Boruto Episode 24 - 25
I love this episode! It was so adorable! And i’m so delighted to see the new family photo! Honestly, I thought SP would only show it as a simple pan-over shot for half a second while Sarada runs off to school but the way they dedicated an entire scene to present and then unveil the photo was very gratifying! I also laughed so hard at Sakura because I’ve totally done that before! I’ve moved around way too often in life and you know what stinks the most? When you’re not even moving cross-country but across the street or in the same town. I mean, that’s a LOT of work for a short distance! Yes, I’ve definitely thrown things into boxes without labeling them, including recently LOL!
Sarada and Boruto are quite cute but we’ll see if I end up shipping them or not. I enjoy seeing Sarada train with her Sharingan too!
What also surprised me was Naruto! I was SO proud of him!! I know for some it is very offsetting to see the protagonist behaving so differently than how he was as the knucklehead in the Naruto series but now Naruto is Hokage. While everyone was moping about this depressing new news, Naruto gave his classic pep-talk yet it was at a more sophisticated, mature, age and profession-appropriate level! Way to grow and live up to the role and responsibility of being Hokage, Naruto!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!
Frankly, I also loved his comments about evaluating the generations that come after you. Each generation tends to think of themselves as the best or the greatest while looking down on the younger generation and criticizing them as spoiled and weak and entitled etc. It reminds me of the baby-boomer generation and the gulf between gen X and millennials that widened due to the rapid advances in technology (in the American US context). So, Naruto’s speech is quite relevant for us today. Rather than remaining critical and painting a dismal vision of the future, Naruto encourages and sees hope for the next generation- just as our current leaders should do for the young today! Seriously you guys….I’m so proud of him!
Okay but this new impending but unpredictable threat in the plot, however, I think is a foreshadowing of the villians from the Boruto movie and obviously of whatever catastrophe Boruto ended up in at the very start of the manga / anime series, so we’ll have to see how this develops and where it takes us, story-wise.
I really really hope to see more SasuSaku in the future, even if it is filler material!
In episode 25, Sarada has really brightened up and blossomed! I feel like the conclusion of the Gaiden arc lends naturally to a positive transformation in her character. Now that she knows confidently and securely who she is, where she came from and who she belongs to as well as what her goal is in life, she seems more stable, confident and determined! Also THANK YOU SP for KEEPING her gaiden outfit hahaha! I hated her other one ugh!
Also cute how Sarada was perhaps reflecting on Sasuke and his traveles while on the boat ride. Did anyone else also think of how Sakura reflected on her first “date” with Sasuke overlooking the ocean on her day off? <3
And more BoruSara friendship and interactions haha!
Oh! that sexy jutsu and Sarada’s reaction KILLED ME! I was laughing so much! Too funny she’s no idea that the Hokage she looks up to created that jutsu haha!