Possible Conflict in the Shinaverse
Based on fanon facts that you can read about below, I have come up with a possible worldwide conflict that Shinachiku and his generation encounters.
To summarize, by the time Shinachiku is born and old enough to enter school, Naruto, as well as the other leaders of the shinobi villages have reformed how the system works. In times of peace, there is no need to train their children to be killers. There is no need for the state to push shinobi propaganda into the general education of their youngest most vulnerable citizens.
Becoming a shinobi is a voluntary process that children can’t truly volunteer to do until they’re at least 15. Even then, their true service only begins when they’re 17. Given the world they live in is still transitioning to peace, everyone is not 100% safe 100% of the time, but it still doesn’t call for 12 years olds or even younger to be trained to kill.
The conflict is simple, a rouge nation appears that still follows the old rules. Children as young as 6 years old are still being trained to become soldiers. Kids are still forced to fight each other to their possible deaths just to prove which one is stronger. Their older populations are still riddled with physical and mental scars from growing up in such an environment.
The reaction from people in Shina’s generation would surely be shock and disgust. How can the leaders of the village have child soldiers and send them to their death’s on a whim? At this point, they can’t even imagine being trained to do such things so young.
The reaction from Naruto’s generation and older would be even greater. That WAS their system not even that long ago. How much shame would some of them feel? Not Naruto’s generation really since they are the ones that fixed it, but the generations a bit older than them?
How can they resolve the conflict? I mean, wouldn’t this rogue village feel justified in their actions? This was the shinobi system for centuries and centuries. What right do other villages, who used to do the same thing, have to tell them what to do? Why is Naruto’s way the right way?
Conclusion, I find this interesting. Mostly because I so strongly believe the new gen won’t be brought up the same way as the older gens, so I want to see how they reaction to such a terrible thing (child soldiers). I want to see older people who have already adjusted to the new system look back at what they used to be and feel shame and disgust and a drive to continue to make things better.
Maybe this will be what the Shinachiku movie is about. Maybe this is the main event that drives Hanami to want to be Hokage.