Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime has ended its Mist Arc on a hight note with arguably the 2nd best fight in Boruto so far. Although the ac hasn’t been great, it had it moments & the fight between Shizuma & Boruto/Mitsuki/Kagura was definitely up there. This week, Boruto & his friends return from the field trip and Boruto has to goes on quest to find a gift for sister. It looks like the next few weeks we’ll be filler-ish (Not certain since we haven’t read Boruto’s 4th novel yet) episodes until December when Boruto & his friends begin their graduation exam. Take a look at what is to come in Boruto below.
Warning: Spoilers of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime are ahead!
|32||Souvenir Quest||November 8|
|33||Slump!! Super Beast Imitating Drawing||November 15|
|34||The Night of Falling Stars||November 22|
|35||The Tripartite Meeting…!!||November 29|
|36||Graduation Examinations, Begin!!||December 6|
Note: The dates above are all actual, but the titles may change when the episodes are officially released by Viz Media.
Episode 32: Souvenir Quest
The field trip has finished. However, Boruto’s sister Himawari is acting a little odd upon his return. She was looking forward to a souvenir from her big brother, but Boruto had completely forgotten about it!
Episode 33: Slump!! Super Beast Imitating Drawing
From Inojin Yamanaka’s love of drawing since a young age, his signature technique, Super Beast Imitating Drawing, breathes life into pictures. However, one day he suddenly became unable to use that technique. The confused Inojin sought out his father, Sai, who uses the same technique, but Sai would not give him any advice. For some reason, Sai then recommends Inojin participate in a drawing competition aimed at children.
Episode 34: The Night of Falling Stars
In attempt to catch the mysterious fish Eiengoi, which is said to be “so tasty if you eat it once, you will never forget its deliciousness”, Boruto goes on a camping trip with his classmates. As this is likely to be the last event with his classmates before graduation, in an effort to create an everlasting memory, Boruto is determined to catch Eiengoi no matter what it takes.
Episode 35: The Tripartite Meeting…!!
Before the graduation examinations, it has been decided that in order to confirm the students’ graduation options, there will be tripartite meetings for that effect. However, Boruto, who performs admirably in “Ninja Techiniques”, notices that he had never worked hard in class, and has made no commitment in becoming a ninja. Boruto then meets Sukea, a freelance journalist who is interviewing Academy students who are about to graduate. Sukea notices a certain dangerousness in Boruto’s carefree and comfortable perspective on what it means to be a ninja, and decides to give some advice to him.
Episode 36: Graduation Examinations, Begin!!
Examinations, Begin!! At last, the graduation exams have begun. After the first theory exam has finished, Boruto and his friends challenge the practical abilities exam. The exam involves a “Bell Taking Test”, with the 6th Hokage, Kakashi Hatake, and the Academy’s other teachers as opponents.
Gaara Originally Had A Very Different Name In ‘Naruto’!
Naruto Uzumaki has one unforgettable name, but it isn’t the only one to crop up from Masashi Kishimoto. The artist popularized names like Tsunade, Sasuke, and more with his iconic series. However, it looks like Gaara wasn’t meant to be part of the line-up at first.
If you look through Naruto Kizuna: The Words That Bind, Kishimoto admits he had a very different name in mind for Gaara.
“For me, Gaara’s name was supposed to be Kotarou Fuuma. But my editor strongly disagreed,” the creator says. “I objected and said it was a name fitting for a sand ninja and that went on for weeks.
So, there you have it. Temari and Kankuro came close to having Kotarou Fuuma as their youngest sibling. It is only because of a staunch editor that fans got Gaara, and Kishimoto says he didn’t know why the executive reacted so negatively to his intended name until the surprising reason came to light.
“I still don’t know the reason for that. When I said “Then how a I supposed to call him?” My editor said “Gaara” … I actually liked that so I kept it. Then later he told me that was the name of a Ski Resort and that he just returned from the place,” Kishimoto revealed.
“I said “That’s just bullsh*t” but since I already took the name in the story and I liked it, I kept it.
Later on, I stopped focusing on surnames and just went for how the name sounds and what the name means.”
Fuuma may have been the Naruto creator’s first choice, but fans are glad Gaara is what made the final cut. When you break the name down into its kanji, the Sand Shinobi’s name is rather telling. The word can be broken down into “me,” “love,” and “demon.” Given Gaara’s hang-ups about love and his Jinchuuriki past, the name is one that fits him very well.