Hey everyone! Boruto Episode 34 just dropped and even though the episode didn’t really tackle serious issues, it introduced some of the most important stuff to us. The episode mainly focused on the approaching graduation exams, which are approaching really fast. According to the spoilers, the graduation exams will begin from Boruto Episode 36, so there is still one episode left until they’re underway. Because of the upcoming graduation exams, everyone from Boruto’s class is focused on Ninjutsu, and studies.
They all go on a camp to mark the end of the Academy days, and overall I think the episode was pretty cool. But, what really caught my attention was the fact that Sumire Kakei was able to perform a Jutsu unique to her. We all know that during the Nue arc, Sumire was the antagonist. She basically summoned the Nue in Konoha back then. However, in the end, the gate to the Nue was shattered.
But, in the recent Boruto episode, Sumire was able to reopen that gate, and use the Summoning Jutsu to recall Nue. That’s right! Sumire can use one of the most powerful Jutsu in existence. However, there is a catch. The Nue she summoned was extremely small in size, which I guess is mainly because it lacks chakra. The Nue basically absorbs chakra to get stronger and stronger. That’s what it did when we first saw it, and that’s why Naruto didn’t attack it head on.
But, even though it looks small, what’s amazing is the fact that Sumire is actually able to summon it. We all know that she’ll grow up to be a fine shinobi, so by the end of the series, or maybe even midway through it, Sumire will have an OP summon at her aid. I originally thought that the Nue would be Boruto’s summon, but that’s not clear yet. I’m not sure if that’ll be the case in the future, but let’s see what happens. As of now, it looks like Sumire just got stronger than before.
Did you watch the latest Boruto Episode? What did you think of Sumire and the Summoning of the Nue? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
After Danzō Shimura died and the existence of Root and its actions were made public knowledge, Sumire and her family became ostracised from the village. This contributed to Sumire’s mother growing ill and later dying. This affected Sumire deeply, as one of the few joys she experienced was spending time with her mother brushing her hair and over time Sumire couldn’t even remember her mother’s voice. Sumire’s father, Tanuki Shigaraki trained her from a young age, in order to avenge Root. Eventually, he bestowed her with Gozu Tennō. After the death of her parents, Sumire became an orphan and created the identity of “Sumire Kakei”, deciding that it was best to wait and create a cover story before exacting her father’s plan. Sumire eventually became the representative of her Academy class, during which, she began nurturing the Nue’s development.
While under the guise of “Sumire Kakei,” she was a rather meek and quiet girl who, like man
y children her age, adored the Seventh Hokage. While not very outspoken, Sumire showed genuine concern for her classmates. Sumire was also very respectful and dutiful, and wished to avoid conflict if necessary. Her reason for wanting to become a shinobi was to live up to her father’s memory.
Once dropping the guise of a meek girl, Sumire is shown to be a very driven person, and, due to her arduous training as a child, dedicated towards completing her father’s final request, showing no remorse for her former friends and other villagers. When confronted by Boruto, Sumire exclaimed that the Sumire he knew never existed. Despite this, she had still come to value the friendship she made with her fellow classmates who in reality did not want to hurt anyone. Thanks to Boruto’s unwavering loyalty to her, Sumire was able to let go of her past and answer for her mistakes. She also developed a strong bond to Nue, seeing it as her family. Once returning to her status as class rep, Sumire reverted to her meek attitude.
Sumire is a young girl with purple-coloured eyes and hair, the back of which is tied into two long braided ponytails. Her hair frames her face and her bangs hang just above her eyes. She dons a black polo neck shirt, with a violet dress over it that has a white collar on it, knotted by a purple ribbon, almost resembling a seifuku overall with long black shinobi sandals. She also changes her flower hairbands to viola hairbands during her return to the Academy.
At some point, her father placed the formula for the Gozu Tennō on her back. While undercover, Sumire wore a cracked pale-white mask with two horn-like disfigurements and a white cloak. Underneath her cloak, she wore a purple sleeveless halterneck shirt with a light pink sash around her waist and dark pants with a shuriken holster around her right thigh, and long fingerless black gloves. She also had bandages wrapped around her wrists and footwear and she let her hair down. After letting go of her hatred, the Gozu Tennō was removed from her back. Soon after, it was replaced with a small red dot on her left palm, serving as an eye for Nue.