are better characters but Ku’s character design was done much better.