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.
That prison arc is boring. The first time it started - I was interested to see what they were doing. Mitsuki and Boruto's relationship was always amusing to watched. When 2nd episode roll by, I was really bored.
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT