Sarada’s arc may have ended last week, but this week’s Boruto feels like a bonus episode, giving us one more story featuring the Uchiha child (and her forgotten friend, Boruto). Their squabble doesn’t provide the same excitement of the past episodes, but it does offer an entertaining backdrop lớn an otherwise story-heavy episode.

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“Boruto và Sarada” opens with Boruto và his classmates discussing the upcoming Kage Summit, which will be taking place in Konoha. Boruto expresses his disinterest, & exchanges some barbs with Sarada upon learning she plans to lớn become Hokage herself. Following the end of Sarada’s arc, it’s nice to get one last look at her new ambitions as well as a deeper look at her & Boruto’s relationship, which already has flashes of Naruto and Sasuke albeit with a twist.
Following her revelatory journey, Sarada has become a phối of both Sasuke và Naruto. She has clear aspirations of becoming Hokage, & has the skills to bởi it thanks lớn her Uchiha heritage. Boruto falls a little closer khổng lồ his own family tree, boasting và causing trouble for his elders (even defacing the Hokage Rock just like Naruto did some 700 episodes prior). His character falls a little flat when compared khổng lồ the more complex và fully realized Sarada, but hopefully a little friendly competition can help him grow lớn become a worthy rival for the young Uchiha.Once Sarada và Boruto’s quarrel has run its course we move onto to the beginning of the Five Kage Summit, which has a very different feel from the grave meeting we saw in the Land of Iron. This meeting was more like a Hollywood red carpet, with Metal và Iwabe geeking out over seeing the Kage arrive. Just lượt thích everything else in the Shinobi world, it seems the Kage have changed. They’re now treated more lượt thích celebrities than feared warriors. Metal’s adoration drives this point home, but also serves as a great chance for the show khổng lồ remind everyone who the current Kage are.
Things turn more serious as the Kage Summit begins with Naruto & Shikamaru filling the other leaders in on their troubling findings, warning that there might be a greater threat than Kaguya on the horizon. This seems to lớn be a cài đặt for the next arc, but it’s still one I find a little hard to buy into as a na-ru-to fan. I know that shows like this need increasingly threatening enemies to lớn remain interesting, but it’s difficult to imagine anyone more powerful than the progenitor of all chakra. Convincing me that she has been surpassed by someone else will be difficult, but I am xuất hiện to seeing what Boruto has in store for the ninja World.
The Uchiha family story is a hard act lớn follow, but “Boruto và Sarada” lets us down easy with a fun story involving two of the series most important characters. The Kage Summit tidily reintroduces some important characters, and hints at a mysterious threat on the horizon. Will the next generation be ready khổng lồ face that threat? We can only wait and see.

The Uchiha/Haruno family reunites as the Leaf"s newest enemy fully reveals himself in a Boruto-less installment of Boruto: na-ru-to Next Generations. Viewers are given more insight into why Sasuke almost never shows his face in the village, though what we learn isn"t terribly surprising. Episode 21 also marks the original Team 7"s first on-screen reunion since the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War, which is a treat for fans of the parent series. On top of this, Sarada is forced to face some hard truths this week, as her long-awaited meetup with her father is far from the warm reunion she had hoped for.

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Following a needlessly long recap of the previous episode, we xuất hiện on Sasuke mistaking his daughter for an enemy. Although he quickly realizes his mistake, Sarada is understandably hurt. When Sasuke thoughtlessly dismisses her questions, Sarada decides that she"ll need to lớn track down Karin to lớn get the answers she seeks. Realizing that Sasuke is doing important work in locating and stamping out Kaguya-level threats, na-ru-to encourages Sarada to give her father one more shot. Shortly thereafter, the group is attacked by Shin Uchiha from last week & his master, who also identifies himself as Shin Uchiha. Master Shin, whose body is covered with Sharingan eyes, reveals that his goal is to resurrect the Akatsuki. After Shin uses his weapon-controlling powers lớn stab na-ru-to with Sasuke"s sword, Sakura arrives on the scene và knocks Shin out with a super-powered punch. However, this victory is short-lived, as Shin then transports himself, his cohort, and Sakura (though he meant to get Sarada) to lớn his hideout, where a group of clones stand at the ready.

Sasuke"s lack of interest in his daughter & continued selfishness (even in the name of self-sacrifice & atonement) is aggravating but perfectly in character. While it"s true that he"s currently the only person in possession of the Rinnegan, it doesn"t seem lượt thích the Naruto-verse currently has enough Rinnegan-level threats khổng lồ warrant his utter lack of presence at home. It doesn"t even seem lượt thích Naruto supports the path his friend has taken. Still, when he takes a moment to briefly reflect on the fact that he almost stabbed his daughter, causing her to cower in fear before him, the viewer is at least given a small sense of his affection for her. Both Sasuke và Naruto are frustratingly vague in this episode at several points. Although a simple “Yes, Sakura is your mother” might have been helpful, their insistence on dodging the question seems lớn be purely for dramatic tension. Telling her this & having her continue not to believe it would have been a more believable approach.

Design-wise, Master Shin is a sight lớn behold, but in practice, he hasn"t proven himself to be a particularly original antagonist. So far, he and his same-named cohort function more as obstacles in Sarada"s path than interesting characters in their own right. It"s a minor gripe—and the Shins may yet redeem themselves in future installments—but based on what we"ve seen, they haven"t posed a substantial threat khổng lồ our heroes. (Part of this probably has to bởi with Naruto and Sasuke basically being invincible by this point.)

Although Sarada is still curious about her parentage, seeing her parents interact and reaffirm their love for her appears to have cooled her desire for answers. With Sakura now a hostage, Sarada và Sasuke (and Naruto and Cho-Cho) will have to lớn work together, which will presumably help them forge a bond. While the villains have yet to wow the audience, this arc"s chip core themes of identity & family và its excellent character writing continue khổng lồ make it a worthwhile watch.

Rating: A-

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