As with all new iterations and continuations, anime sequels often provide an opportunity for viewers to experience the author’s vision after the initial story run ends. Long-teased reveals, unexpected characters, new abilities, and new relationships all serve as unique points in the storylines that flesh out fan theories, resolve plot holes, or bring a character’s development full circle.
Borutothe sequel to naruto shippuden, has such moments scattered throughout its ongoing anime, with fans getting a glimpse of the world Naruto envisioned and fought for through the eyes of his son. Certain fights take place throughout the series, bringing out unique abilities, traits, or unknown relationship dynamics.
10 Ingenuity Against The Legendary Particle Style
Kakou is a fabrication created by Onoki, created to be stewards of peace within Iwagakure. He possesses the particle style, one of the most revered techniques in the Naruto lore, having the ability to disintegrate opponents on a molecular level. With his dust release from him, he could launch disintegrating energy cubes in rapid succession as small projectiles.
During Mitsuki’s disappearance arc, Kakou’s bloodlust leads to a full-blown battle between him, Boruto, Sarada, and Cho-cho, despite Onoki telling him to take Boruto alive. Given the unconventional nature of Kakou’s power from him, it is an interesting exposition of the out-of-the-box thinking required to defeat odd opponents.
9 Sakura Reminds Audiences Why She Was Part Of Team 7
Shippuden‘s ladies have taken a back seat in Boruto, with most being portrayed as stay-at-home moms. Viewers get a unique glimpse of Sakura’s evolution from her since Shippuden, and her abilities are in full force in Episode 23. Shin Uchiha is a sentient test subject of Orochimaru’s that broke away from his lab after developing a fixation with the Uchiha. Seeking to eliminate the disgrace of the Uchiha clan, Shin attacks Sasuke and hatches a plot to abduct Sarada.
When he abducts Sakura instead, she proves her mettle by hurling massive pillars, dodging multiple telekinetically-manipulated scalpels, and explosives, and delivering the final finishing blow in her classic punch. The fight served as a subtle reminder of the strength the women in Naruto possess and revealed Sakura’s immense love for her daughter Sarada.
8 Boruto’s New Ability – The Jougan
The sons of two Kage unite in Episode 125. Shinki’s unique shinobi abilities and mastery over his puppets and Magnet Release are fully highlighted, whilst Boruto shows his often hidden (at this point) humane side by supporting Shinki through his fatigue. When the Sunagakure team finds out about the Otsutsuki’s plot to abduct the One Tail, Shukaku, Shinki’s team decides to head to its location and safely transfer the sealed Shukaku to Konoha.
Urashiki Otsutsuki proves a formidable foe for the pair. Despite initially being sealed away by Shinki’s sealing technique, he breaks free and almost manages to kill Boruto. The fight also marks the introduction of Boruto’s jougan and one of his key abilities, the power to see through inter-dimensional barriers.
7 Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
After their first loss to Deepa that saw Boruto and Sarada land in comas, the second round in Episode 175 offers a first look into the fighting prowess a mature Team 7 working in sync could achieve. Deepa initially overwhelms them with her carbon manipulation powers, providing infallible and impervious to their attacks.
Fans get to see Sarada’s resolve to surpass Boruto unlock her Sharingan’s second tomoe, Mitsuki using his Sage Mode more proficiently in battle, and Boruto’s debut of his previously unseen compression Rasengan. After exploiting a chink in Deepa’s armor using his new Rasengan, the team uses Deepa’s distraction – caused by the world tree melting – to create a new technique, the super compression Rasengan that finally defeats Deepa.
6 Naruto And Boruto Fight Together As Children
The Time Slip Arc, despite its mixed reception from fans and critics alike, gave longtime viewers a dose of nostalgia. The unique cross-generational fight in Episode 133 saw Naruto and Jiraiya from the Uzumaki Chronicles series team up with the Boruto series’ Boruto and Sasuke. Jiraiya’s intellect and battle experience, coupled with Sasuke’s effectiveness and discernment, are riveting to observe.
Fans are granted a unique glimpse into an alternate dynamic between Naruto and Boruto as father and son, with Boruto gaining a certain empathy towards his father after Jiraiya’s narration of Naruto’s backstory. The resulting battle sees Jiraiya’s and Sasuke’s strengths combine with Naruto’s tenacity and Boruto’s ingenuity, which finally fells Urashiki.
5 The Greatest Duo In The Narutoverse
One of Boruto‘s best fights takes place in Episode 65. The visuals, fight scenes, animation, and displays in this fight are epic. It is a battle of many firsts. An adult Sasuke and Naruto join forces to combat an Otsutsuki god, showing off just how polished and refined their techniques are after years of training and gaining battle experience.
Sasuke’s Amenotejikara is used to a devastating effect, and Naruto’s taijutsu is shown to be on par with a god’s. Aside from seeing Sasuke use chibaku tensei in an attempt to seal Momoshiki, fans get to see the rare fused forms of Sasuke’s Susanoo and Naruto’s Kyuubi fox-mode!
4 Sasuke’s Swordsmanship Is Unparalleled
One of the fandom’s most celebrated fights takes place in Episode 54. It serves to introduce Sasuke after the events of Shippuden and his self-imposed exile. Sasuke’s dimension-hopping in his research of a threat greater than Kaguya leads him to an abandoned Otsutsuki palace. There he meets Kinshiki, who proceeds to instantly attack him.
Plenty of questions about Sasuke’s fighting ability after losing his right arm are answered during this fight. Sasuke’s cunning swordsmanship steals the spotlight, as he parries the hulking Kinshiki’s blows with relative ease. He manages to cut off the Otsutsuki’s horn and gives a spectacular display of his Amenotejikara ability in action.
3 Kawaki’s Introduction As A Ruthless Ninja
The choreography in this fight is fluid and visually stunning. Fans get the first glimpse of Kawaki’s innate abilities in Episode 189, including his lightning-fast reaction time, malacia (hardening) abilities, enhanced strength, durability, keen fighting intellect, and ruthlessness. The second half of the fight is a testament to how powerful the Karma ability is at a semi-proficient level of mastery. Kawaki literally punches through Garo’s stomach before blowing up his opponent’s head with an explosion large enough to rival the span of a tailed beast bomb.
two Borushiki Appears
The new Team 7, comprised of Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki, and Kawaki, reveals interesting unique capabilities that the show had been teasing. In Episode 206, they set out to search for the abducted Hokage by following Kawaki’s connection to Naruto’s chakra nestled in his right prosthetic arm. They encounter Boro, a member of Kara guarding the teapot which serves as the Hokage’s jail. He poses a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to Team 7, who are unable to counter his biological virus and regenerative abilities from him.
After Team 7 gets thoroughly trounced, Boruto and Kawaki’s relationship evolves into a more trusting one, Sarada’s proficiency with the Sharingan grows, and Mitsuki’s resourcefulness improves as well. A bonus is Sarada using the Chidori for the first time to obliterate Boro’s core. When this does not finish the job, the reveal of the series is made and Borushiki makes his first appearance!
1 All Hail Baryon Mode Naruto
The highest-rated Boruto episode, Episode 216 was a dream come true for many fans of the franchise, after teasing the equivalent of Naruto’s Final Getsuga Tenshou from the beginning of the Kawaki Arc. Isshiki Otsutsuki, the implanter of Kawaki’s Karma, attacks Konoha. Boruto, transforming, transports them to a different dimension where Sasuke and Naruto face off with Isshiki.
Being quickly overwhelmed by Isshiki’s black cubes, Kurama intervenes by offering Naruto the option of using Baryon Mode, a technique that utilizes Naruto’s and Kurama’s chakras to create new energy in a reaction akin to nuclear fusion. This quickly wears down Isshiki, who experiences a reduction in lifespan from his chakra being utilized upon contact with Baryon Mode Naruto. The fight is a landmark moment in the series, with Kurama “dying” and Sasuke “losing” his rinnegan.
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