Warning! Spoilers for Boruto’s 18th chapter lie below!
When it comes to Boruto, it seems like anything is possible. The series acts as a sequel to Naruto, but fans of Masashi Kishimoto’s first franchise are not always ready for what Boruto has in store. So, it is very safe to say otakus were not expecting the new series to bring in lightsabers to the Naruto universe.
No, really. Chakra Lightsabers are a real thing now.
In the latest chapter of Boruto, fans read on as the titular hero visited Konoha’s research center for scientific jutsu. Boruto was apprehensive at first thanks to his past run-ins with the organization’s technology, but all those thoughts went out the window when Boruto was tossed a lightsaber.
Katasuke Tono, a head researcher for Konoha, was seen tossing a sword hilt towards Boruto. “You hold it like this,” the ninja said. “While pressing the white button with your thumb, use your index finger to press the trigger. It’s dangerous, so be careful with it.”
Naturally, Boruto activates the saber right away, and even Luke Skywalker would be proud of how the ninja handles himself. A massive blade of chakra can be seen sprouting from the hilt, and Katasuke explains the tech uses chakra to form its blade.
As you might have expected, Boruto does fall in love with the weapon, but the ninja is not advanced enough to use it just yet. The researcher explains the pseudo-lightsaber has too high of a chakra consumption rate for Boruto to wield.
There’s no telling if the sword will make a comeback in Boruto, but fans have their hopes. After all, the anime has already shown fans that Boruto becomes a sword user when he is older. If the Uzumaki has chakra stores half as deep as his father, then Boruto may just be able to use the Chakra Lightsaber by the time he becomes a Chunin or Jonin.
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Toneri Otsutsuki has been an important part of the Boruto anime up until now, and it looks like he’ll have some role to play in the future as well. We first saw him when he tried to tell Boruto about his eye, the Jougan. Toneri appeared in Boruto’s dream, and told him that his eye will help him save the world. Many thought that this would be it, and Toneri won’t be returning after this.
But, soon after that, Momoshiki Otsutsuki and Kinshiki Otsutsuki were revealed in the anime. It appears that Toneri Otsutsuki was well aware of these two as well. He confirmed that Gods will step on Earth very soon. As the current filler-ish Boruto episodes continue, we didn’t really expect much of action here. But, I think everyone was surprised when they saw Toneri Otsutsuki in the latest episode. Toneri said something that I don’t think many will have paid attention to. But, I really think it was important.
At the end of Boruto’s 34th episode, fans watch as the hero had a tender moment with this Academy classmates under the stars. The show then switched to a tag scene featuring Toneri as the ninja watched over the Earth. Fans watched as the last member of the Otsutsuki branch clan was brought to his knees, and Toneri began coughing up blood.
“Nothing remains unchanged. Fate is always flowing,” the ninja could be heard saying before adding: “Boruto, with destiny as your opponent, how will you fight to the bitter end?”
Fans of Boruto will know Toneri briefly as the fighter did appear before the boy once before. The Otsutsuki member came to Boruto in a dream to tell him about his special Dojutsu. Toneri told Boruto danger was coming to the entire ninja world, but the boy’s right eye is the key to stopping a great darkness from encroaching. The ninja originally debuted under the Naruto franchise in The Last: Naruto the Movie. The canonical film followed Hinata after the heiress was taken by Toneri, and Naruto went to rescue her friend and learned about his own feelings for Hinata long the way.
So far, there is little known about Boruto’s mysterious power, but Toneri knows more than he will let on. The ninja comes from the Otsutsuki clan, a family who is able to tap into the legendary Tenseigan Dojutsu. An animator on Boruto previously confirmed Naruto’s son has not unlocked that power, but it is instead one known as the Jogan which translates to ‘Pure Eye’ in English. The power which Boruto wields in one that could make his destiny as dangerous as the one Naruto claimed growing up. And, if that is the case, then Boruto has a very long road ahead of him as he prepares to save the world.
It also makes Toneri’s arrival on Earth even more possible. I mean, this guy has been on the moon for too long now. I don’t think he’ll just be there for the entire series. There will be a point in time when he meets Boruto, and I think that’s inevitable. Boruto is going to meet Toneri, and I’m really excited for that. But, I don’t see that happening in the near future of the series. I’m also curious about what Toneri said. What is it that Boruto is going to lose? I think the series is going to take a dark path ahead, and that’s just what Naruto fans are used to.
But, that’s just my thoughts on this episode. What did you guys think about it? Let me know in the comments section below.