The latest cover of V Jump has unveiled Boruto’s post-time-skip design, and fans are ecstatic. This fresh look is a significant upgrade from his initial appearance in the series’ inaugural chapter. Some enthusiasts even argue that this design surpasses the anime’s portrayal, with Boruto exuding a certain “gangster” vibe.
The Countdown to Chapter 81
Scheduled for release on August 20, 2023, Chapter 81 promises a return to action. The previous chapter left readers on a cliffhanger: Sarada persuading Sasuke to rescue Boruto. Despite Sasuke’s reservations about Boruto, Sarada’s newly awakened Mangekyo Sharingan compels him to set aside his beliefs.
Together, they embark on a mission to save Boruto from the Hidden Leaf Village’s shinobi. Amidst this turmoil, a despondent Boruto had almost given up hope of saving his family. However, Sasuke’s arrival reignites his determination to train, improve, and ultimately confront Kawaki.
Chapter 81: What to Expect
- Boruto’s New Arsenal: Away from the Hidden Leaf Village, Boruto likely acquired formidable techniques and honed his Otsutsuki-derived powers. Fans speculate a showcase of these newfound abilities in a battle alongside Sasuke against a formidable foe.
- The Power of the Jogan: Sasuke, with his vast knowledge of ocular jutsu, might have guided Boruto in harnessing the full potential of his Jogan. With Sarada unlocking her Sharingan, it’s only fitting for Boruto to flaunt his unique eye power in upcoming battles.
The manga’s recent segments highlight Himawari’s solitude, with her parents sealed and Boruto away training. Chapter 81 might shed light on her whereabouts. Speculations suggest she might be with Sarada and her mother or under Iruka Sensei’s care, given his history with Naruto. Moreover, Himawari’s potential training with Sarada and Sakura could mean she’s mastered some jutsus or refined her Byakugan skills.
The Hokage Conundrum
With Naruto’s rumored demise and Hinata’s absence, the Hidden Leaf Village faces a leadership vacuum. While Konahamaru might seem like a successor, his credentials fall short. The narrative might see Kakashi reclaiming the Hokage mantle or even introduce Sakura as a potential candidate.
Chapter 81 of Boruto promises a blend of action, character development, and intrigue. As the Hidden Leaf Village grapples with change, Boruto’s evolution takes center stage. While the chapter’s release on Viz is eagerly awaited, one thing’s for sure: the Boruto saga continues to captivate its audience.