Fans of the Naruto franchise were left in awe after watching the penultimate episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Episode 292 showcased thrilling action sequences and paid homage to a memorable scene from Naruto Shippuden, taking fans on a nostalgic journey.
As the Boruto anime reaches its climax, the show’s final arc of part one centers around Kawaki and Boruto facing an unusual threat—Code. The previous episodes have focused on the intense showdown between the two and Code in the Hidden Leaf Village. In the latest episode, titled “Hunger,” Naruto and Shikamaru join the battle, attempting to save Kawaki from the clutches of Momoshiki (who possesses Boruto) and Code.
Boruto has often faced criticism for its inconsistent animation, but episode 292 silenced the critics with its stunning visuals and fluid action sequences. The show redeemed itself with well-executed hand-to-hand combat and Karma techniques, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the series’ final episode.
In addition to the impressive action, the episode featured a surprising throwback scene that paid homage to Naruto Shippuden. As the intense confrontation between Kawaki and Boruto unfolded, the animators cleverly mirrored the original series’s climactic battle between Naruto and Sasuke. From fighting styles and hand signs to the execution of flame jutsu, the connection between the two scenes evoked a sense of nostalgia and reminded fans of the emotional weight carried by the final battle in Naruto Shippuden.
The poignant connection between Kawaki and Boruto, reminiscent of the bond shared by Naruto and Sasuke, only added to the impact of the penultimate episode. As the series prepares for its mid-series finale, fans can look forward to the continuation of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations story in the manga and also the comeback of the Naruto anime series, which is scheduled for later this year. Boruto’s manga series is also currently in trend with one of the biggest plot twists revealed in a recent chapter, with some even comparing the new chapter to One Piece manga.
Soon after the episode’s release on Crunchyroll, hashtags Boruto and Naruto have been trending on Twitter as fans praised the fantastic animation of the episode as well as one of the best hand-to-hand combats seen in the anime in a very long time.
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