'Boruto' Teases The Roots Behind The Hero's Mysterious Seals

Warning! Spoilers for Boruto’s 17th chapter lie below!

Naruto is no stranger to sealings and markings, but Boruto isn’t about to dump the trend. The series hasn’t been going for too long, but Boruto has already given its titular ninja one mysterious chakra seal that fans finally got some hints about.

In the most recent chapter of Boruto, fans caught up with Team 7 as they debriefed before the Hokage. Boruto was less-than-happy to see his old man, but Sasuke’s appearance tempered the tense duo as he made a rather startling observation. The Uchiha touched back upon the Otsutsuki Clan long after Momoshiki interfered at the Chunin Exams, and Sasuke seemed convinced there’s something more to the villain than they originally thought.

“I’m referring to beings that we’ve yet to encounter who possess strong powers like the Otsutsuki,” Sasuke explained. “I’m saying that right now there is a high probability that there’s something covertly operating somewhere.

When Mitsuki questioned if the something operating out there could be related to Naruto’s mark, Naruto seemed inclined to agree. The Hokage was backed up by his advisor as well, and fans know better than to second-guess Shikamaru.

“You acquired that seal because of Otsutsuki Momoshiki, but I wonder what it is. There are still so many mysteries,” Naruto commented, confirming he knew of his son’s strange seal. “From what I understand, there’s an organization that exists which appears to be related to the same things.

As for Shikamaru, the strategist had this to say: “If there’s an organization like that, there’s a pretty good chance that they’ll have something to do with the Otsutsuki.”

If you remember the origins of Boruto’s seal, then you may have a hunch as to where the story is going. The ninja got the mark from Momoshiki after the ninja’s dying chakra appeared before Boruto after their battle; Momoshiki told the boy that anyone who beats a god such as himself will cease to be a normal person. When the baddie unfreezes time, Boruto learns he has a seal on his palm. The ninja was quick to tell Sasuke about the mark, but the Uchiha was not able to suss out its origins. Now, it seems likely Momoshiki gave Boruto some sort of marking of the Otsutsuki Clan.

Fans know the organization which Sasuke and Naruto referred to in this chapter are already making strides. The group known as Kara appears to share - or emulate - markings similar to the one Boruto has on themselves. If the ninjas are devout followers of the Otsutsuki Clan, they may be looking to finish the job that Kaguya started so many years ago. And, should the fighters actually be descendants of the clan, then Boruto is about to have his work cut out for him.

Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationsSunday at on TV Tokyo

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