「夢のお告げ」 (Yume no Otsuge)
“The Dream’s Revelation”
Hi everyone! Takaii (or Takkun) here covering Boruto this week. Let’s dive into it!
As a huge Naruto fanboy, you can bet that I was loving every moment of this week’s episode. With the typical Boruto shenanigans out of the way, I loved how the focus finally shifted back to the nitty gritty details I’ve sorely missed from the original Naruto series. Specifically, we finally got the opportunity for the show to address the awesome power known as the Byakugan and what nifty powers it bestows its wielder — something I’m sure all of us older fans know way too much about (like the blind spot above the first thoracic vertebra). That said, I can understand the show needing to prime newer fans of the series about all this fancy ninja stuff and if anything it was rather nice to be living in a world where all the main players are literally babies in terms of technique and knowledge.
Getting back on track though, with the way everyone was behaving when Boruto revealed he’d awakened his Byakugan, it makes you wonder if that’s truly what’s appearing on that left eye of his. And no, I’m not questioning whether or not it’s the Byakugan on his eye but something more along the lines of is it possible for someone to have a partially activated Byakugan? If I remember correctly it takes a considerable amount of chakra to sustain the thing and with all the new Genin sounding pretty clueless when it comes to the finer points of ninjutsu (specifically Chakra manipulation), it doesn’t sound too crazy to think the thing showing up on Boruto’s eye could be something a little atypical. Plus, when you compare how it looks to anyone else in the Naruto Universe who has actually used the Byakugan, it’s clear that it looks a little different too.
At the end of the day though, even if the thing on Boruto’s eye becomes a moot point, I thoroughly enjoyed everything that the reveal brought to the story this week. Between Brouto channeling his inner Karamatsu to finally seeing Naruto out of the office and interacting with his family, I hope that the show can create more moments like this where the past and the present get to interact with each other.
And with that, I’ll catch you guys down in the comments! I believe Zaiden will be back to resume his coverage of Boruto next week so be sure to give him a warm welcome then. See you later!