Boruto is ready to fight with Hiashi who will determine if Boruto has the Byakugan. Hanabi Hyūga interferes, she speaks to Hiashi and suggests that she will battle Boruto and determine if the Byakugan manifests or not.
Hiashi accepts and Hanabi Hyūga becomes Boruto’s opponent.
Battle of the Eye
Looking to his father, Boruto is determined to activate his eye and manifest the Byakugan.
Boruto has been taken down on a number of occasions but he continues to pick himself up and battle again
To Boruto’s surprise, his efforts weren’t enough and the Byakugan did not manifest. A disappointed Boruto leaves to collect himself with his thoughts.
There is a sense of determination to Boruto and a new found respect from Naruto. Since, after speaking with his father in law Naruto reveals that he will keep notes on Boruto and the reported eye as he believes that Boruto is telling the truth after today’s performances.
After a series of events, Boruto is seen in town focusing on a poster of Kagemasa. Boruto is approached by Sarada who queries Boruto’s fandom for Kagemasa and informs Boruto that the sequel had been cancelled.
A Hero Ignites
Whilst the two are talking Boruto’s hero Kagemasa is walking past, he is out of shape and walking towards a construction site.
Boruto’s eye activates, he is able to see the purple aura of the man who is wandering by, but unknown to Boruto the out of shape man walking by would turn out to be Kagemasa.
Kagemasa enters the construction site. He is angry. He is angry that his sequel has been cancelled because of the weight he had gained. Kagemasa is screaming and said to the film studios that he will lose the weight before the next film but they had still cancelled it.
Boruto, the ever green hero, stands up to Kagemasa. He uses Sarada who had followed him and the two work together to take down Kagemasa.
With Kagemasa neutralised, the dark aura around him leaves. Boruto and Sarada are safe, Boruto pleads to Sarada to not report the incident with his eye, but Sarada makes no promises.
A great Boruto episode! Naruto saw his son perform seriously; growing the parenting side of Naruto. The interest in Boruto grows as he changes from a loud mouth to someone with determination.