|This is the article on the episode. For the chapter, head to Friends…!!.|
"Friends!!" (友達…!!, Tomodachi…!!) is episode 149 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.
The Mujina Bandits leave to notify Shojoji. Boruto meets Tentō at the Konoha Mountain Villa, which has been entirely rented by Ikkyū. He has Boruto show him his jutsu, and Boruto attempts to shock him with the Harem Technique. Tentō just laughs, as he's used to such women's presence. Boruto accuses him of not having friends. Unmoved, Tentō shows him his card collection, which stuns Boruto, as he has the super rare card Boruto is after. Tentō offers him the card in exchange for teaching him ninjutsu. Boruto initially refuses, but Tentō continues to annoy him, so he agrees, intent on using harsh training to change Tentō's attitude. During their meeting, Ikkyū tells Naruto and Shikamaru he wants to cut their defence budget to fund education and social services they never had the opportunity to fund, as they're living in peaceful times. Naruto says that regardless of budget, it's their job as shinobi to protect people. Ikkyū tells Naruto of his relationship with his son. Tentō struggles with Boruto's shurikenjutsu training. When Boruto suggests they stop, Tentō insists on keep trying. Yamaoka finds them, and unsuccessfully tries to dissuade Tentō from training. He explains to Boruto that his father gave him the credit card because he had no idea what his son actually liked, so Tentō began collecting cards and participating in tournaments. Tentō manages to hit a bullseye with the shuriken and celebrates. Yamaoka departs to prepare dinner, and is approached by a figure. Tentō and Boruto play cards, and Boruto asks him why he wants to be a shinobi. Tentō says his father admires shinobi, so he wants to be acknowledged as one. Boruto relates to him, and shares some of his experiences. Boruto gives Tentō one his of rare Seventh Hokage copies as a reward for hitting the target earlier. The two continuing training and playing cards for a few days, until Tentō has to return with his father. The Mujina Bandits contact Shojoji, who has taken Yamaoka's appearance.
|Boruto Uzumaki||Yuko Sanpei||三瓶 由布子||Sanpei Yūko|
|Tentō Madoka||Azusa Tadokoro||田所 あずさ||Tadokoro Azusa|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Shikamaru Nara||Shotaro Morikubo||森久保 祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō|
|Ikkyū Madoka||Tomoyuki Shimura||志村 知幸||Shimura Tomoyuki|
|Yamaoka||Shoto Kashii||樫井 笙人||Kashii Shōto|
|Mujina Bandits member||Katsunori Okai||岡井 カツノリ||Okai Katsunori|