As Boruto: Naruto Next Generations moves forward, fans are expecting the new anime to make some clever nods to its past. After all, the series does act as a sequel to Naruto Shippuden, making it another sought after piece of Masashi Kishimoto's story. The anime had its debut earlier this month, and fans have so far lavished Boruto with kind reviews - and the praise just keeps coming.
With so much to live up to, Boruto will be pressed to set up its own identity as a show whilst nodding to its predecessors. Aside from the show's use of legacy heroes like Naruto and Shikamaru, Boruto is also slipping in a slew of subtle references to Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. And, in the preview for the show's second episode, fans noticed a throwback to a classic Sasuke v Kakashi moment.
In the preview, fans can watch as Boruto faces off against a fellow Academy student in a training match. During the skirmish, Boruto gets his ankle caught by his opponent, so he twists his body to hopefully land a punch. However, the move fails as the other student catches both offensives.
If you thought the move looked familiar, then that is because Sasuke used the move on Kakashi during their Genin Exam. When the Uchiha fought against Kakashi one-on-one for the first time, the Jounin forced Sasuke to contort as such.
So far, fans are loving the nod, and the throwback does hint at Boruto's future with Sasuke. In Boruto: Naruto The Movie, Sasuke winds up becoming a teacher to Boruto, and the younger ninja decides he wants to be a cool ninja like the Uchiha. Seeing Boruto adopt Sasuke's fight style before he has met the older ninja in the Boruto anime is interesting to see, and it sheds light on the fighting style the boy may come to adopt.
You can check out the synopsis for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations below:
"The village of Konoha has managed to change, modernized next to an era of peace. Raising high constructions, large computer monitors of transmission of images (televisions last generation), divisions and divisions (streets) connected to run (to mobilize) electric cars, The way to live in the ninja era has changed ...
The leader of the village is, the seventh Hokage. Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, to become a ninja must enroll in the school "ninja academy". But the students in the surroundings see Boruto with prejudiced eyes for the thing of being "the son of the seventh Hokage". However Boruto has unprecedented capabilities.0comments
Boruto will meet new friends, and there will be an incident mystery how he will face this challenge, inside the heart of the whole team, now the story of "Boruto Uzumaki," begins."
Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationsSunday at on TV Tokyo
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