"The Mizukage's Successor" (水影の後継者, Mizukage no Kōkeisha) is episode 26 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.


As Kagura escorts the group, Boruto tells Iwabee not to wander off and pick fights again. Kagura points out some villagers don't like outsiders. He introduces them to Mei, the previous Mizukage, and lists her previous efforts during the war and in beginning Kirigakure's expansion. The two lead them to the Mizukage's office, where they meet Chōjūrō. Boruto is bored as Chōjūrō makes a lengthy speech about cooperation. Sarada discreetly calls him out on it, but Chōjūrō does concede long speeches are boring. As the group leaves, Chōjūrō asks if Kagura will give something another try, wanting to groom Kagura for something in the future. Kagura politely declines, and hurries along to the group. Mitsuki tells the group what he knows about Kagura, and when Boruto is unfamiliar with the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist, Shikadai tells him about them. Kagura takes them to visit Kirigakure's Academy, where students practice kenjutsu on water. Chōjūrō invites Boruto to spar, and has Kagura be his partner. Boruto takes his time making a first move, unable to find an opening. Despite making a feint with the water, Boruto loses when Kagura disarms him. Iwabee can't watch and leave, and Kagura is distraught by having to fight, but composes himself. Boruto asks hims about it, but Kagura changes the subject when students talk about the possibility of him becoming Mizukage. He then takes them to visit the beaches. Kagura talks to Boruto and Sarada how Chōjūrō improved the quality of life in Kirigakure. At the end of the day, Kagura takes them to a memorial for those who died during the era of the Bloody Mist. Iwabee reveals his grandfather was killed by the Fourth Mizukage, who had the same last name as Kagura. Iwabee is irritated by Kagura apologising for something that happened when he wasn't there. Some Kirigakure villagers who dislike outsiders come by, led by Hachiya, and tensions rise as they talk down to Kagura. They also disrespect Boruto on account of being an Uzumaki. Hachiya tries stabbing them, but is stopped by Kagura. Iwabee attacks him with an earth spear, but they escape. Kagura is unconcerned with the wound in his hand, and Sumire tends to his injury. Hachiya and his group report to Shizuma, who orders them to engage the outsiders again, and expresses interest in Kagura's response. Later, Denki wanders off at night after buying vintage electronics, and is kidnapped. A message is delivered to Boruto, telling him where to go to find Denki. Denki learns from his kidnappers that he's bait for Boruto, who have to defeat up to save their reputation.


  • Adult Swim's broadcast of the English dub beginning on this episode changes timeslots from 11:30 p.m. ET to 2:00 a.m. ET on their Toonami block, effectively making the airdate early Sunday morning instead of late Saturday night.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Boruto UzumakiYuko Sanpei三瓶 由布子Sanpei YūkoAmanda Miller
Sarada UchihaKokoro Kikuchi菊池 こころKikuchi KokoroCherami Leigh
MitsukiRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima RyūichiRobbie Daymond
Kagura KaratachiKeisuke Komoto河本 啓佑Kōmoto KeisukeBryce Papenbrook
Shikadai NaraKensho Ono小野 賢章Ono KenshōTodd Haberkorn
Inojin YamanakaAtsushi Abe阿部 敦Abe AtsushiSpike Spencer
Chōchō AkimichiRyoko Shiraishi白石 涼子Shiraishi RyōkoColleen O'Shaughnessey
Sumire KakeiAya Endo遠藤 綾Endō AyaErica Lindbeck
Denki KaminarimonChihiro Ikki一木 千洋Ikki ChihiroErica Mendez
Iwabee YuinoShinya Hamazoe浜添 伸也Hamazoe Shin'yaRay Chase
ChōjūrōKoki Miyata宮田 幸季Miyata KōkiBrian Beacock
Mei TerumīYurika Hino日野 由利加Hino YurikaMary Elizabeth McGlynn
Shizuma HoshigakiRyohei Kimura木村 良平Kimura RyōheiXander Mobus
Tsurushi HachiyaShinya Takahashi高橋 伸也Takahashi Shin'yaLucien Dodge
Tsurushi's henchmanDaichi Fujiwara藤原 大智Fujiwara DaichiChris Swindle
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