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Boruto Episode 202

Boruto Episode 202

A God Revealed

Let’s start off this review of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 202 by appreciating how close I was to getting everything right with my predictions in the Episode 201 review. The only thing I didn’t account for was that the Boruto series would change what is and isn’t “canon.”

I correctly predicted which of the markings Sasuke came across represented Kinshiki, Momoshiki, and Jigen — including the fact that Jigen really is an Ōtsutsuki clan member. The one thing I got wrong was Kaguya’s symbol, which I predicted was Urashiki’s.

Yes, I should have known it was Kaguya because the horn shape didn’t quite match up with Urashiki’s. But in my defense, up until now, the Boruto anime has been considering Urashiki and to a lesser extent Toneri as canon characters.

Kaguya, Momoshiki, and Kinshiki from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Kaguya, Momoshiki, and Kinshiki

So, if we take that into consideration, it would make sense for Kaguya and Toneri to be the two with destroyed symbols because they’re both sealed away. But, I guess the smashed symbols are Urashiki and Toneri since Kaguya’s isn’t one of them.

Although, you could also argue that the smashed symbols aren’t Urashiki and Toneri since it’s implied that the symbols represent pairs. Momoshiki and Kinshiki were obviously a pair. It’s now implied Kaguya and Jigen were a pair. However, Urashiki and Toneri have never been stated to be related.

Urashiki has always been the third wheel with Momoshiki and Kinshiki. You can tell this by their names and because the trio was actually shown together in Naruto: Shippūden Episode 462. And as for Toneri, he’s a member of an Ōtsutsuki clan branch family and was doing his own thing.

So, if these symbols do represent pairs and Urashiki and Toneri aren’t a pair, who do the smashed symbols represent? We’ll likely never know for sure.

Boro the Immortal

Something you may have overlooked to an extent is that Boro was revealed to be immortal. Sure, Boro finding what I assume is one of Koji’s frogs in the downed airship is important. But I don’t care about that. I care about how Boro is immortal.

From what we saw, this immortality isn’t the same as Delta’s. Delta has multiple robotic bodies that she can hop into if her current one is destroyed. Boro gets sliced in half vertically and then the wound closes back up as if nothing happened.

I’m still guessing that Boro’s immortality comes from scientific ninja tools and so isn’t true immortality. But it sure looks like he’s immortal. Maybe if he suffers enough damage to his body then the nanobots or whatever inside of him can’t repair it. I don’t know.

Boro from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boro

But, Boro’s claim about receiving an immortal body from a god got me thinking about another immortal character. Remember Hidan of the Akatsuki? Hidan is literally immortal and received his immortality from the god Jashin.

Gods aren’t common in the Naruto universe. I believe the only “gods” that have ever been mentioned are Jashin and the Ōtsutsuki clan. So what if Jashin is a member of that clan? Well, it actually kind of makes sense for that to be the case.

Not only did Hidan receive immortality from Jashin, but that’s also where he got his other abilities from. Remember, Hidan didn’t use ninjutsu; he used a “curse.” But, if you look back at it, it looks a lot like a Karma transformation. And I don’t believe

Obviously, there’s no concrete evidence to back this up. But it would make a lot of sense to me if Jashin was an Ōtsutsuki who chose Hidan as his vessel.

Jigen Ōtsutsuki

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t surprised at all by the reveal that Jigen is an Ōtsutsuki member — or at least the vessel of an Ōtsutsuki member. Considering he has a Karma symbol on his body, he’s more likely a vessel. But, that still makes him an Ōtsutsuki for all intents and purposes, I think.

As far as I understand it, Jigen is the mind and soul of that Ōtsutsuki member, just in a body that doesn’t have all of his original powers. For example, Jigen doesn’t have the Byakugan or Rinnegan that his original body would have had.

I’m not sure if he would ever be able to get his Byakugan back without obtaining a vessel that already has the Byakugan. But I do assume that he could reawaken his Rinnegan by absorbing the Ten-Tails, eating a chakra fruit, or eating another Ōtsutsuki as we’ve seen before.

A hologram of Jigen's Ōtsutsuki form from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
A hologram of Jigen’s Ōtsutsuki form

With the reveal about Jigen, I realized that we still don’t actually know what his plan is or why he needs a vessel. We know that the overall Ōtsutsuki plan is to harvest the life forces of planets. But Kaguya and Toneri didn’t do that. And there’s no indication Jigen plans to either.

Kaguya basically wanted to rule over the planet and fend off other Ōtsutsuki members. Toneri wanted to rebuild his branch family or something. And Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and Urashiki simply failed in their mission.

Jigen is a weird situation. He’s very focused on acquiring a new vessel. We’ve seen that the Ōtsutsuki are immortal — so does this imply his vessels don’t gain that power? Also, he mentioned feeding his current vessel to the Ten-Tails after he gets his new one.

If I had to guess, Jigen’s ultimate goal is to regain his former standing and immortality. That’s probably what the Ten-Tails is for. Despite being Kaguya’s implied partner, I don’t think unsealing her again is part of his plan.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 202? How do you think Kaguya and Jigen are going to be connected? Do you think Jashin could have been an Ōtsutsuki? And what do you think Jigen’s ultimate goal is? Let me know in the comments.

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Boruto Episode 201

Boruto Episode 201

Empty Tears

I want to say that about 90% of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 201 was recap or other filler. In fact, I almost wasn’t going to review this episode and instead replace it with a series review from the winter season. But, that other 10% of the episode is why we’re here.

Before we get to the good stuff, though, let’s run through some of the recap. Luckily, the recap here wasn’t going over events we’ve seen within the Boruto series. It was recapping some events from the original Naruto series, which aired a long time ago.

I think recapping parts of Naruto (and Shippūden) every once in a while isn’t a bad idea. As I’ve said many times in the past, there’s probably a good chunk of Boruto viewers who never watched those because of their (the viewer’s) age.

Naruto sitting on his favorite swing from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Naruto sitting on his favorite swing

Obviously, I would prefer it if people who enjoy Boruto go back and watch the previous two series so they have all of the context. But, at the same time, I recognize that expecting people to watch 720 episodes isn’t very realistic.

So, in this episode, the Kurama explained how Naruto used to be alone when he was a child and how he was very similar to how Kawaki is now. Both of them were forced to become vessels for some immense power and suffered because of it.

If you read my review of Episode 200, you may have noticed that something I predicted regarding Kurama’s retelling of these events was wrong. I really didn’t expect Kurama to mention the fact that he was the one who killed Naruto’s parents. And, I also didn’t expect that Kawaki would have no reaction to this.

Brothers

It might have been last week, or it might have been a bit earlier than that, but I stated at some point fairly recently that it feels like we’re at a turning point for the Boruto series. There was everything that came before Kawaki, and now that Kawaki is here, we’re moving into the “real” story.

Way back in Episode 1 we got the scene of Boruto and Kawaki facing off in the ruins of the Leaf Village. That hasn’t come to pass in the story yet, but it told us from the very start that Kawaki was going to be a major character as far as the plot is concerned.

Then, over the next 190 or so episodes, everything that happened was leading up to the eventual introduction of Kara. You can look back at just about any arc and see how it ties into what Kara is doing, whether it be creating homunculi, using white Zetsu cells, etc.

Boruto recognizing Kawaki as his brother from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto recognizing Kawaki as his brother

Now, we’re at the point of the series where Kawaki has been introduced and solidified as a main character and all of the Kara members have been revealed. We’re finally able to look back and see how Kara has been involved in the shadows all along and how everything has been leading to this point.

And the reason I wanted to bring this all up now is that Boruto and Kawaki made a declaration in this episode that signifies this turning point. Boruto refers to Kawaki as his brother and the two of them vow to take down Jigen, the leader of Kara.

This is the first time that the “end game” of the series has been brought up. Jigen is the big bad guy who’s been looming in the background. And we finally have our main characters declaring that they’re going to defeat him and thereby wrap up all of the events that have happened thus far.

Sasuke’s Trip to the Kara Dimension

Now, onto that 10% of the episode that was really new. It turns out that the data Konohamaru extracted from Kara’s airship had some coordinates located within another dimension. So, naturally, Sasuke was sent to check it out.

When he arrives there, we see that behind him is a large wall that has six symbols carved into it, with two of them destroyed. These destroyed symbols appear to have been purposefully destroyed rather than being destroyed due to natural circumstances.

We don’t yet know what all of these symbols mean. But my guess is that each one represents an Ōtsutsuki clan member. And if that’s correct, then the destroyed symbols could imply that the Karma of those members is lost.

Sasuke arriving in the dimension home to Kara from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Sasuke arriving in the dimension home to Kara

Throughout the series, we’ve met five Ōtsutsuki clan members. And considering I’ve theorized that Jigen could be one too, that would make six just like the symbols. The other five are Kaguya, Toneri, Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and Urashiki.

Kaguya and Toneri were both sealed and so couldn’t have passed on their Karma — this may be why two of the symbols are destroyed. Momoshiki killed Kinshiki, Boruto killed Momoshiki, and Naruto and Boruto killed Urashiki.

Since Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and Urashiki were killed, my guess is that Jigen couldn’t definitively say whether or not they passed on their Karma, and so their symbols weren’t destroyed. Basically, I think Jigen is using the wall of symbols as a checklist to keep track of the remaining Karma.

My guesses are that the top left is Momoshiki, bottom left is Kinshiki, bottom middle is Urashiki, and top middle is Jigen. These are based on the “horn” shapes for Momoshiki, Kinshiki, and Urashiki as well as how the top middle one has a darker circle, which may imply that person is still alive.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 201? Are you glad that recap of Naruto was included? Do you think Jigen is actually going to be the final boss? And what do you think the symbols Sasuke discovered represent? Let me know in the comments.

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Boruto Episode 200

Boruto Episode 200

Becoming a Student

Can you believe that Boruto is already at 200 episodes? It doesn’t feel like it’s been going on for four years already. And based on what’s going on in the story right now, I’d bet that there will be at least another 150 episodes. It’s going to end — just not soon.

Despite the fact that Episode 200 was a training episode, I thought it was really good. We got good character development, we learned a bit more about Kara and the Karma, and I feel like we’re now shifting into a new part of the series.

The character development in this episode came in two forms. First, there’s the usual type of character development, by which Kawaki developed into a better person. Second, there’s the technical type of character development, by which characters learn new skills and techniques.

Kawaki attempting to infuse chakra from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Kawaki attempting to infuse chakra

We’ve been seeing Kawaki develop as a character ever since he was introduced into the series. That’s nothing new. But, I do still like to point it out each week. This time around, he accepted Naruto’s help with the prosthetic arm, asked Naruto to teach him to use ninjutsu, and nearly completed fixing Himawari’s vase.

On the technical side, Kawaki and Sarada were the ones who got development this week. Kawaki has started chakra training directly under Naruto. He can’t use any ninjutsu yet, but he’s learning the basics of infusing chakra.

Sarada’s training is a bit more exciting. She’s finally being taught how to use Chidori by her father. I don’t exactly want Sarada to be a copy of Sasuke, but this is an iconic jutsu. And, while Sasuke did say Kakashi passed it down to him, I’m a bit disappointed he didn’t say Kakashi invented it.

Karma Vessels

I was pretty sure I mentioned that Boruto might be Momoshiki’s vessel before, but I can’t find it — so I guess I didn’t. Basically, just as it’s now pretty clear that Kawaki is Jigen’s vessel, Boruto is Momoshiki’s vessel since Momoshiki was the one who gave Boruto his Karma.

What does this mean? At some point in the future, Kawaki’s body is probably going to be controlled by Jigen, and Boruto’s might be controlled by Momoshiki. I wouldn’t be surprised if they discovered a way to sever the Karma connection before it affects Boruto completely, though.

I do know that I mentioned Jigen possibly being a member of the Ōtsutsuki clan back in the review of Episode 194. This would explain how he has and knows about Karma, as well as how he knows about Momoshiki in the first place.

Boruto being held by Momoshiki from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto being held by Momoshiki

As I’ve pointed out in the past, Jigen eventually controlling Kawaki’s body is a great explanation for why Kawaki would attack the Hidden Leaf Village. Kawaki’s character has been developing in the opposite direction, so that would be a complete 180 for him.

And as for why Jigen would attack after taking control of Kawaki’s body, perhaps it would be to defeat Momoshiki’s vessel, Boruto. The way Jigen referred to Momoshiki, it didn’t really seem like the two of them were allies.

Also, I obviously don’t know how Boruto being Momoshiki’s vessel is going to work considering Momoshiki is dead. Will he effectively reincarnate in Boruto’s body? Or does Boruto just get all the perks of being his vessel without the drawback of Momoshiki stealing his body?

There must be something in it for Momoshiki. That something could even simply be that he gave Boruto the power to defeat his rival, Jigen.

Beast Within

At the end of the episode, Kawaki finally meets one of the most important characters of the series, Kurama. Up until this point, Kawaki was unaware that Boruto has the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed inside him. He also has pieces of the other Tailed Beasts, but that’s not important right now.

At first, I was thinking that Kurama revealing himself could be the thing that begins to push Kawaki away. However, that doesn’t really make much sense. Kurama doesn’t reveal himself to scare or threaten Kawaki into staying in the Leaf Village. He does so to convince Kawaki that he can trust Naruto.

We haven’t gotten the conversation between Kurama and Kawaki yet, but I can guess as to how it’s going to go. Kurama will tell Kawaki about how Naruto was an orphan with no friends (conveniently leaving out that Kurama was the one who killed Naruto’s parents).

Kurama revealing himself to Kawaki from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Kurama revealing himself to Kawaki

The point of all this is clearly to make Kawaki realize that Naruto does actually understand how he feels. Just as Kawaki was forced into being a vessel for Jigen, Naruto was forced into being a vessel for Kurama and he suffered as a result.

Earlier in the episode, Kawaki made a comment about how Naruto was lucky enough to be born into a situation in which he could become the Hokage. Kurama is going to show him that’s not the case. Naruto became the Hokage in spite of the situation he was born into.

I think this will make Kawaki respect Naruto more (which he already does to an extent). And, it will probably help with Kawaki’s assimilation into Team 7. Because, remember, Konohamaru was asked to watch over him. Kawaki is basically the Sai of Boruto — the new member thrown into an existing team.

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 200? Did you like this episode? Did you think Sarada would ever learn Chidori? Do you think Momoshiki will eventually control Boruto as his vessel? And how many more episodes do you think there will be of the series? Let me know in the comments.

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Boruto Episode 199

Boruto Episode 199

Naruto Gets Semi-Serious

For the past few weeks, especially last week, I’ve been complaining about how Naruto was nerfed for his fight against Delta. As some of you may have guessed, and as Naruto explained in Episode 199, he was simply holding back against Delta because he wanted to capture her alive.

It’s a good explanation, but I don’t think it really fits. Naruto can go easy on Delta without it looking like they’re evenly matched. As I pointed out in the review of Episode 198, he didn’t even use Shadow Clones. That would have been an easy way to defeat Delta.

Could Delta have absorbed the Shadow Clones with her right eye? I guess so since they’re made of chakra. But she wouldn’t have known that the first time Naruto used them. Naruto could have baited her into firing her eye lasers at a clone and taken her by surprise.

Delta absorbing Naruto's Massive Rasengan from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Delta absorbing Naruto’s Massive Rasengan

There are a lot of different ways Naruto could have defeated Delta. As I’ve said many times over the past few weeks, there’s no realistic way for him to lose that fight. He’s just so monstrously overpowered, even compared to a Kara member like Delta.

But with that said, I did like it when Naruto decided to “get serious” in this episode. He still only used an extremely small fraction of his total power, though. I mean, instead of a Massive Rasengan, he could have hit Delta with a Tailed-Beast Bomb if he wanted to.

The fact that we know Naruto only used a small portion of his power against Delta is what I think made this a good fight. Delta was never going to stand a chance. So the confirmation of that was way more satisfying than anything else.

Big Bad Boro

I wasn’t expecting the Boruto series to be structured with multiple Kara member plotlines happening simultaneously. Based on how the start of the “Kara arc” went, it seemed like the Kara members were going to be dealt with one by one.

So far, two of the eight Kara members (I’m not including Kawaki) have been killed. Deepa being killed first makes sense. I’m pretty sure he was an anime-original character, so I have no problem with him being introduced and defeated fairly early on.

Victor is the first “real” Kara member, and he was basically dealt with in the same way as Deepa. He was the first of these other Kara members to be introduced, and he was killed shortly after the others were introduced. So, it makes sense to think that this would be the formula.

Boro from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boro

However, we’re now at a point at which Koji, Delta, and now Boro are all sharing the spotlight. I’ve written about Koji a lot, so I’m not going to go over him again here. As for Delta and Boro, it might look like Delta is out so now Boro is in, but I don’t think that’s the case.

I don’t believe that Delta is dead. I think she has multiple, manufactured bodies that her consciousness can be moved between. All she did was blow up one of those bodies and then flee via the drone. So Boro isn’t replacing her as the next main villain because she died.

But, it’s clear that Boro is important now. He no longer simply exists as Code does. He actually has a storyline dedicated to him. And from it, we learned that Boro’s personal goal is to reintroduce the Infinite Tsukiyomi. Each Kara member has an individual goal, and that’s his — and his followers’.

Who’s the Traitor?

Before I attempt to pinpoint who among the Kara members is the traitor, allow me to point out that there may not actually be a traitor. I think it’s very possible that it was Kawaki who caused the airship to crash. So, there may not actually be a traitor.

But if there is a traitor, who would it be? I think there are three members we can disqualify immediately: Deepa, Victor, and Jigen. Deepa was dead before any of this went down, so I feel the most confident in disqualifying him as a suspect.

Victor and Jigen could technically both have been involved. However, there did seem to be genuine concern from both of them about the course of events. Victor knew that the airship crashing put his neck on the chopping block, and Jigen obviously doesn’t want to lose his vessel.

Code from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Code

I’m also going to say that it’s not Delta. She doesn’t seem like the kind of person to plan ahead. She’s committed to whatever Kara’s overall goal is, and she’ll charge into an unwinnable battle for it. That leaves Koji, Boro, Code, and Amado.

Of these four, I think Koji is the least likely. Sure, he’s taking advantage of the situation to observe Boruto and Kawaki. However, I don’t think he caused the current situation. And while I’m suspicious of Boro and Code, neither of them are showing any interest in Kawaki.

So in the end, I have to say that Amado is probably the traitor if there is one. He’s in the best position to be the traitor. Jigen trusts him and he’s the one who effectively runs Kara’s entire operation. But with that said, I don’t know what he gains from releasing Kawaki.

And, if there isn’t actually a traitor, I think Amado could find himself the victim of an Inner witch hunt. How long will it take for other Inners to start suspecting him due to his role?

Conclusion

What do you think of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 199? Did you like the fight between Naruto and Delta? I would have preferred if Naruto stomped her from the start, honestly. And which Kara Inner do you think is the traitor? Let me know in the comments.

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Boruto Episode 198

Boruto Episode 198

Does Delta Stand a Chance?

The fight between Naruto and Delta that begins in Boruto Episode 198 is extremely disappointing so far. It’s not disappointing because it doesn’t have Episode 189 levels of animation, though. It’s disappointing because Naruto has to be nerfed in order for it to be a fair fight.

Does Delta actually stand a chance in a 1v1 fight against Naruto? No. Absolutely not. If the two of them fought at full strength 1,000 times, Naruto would end up with 1,000 decisive victories. There’s simply no way Delta could ever actually defeat him.

That’s why I think this fight is an extreme disappointment so far. We know how strong Naruto really is. This isn’t a fight in which he’s going all out. This is maybe 10% of his strength. And because I recognize that Naruto is being nerfed for this fight to be fair, I can’t be invested in it.

Delta being cocky from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Delta being cocky

I’ll be going through some of the things Naruto doesn’t do in this fight later in the review. But for now, let’s just take a look at what he does do. Naruto only uses three techniques in this episode, and that’s pretty telling.

First, he uses a Rasengan. That’s to be expected, it’s Naruto. Second, he goes into his Nine-Tails Cloak/Toad Sage form. That shows that he’s at least giving the impression of taking the fight seriously. And third, he uses a Lava Style Rasenshuriken.

I was actually surprised by the Lava Rasenshuriken. That’s not something we’ve seen him use before. But at the same time, it’s not really a big deal for him. Naruto can use Lava Style thanks to having part of Son Gokū, the Four-Tails, inside of him.

Monsters

In this section, let’s have a Japanese lesson and take a look at what the title actually means. I want to do this because I noticed that the way I would have read the Japanese title is different from its reading depicted in the episode. And if anyone knows why, please let me know in the comments.

So, the kanji writing for this title is 怪物. These are the kanji for “mystery” and “thing” respectively — which translates to monster(s). That’s all good so far. However, where things get a bit confusing for me is that I would have read these kanji as “kaibutsu” (かいぶつ).

That’s a correct reading of those kanji. But the furigana (small kana above the kanji written to show the pronunciation), says otherwise. They say “bakemono” (バケモノ). Before I explain why this confuses me, just know that this can also translate to monster.

Naruto going "all out" from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Naruto going “all out”

So, why is this strange? After all, kanji have multiple readings. Well, I don’t have an issue with the “mono” reading for the second kanji. That’s fine. But I’ve never seen the first kanji read as “bake” before. And when I looked it up, I couldn’t find another example of it occurring.

The writing of “bakemono” I know is 化物, as you can see used in Bakemonogatari of the Monogatari Series. I’ve never seen it written as 怪物 before. And I really don’t understand why they would pronounce 怪物 as “bakemono” when “kaibutsu” is already there as a perfectly good reading.

Is kaibutsu just a more difficult word than bakemono, so they chose to write the furigana for the latter despite the kanji being for the former? I guess that works since they mean the same thing. But it’s still odd. If anyone is better at Japanese than I am and knows the answer, please let me know.

Naruto and Kawaki Forgot

Back to the actual episode, I already went over the techniques Naruto used. So, now let’s take a look at what he didn’t use. Most notably, Naruto doesn’t make a single Shadow Clone during this fight. How can you say he’s going all out if he doesn’t even use Shadow Clones?

Also, both Naruto and Kawaki apparently forgot that they can actually absorb jutsu just like Delta can. Delta can absorb jutsu into her right eye and release them back with her left. But both Naruto and Kawaki can absorb jutsu into one of their palms.

Kawaki didn’t have to take the hit from Delta’s eye lasers. He could have just absorbed them. Yes, they’re the product of scientific ninja tools, but they’re still jutsu that use chakra. He might get a bit injured from it, but it’s better than just tanking the hit.

Delta charging her laser eyes from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Delta charging her laser eyes

Another thing that was seemingly forgotten is that Naruto can call for backup. Now, this may not have actually been forgotten. Because, as I mentioned, Naruto isn’t really in any danger here. If he wanted to, he could kill Delta easily.

But, let’s pretend that Naruto really is in danger and Delta is on par with him. Naruto has a direct line to Ino. No matter where he is in the village, he can contact Ino. And then Ino can contact anyone else who’s within the village to relay Naruto’s message to them.

We saw this used when Ino notified Naruto that Delta was heading his way and Naruto told her to have everyone else stay away from the area. But if Delta was actually a problem, Naruto could just have Ino call in Sasuke as backup. What could Delta do against being teleported into another dimension by Sasuke?

Conclusion

The problem with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 198 is that there’s no real threat. Yes, Delta is an Inner of Kara. But Naruto is so obscenely overpowered that she can’t be taken seriously. I honestly think Naruto and Sasuke together could take on all eight Kara members at once.

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