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"The Enemy, Ino–Shika–Chō!" (敵は猪鹿蝶…!!, Teki wa Ino–Shika–Chō…!!) is episode 74 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.

Synopsis

Boruto and Sarada question Team 10's presence. They explain they've been sent to bring Boruto and Sarada back to the village, or else they'll be considered missing-nin. They try arguing with the two, but are unable to convince them to return, so they attack. Despite not fighting to kill, Team 10 manages to pressure the two. Inojin tries sealing Boruto, while Chōchō holds Sarada in place. Boruto destroys Inojin's sealing scroll with a Vanishing Rasengan, and Sarada frees herself with a flash bomb. Though they escape, Shikadai is confident he has discerned the pattern of their actions. In Konoha, Temari takes lunch to Shikamaru at work, and questions why Team 10 was assigned to retrieve Boruto and Sarada. Shikamaru says Shikadai has learned from the Byakuya Gang incident, so he'll act even if they're his friends. While Inojin does aerial reconnaissance, Moegi, Shikadai, and Chōchō discuss Mitsuki, and how Boruto and Sarada going after him reflects on everyone else. Shikadai ponders why Sarada, who's so level-headed, would also go off after Mitsuki. Inojin reports there are two sets of Boruto and Sarada. They split up to go after both sets. Moegi defeats the decoys, and the genin catch up to them, having flown with Inojin's drawn beasts. Shikadai is able to predict their strategy, and through a ruse with Inojin, is able to pin down Boruto and Sarada. Shikadai notices Mitsuki's snake with them. Shikamaru elaborates to Temari that he thinks there's more to Mitsuki's disappearance, and that Boruto and Sarada may have found a clue, so he's counting on Shikadai to discover what it is, and make a decision based on it. Learning of the contents of Mitsuki's message and the circumstances of its discovery, Shikadai decides to join Boruto and Sarada, to everyone's surprise. On her way to the genin, Moegi is attacked by an unknown assailant, and fights back. Shikadai explains how all the inconsistencies of Mitsuki's departure add up. Despite still not being convinced Mitsuki is innocent, he agrees that the best way to learn the truth is from Mitsuki himself. Chōchō decides to join in so Moegi doesn't yell at her for failing to stop them, and Inojin does it so he won't be the only one left behind. The assailant counters Moegi's Water Release with the very same jutsu, and falls back, leading her to realise he was just stalling for time. Moegi gets exasperated when she finds an apology from her genin. Boruto and Sarada explain to the others where they're going and why. Moegi's assailant, Suigetsu, watches as the genin go forward, wondering about Orochimaru's intent. By nightfall, they start approaching Ryūchi Cave.

Credits

RoleSeiyū
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Boruto UzumakiYuko Sanpei三瓶 由布子Sanpei Yūko
Sarada UchihaKokoro Kikuchi菊池 こころKikuchi Kokoro
Shikadai NaraKensho Ono小野 賢章Ono Kenshō
Inojin YamanakaAtsushi Abe阿部 敦Abe Atsushi
Chōchō AkimichiRyoko Shiraishi白石 涼子Shiraishi Ryōko
Moegi KazamatsuriNoriko Shitaya下屋 則子Shitaya Noriko
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo Shōtarō
Temari NaraRomi Park朴 璐美Paku Romi
Suigetsu HōzukiTakashi Kondo近藤 隆Kondō Takashi
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