Boruto: Naruto Next Generations 1×89 Review: A Piercing Heart

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Salad in ‘A Piercing Heart’ (Image: Boruto anime)

This week’s episode of Boruto, even though predictable, was enjoyable largely in part because we will see the conclusion of this arc soon. ‘A Piercing Heart’ showed Mitsuki’s true will, even if certain viewers saw it coming from miles away.

The previous episode had Shikadai, Inojin, and Chocho figure out how to take down Kokuyou. Similar to Kakou, Kokuyou served as a powerful opponent for the young three-member ninja team. Due to him and Kakou being defeated because of their bodies disintegrating during battle, I wonder how strong the remaining Fabrications will be.

‘A Piercing Heart’ focused on Mitsuki coming clean about his will and Onoki realizing the mistakes he made. We all knew Mitsuki had a plan. So, it has been a bit frustrating to see the current arc drag the narrative when it could have been resolved in fewer episodes. I do, however, want a better explanation about why Mitsuki decided to go with the Fabrications in the first place without telling anyone about his true intentions.

The episode also featured an impressive battle between Boruto and Salad. Kirara rightfully forced Boruto to close his eyes so Salad’s Sharingan wouldn’t work on him. It was fun to see Salad, the daughter of two very smart parents (Sasuke and Sakura), figure out a way to get herself and Boruto out from under Kirara’s control. She used the reflection of her Sharingan on Boruto’s sword to first free herself and then help her friend. It was an amazing scene!

Anyway, with the rest of the shinobi now free and the final battle drawing near, I’m looking forward to seeing Boruto, Salad, and Mitsuki stand against Kirara, Ku, and Sekiei. I think they will need help from Shikadai, Inojin, and Chocho due to how strong the Fabrications are. I wouldn’t mind Konohamaru lending a hand, too. Also, if we want poetic justice, Onoki should be the one who ends Ku.

What did you think of Boruto this week? Did you enjoy watching ‘A Piercing Heart’? Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

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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