[Review] Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 36 – A Lesson Learned

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Recap and Review for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 36

It’s the time of the practical exams for Boruto Uzumaki and the gang in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 36. Kakashi, the sixth Hokage, overseen the exam results and noticed the ninjas in training lacking one valuable lesson, and Kakashi will not let it slide. Thus, he decided to supervise the practical exams making the test a hell of a ride for Boruto and the team.

The cocky and overconfident attitude of Boruto towards the ninja way caught the attention of the ninja prodigy, Kakashi (6th Hokage.) As a resolve of this uncanny behavior, Kakashi joins the practical exams as the proctor.

So, the practical exams go this way. The ninjas-in-training needs to compete against each other and steal a single bell from Kakashi while being protected by Konohamaru, Shino, and Anko. You know the drill, its the same stint seen with Minato when Kakashi was still a trainee, and at the same time, with Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.

As soon as the practical exams commenced, everyone starts to think of a strategy to beat Kakashi and company. Boruto, Mitsuki, Sarada, Abe, and the rest of the team all fought their way to find where Kakashi’s hiding. Sarada and the Class Rep takes charge of facing Naruto’s student, Konohamaru. On the other hand, Mitsuki battles Shino sensei.

Of course, we have to feature that chakra Mitsuki’s showed. It’s unfortunate that the creators did not show the battle between Shino and Mitsuki, but we can conclude it was an epic one. It somehow teased everyone about how advanced Mitsuki as a ninja. “I must say, you are his son,” says Shino after getting defeated.

Going back to the practical exams, Boruto Uzumaki bypassed his friends and confronted Kakashi. As soon as he faces off the sixth Hokage, Boruto felt a hard blow, and that Kakashi wasn’t joking all along.

Kakashi reminded Boruto that they are not going to hold back, in fact, he wishes them to show their resolve, and the intent to kill. Kakashi fought Boruto and have realized the boy was indeed a genius talent.

However, the grey-haired ninja admits that skills are not enough to become a ninja. Being a genius himself, Kakashi commented that Boruto lacks one essential element, but the boy didn’t hear it.

“You excel all around and are a cut above the rest,” You have the skills of a genin. No, you have the skill level of a chunin. And that’s the reason why this is the end of the line for you.”

Kakashi continues to stress the importance of the lesson to Boruto. But, Boruto was too cocky with skills and dealt no seriousness in facing off Kakashi. He treats the exam as a game, and that is the most prominent setback in Kakashi’s eyes.

The Verdict

Well, as a whole, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 36 somehow hits my geeky side and adoration for the Naruto franchise. But, there is a little bit of a setback, the plot and pacing seem to be too predictable. The exams, the “bell stealing” stint, they all have been done in the Naruto era. I was hoping for more, probably, a bit more outside of the box experience.

Yes, you get to see Boruto, and a whole new perspective about the Ninja way knowing the great wars are over. Nonetheless, it’s still a joy to watch. Maybe, the creators are building up for a much bigger scene, thus, hiding Mitsuki’s capabilities in unveiling in this episode?

Next for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Episode 37)

For Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 37, the continuation and results of the practical exams unveils. Kakashi will go all out against Boruto and have him realize the real ninja way.

Kakashi further stressed that this year’s Academy students don’t understand the true essence of being a ninja. He blames Boruto for influencing such acts against other students, and he wishes his resolve against to become a full pledge ninja.

What will happen with Boruto and the gang? Will they surpass the surging seriousness of the exams? Stay tuned for more Boruto: Naruto Next Generations!


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