This week’s episode of Boruto was quite action-heavy. ‘The Power to See the Future’ showed our heroes trying to figure out how Urashiki’s premonitions worked. It also included an interesting moment between adult Sasuke and child Sakura.
When Urashiki proclaimed, during the previous episode, that he could see the future, I didn’t buy it. There had to be a catch to his ability. I mean, having a character know what’s going to happen before it does (during a battle) would be too OP in the Boruto franchise.
‘The Power to See the Future’ revealed that Urashiki’s ability involved limited time-jumping. He’s able to jump a few seconds into the future, see the outcome, and come back to avoid it. Apparently, this ability’s supposed to be for defensive reasons. However, Urashiki’s pride in front of weak opponents made him use it offensively.
I liked how the writers allowed Boruto, Naruto, and Jiraiya to figure out what Urashiki was up to. Even though the Naruto and Boruto franchise evolved to feature powerful terrain-changing battles, the fight sequences are always more fun (in my opinion) when characters use more ninja-like skills and come up with strategies to ensure a win.
After noticing how quickly the blood on Urashiki’s clothes was drying, our heroes decided to test a theory and it worked in their favor. Even though Boruto, Naruto, and Jiraiya are weaker than Urashiki, the fact they used his pride against him helped made their victory make sense. However, from the preview of the upcoming episode, it seems their victory is going to be shortlived.
From what I can tell, Sasuke is needed for Urashiki to be permanently defeated. So, I hope he’s able to regain some of his strength in next week’s episode. And talking about Sasuke, I wasn’t expecting Sakura to help heal him. I’m looking forward to seeing how an adult Sasuke interacts with his wife (who is still a child in the past timeline Sasuke and Boruto are currently stuck in).
With the finale of this arc almost here, I have no idea how the writers are going to make all of the time-traveling make sense.
Will the characters in the past forget Sasuke and Boruto were even there? Will Sasuke and Boruto’s actions have an impact when they return to their (future) timeline?
Feel free to share your thoughts with us.
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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