This week’s episode of Boruto, titled “The Final Lesson,” finally did what I’ve wanted ever since the debut of the new series. Naruto knows the village is in trouble.
Shino’s little arc continued in “The Final Lesson” and I greatly enjoyed the episode. It was fun to see Shino let loose and show his students how powerful a ninja he is. Of course, him being possessed was clouding his skill as a strategist which was fortunate because the kids wouldn’t have stood a chance otherwise.
“The Final Lesson” also included some character building moments for Mitsuki. Having been created by Orochimaru, he isn’t good when it comes to social interactions. He also thinks as a ninja, willing to kill Shino instead of trying to find a way to save his life.
The anime is clearly hinting at Mitsuki knowing something important about the mysterious shadowy being. There’s a chance that the current antagonist might end up being one of Orochimaru’s experiments.
I’m not sure yet but it seems that the actual creature isn’t able to come into the physical world yet. That’s why it seems determined to feed on the darkness inside people. After being electrocuted out of Shino, the seal (which I think is trapping the creature) came a bit closer to being undone.
With Naruto, Shikamaru, and Shino now knowing about the village being in possible danger, I’m looking forward to seeing how the adults handle the situation. Even if Boruto won’t, Shikadi should tell his father about Boruto being able to sense strange chakra around the individuals who are possessed.
“The Final Lesson” was also quite action-heavy. I liked how Shino was able to stop kunai by making his insects build a web-shield. The best part of the episode was Shino’s Summoning Jutsu. Back when everyone was trapped inside the Infinite Tsukuyomi, Shino’s dream showed him flying on a giant insect. It seems that he was able to fulfill his dream and I can’t help but feel happy for him.
Did you watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations this week? What did you think of “The Final Lesson”? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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