The Best Episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2018
The Hidden Leaf Village has entered an era of peace and modernity. Tall buildings line the streets, giant screens flash with images, and the Thunder Rail runs through the village, connecting each district together. Though it's still a ninja village, the number of civilians has increased and the life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. The other students are ready to dismiss him as "just the son of the Hokage,” but Boruto’s heart and character blow all their assumptions away. As a series of mysterious events begins to unfold, it’s up to Boruto and his new friends to handle them. Like a gale-force wind, Boruto makes his own way into everyone's hearts; his story is about to begin!!
#1 - Father and Child
Season 1 - Episode 65
While Boruto is watching on, Naruto and Sasuke begin their battle against Momoshiki, who has attained further power. As the two heroes who defeated Kaguya who was also from the Otsutsuki clan in the past, Naruto and Sasuke demonstrate their tremendous power to overwhelm Momoshiki. However, the intrusion of an unexpected party disrupts the situation. Naruto and the others are cornered in a desperate situation. Boruto is then entrusted to enact a crucial strategy by his master, Sasuke.
#2 - The Ōtsutsuki Invasion
Season 1 - Episode 62
Spontaneously, the Ōtsutsuki clan’s Momoshiki, Kinshiki and Urashiki appears in the tournament arena. Facing Momoshiki who is after Boruto’s father Naruto, Boruto fires technique after technique at Momoshiki using the scientific ninja tool to no avail, as they are all absorbed by the Rinnegan on Momoshiki’s palm. On the other side, Kazekage Gaara and Mizukage Chōjūrō stands before Mitsuki, who is being targeted by Urashiki.
#3 - Bonds Come in All Shapes
Season 1 - Episode 23
Determined to rescue Sakura, Sarada pursues Shin with Sasuke, Naruto, and Cho-Cho. After brutal battles with Shin's clones along the way, Sarada is surprised to see the bond of trust between Sasuke and Sakura, who haven’t seen each other in years. But suddenly, Shin orders his children to kill the intruders. Since her parents share a bond of trust and love, will Sarada's journey to learn the secret of her birth reach a conclusion?
#4 - Sasuke’s Secret Weapon
Season 1 - Episode 63
Naruto has disappeared, after fighting with all his power to protect his people from the Ōtsutsuki clan who appeared from the alternate dimension. Standing in the village where the Ōtsutsuki clan has now gone from, after experiencing his father’s strong will to protect his people and his own powerlessness, Boruto feels that he completely understands his father’s words of “you are unfit to be a ninja”. Sasuke, as his teacher, imparts him a few words. Thereafter, Sasuke tells Boruto, who has grown a little as a ‘shinobi’, about a certain mission.
#5 - The Boy With The Sharingan
Season 1 - Episode 20
Sasuke sends a message to Naruto about a man possessing the Sharingan. Upon receiving the intel, Naruto rushes to meet with Sasuke. Meanwhile, Sarada, who has doubts about who her real mother is, joins Cho-Cho, who is about to set out on a journey to find her “real parents.” Upon learning that Naruto is on his way to meet Sasuke, they go after him. But danger looms when they come under attack.
#6 - The Iron Sand User: Shinki
Season 1 - Episode 61
The final battle of the tournament begins with Boruto, Sarada and Shinki participating in a battle royale. As the lone representative remaining from the Hidden Sand, Shinki is determined to preserve the pride of the Sand, and goes on the offensive against Boruto and Sarada. Boruto and Sarada team up to fight Shinki, but he puts up an impenetrable defense. Sarada falls, and Boruto's chakra is nearly exhausted, but he refuses to give up!
#7 - Sasuke and Sarada
Season 1 - Episode 21
Sarada arrives at the tower where her father is, only to be hurt by Sasuke's surprising words and actions. Naruto and Cho-Cho can hardly bear to watch the awkward exchange between father and daughter, and try to think of something to help. But the party is attacked by a father-son duo who call themselves "Shin Uchiha," and who possess the Sharingan! Meanwhile, Sakura learns that Sarada has gone to meet her father.
#8 - A Shinobi's Resolve!
Season 1 - Episode 37
Boruto was the first to challenge the graduation exam’s proctor Kakashi, after being the first to arrive at his location, however, he is easily held down. Furthermore, Kakashi criticized not only Boruto himself, but also all his classmates, leading Boruto to become extremely frustrated. Boruto’s classmates arrive, and manage to free Boruto through a combined effort, allowing him to escape from Kakashi. Boruto is uncharacteristically depressed, so his classmates do their best to restore his spirits. Finding himself again, Boruto proposes a strategy to everyone.
#9 - The Demon Beast Appears!
Season 1 - Episode 13
After Mitsuki reveals more information about the Ghost incidents, Boruto is determined to find and stop the culprit! Meanwhile, Seventh Hokage Naruto and his top advisors are shocked to learn who the perpetrator is from the results of Sai's investigation. Just then, Nue—an enormous otherworldly beast—appears! The imminent danger to the village forces the Sixth Hokage, Kakashi, out of retirement!
#10 - The Graduation Exam Begins!
Season 1 - Episode 36
It is time for the graduation exams. Boruto and the others complete the first-round written exam and move on to the next. The second round has the students facing off against Kakashi—the previous Sixth Hokage—and the academy instructors in actual combat situations. With the goal to "steal the bell" from Kakashi, every student rushes into action. However, the going is rough against Kakashi and the teachers who guard him. Somehow, Boruto reaches Kakashi first, but the Sixth Hokage shows no mercy. After a tough fight, he coldly tells Boruto that he's not suited to become a ninja!
#11 - Connected Feelings
Season 1 - Episode 22
Sarada is in shock after Sakura is captured by Shin's jutsu. Even Naruto, with his exceptional tracking skills, is unable to locate her. Then Sasuke discovers countless Sharingan embedded in Shin's arm. Following clues gleaned from Shin's arm, they come upon the laboratory of the heinous Hidden Leaf criminal, Orochimaru, who has been conducting research on Forbidden Jutsu. There, Sarada meets her father's former partners Suigetsu Hozuki and Jugo. She then asks Suigetsu to look into who her real mother is.
#12 - Rescuing Naruto!
Season 1 - Episode 64
To avenge the assault from Momoshiki, and to save his father who has been kidnapped, Boruto, Sasuke and the Kage, who are the leaders of the villages, head to the alternate dimension. Against the almighty power of Momoshiki and Kinshiki of the Ōtsutsuki clan, Sasuke and the Kages engage in fierce combat with them. In the midst of all that, Boruto and Naruto are finally able to face each other, having always avoided this situation in the past. However to this father-son duo, Momoshiki declares some mysterious words.
#13 - The Path Lit by the Full Moon
Season 1 - Episode 39
Mitsuki was originally from another village, the Village of the Hidden Sound. But since meeting with Boruto and the others, Mitsuki has decided that he will now remain at the Village of the Hidden Leaf and become a ninja. In the past, Mitsuki has had his memory taken away from him, and had lost his identity, along with what he wants to achieve in life, only to awaken in an unfamiliar laboratory. The mystery that surrounds Mitsuki, and the plethora of thoughts that surround him, has now cleared up for him.
#14 - The Path That Boruto Can See
Season 1 - Episode 14
The late Danzo Shimura was the founder and leader of the Foundation, an elite branch of the ANBU Black Ops. The recent incidents have been masterminded by someone who had sworn to carry on Danzo's wishes. Boruto is able to enter another world with his strange "eye." The perpetrator wields the Gozu Tennou, a weapon that relies on the power of the beast Nue, and is set on destroying the village. Boruto desperately tries to dissuade them, but can Boruto's thoughts unleash a curse from the past?!
#15 - The Hidden Leaf VS the Hidden Sand
Season 1 - Episode 60
The tournament has come to its grand finale. The match between Sarada VS Araya of the Hidden Sand has begun. Sarada assaults relentlessly with her specialty of shuriken attacks and Sharingan. However, Araya is able to dodge those attacks without even moving, and forces Sarada into a corner. In the match between Mitsuki and Shinki, the two of them have conserved their strength in preparation for an epic showdown between them.
#17 - Himawari's Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 53
In contrast to his classmates who have shown the desire to take the Chunin Examination, Boruto’s refusal of the exam confuses everyone. During this time, Boruto’s family is celebrating Himawari’s birthday by having the whole family together for the first time in a long while. Boruto is grateful that his father Naruto is keeping his promise of “celebrating Himawari’s birthday together”, however……. That night, the Uzumaki family is visited by a guest.
#18 - Formation of the Three Man Squad?
Season 1 - Episode 38
Boruto and his friends are successful in becoming apprentice ninja, ‘Genin’, their first step. Firstly, they must form their basic teams to carry out missions in, a three man cell. Boruto expected to group up with his close friend Shikadai; however, Shikadai is forming a cell with Inojin and Chocho, following in their parents’ footsteps of the ‘Inoshikacho’ trio. Boruto then becomes grouped with Sarada and Mitsuki…….
#19 - Rivals, Gather!
Season 1 - Episode 56
The Chunin Examinations are finally beginning, and to that end genin from a multitude of villages are gathering at the Village of the Hidden Leaf. Each of the genin from the different villages are sizing one another up, taunting one another, resulting in high tensions. Finally, the First Test of the Chunin Examination begins.
#20 - A Day in The Life of The Uzumaki Family
Season 1 - Episode 18
[Filler] The Uzumaki household is thrown into chaos when Himawari, Boruto's younger sister, catches a cold. Naruto rarely comes home since he became Hokage, and Boruto's anger toward him grows especially because his sister is so sick.
#21 - Sasuke’s Shadow
Season 1 - Episode 52
#22 - The Dream's Revelation!
Season 1 - Episode 8
The shadowy, warped chakra that only Boruto can see takes over more people, causing them to rampage. It only affected people within the Academy at first, but now it’s extending its reach into the village. Can it be stopped? And later, a Visual Jutsu places Boruto within a dream—and afterward, Boruto declares the dream has awakened his Byakugan, the Kekkei Genkai unique to his mother’s Hyuga Clan. Naruto does not believe him, so Boruto seeks advice from his grandfather, Hiashi Hyuga.
#23 - The Reason I Can’t Lose
Season 1 - Episode 57
For the Second Examination of the Chunin Examinations, the teams of three will be playing a game of “Capture the Flag”. While Sarada and Mitsuki infiltrate enemy territory to grab their flag, Boruto has taken on the role of defending their own flag by himself. However Boruto is caught in a pinch as he get attacked by the three Senka brothers of the Village Hidden in the Mist.
#24 - Strength in Unity
Season 1 - Episode 41
Ninja who were disguised as bandits have kidnapped Kiri. As Genin, Boruto and the others are not originally meant to be given missions that involve fighting other ninja. However, due to the pleading of the village and through Konohamaru’s judgement, Team 7 now has their mission changed from “Repelling Bandits” to “Rescue Kiri”.
#25 - Boruto’s Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 51
After Boruto hears some passing words about the young genin being with his father, and the fact that his father also wasn’t present at his birthday celebration, he feels more and more angry and lonely. During this time, Boruto and his team, Team 7, receive the mission to “capture the party of train theives who are hiding out in a town near the border of the Land of Fire”.