Anime Review: Boruto Episode 7

The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!

– My Anime List

Review:

Episode 7 begins with Boruto trying to explain how he sees the shadow auras around people to Shikadai. They are trying to figure out what these auras are and why only Boruto can see them.

The scene then moves to where Sarada and her friends are as they complain about how much of a nuisance Boruto is. And behind them, as they walk pass, we see a slight invisible thing following them. The three girls feel like someone is watching them, but when going to find out who it is, there is no body there.

On their way back from buying some snacks from the store, they feel like someone is following them again. Cho Cho, feeling annoyed, goes and attacks, successfully grabbing their stalker and drawing the attention of Boruto and his friends.

It turned out that the person that was following them was a student in the class next to theirs named Magire. He has feelings for Sumire, the class president, yet didn’t know how to act upon those feelings and decided to follow her. By encouragement from Cho Cho, he decides to confess to Sumire, only to be rejected, much to his humiliation.

The next time we see him, or at least see his actions, is the next day when they are at school. They are in the middle of an art class, when something appears on the black board in the classroom, saying “SUMIRE I’M ALWAYS WATCHING YOU.” And even after class, papers drop on from the balconies, all about compliments to Sumire.

Boruto and the others, realizing that he’s creepy, try to protect Sumire, but eventually get separated from her. She is forced alone with Magire on the rooftop, but before he can do anything, Boruto and the others arrive on time. Boruto sees the aura around Magire and decides to fight him with Shikadai. Magire reveals that he can turn invisible.

The two try to fight him, but can’t do it successfully since they can’t see him. Eventually Cho Cho steps up, fed up with what was happening and chided Magire for his actions, saying that this wasn’t the way to win a girl’s heart. Magire snapped out of his trance, the aura disappearing.

Magire apologizes and promises to not hide anymore. But before they can do anything else, he faints. The scene switches to Boruto, Shikadai, and Mitsuki talking in a diner about what had happened. They took Magire to the infirmary, but suspected that his fainting had something to do with an extreme drain of chakra.

The scene switches again to Naruto and Shikamaru in the Hokage office, talking about the same thing and how many people were taken to the infirmary today do to fainting. Naruto knows something is happening.

Then we see Mitsuki on top of a roof at night, talking to someone, possibly the snake on his shoulder, wondering how Boruto was the only one who could see the dark auras.

Thoughts:

This was a very weird episode, especially with Magire introduced as a character. He was no doubt anything less than creepy and I didn’t like his character as soon as we met him. He did turn out to be a decent guy at the end, but I want to see how he does in future episodes (if he ever does come back) and how he has changed.

We see Mitsuki being very secretive and suspicious again in this episode. He talks to a snake and observes Boruto quite questioningly. The Naruto scene was basically the same as last week’s episode, and it didn’t seem like they had too much information on the situation like last time. But the plot is starting to take form and I’m excited to see what’s going to happen.

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