The unexpected death of one of Naruto’s former colleagues in Boruto’s latest episode has led to a devastating emotional outburst from longtime fans of the Boruto series.
Boruto Episode 218: Spoilers
Boruto Episode 218 has many major changes in the current situation: while the powerful new Baryon Mode was not enough to eliminate Isshiki Ohtsutsuki, Kawaki’s clever strategy, using Naruto’s signature Shadow Clone Jutsu, was enough to finally eliminate the villain.
However, the victory did not end with Konoha’s heroes, as Momoshiki Ohtsutsuki quickly captured Boruto’s body and used this little ninja to drive the kunai through Sinuke’s Rinnegan, causing the powerful shinobi to lose one of his greatest abilities. After the next battle, Naruto also gets tired and is greeted by an old friend in his mind: Kurama, a nine-tailed monster trapped inside a ninja shortly after his birth.
Kurama reveals that the cost of using Baryon Mode was not the power of Naruto’s life, but his own, and after a past recollection and seeing Naruto’s vision grow, the fox’s spirit passes away, as Naruto – and fans of the series – cry and call its name.
The loss of one of Sasuke’s key skills and that of Naruto’s oldest colleague came as a blow to many anime fans, who had been riding high due to the start of the powerful Baryon Mode in previous episodes, which made it seem like Konoha shinobi was about to pass this relentless battle.
Kurama was first seen in the first chapter of the manga and the first episode of the anime, and its influence affected Naruto’s entire life: the beast that was confined within Naruto was the first to be exiled from society at a young age, but once Naruto gained the creature’s respect its powerful and powerful sources.
Regardless of the tragic outcome, the reception in the episode has been very positive, with many fans posting their reactions to the recurring episode of surprise on social media. The arc marks the point in Boruto’s lie when Naruto’s original creator, Mashi Kishimoto, began writing the series again, and many viewers noted that the previous episode was able to recreate the feeling and tone of the old Naruto series.
Boruto Episode 218 was directed by Yusuke Onoda, who had previously worked at Bleach and Naruto Shippuden. The director of the episode unit was Atsushi Wakabayashi, who also worked on the two series. The main animation of the episode is hosted by Kosei Takahashi, who has also worked on series such as Black Clover and Detective Conan.