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"Sasuke and Boruto" (サスケとボルト, Sasuke to Boruto) is episode 54 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.

Synopsis

Boruto wants to go after his father, but Sasuke stops him. Sasuke leaves to meet Naruto, and finds Naruto's old clothes on the street. At his office, Naruto berates himself for messing up Himawari's birthday as well. Shikamaru helps him handle the paperwork. Sasuke arrives with a scroll from Kaguya's palace. Sasuke recounts how he was attacked in Kaguya's palace by Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki, and asked about Kaguya by another Ōtsutsuki, who noticed Sasuke's Rinnegan, alarming Naruto and Shikamaru. Sasuke hands Naruto his old clothes he found on the street, and says he met Boruto. They discuss him, and the soul of shinobi. On his way out, Sasuke notices Boruto arriving. He obstructs Boruto, impressing him, so he asks to be Sasuke's disciple. Boruto explains how Naruto broke his promise to be there for his sister's birthday. Sasuke asks if he can use the Rasengan. Boruto says he'll learn it if that's what it takes to be Sasuke's student. Boruto asks Konohamaru to teach him the Rasengan. Konohamaru teaches it, but Boruto is unenthusiastic about his water balloon training. The next day, Boruto's friends notice his exhaustion, and Sarada assumes it has to do with her father, who showed up unexpectedly. While making pancakes for Himawari, Boruto gets a handle of the rotation aspect of the Rasengan. For the following days, Boruto continues training with a rubber ball, Sarada watching him from afar. Boruto shows his progress to Sasuke, who comments on Boruto's Rasengan's small size. Boruto throws his Rasengan away in frustration and leaves. Sarada thinks Sasuke is being too strict, and comments how Boruto has been uncharacteristically committed to learning the Rasengan. Sasuke says they've both jumped to conclusions, and that Sasuke was about to accept Boruto as his student. He notices the damage of Boruto's thrown Rasengan on a distant tree. Boruto vents to Katasuke, who offers him a scientific ninja tool that stores ninjutsu. Mitsuki speaks with Orochimaru, who advises him not to reveal his true strength during the exams. Boruto performs the Rasengan for Sasuke, who accepts him as his student, despite knowing Boruto is using a scientific ninja tool.

Trivia

  • Shikamaru erroneously said the Fourth Shinobi World War took place ten years ago, when it's been established to take place fifteen years ago.
  • The episode has a number of differences from Boruto: Naruto the Movie including:
    • Shikamaru is present when Sasuke arrives at Naruto's office.
    • The castle in Sasuke's flashback looked more damaged.
    • Sasuke is shown picking up the scroll before being attacked by Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki. Their battle then quickly moved to the outside.
    • Boruto rushes to Naruto's office to confront his father and meets Sasuke there, instead of ambushing Sasuke on the street.
    • When Boruto arrives at Konohamaru's house, he doesn't wear his forehead protector.
    • When Boruto forms a Rasengan with his Shinobi Gauntlet, he uses only one hand, instead of two.

Credits

RoleSeiyū
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Boruto UzumakiYuko Sanpei三瓶 由布子Sanpei Yūko
Sarada UchihaKokoro Kikuchi菊池 こころKikuchi Kokoro
MitsukiRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima Ryūichi
Konohamaru SarutobiHidenori Takahashi高橋 英則Takahashi Hidenori
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama Noriaki
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi Junko
Hinata UzumakiNana Mizuki水樹 奈々Mizuki Nana
Himawari UzumakiSaori Hayami早見 沙織Hayami Saori
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo Shōtarō
Shikadai NaraKensho Ono小野 賢章Ono Kenshō
Sakura UchihaChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura Chie
Momoshiki ŌtsutsukiDaisuke Namikawa浪川 大輔Namikawa Daisuke
Kinshiki ŌtsutsukiHiroki Yasumoto安元 洋貴Yasumoto Hiroki
Katasuke TōnoTaira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto Taira
OrochimaruKujiraくじらKujira
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