"The Man Who Disappeared" (消えた男, Kieta Otoko) is episode 158 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.


A cloaked figure eats a fruit while watching a pass before dropping from a stone pillar. Boruto practices shurikenjutsu by himself, impressing Sasuke. He's heard that Shojoji's intel led to confirmation of the organisation's existence, and wants to go find out more about them, concerned about the seal in his hand. Sasuke warns him that seeking an enemy without enough understanding about them leads to death, and directs him to keep training to carry out his assigned missions. He concedes he can't really talk, since he left the village very young, and hands Boruto a glove to hide his seal, which draws attention. Team 7 is assigned a missing person's mission in the Land of Valleys. They're joined by a recently returned Mugino, who is familiar with the region. Mugino is terse with the genin, but eventually explains he spent the last few years mediating conflicts between smaller nations. They reach the Land of Valleys and report to Mia, who requested the mission. The missing person is her husband Anato, a researcher for a medical supplies' company. He was supposed to have return after a one month work related trip, but it's been three weeks since his intended return date, and the company won't divulge anything due to trade secrets. They go to the company where Anato worked. The receptionist assures Mia she'll be updated, as they have also sent a search party to look for Anato. While a distressed Mia makes a scene, Mitsuki has a snake look for information. He manages to learn where the company's search party was sent to look for Anato, a place he told Mia about. Someone watches them from afar. Approaching Anato's destination, the group is surrounded by other shinobi. Victor tells his underlings to stand down. They're surprised the head of the company is involved in the search. Victor explains his motivations. The two groups exchange information, and narrow down Anato's possible location by ruling out places they've already investigated. They search a cave, finding tree roots and branches inside, before finding Anato on the other side. Anato unexpectedly attacks them.


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
MuginoJun Kasama笠間 淳Kasama Jun
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama Noriaki
DeepaTetsuya Kakihara柿原 徹也Kakihara Tetsuya
Suika KannonjiMariko Higashiuchi東内 マリ子Higashiuchi Mariko
AnatoKatsunori Okai岡井 カツノリOkai Katsunori
MiaJuri Nagatsuma長妻 樹里Nagatsuma Juri
Research lab personnelSara Matsumoto松本 沙羅Matsumoto Sara
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