This arc might be promising but given Boruto hasn't made anything exciting in the last few episodes besides the big arc of the old man Tsuchikage. The show doesn't do fan service of Naruto characters.
The new arc is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the original Naruto manga. miwa will perform the new opening theme song, which will premiere in the anime on October 6 and will run for two cours (quarters of a year) until March 2020. Rock band Longman will perform the new ending theme song "Wish On."
Catching up on Boruto while I work on simulcast stuff
finished Ep 122
The whole mission or saving your allies is a recurring theme
The theme is most heavy during Kakashi's origin where Obito was supposedly killed off.
For this episode on the application of the theme, they talk about the grey area of it. Since things aren't as dire and I don't think they kill of Kankuro, Boruto and Shinki will reach a middle ground and get a happy ending.
One of the few episodes that demonstrates Boruto works pretty well in a slice of life setting as long as it features Naruto characters as well to take advantage of fan service and nostalgia.
It was a Himawari and Shukaku spotlight where it shows a side of tailed beasts' relationships with each other in light of the danger from Urashiki, the alien fisherman.
While it felt like filler, it was setting up for a larger arc. Boruto was interested in seeing who was Master Jiraiya and what his make out novels were much to the embarrassment of Kiba, Shino, Hinata (who got angry), and Choji
I wished I took a picture. I find it odd this anime tries to retcon Hinata's relationship with Sakura which only exists in the Last film.
We actually go to the past with Boruto and Sasuke during when Sasuke left the village which makes it an interesting arc as we don't see Sasuke's reactions and narrative of how he sees the situation and the stuff/grief he causes on his village.
Also, when did Boruto learn sexy jutsu? I don't remember that.
I liked it. Wished it had more of these scenes than the cleaning mission of the bathhouse. I realized Naruto's Genin group has way more interesting interactions and chemistry for potential stories than poor Boruto's Genin group which is more concentrated on Boruto's three man squad.
I like to point out in ep. 134 Jiraiya's method of tricking the Urashiki guy into breathing toad poison since he speeds up time which makes him breathe in more poison was great. Reminds me of the old Naruto days when they use strategy instead of blasting people.
Don't know whether it's nostalgia bias but the Naruto track music is striking and memorable than Boruto's track.
This show does creepy stuff with eyeballs. First you had Danzo stealing and putting Sharingan eyes into his arm, Toneri collecting Byakugan eyes, and now Urashiki eating his own eyeballs to tap into his full form.
As Naruto and Boruto finish up their on-going story of father and son bonding through time and leaves the Hidden Leaf Village of the past behind, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS travels into the Mujina Bandits arc with some sinister teases. A new key visual showing Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki under threat from a new enemy was released (below) to celebrate the upcoming story.
It was announced during Jump Festa 2020 that the new arc, based off the Mujina Bandits arc from the manga series of the same name, will be starting in January. Flowback will be handling the new ending song, titled "Fireworks."
While it's nothing new in Naruto and even Boruto, they waste a significant character's potential. I remember Neji was a controversial one. Sumire had an arc for herself and she had a lot of spotlight building up to the arc and after the arc. Then, she disappeared. Boruto's cast of close friends/classmates is much less memorable compared to Naruto's cast's close friends/classmates.
I do like the interesting perspective of them revisiting the samurai because in this series, samurai and ninja don't get along.
Taka: I'm going to make new discussion threads for Winter 2020 anime while trying to finish unfinished business for Fall 2019.
Jan 6, 2020 3:05:15 GMT
Dream: I watched Penguin Highway earlier tonight. Not sure if I'll post a lengthy review for it or not. But not planning to work on anything for it til tomorrow. Too tired to think now. Good night.
Jan 6, 2020 6:04:02 GMT
HungryWorld: Came back from my vacation. Took a present with me: sickness
Jan 7, 2020 13:49:59 GMT
Taka: Sorry to hear that Hungryworld. Dream Been mostly PC. I did use MAC a lot because that one school class had MAC. Not sure what DIO is. I have to say PC since that is I'm mainly using. I'll be present in the weekends.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:05 GMT
Taka: My hometown is affected by MLK fever. We celebrate him every Sunday of this month. That's why I'm absent. I wished I get time.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:42 GMT
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT