OP3: 「It’s all in the game」by Qyoto
Protagonists aren’t the only ones who can have new upgrades and transformations. White Zetsu returns, bigger and better, taking Neo Team 7 for a really rough spin. This latest form is designed for combat – three nature transformations, overwhelming strength, and limited intellect being the only downside.
Of course, people in a similar tier to Naruto or Sasuke would obviously make short work of these critters. But I don’t see why Kaguya didn’t bust these out during the previous war. This version of White Zetsu would have caused far great problems for the Allied Shinobi forces, and could have tipped the conflict in her favour, considering how badly Konohamaru struggled. Anyway, I would like to go on a tangent.
For someone who aspires to be the next Hokage, Konohamaru consistently disappoints. Though not quite on the level of some other characters, a qualified and prodigious jounin like himself shouldn’t be struggling against that kind of enemy. As team leader, he also lacked foresight, suggesting that everyone split up while he went on a suicide mission to defeat the threat. What would his death have achieved, and what would he have done, if the White Zetsu decided to target the genins? And I’m surprised he didn’t think of alternative methods, such as using a toad informant.
In terms of overall strength, forget the Sarutobi legacy. He struggled to defeat White Zetsu 2.0, despite the fact it only required a single rasengan to obliterate. What made him spam kunais, when he could easily have resorted to top class ninjtusu? And it was utterly embarrassing when he couldn’t do anything about Boruto being trapped, and stood there helplessly watching, while Mitsuki pulled out the clutch save. When top secret information about Sasuke and the Sharingan are completely restricted in Konohagakure, I expect it to be extremely confidential. Why would Konohamaru choose to reveal sensitive information like Sasuke’s secret mission or the Rinnegan with such ease? Nothing is gained from spreading highly classified information like this. There is little practical benefit for genins to gain from this knowledge. And I don’t know why you’d trust 12 year old kids to not tell their friends. Usually, I’m okay with joke characters like Kiba, becoming fodder and the butt of jokes. But when Konohamaru gets thrown under the bus in such a ridiculous way, it really irks me, especially if the writing was poor.
To wrap off my misery, the new OP theme absolutely sucked. It wasn’t just the fact that the music and visuals were subpar. Who in flying tarnation thought that panning over the ground for 6-7 seconds could ever a good idea? Pierrot really dropped the ball here, and I can’t believe we’re going to be stuck with it for another few months. Rest assured, I will pretty much skip it every week. Oh man, was there anything good about this episode? On the plus side, I suppose Boruto bit off far more than he could chew, which could potentially teach the lad some humility. Also, in case you didn’t bother watching past the ED theme, MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE POST-CREDIT EPILOGUE. Show Spoiler ▼
That is all for now folks, so thanks for reading, and see you next week!
ED5: 「Kachou Fuugetsu」by Coala Mode