「うずまき家の一日」 (Uzumaki-ke no Ichinichi)
“A Day in the Life of the Uzumaki Family”
The Night Before Naruto Became Hokage
When a newsflash becomes a flashback, does that make it a newsflashback?
To my surprise, this episode wasn’t just a visual upgrade from ‘The Day Naruto became Hokage’. They really fleshed out the circumstances surrounding it. For example, Naruto overslept and seemed so groggy on the morning of his inauguration, due to the hangover he was suffering after celebrating the night before.
Fortunately, his friends made sure to escort him back safely, even if they were slightly inebriated themselves. Too bad Lee didn’t join in with his low alcohol tolerance – I’m still disappointed the drunken fist style never made another appearance.
But at least Kiba continues being that joke character who made me laugh so hard, talking about how he gave up the Hokage’s seat for Naruto. Poor guy never gets a break, especially with Shino telling him he was never in the contention.
The Day Naruto Became Hokage
Himawari unsuccessfully trying to wake Naruto up was hilarious to watch. On the other hand, unleashing her Byakugan in a fit of rage was no laughing matter, especially considering she successfully knocked out the strongest shinobi in existence. Boruto definitely had hell to answer for breaking her stuffed toy, and this part of the episode was just so fun to watch.
Though Naruto might have been out of commission, the show must go on. Konohamaru had me cracking up when he tried to prevent his cover from being blown – “Sankyuu! Dattebayo.” Sketchiest dattebayo I’ve ever heard.
That said, I was extremely pleased to see Iruka looking extremely proud.
After the flashback, we finally got the moment we’d all been waiting for. Father and son time, starring Naruto and Boruto! And what better place to set this, other than Ichiraku Ramen? I got the impression Boruto didn’t understand why Naruto loves Ichiraku Ramen so much. But what mattered is that Naruto wanted to share a place of precious memories with his beloved son. And they got to share some quality time.
That said, Boruto needs to be careful consider what he wishes for. A ramen eating contest? Sure, his parents don’t look like they eat that much, but he’d get absolutely smacked. Naruto would’t even be the biggest problem, seeing how Hinata is the legendary Queen of Gluttony who ate 46 bowls of ramen in half an hour!
I just want to say that this has been my favourite episode of Boruto so far, and invite people to join in on my sentiments. We got to see a recap of the 7th Hokage inauguration, as well as an extra treat in the form of Ichiraku Ramen. Between the cheap laughs, this episode had a lot of depth. Back in the days, Naruto’s love for ramen was always played as a recurring joke. But now that I think about it, there’s definitely always been a deeper meaning behind it.
Although I feel quite sad that we won’t have slice of life oriented stuff, with the Sarada Arc coming up next, I’m certainly hoping that the anime creators will begin to include more segments revolving around the daily lives of Konoha’s ninja families. I honestly think it’s a winning formula that could make for a successful spinoff.