Vimmbox

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 44 - Anime Review

Feb 07, 2018

1.037 views


A new week and a new episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. This was pretty decent with everything you want from a shounen series: Good themes, plot progression and action.
SYNOPSIS
The Genin get a new mission from the police department. The have to observe, track and report any thing that might have something to do with the Bayakuya Gang. However, the police chief orders them not to get in to a fight, because it might get very dangerous for the young ninjas. Iwabe, like a good shounen character, wants to fight. The next day when they visit a building site, they face a group of Bayakuya gang members who wear a distinctive owl mask. Iwabe runs after the men and he is able to trap them with a new and quite powerful earth jutsu he learned. The gang members are able to break free and during the following short brawl Metal gets injured on the arm. He is immediately brought to a nearby hospital where he gets a cast, but he is still in a lot of pain. As consequence, Iwabe gets blamed by Udon Sensei for his reckless actions. From the news it’s apparent, that there is a growing popularity for the Bayakuya gang and a growing discontent of the population. This matter makes Boruto think. Even his little sister is not quite sure if the Bayakuya gang is good or bad. But Boruto is sure, that there are no good thieves and that he will not root for the gang. The next day, Boruto meets with the scientist we met last week, Mr Katasuke, who gives him a couple of brand new games. We learn, that the higher ranked ninjas are all being mobilized to fight of the threat caused by the Bayakuya gang, which is able to pull off a huge heist. The main characters try to stop the bandits, but they are able to flee.

THEMES
- Growing support of the society for a rebellious group
- Friendship between Shikadai and Ryogi: Friendship between a bandit and a ninja
- Is it right to root for a gang who act for a seemingly good cause? (Like Robin Hood)

VERDICT
This was again a good episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. I was very pleased by the themes, which are very relevant in the actual political circumstances in the real world. I am eager to see how the friendship between Shikadai and Ryogi will develop in the future. However, I hope Boruto gets his chance to shine.

Image: Screenshot from the anime
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 8 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

The Seven Deadly Sins are still chasing after Diane, who ran off to try to remember her past. She must now face alone the Commandment of Truth Galand, who is eager to kill the giant once and for all. Will Diane be able to survive? This episode was not flaw less but it was still very enjoyable.
1 year ago
3350 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 9 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Wow! Wow! Wow! We finally get to see Meliodas very emotional. To be honest, I almost chocked up seeing the heart wrenching scenes with Liz. In my opinion, this was the best and most emotional episode of Nanatsu no Taizai yet. I am so pumped up to see the Seven Deadly Sins develop even more.
1 year ago
2892 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 7 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

It is again time for my favourite shonen anime of this winter season of anime 2018. Will Diane be able remember King or any of the Seven Deadly Sins? What will happen to Gowther who, as we know, is the cause for the amnesia of Diane.
1 year ago
2871 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 5 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

This episode has a lot of characterisation and interaction between the main characters. We finally see the darker side of our bets girl Zero Tow and it’s apparent, that she is not a good girl.
1 year ago
2758 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 3 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Nanatsu no Taizai 2 is still going strong with this episode. This wasn’t my favourite episode so far, but it doesn’t mean it won’t get better in the future. I am definitely hyped to see the upcoming epic fight.
1 year ago
2472 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 10 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

This week’s episode was very enjoyable. This iteration of the Seven Deadly Sins was split into two parts. The first half was rather emotional with the back story of Ban and Zhivago and second was more light-hearted. However, at the end, the story got more and more tense, escalating into the confrontation by King of Meliodas and his past with the Ten Commandments.
1 year ago
2335 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 4 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Nanatsu no Taizai is still going strong with this episode. The power of the ten commandments is continuing to grow and King is fighting against the huge golem, who threatens to destroy the forest. I am very pleased with this episode.
1 year ago
2258 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 6 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

In this episode we got again glorious battle scenes, which were expertly animated by Studio Trigger and A1-Pictures. However, with this episode I am quite worried for the future of this series. Hiro’s tumour just vanished, without any consequences for our protagonist. I hope that the characters of this series don’t get a to big of a Plot-Armor, which would ruin the vibe of this 24-episode long anime. Having said that, I am very pleased with this episode and I am looking forward to next week.
1 year ago
2172 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 2 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

The second episode of Darling in the FranXX by A1-Pictures and Studio Trigger has finally aired. The visuals of this series are great and the story though not so unique was still very entrancing.
1 year ago
2131 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 10 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

In this week, we get a Zorome focused episode. I didn’t quite enjoy this episode as much as the last one, which was really epic. However, there was a lot of world building and clarifications on the purpose of adults in this world. Zorome had a lot of screen time in which he had a lot of development.
1 year ago
1900 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 9 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Wow, wow, wow! This episode had so much going on. The romantic tensions in the last episodes got finally their pay off. And damn, it was beautiful to see Goro coping with his feelings for Ichigo. I admit, I am completely addicted to this show!
1 year ago
1825 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 3 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Darling in the FranXX continues to be my favorite show of this season. The pacing is rather slow but well managed, the imagery and animation are absolutely breathtaking.
1 year ago
1810 views
Nanatsu no Taizai Season 2 Episode 5 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

This week we got again a very good episode of Seven Deadly Sins season 2. How can you defeat some overpowered heroes? With more overpowered villains obviously.
1 year ago
1680 views
Darling in the Franxx Episode 4 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

Here we have it! I believe it’s safe to say that Darling in the FranXX is the anime of the season. There were so many things going on in this episode. The romance is better than in most dedicated romance-anime, the cinematography is as good as “Eureka Seven” and the action is breath-taking.
1 year ago
1677 views
Violet Evergarden Episode 8 - Anime Review
By
AnAnimeGeek

This was the first episode of Violet Evergarden to deliver the same level of spectacle and emotional intensity as the premiere. The final moments came almost out of nowhere, even if they have been foreshadowed for a while.
1 year ago
1558 views

Comments

You have to be logged in to write a comment...
Create account
Log In
Not yet commented...
Vimmbox is the venue where artists gather and monetize their work. Learn more
Join