"The Vessel" (器, Utsuwa) is episode 181 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.
Jigen informs the other Inners of the Vessel's loss. They argue about the delay it causes to their plans, and who's to blame for the incident. Most of them blame Victor, who tries to deflect it to Amado, whose absence in the meeting he questions. Jigen says that Amado is busy with matters that no longer concern Victor. Koji Kashin offers to retrieve the Vessel, as the airship carrying it did so in an area under his jurisdiction. The majority of the other Inners agree to let him handle it. After the meeting is over, Victor considers retrieving the Vessel himself, and is glad his theft of the Vessel's data hasn't been discovered. He disparages Koji, who answers back, revealing he was in the same room as Victor since the beginning of the meeting.
Victor moves to attack him, but Koji strikes first. Victor maintains someone tampered with his airship, but Koji incinerates him, his jutsu strong enough to overcome Victor's regeneration. Koji also destroys the drone with the stolen data. Amado has informed Jigen of what Deepa knew, having regenerated his head and brain enough for him to report back. Having no further use for Deepa, Jigen has Amado dispose of his head. Koji reports having dealt with Victor to Jigen, who in turn informs him of the precise coordinates of the airship crash, and orders him to kill anyone who has seen the airship. Konohamaru and Mugino approach the crash site. Several genin gather to watch the sparring between Boruto and Naruto. Mitsuki helps Boruto prepare. Boruto is happy his father managed to keep a promise, and is glad to have an opportunity to make up for past mistakes and show him that his grown from his training. Shikamaru confirms with Naruto he hasn't told Boruto he'll be testing a new prosthetic hand. The sparring begins with Boruto using shadow clones as decoys to attack Naruto from behind. He throws a Rasengan, which Naruto extinguishes. Boruto uses electrified shuriken to blind him, so he only spots the Rasengan when it's near him, but Naruto extinguishes it again. Boruto wants to clash their Rasengan, and uses shadow clones to propel himself at Naruto. The Boruto who has the Rasengan is a shadow clone, and real one attacks from afar with a Water Release and Lightning Release combo. Naruto blocks it with an Earth Release wall. He punches through the wall and absorbs Boruto's jutsu. Boruto heads to the wall, but Naruto kicks him from behind, knocking him down, ending the match. Naruto acknowledges Boruto's growth. Later, Naruto confirms to Boruto his prosthetic hand was a scientific ninja weapon, explaining that Katasuke developed it based on Momoshiki's ability, though it isn't capable of releasing the jutsu it absorbs. Boruto admonishes Naruto for using it when he chastised Boruto for using them before. Sasuke arrives and points out the difference is in how they're used. Sarada asks when he came back, and he says he just returned from investigating Kara. Konohamaru and Mugino enter the crashed airship and find an empty container. Something approaches them from outside the airship.
|Boruto Uzumaki||Yuko Sanpei||三瓶 由布子||Sanpei Yūko|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||竹内 順子||Takeuchi Junko|
|Sarada Uchiha||Kokoro Kikuchi||菊池 こころ||Kikuchi Kokoro|
|Mitsuki||Ryuichi Kijima||木島 隆一||Kijima Ryūichi|
|Shikadai Nara||Kensho Ono||小野 賢章||Ono Kenshō|
|Inojin Yamanaka||Atsushi Abe||阿部 敦||Abe Atsushi|
|Sasuke Uchiha||Noriaki Sugiyama||杉山 紀彰||Sugiyama Noriaki|
|Shikamaru Nara||Shotaro Morikubo||森久保 祥太郎||Morikubo Shōtarō|
|Sai Yamanaka||Satoshi Hino||日野 聡||Hino Satoshi|
|Konohamaru Sarutobi||Hidenori Takahashi||高橋 英則||Takahashi Hidenori|
|Mugino||Jun Kasama||笠間 淳||Kasama Jun|
|Radio voice||Ryo Nishitani||西谷 亮||Nishitani Ryō|
|Academy practice audience||Natsumi Yamada|
|Jigen||Kenjiro Tsuda||津田 健次郎||Tsuda Kenjirō|
|Amado||Akio Otsuka||大塚 明夫||Ōtsuka Akio|
|Koji Kashin||Yuichi Nakamura||中村 悠一||Nakamura Yūichi|
|Delta||Hoko Kuwashima||桑島 法子||Kuwashima Hōko|
|Boro||Kenta Miyake||三宅 健太||Miyake Kenta|
|Code||Junta Terashima||寺島 惇太||Terashima Junta|