It has taken more than a year to reach this point, but Boruto has gotten to one long-awaited moment. These days, the series is starting to adapt material never seen elsewhere aside from the manga, and that allowed Boruto to share a big surprise with fans in its latest episode.
So, if you were taken back by that new Rinnegan, then you should know you aren’t alone.
Yes, the latest episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations featured a new Rinnegan. Fans watched as Momoshiki came up against the Kages plus Sasuke Uchiha, leaving is back against the wall. It was then Momoshiki fused with Kinshiki by eating his servant, and the power-up gave Momoshiki a new form.
As you can see above, the form Momoshiki took after eating Kinishiki gave him a different Rinnegan. Unlike the one Kaguya rocked back in Naruto: Shippuden, Momoshiki’s Rinnegan is golden in color. So, you do not have to worry about getting his Dojutsu confused with anyone else’s — well, for now.
So far, there is no word on whether this new Rinnegan has any new powers. Momoshiki did not get a chance to exercise his power-up before episode 64 ended, but Boruto promises to explore it more this week. The preview for episode 65 shows Momoshiki fighting Naruto toe-to-toe thanks to his new form, so audiences can get an idea of how powerful the transformation made the Otsutsuki disciple.
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For those unfamiliar with Naruto, it has quite a storied history. Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto, the series ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump for 700 chapters. The story follows Naruto, a young ninja with a sealed demon within him that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and featuring the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations recently made TV Tokyo's list of Top 5 Anime in sales and profits, coming third in sales and fifth and profits. The anime has been such a success that the Naruto franchise as a whole stills holds a top spot in many anime profits rankings as well. The series even managed to cross 235 million copies of the manga sold worldwide. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations was even given a major bump of approval as it just took over a more familiar timeslot, airing in the same time and day that its predecessor Naruto: Shippuden once did.