The Academy Arc (アカデミー編, Akademī-hen), also called The Ghost Incident (ゴースト事件), is the first arc of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. It covers episodes 1 to 18 and is followed by the Sarada Uchiha Arc.


Several weeks after Nue's attack, Boruto notices his dōjutsu has stop activating. At Senju Park, Naruto, Sai and Shikamaru discuss Sumire. At the Academy, Shino notifies his students that Sumire won't be participating in shinobi training for the time being. Tasking his students to form three person teams, Ino–Shika–Chō group up together, followed by Boruto constructing a team with Mitsuki and Metal. After class, Shino questions Sumire's fate to Iruka, and offers to take her under his guidance. When Boruto returns home, his discusses Sumire with Naruto. Later, Shino meets Sumire in her cell and offers her support and guidance. The next day, Shino has his students compete against eachother in the three man teams they formed. During the training, Shino runs off to meet with Sumire, during which Boruto's team begins fighting against Shikadai's. The fight ends with the Academy's scaffolding collapsing and Boruto winning the match for his team. When Shino returns with Sumire, her class welcomes her back. During the night, Naruto has one of his clones met with Sasuke to give him Intel on the Gozu Tennō. Before departing, Sasuke asks Naruto to tell his wife that he is sorry. On the moon, Toneri awaits for the arrival of gods. Elsewhere, Kinshiki informs Momoshiki about abnormalities committed by Kaguya, leading to them preparing to depart to Earth.


# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 "Boruto Uzumaki!! " 5 April 2017
2 "The Hokage's Son…!!" 12 April 2017
3 "Metal Lee Goes Wild!" 19 April 2017
4 "A Ninjutsu Battle of the Sexes!" 26 April 2017
5 "The Mysterious Transfer Student!" 3 May 2017
6 "The Final Lesson!" 10 May 2017
7 "Love and Potato Chips!" 17 May 2017
8 "The Dream's Revelation" 24 May 2017
9 "Proof of Oneself" 31 May 2017
10 "The Ghost Incident: The Investigation Begins!" 7 June 2017
11 "The Shadow of the Mastermind" 14 June 2017
12 "Boruto and Mitsuki" 21 June 2017
13 "The Demon Beast Appears!" 28 June 2017
14 "The Path That Boruto Can See" 5 July 2017
15 "A New Path" 12 July 2017
16 "Crisis: The Threat of Failing!" 19 July 2017
17 "Run, Sarada!" 26 July 2017
18 "A Day in the Life of the Uzumaki Family" 2 August 2017
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