Boruto Ep 10 Review

I have mixed feelings on this one. I honestly can’t think of a whole lot to say on this episode. The scenario of them taking on a job that lets them wonder around to investigate seems a bit cheesy. Not like this is the first time we’ve seen this scenario in an anime or cartoon. The failed mail deliveries I could see coming a mile away. Of course that wasn’t going to go well for them.


This episode just sort of fell flat for me. It seemed more filler than anything. I can barely remember all the details that happened except for the failed mail delivers why they try to investigate “the ghost”. I wish I had more to say on this episode, but I just don’t. The past couple episodes I’ve been feeling like Boruto hasn’t been pulling at me like it has in the past. I’m starting to forget when it airs and forgetting to watch it (hence the late review). Hopefully the next episode will give me more to talk about.


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-The Wife Shawna

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Boruto Ep 9 Review

I was looking forward to this episode. I was totally rooting for Boruto to prove to his dad that he did have the Byakugan. We’ve already seen him use it the last few episodes. It’s how they found out about the aura that’s been making people of the village act out of character. I didn’t expect Boruto to end up taking on his Aunt though! Hanabi is so different than Hinata. It was cool to see what kind of ninja she had grown up into.


Watching Boruto fight is fun for me to watch, personally. He’s incredibly quick and just when you think he’s lost the upper hand, he’s already two steps ahead. It’s quite obvious he has so much more natural talent than Naruto EVER did. Obviously, he gets that from his mother. Hinata is one of my favorite ninjas in Naruto. I always thought she was an incredible ninja while also having such a tender heart and soul. She’s such an introvert compared to Naruto who most of the time wouldn’t know when to shut up. LOL. It was heart breaking to watch the disappointment in Boruto when his Byakugan didn’t manifest. What was admirable was how he brushed it off in front of everyone and laughed at himself. That definitely came from his dad.


It was a relief to hear Boruto’s grandpa and Naruto discuss his byakugan and agreed that Boruto does indeed have it. I was so worried Naruto would continue to think Boruto was just making it up but thankfully he could tell he was being honest while watching him put everything he had into the sparing match. Cameron did bring up a valid question though. In past episodes it seemed he was able to manifest it himself but how come he suddenly can’t when he’s not in the middle of a dire situation? I’m theorizing maybe stress or something has something to do with it. If he’s feels threatened or feels someone is being threatened, he’s able to manifest it?


I’m thinking my theory may be close to the mark since he was able to sort of use it with his fight with that TV star. I’m not sure what to make of that scene. It was a little silly and out of the blue. It was a little funny but I just felt it wasn’t totally necessary. There could have been a different way they could have done that. It was awful just, eh.


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-The Wife Shawna

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Boruto Ep 8 Review

I have mixed feelings about this episode. It started out pretty cute when Boruto had that dream and then suddenly came down with 8th Grader Syndrome (if you don’t know what that is, click here). LOL I loved seeing the relationship between him and his little sister Himwari (i think i spelled that right?). I thought she would be completely enthralled with him when he was acting weird but nope, she was fully aware he was acting weird. Haha.


It didn’t hit me that Naruto didn’t know about Boruto’s Byakugan yet. I felt frustrated that Naruto didn’t really believe him. Wasn’t a huge fan of that. I didn’t see the need to make Naruto to be out a typical parent. Thats the thing about different generations is they grow and learn from previous generations. I mean, sure, Naruto grew up without parents, but still. He was surrounded by enough adults! That’s just my opinion, anyway. I didn’t blame Boruto for getting defensive at all. We’ve been seeing him use his kekkei genkai for the past few episodes now so we know he’s telling the truth.


I did not expect Hiashi to be such a grandpa though. That was cute to see this hard ass soften up around his grandchildren. I will give Naruto credit, at least he’s taking Boruto to Hiashi to double check his kekkei genkai instead of just writing him off as making it up. Boruto has a lot of natural talent so I’m looking forward to what we will see next episode!


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-The Wife Shawna

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Boruto Ep 7 Review

This episode centered mostly on the students this time. We didn’t see much adult interaction. It was nice to see how the next generation handled dramatic situations. This time, it focused on the girls, Cho cho, Sumire, and Sarada. I happen to like Cho cho. She’s bold and charming. Her love for food doesn’t come across disgusting either. As we follow the girls we notice there seems to be someone stalking them. Obviously they had some kind of special jitsu that made them become invisible.


I think Cho Cho wants to be stalked. Even though she comes across confident in herself, I have a feeling she does have some insecurity when it comes to her size, as most girls her age would. I do like how they do make her come across confident though. Its a great confident booster for other girls who are built like her. I laughed hysterically when she finally cornered the stalker, smashing him with a vending machine. LOL


Magire’s character is beyond awkward. He definitely gives off the aura of the typical insecure boy whose head over heels for a girl he thinks is out of his league, Sumire. Cho Cho playing it off like she knew the whole time was cute. I felt bad for Magire when Sumire rejected him, but she didn’t know him and he had been stalking her. Creeeepy. LOL Magire freaking out over being rejected actually wasn’t really what I expected but probably should have seen coming. I love how Boruto and the boys are watching, totally confused as to Magire’s behavior around the girls since they never felt nervous around them. It was so nice to see Boruto interacting with his friends like normal, something Naruto never had at that age. It just really showed how much the Leaf Village has grown and how different it is socially.


The situation escalated quickly within the school with Magire continuing his stalker behavior, taking it to the next level. I figured Magire would wallow in depression, but instead he went ape shit. Wow. LOL When he kidnapped Sumire, Boruto and the others didn’t hesitate to find her. These little ninjas have much better problem solving skills than their parents. I like how they show that difference without it being unbelievable. It’s the same as in reality, where younger generations have improved and surprised older generations.


I honestly was surprised that Magire seemed to be possessed by the same shadow as Shino and the other ninja they had dealt with in previous episodes. We still have no idea where these shadows are coming from. When Cho Cho talks Magire down and the shadow leaves him, my husband said that was a total rip off from Persona games, changing his heart. Haha. Not in an insulting way of course. It was just interesting how it was the same kind of concept.


So the mystery of the shadows has yet to be solved, but there seems to be a pattern that this happens to ninjas who start to suffer from severe insecurity and/or inadequacy. It takes over them when they’re at their weakest. I look forward to the next episode hopefully some more answers as to why this is happening! Did you watch this episode? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!


-The Wife

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Boruto: Next Generations Anime Review

Now it’s time to review the Boruto anime! I’ll be honest, I was concerned about there already being an anime out when at the time only 11 chapters of the manga had released. Then I read that it wasn’t connected to the manga. This had me concerned too. I got flash backs of fillers from Naruto. -_-


To my surprise though, the anime is really good and the animation is pretty good. It’s vibrant with colors and has a different feel than Naruto. While Naruto was riddled with confusion and abandonment as a child, Boruto has connections with friends and has a little sister he adores. He’s definitely a lot like his Dad, but he has some of his mother’s common sense. Since he has friends he trusts, he’s more app to listen to them than Naruto ever would to Sasuke and Sakura.


Although it has no current connection the manga, the timeline of the anime takes place before the manga starts. I have no problem with that. It’s interesting to see a take on how Boruto created a bond between his two team mates, Mitsuki and Sarada. In the manga, Sarada and Boruto are already pretty close. He vowed to protect her while she achieves her dream of being Hokage. Now we get to see how that develops and how Mitsuki came to the Leaf Village.


Mitsuki is from the Hidden Sound which I found fascinating. He already reminds me of Orichimaru and I remember how Orichimaru worked with the Hidden Sound against the leaf village to capture Sasuke. The Hidden Sound is now trying to improve their relationship with the Leaf Village by sending Mitsuki there to study. So we have some foreign diplomacy involved as well. I love anime universes this complex!


So I’m caught up to episode 6 of the anime. We don’t have premium for Crunchy Roll since we can’t afford it, so I’m one week behind since I don’t get access to the most recent episode until a week later. Sorry for that! Episode 6 focused on the battle between Shino, Boruto, Mitsuki and Shikadai. It was interesting to see Mitsuki’s fighting style and how he handled situations. It’s clear he comes from a culture that doesn’t really hesitate to kill a threat. Obviously, the Leaf Village Shinobi do not operate that way. Killing is their last resort (as it should be in the real world too). It surprised me to see him use his arms like snakes which is something Orichimaru use to do as well. A couple episodes prior, he had been talking about if Boruto is his Sun. I’m curious what that means and I look forward to finding that out since that isn’t even in the manga.


It’s clear Boruto has much better team work skills than his father did. It helps he has two parents to guide him so he gets along with others. He butts heads with adults but thats to be expected from kids. Boruto and Shikadai really show Mitsuki how to save someone without having to resort to killing and he’s fascinated by that. Killing Shino just wasn’t an option since he was obviously possessed. Boruto and Shikadai’s problem solving skills were impressive. You didn’t see this kind of talent with Naruto and his team. This is going to be a completely different kind of shinobi story within the Leaf Village and I look forward to seeing where it goes and if it catches up with the manga.


Next episode hopefully we’ll find out what’s possessing jonin level shinobi! Look for my weekly reviews of the anime! Have you watched or read the manga? What did you think? Leave a comment and let me know!


-The Wife Shawna

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First Impessions of Boruto Manga Ch 1 -12

I never read Naruto so reading Boruto was going to be my first experience of Kishimoto Masashi’s style. I may do a post about my review of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden because that will be a very long review, not all of it good. If you’ve seen the animes, you know why.


The first chapter easily pulled me in and made me want to keep turning the page. Being familiar with the past events of Naruto and the war helps understand the characters better. However, enough is explained in little flash backs if you haven’t read about the previous generation.  I was pleased to read that this wasn’t at all going to be like a repeat of Naruto. Boruto is clearly more naturally skilled than his father. His social skills are a lot better, too. School life is so much different for him since he doesn’t deal with the bully’s his father did. There’s a lot of fun banter between him and the rest of his three man team. There seems to be a deeper friendship and trust from the start, unlike how it was for Naruto when he and Sasuke couldn’t stand each other.


Personally, I found it cute how Sarada teases her mother about blushing over her Dad’s return. Maybe for some people they might find that unrealistic, but I’ve been with my husband for 5 years and he can still make me blush like a school girl. lol Since this is a next generation story, world building really isn’t needed since the world was already built with in Naruto. I’m able to enjoy Boruto’s story from the very beginning, without having to be bogged down with background and world building.


Although Boruto is a lot like his father, he’s still much different due to the different environment he’s being raised in. He has both of his parents, although, his father has been working so many long hours he’s neglected his son a bit and Boruto’s pissed about it. I found it endearing that he’s so protective of his sister and even lectured his dad about showing up to her birthday party. That was too cute. I’m a sucker for sibling bonds (like Fullmetal Alchemist!). Broke my heart though when he thought his dad was there for his sister when his clone disappeared while bringing the cake to the table. Just…ouch! That stung. Really couldn’t blame the kid for losing his shit.


Sasuke has become such an interesting character now. I still need to brush up on the end of Shippuden (yes, i havent finished it, but i did cheat and already watched the final movie LOL), but I like who he has become as a man and ninja. He got on my nerves a lot in both previous animes. Half the time I was face palming his attitude and groaning over Sakura’s obsession with him. That shifted quite a bit during Shippuden, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, I honestly did not see Sasuke becoming Boruto’s teacher. Not one bit but I like it. It seems fitting.


Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter is absolutely adorable. She seems to have her mother’s friendly charm (without the over the top whinyness thank god) and her father’s intelligence. I’m already shipping her and Boruto. Haha. There’s already a close bond there to begin with so I see that relationship blossoming quickly! She seems to be quite fond of him and I love how she wants to be the next Hokage!


I was surprised to see the Chunin exams introduced so early but I’m not complaining. It’s went fairly quickly, however, drawing it out wasn’t needed. When Boruto got presented that ninja device I knew it was going to go bad from the start. It made his pathway turn in a totally different direction than his father’s. It was quite the blow to have Naruto disqualify AND take away his status as a ninja in front of everyone. Skill wasn’t the issue in this story arc, it was the ability to be mentally prepared and believe in yourself. He wanted to win a little too badly.


When Naruto was taken away, I was scared at first that he was gonna die. I kept thinking, “Please don’t tell me you already killed off Naruto”. Thankfully he was fine but way to give me a bit of a heart attack! It would be nice for Naruto to at least grow old before he croaks! Having an enemy go after his 9 tailed beast seemed a tad redundant and the actual battle didn’t drag on as long as I thought it would. It wasn’t a bad battle, but it wasn’t as epic as I thought it could be. That’s okay, though, it was nice to see Naruto and Sasuke working together, as well as the other Kages. And that moment between Naruto and Boruto when creating that giant resingan? GAH! Brilliant!


Don’t have much of an opinion of the new friendship between Boruto and the rich kid. Seemed a tad cliche, a rich kid not having any friends but making one out of Boruto. I’m not really knocking it, but it’s been done before, ya know? The way they interact with each other is cute though and it brought out the softer side of Boruto. It really showed you why he has friends who care so much for him.


I will continue to review this manga as new chapters come out. Chapter 12 came out the other day and that took over a month so not sure how often it updates. If you know how often, please leave a comment so I can plan my blogging accordingly! Hehe. Thanks for reading!




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