Boruto Uzumaki has come a long way sine he first graduated. The Ninja Academy did its best to prepare for the boy for a career as a ninja, but the job is one you can't predict. From monsters to mayhem, Boruto has dealt with so much as a Genin, and things just got even worse for the poor boy.
After all, Boruto is on a mission these days that few would envy, and it truly tested how far the boy would go for the sake of success.
Recently, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations entered a long-awaited arc. The anime is now adapting its first manga arc thanks to the Mujina Bandits story, and it kicked off with Boruto in prison. Not only did the hero agree to this mission in thee first place, but Boruto agreed to masquerade himself as a prisoner alongside Mitsuki.
Of course, this is all work expected of a ninja. Deception is all part of the game, but intentional food poisoning is a bit rough. Boruto was tasked with entering the medical ward of Hozuki Prison so he could meet the man Kokuri he's been tasked with protecting. Getting into the facility is real hard, but Mitsuki managed to snag some poisonous plants from outside the prison thanks to his snake summons.
Even though Boruto is not one to eat lightly, he chomped down the plants to intentionally poison himself. His steel nerves got him access to Kokuri, leaving fans impressed by his determination and horrified by his self-preservation all at once.
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Created by Masashi Kishimoto for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, Naruto follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him, that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. The series was popular enough to warrant a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations which is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story.