Boruto Chapter 81: Time Skip Arrives as Boruto Manga Resumes

Boruto Chapter 81

Fans of the popular Boruto series are eagerly anticipating the release of Boruto Chapter 81 as they anxiously await the next development in the captivating storyline. The previous chapter, Boruto manga chapter 80, seamlessly continued the narrative from its predecessor while adding significant depth to the ongoing events.

In addition to focusing on protagonists Boruto Uzumaki and Kawaki, fans were treated to surprising advancements in the plot, leaving them astounded. The impressive execution of Boruto Chapter 80 provided enthusiasts with a wealth of material to analyze and discuss. Unfortunately, shortly after the release of Chapter 80, the Boruto manga went on a hiatus, leaving fans in suspense.

The conclusion of Boruto Chapter 80 subtly hinted at an impending time skip, although there has been no confirmation from the author or any official sources regarding its inclusion in the next chapter. However, the recent release of Volume 20 of the Boruto manga on June 2, 2023, brought exciting news. The volume explicitly confirms that the time skip arc will commence when the manga returns on August 21, 2023.

Boruto Manga Volume 20 Cover Page (Credit: VIZ)

The cover page of Boruto Volume 20 boldly proclaims, “Part 1 is Complete!! Commence the parading for the time skip.” This announcement carries significant weight, as the Boruto manga took a three-month hiatus following its most substantial plot twist thus far. With the story transitioning to a new chapter, fans’ expectations are high, hoping to finally witness the long-awaited time skip they have been yearning for.

Although the first part of the Boruto manga has officially concluded with Volume 20, it remains unclear whether Part 2 will immediately introduce the time skip or if there will be a few arcs before its inception.

Some unanswered questions linger in fans’ minds. Will the unresolved Amado storyline be addressed? What about Code’s impending assault on the Leaf Village with his formidable army? Who will train Sarada’s Mangekyou Sharingan? And who will guide Mitsuki on his path? Some fans speculate that these loose ends could be addressed through flashbacks during the time skip.

Critics argue that the first part of the Boruto manga felt somewhat rushed. However, it’s essential to consider the overarching goal of the creators. In order to encompass the entire Naruto saga within a hundred volumes, illustrator Mikio Ikemoto aims to complete the manga in fewer than 30 volumes. Consequently, Boruto Part 2 may not be as lengthy as fans hope it to be.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi (volume 1–13) and Masashi Kishimoto (volume 14–), with illustrations by Mikio Ikemoto. The original series’ creator, Masashi Kishimoto, currently supervises the manga, while Ikemoto, his former chief assistant, handles the illustrations.

In a recent interview, Ikemoto expressed his dedication to completing the entire Boruto story, emphasizing the importance of avoiding excessive sprawl. As the original Naruto series spanned a staggering 72 volumes, Ikemoto aims to wrap up the story within 30 volumes, ensuring the entire saga remains within a hundred volumes.

The Boruto series is scheduled to resume in August 2023, with Boruto Chapter 81 slated for release on August 21st. As with previous chapters, fans can read the Boruto manga directly on the official website of its primary distributor, Viz Media, as well as on the Manga Plus app, offering English translations. Both platforms promptly provide the latest Boruto chapter upon release, ensuring fans can stay up-to-date with the highly anticipated continuation of the series.

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