The Couple Edit
Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Edit
Shikadai meets up with Bouto when he was playing hide-and-seek with one of his father's clones. Shikadai laughs at how easily Boruto gets caught in shadow imitation technique, but then gets admonished by Shikamaru and then is told to go inform the Naruto clone that Boruto is safe.
Boruto : Naruto the movie Edit
Shikadai takes great pride in the work he puts into his RPG character, but Boruto cheats to gain a powerful character, which disappoints Shikadai. Later, they seem to be set up as rivals for the upcoming chuunin exams. Shikadai, the genius prodigy of the Nara clan with the Kazekage bloodline , and Boruto, the son of the Seventh Hokage and Hyuuga Princess Hinata .
Both are matched in the fourth round of the chunin exams. Shikadai though proves too strong for Boruto and quickly subdues all of his shadow clones due to a new unnamed shadow technique. At the brink of defeat, Boruto decides to cheat using a forearm device that allows him to use scrolled jutsu. He creates 50-100 shadow clones and Shikadai is forced to admit defeat. But Naruto sees that his son had cheated and Shikadai is declared the winner.
- Boruto and Shikadai are very close and often play with one another.
- Boruto knows Shikadai well-enough that he can even notice the slightest change in his expression.
- In the novel of the movie, Shikadai seems generally hurt when Naruto talks down to Boruto after their fight.
- Shikadai seems to be set up as Bourto's male rival with Sarada as his female rival/love interest.
Among the FansEdit
The pairing began gaining steam when Boruto : Naruto the movie began playing up their big fight. Fans cite their looks and contrasts as reasons for the pairing. Fans like that Shikadai is related to two people close to Naruto, Shikamaru and Gaara. So ShikaBoru seems like a continuation of both GaaNaru and ShikaNaru.