The Boruto Jougan (Jogan) Eye literally means “Pure Eye.” It is a unique Dojutsu that is possessed by Boruto Uzumaki, who is the only known wielder of the eye. This eye is said to belong only to the Otsutsuki clan and those who inherit the powers of the clan. However, it was awakened in Boruto’s right eye when he was eight years old.
In the Anime, the Boruto Jougan eye is Blue, with a halo around its pupil and a black sclera; but in the Manga, it has a featureless appearance with a pupil that is barely visible. This eye is neither a Byakugan nor a Tenseigan.
What is The Jougan?
Regarded as one of the biggest mysteries yet in the Narutoverse, the Boruto Jougan eye is one of the most popular ocular abilities in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Although this Dojutsu’s abilities are still yet to be fully explored, it is known as a very powerful eye technique whose powers are known only to the Otsutsuki clan.
Wielded solely by Boruto Uzumaki, the Boruto Jougan eye differs from other Dojutsu physically–it glows and lacks some of the more pronounced markings that we see with the Sharingan and Rinnegan. The Boruto Jougan Eye is one of the most interesting Dojutsu to be introduced in the Naruto franchise.
Literally translated as the Pure eye, it possesses immense powers that enable Boruto’s skills to be compared to those of his father, Naruto. The Jougan eye is considered by the Otsusuki clan members as troublesome.
What Does the Jougan Do?
There is still a lot more to be uncovered about this Dojutsu, especially as it is possessed by the main protagonist of the Boruto Anime.
Possessing abilities similar to those of the Byakugan, the Jougan has excellent visual abilities. The Jougan eye activates somewhat automatically, especially in dangerous situations. Perceiving the flow of the chakra, seeing through invisible barriers, connecting dimensions, tracking the chakra, and determining the key point of the chakra are currently on the list of what the Jougan eye can do.
The current abilities of the Jougan are like a combination of some of the powers of the three great Dojutsu. For example, like the Sharingan, the Jougan can sense chakra. Like the Rinnegan, it can rift through dimensions, and like the Byakugan, it can see through invisible barriers.
List of Jougan Powers and Abilities
Although the full range of the Boruto Jougan eye’s abilities is yet to be fully discovered, the Dojutsu has some spectacular abilities, as previously mentioned. Boruto is yet to fully master this eye, and as such, knowledge of the abilities of the Jougan eye is still limited. However, we have put together a list of some of the powers and abilities of the Jougan.
1. Detect the Flow of the Chakra
The chakra is one of the most important components in the Narutoverse, and the Jougan eye can see the flow of chakra/perceive the chakra pathway, thereby enabling Boruto to gauge how powerful an opponent’s chakra is and its pathway. It also enables Boruto to track an opponent through their chakra.
2. Perceive Negative Energies
The Jougan eye can pinpoint negative energies, enabling Boruto to avoid Negative energies before he comes in contact with them.
3. Can See Through Barriers and Connect Dimensions
The Jougan eye can penetrate invisible barriers that are unseen by others. It can also connect realms and dimensions, enabling Boruto to be able to see through various realms, and detect inter-dimensional rifts and barriers.
4. Detect Danger
One of the most significant abilities of the Jougan eye is its ability to detect danger and perilous situations. This is done automatically, and as such, Boruto is alerted of danger beforehand.
5. Predict the Location of Portals
Boruto is able to figure out the location of the Yomotsu Hirasaka and the portals used by the Otsutsuki clan.
How Did Boruto Get the Jougan
Although the anime and the manga have not fully explored how Boruto actually got you Jougan, research shows that at the age of eight, while he was still in the academy, the Jougan eye was activated in Boruto’s right eye in a dream, albeit involuntarily.
Because he woke up to the activation of the Jougan, Boruto could not control the eye – it appeared on its own, especially when Boruto encountered danger. It is believed that Toneri Otsutsuki helped Boruto awaken the Jougan through a prophecy about the eye.
Who Gave Boruto the Jougan?
Although Toneri told Boruto about the Jougan eye and its powers, perhaps helping in the activation of the Boruto Jougan Eye, and despite some speculations that Toneri may have given the Jougan eye to Boruto, Boruto wasn’t given the eye by any individual.
Nobody gave Boruto the eye. Rather, he inherited the eye due to his parent’s possession of Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki’s chakra. It can be accurately posited that Boruto’s Jougan eye is tied to his bloodline and therefore can be considered a genetic mutation from the Otsutsuki chakra.
Why Does Boruto Have The Jougan?
Fans of the anime series have often wondered why Boruto has the Jougan eye and not the Byakugan eyes, especially as it has already been established that the Jougan eye was not given to Boruto by any individual per se. Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the anime, said he forgot to give Boruto the Byakugan. Fans are still curious as to why Boruto wields the Jougan eye.
As previously highlighted, the Boruto Jougan eye belongs to the Otsutsuki clan and those who inherit their power. Therefore, the Boruto Jougan eye is believed to have stemmed as a manifestation of Hinata and Naruto’s chakra. As a Bykagun princess, Hinata obtained Hamura Otsutsuki’s chakra. Also, Naruto obtained Hagoromo’s chakra during the fourth Shinobi war (Hagoromo and Hamura are twins). Therefore, Boruto inherited the Jougan eye due to this bloodline.
Furthermore, Boruto is regarded as a prodigy, a hero child destined for greatness. This is evident in Toneri ‘s messages to Boruto, where he says, “Your eye is a star of hope. The power of hope slumbers deep within you… against destruction…”
Looking at the meaning of the Jougan, which means “pure eye” and by extension, “eye of purification,” we can also safely posit that Boruto has the Jougan eye because he is destined to purify humanity.
It is known that Hagoromo and Hamura Otsutsuki combined their strength to seal away their “evil mother,” Kaguya, in their quest to “purify” the world. Toneri, who is also an Otsutsuki, also wishes to cleanse humanity, and it is Toneri that tells Boruto about his heroic destiny. These speculations point to the belief that Boruto has the Jougan eye due to his bloodline inheriting the Otsutsuki chakra as well as being a prodigy destined to be a star of hope against evil, and that’s why he possesses the Pure eye.
In What Episode Does Boruto Use Jougan?
Although set in the future, the first episode (Episode 1) of the Boruto anime, titled “Boruto Uzumaki!!,” was the episode where we see Boruto use the Jougan eye in the first scene. This episode premiered in Japan in April 2017.
In this episode, an older Boruto in the future fights with Kawaki in a ruined Konohagakure while debating the end of the shinobi era. Both activate their seal-like powers, and Boruto summons a Dojutsu from his right eye as they resume their fight.
Because the episode was set in the future, it is challenging to pinpoint the exact time. It is, however, safe to say that Boruto used the Jougan eye in the very first episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Does Kawaki Have Jougan?
Kawaki is one of the strongest characters in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, thanks to Naruto’s training. The karma seal came from Isshiki Otsutsuki, and his body was scientifically modified. However, despite also possessing the Karma Seal like Boruto, Kawaki doesn’t have the Jougan. Boruto is currently the only known wielder of the Jougan Eye.