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The School Trip Arc (修学旅行編, Shūgakuryokō-hen) is the third arc of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime. It covers episodes 25 to episode 33 and is preceded by the Sarada Uchiha Arc.

Summary

Konoha TV

Konoha TV reporting on The Middle Sea Security Issue.

On Konoha TV, Ikkyū Madoka addresses the state of affairs with the Land of Waves, which Anko Mitarashi and Iruka Umino watch at the Konohagakure Academy. In Iruka's office, Naruto Uzumaki informs him that the Academy field trips will be fancier from now onward, starting with visiting the Land of Water. Their meeting is interrupted when Boruto Uzumaki attempts to pull a prank on Iruka. The next day in Shino Aburame's classroom, Boruto is punished for his earlier prank, and is tied up while suspended from the ceiling. Shino informs his students of the upcoming field trip to the Land of Water, and has the class elect Boruto to be the class leader for their trip, much to his Boruto's disapproval.

The Turbulent Field Trip

Shino's class arrive in Kirigakure.

On the day of the trip, Boruto packs for it and part ways with his family, before meeting his class and Anko at the village gate. The class takes a train, followed by a boat to their destination. Docking at Kirigakure, the class is welcomed by their guide for the day Kagura Karatachi. After meeting the teachers, Kagura introduces himself to Boruto, as he was the son of the Seventh Hokage. Leading the class into the village, the students venture the area and enjoy the atmosphere. As Iwabee Yuino had an issue with the history of the village, he ventures off, leading to Boruto and Denki Kaminarimon following and confronting him. After talking, Boruto bumps into Hassaku Onomichi, who Iwabee aggressively confronts. As a fight breaks out between Boruto and Hassaku, Shizuma Hoshigaki stops the fight, and exchanges words with Boruto before departing.

Boruto vs Kagura

Boruto facing Kagura.

Continuing their tour, Kagura escorts the class to the Mizukage's office, during which they encounter the Fifth Mizukage. As they reach the office, Chōjūrō introduces himself, and gives a speech about the meaning behind their field trip. After the class leaves, Chōjūrō asks Kagura if he would consider striving to succeed him as Mizukage one day, which Kagura declines and continues his escort duties. While the class waits for Kagura to check them into their hotel, they discuss him being chosen as a successor for the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist and inherit Hiramekarei. When he returns, Kagura takes the class to the Kirigakure Academy. Upon seeing the Kiri class train in kenjutsu, Chōjūrō has Kagura have a sparring session against Boruto. During the match, Kagura swiftly defeats Boruto, but afterwards exhibits anxiety from wielding his sword. Kagura later takes the class to the shore to take a break, and afterwards pay their respects at the Memorial Park. Iwabee reveals to his peers that Fourth Mizukage killed his grandfather, which Kagura apologies for. Tsurushi Hachiya approaches the group and attacks Boruto, but fails and retreats.

Hachiya's group reports the incident to Shizuma, who has them confront the class again. At night, the Kiri group kidnaps Denki, and informs his classmates where he is being held hostage. Kagura tells them the perpetrator is most likely his former classmate Tsurushi, and wants to inform Chōjūrō of the situation, but Boruto convinves him that they'll handle the it instead. The two groups meet, leading to Tsurushi creating a barrier over the vicinity to conceal their presence. As fighting breaks out, Tsurushi dares Kagura to draw his sword, and reveals to Boruto that Kagura is the grandson of the Fourth Mizukage who killed his classmates at the Academy. The Konoha students manage to defeat the Kiri shinobi, as well as Kagura defeating Tsurushi. Hachiya's group retreats, and Boruto's frees Denki Kaminarimon.

Political Talk

Mei discussing Kiri's affairs with Anko and Shino.

Later at the hotel. Kagura discuses to the group about being the Yagura's grandson, and the struggle he's faced since accidentally killing his fellow Academy classmates. Off Kiri's shore, Mei dines with Shino and Anko, while discussing a treaty between the Land of Fire, Water, Waves, and the Sea. Mei explains that Kirigakure wants the Land of Water to sign the treaty. However, the Land itself is opposed, counting on the instability to amass influence, and fearful that the continued expansion of the neighbouring nations will endanger them. If conflict ensues, the Land of Fire will also have to get involved. At the hotel, Boruto invites Kagura to play Shinobi Bout with his friends, which he accepts. Kagura voices his struggles with his past and sins, before winning the card game. Sarada comes in afterwards and tells him he has to do roll call.

Kagura Joins Shizuma

Kagura departs with Shizuma.

The next day, Kagura meets with Chōjūrō, which Tsurushi reports to Shizuma, and in return is attacked. Kagura asks to take the candidacy test for Hiramekarei, which Chōjūrō is glad to hear, and hands him the key to the vault the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist blades are kept. Upon entering the vault and taking Hiramekarei, Suigetsu Hōzuki watches from afar. Afterwards, Kagura practises using it at the Academy, and has Boruto pay him a visit. When he arrives, Kagura thanks him for heliping him to make up his mind. Their conversation is interrupted when Shizuma catches the two in his Water Prison Technique. Planning to end Kiri's time of peace, Shizuma intends to start a war by killing the Hokage's son. Claiming Chōjūrō and Mei are eliminating villagers who don't agree with their policies, Shizuma attempts to bring Kagura over to his side by bringing up his past, leading to Kagura recounting his time in the Academy and being shunned. Continuing to deny Shizuma, he claims Kagura belongs with him, and shows Kagura the scar he gave him. Boruto begins to attack Shizuma. Dodging his attacks, Shizuma has Buntan Kurosuki intercept Boruto's attack, followed by the rest of his allies. Using Boruto Stream, he attempts to attack Shizuma again but is repelled. Coming to his aid, Kagura helps Boruto up, before learning that Shizuma wants him to become a member of the New Seven Ninja Swordsmen. Drawing Hiramekarei, Kagura questions Shizuma, and explains that he intends to make a just future. Shizuma tells Boruto to inform his father that war has begun. The group leaves with Kagura, before Boruto passes out.

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Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
25 "The Turbulent Field Trip!!" 20 September 2017
26 "The Mizukage's Successor" 27 September 2017
27 "A Shinobi Bout of Friendship" 4 October 2017
28 "Declaration of War " 11 October 2017
29 "The New Seven Ninja Swordsmen!!" 18 October 2017
30 "The Sharingan vs. The Lightning Blade, Kiba the Fang!" 25 October 2017
31 "Boruto and Kagura" 1 November 2017
32 "The Quest for Souvenirs" 8 November 2017
33 "The Super Beast Scroll Slump!" 15 November 2017