Boruto fans accuse Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse of copying scenes

Miles Morales from Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse and Boruto from Boruto series (Image via Sony Pictures Animation and Pierrot)
Miles Morales from Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse and Boruto from Boruto series (Image via Sony Pictures Animation and Pierrot)

Since it was released in theaters worldwide on June 2, 2023, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse has drawn a lot of interest from both the general public and different fandoms. Recently, fans of Boruto noticed several parallels between scenes from Miles Morales's Spider-Man film and the anime series. Needless to say, it sparked an intense debate on social media.

Boruto is without a doubt one of the most well-known anime series. According to the recent claim made by Boruto fans, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse appears to have taken inspiration from multiple scenes of the anime.

Fans of the anime series attempted to emphasize the parallels between various sequences, which triggered Spider-Man fans, and they attempted to make sense to Boruto fans by challenging their point of view.

Boruto fans leveled allegations against Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse

Boruto fans have pointed out various scenes from the movie that are comparable to scenes from the anime. Fans of the anime, for example, have discovered parallels between Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, where Spider-Man and Spider-Woman share a scene on a cliffside, and the Boruto series episode, when Sarada and Boruto did the same. They have also compared the scene where Rio Morales embraces her son, Miles Morales, with the scene from the Boruto series where Hinata tightly hugs Boruto.

Fans of the anime series even tried to find a resemblance between the logo of Miles Morales's Spider-suit and the Uzumaki clan sign on Boruto's jacket. They've even claimed that this isn't the first time Boruto has inspired Marvel.

They then contrasted the fight between Sakura and Shin Uchiha in the Boruto: Part 1 anime with the duel between Steve Roger and Bucky in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Boruto fans even went so far as to assert that the color scheme of the Uzumaki Clan sign and the Spider logo on the Spider-suit from Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse are identical.

These allegations made Spider-Man fans and other critics argue to suggest that such scenarios are typical in the media world. Some critics even pointed out that there are other anime and movies that contain similar scenes to the new Spider-Man movie, and these are common scenes. They also stated that Spider-Man comics were created prior to the creation of Boruto.

The dispute went viral on the internet since both Boruto and Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse are popular worldwide. As some critics mentioned, it is important to note that common scenes in different movies and series are not a big issue.

Final thoughts

Fans all over the world enjoy both shows, empathize with their favorite characters, and immerse themselves in the narrative and lore. The debate may have created a heated situation among the fans, but it also demonstrates how well-liked both Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse and the Boruto series are all across the world.

As Boruto anime and manga are currently on hiatus, fans are eagerly anticipating the next chapter and episodes. Even though the fans' observations are intriguing and merit further investigation, they might not always point to plagiarism or deliberate copying. It might simply be the fusion of concepts and narrative strategies that cut across genres and media.

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Edited by Babylona Bora
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