The shock loss of life of considered one of Naruto’s oldest allies within the newest episode of Boruto has result in an outpouring of emotional reactions from long-time followers of the sequence.
SPOILERS FOR BORUTO EPISODE 218 FOLLLOW –
Episode 218 featured lots of main modifications to the established order: whereas Naruto’s highly effective new Baryon Mode wasn’t sufficient to complete Isshiki Ohtsutsuki off, a intelligent trick by Kawaki, utilizing Naruto’s signature Shadow Clone jutsu, was sufficient to lastly put an finish to the villain. Nonetheless, the victory was brief lived for the heroes of Konoha, as Momoshiki Ohtsutsuki instantly took management of Boruto’s physique and used the younger ninja to drive a kunai by way of Sasuke’s Rinnegan, inflicting the highly effective shinobi to lose considered one of his strongest key skills. Following the following battle, Naruto passes out from exhaustion as effectively, and is greeted by an outdated buddy inside his thoughts: Kurama, the nine-tailed beast that was sealed within the ninja shortly after his delivery. Kurama reveals that the price of utilizing Baryon Mode wasn’t Naruto’s life pressure, however moderately its personal, and after reminiscing on the previous and seeing visions of Naruto rising up, the fox spirit passes on, as Naruto — and followers of the sequence — cry and name out its identify.
— 𝐂𝐮𝐩𝐜𝐚𝐤𝐞(𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐢)🧁 (@sweettooth0297) October 4, 2021
The identify of present is Boruto right here you’re going to get every form of ache. Bodily ache, Psychological ache and Emotional ache. 🙂(smiling in ache 😭😭😭😭) pic.twitter.com/pLryrHCiBu
— Fluffy Visitor (@fluffyguest69) October 4, 2021
This flashback Kurama has of Naruto! 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/0i2H0Qy11U
— うずまきヒナタ 🍥🌻 (@kmaeb___) October 4, 2021
The lack of considered one of Sasuke’s key skills and Naruto’s oldest ally got here as a gut-punch to many followers of the anime, who had been beforehand using excessive because of the debut of the highly effective Baryon Mode within the previous episodes, which made it seem to be the Konoha shinobi had been going to make it by way of this battle unscathed. Kurama was first seen within the unique chapter of the manga and the primary episode of the anime, and its affect has affected Naruto’s whole life: the beast sealed inside Naruto was what initially brought on him to be outcast from society as a toddler, however as soon as Naruto earned the creature’s respect and entry to its large quantities of chakra, it grew to become considered one of his strongest allies and sources of energy.
Whatever the tragic consequence, reception to the episode has been overwhelmingly constructive, with many followers posting their reactions to the episode’s a number of shock twists on social media. This arc marks the purpose within the Boruto manga the place Naruto‘s unique creator, Masashi Kishimoto, started writing the sequence once more, and plenty of viewers have famous that this and the earlier episode have managed to recapture the texture and tone of the basic Naruto sequence.
Episode 218 was directed by Yusuke Onoda, who beforehand labored on Bleach and Naruto Shippuden. The episode’s unit director was Atsushi Wakabayashi, who additionally labored on these two sequence as effectively. Key animation for the episode was dealt with by Kosei Takahashi, who has additionally labored on sequence reminiscent of Black Clover and Detective Conan.