Since the release of “Boruto,” questionable character designs have plagued the series. And that particularly goes for one figure.
Ever since Gaara’s introduction in “Boruto,” the character has been the primary focus of fan backlash. As Kazekage, fans have never questioned the character’s actions or personality, especially since he isn’t as prominent a character as he once was, but the issue arises when looking at his adult design. In fact, fans have gone so far as to redesign Gaara — as well as Naruto and Sasuke — to make their adult versions more similar to their younger ones (via Comicbook.com). And when it comes to Gaara, one of the features that “Naruto” fans dislike is his new hairstyle.
Gaara — a fan-favorite character throughout the original series, responsible for multiple iconic moments that gave fans goosebumps – used to sport short, unkempt bright red hair. The design fit perfectly for him at the time, as he was battling an inner demon, literally. As the character matured, he took on a more professional style while maintaining what originally made him interesting. Fast forward to “Boruto,” and the character has gone entirely professional, sporting a perfectly gelled hairstyle and a much darker color palate. The new design made him look much older, but it has also removed many of the aesthetic features that once made him such an exciting and terrifying villain.