Hanabi Hyūga is a kunoichi from Konohagakure, a member and heiress of the Hyūga clan. She is the youngest daughter of the clan leader, Hiashi Hyūga, and the younger sister of Hinata Hyūga. In the anime, she is the leader of Team 15, made up of Wasabi, Tsubaki, and Namida. But how old Hanabi was in Boruto: Nauto Next Generations?
Hanabi Hyūga was seven years old in Part I of the manga, which roughly corresponds to the Naruto anime. In Part II, which corresponds to the Naruto: Shippuden anime series, Hanabi Hyūga was between 10 and 11 years old. During the so-called Blank Period, she was 13 years old and finally, in the so-called New Era, the era of the Boruto anime, she is 26 years old.
In this article, we are going to talk about Hanabi Hyūga and her age over the course of the Naruto franchise, focusing, of course, on the Boruto manga and anime series. You’re going to find out the exact numbers but also some relevant biographical info about Hinata’s sister and the heiress of the Hyūga Clan.
During the plot of Naruto, which roughly corresponds to the plot of Part I of the manga series, Hanabi was 7 years old. She is presented as the younger sister of Hinata Hyūga, who is 5-6 years her senior (seeing how she was 12-13 years old during the Naruto anime series).
Hanabi was present alongside her father, Hiashi Hyūga, in the audience during the final round of the chūnin exam. During the confrontation between Neji and Naruto, his father asked him to be attentive to his cousin’s fight, because in his eyes, the blood of the Hyūga had never been so strong as in the veins of this boy.
During the confrontation, Hanabi was surprised to discover the story of her father, who is still very much alive, and her twin brother. Hanabi was present, with her cousin Neji and Tenten, at the Third Hokage’s funeral and at Tsunade’s induction ceremony as the Fifth Hokage.
In Naruto: Shippuden, which is set 3-4 years after Naruto and roughly corresponds to Part II of the manga, Hanabi Hyūga is 10-11 years old, which means that she is still younger than her sister was at the beginning of the manga.
In the anime, after several years, Hanabi had become stronger, but when Hiashi tried to teach the Divine Whirlwind to Hanabi, she failed. Discouraged, she wondered why she couldn’t pass the Divine Tourbillon. She then saw her sister who, although Hiashi and the whole clan had called her a failure, was happy and progressing in a dazzling way, Hanabi wondered why Hinata hadn’t given up after all that.
During Pain’s invasion of Konoha, Hanabi was with her father far from the village. In the anime, while she and her father were dealing with political matters between the Hyūga and allied clans such as the Taketori clan, they learned that the village had been attacked. Back in the village, they were horrified by the level of destruction that followed the attack and were even more surprised to learn that there were no casualties.
What really amazed Hanabi and her father was to learn that Naruto saved everyone after he was protected and inspired by Hinata who risked her life to help Naruto. Hanabi changed and thought that all things considered, Hinata had never been a failure and that she had always continued to fight for what she believed in. Hanabi resolved to return to training once the reconstruction was complete, thinking that one day she would be like her sister.
In the anime, Elle was last seen at the start of the Fourth Great Ninja War, with Hinata asking her to take care of the clan and Hanabi happily accepting. She was present in Hinata’s dream where she was spying on Hinata with Neji telling him to shut up. In the anime, after the war ended, Hanabi attended Konoha’s mass funeral alongside her father and Natsu.
During the ensuing Blank Period, Hanabi was 13 years old.
Finally, in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Hanabi is portrayed as being 26 years old, which means that she is, now, a grown woman and a very skilled kunoichi at that.
In the anime, she is seen helping Boruto awaken his “Byakugan” (which was ultimately a Jōgan), searching for Sumire Kakkei after summoning the Cloud, drinking alcohol, accompanied by Konohamaru, Moegi, Udon, and Shino who don’t could not hold the alcohol and released insects in the village, talking with Sai about the progress of Sumire’s reintegration into his team or watching his team carry out a mission where Sumire confessed to Wasabi and Namida that she was the one who had summoned the Nue.