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"The Ōtsutsuki Invasion" (大筒木、襲来!!, Ōtsutsuki, Shūrai!!) is episode 62 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.

Synopsis

Momoshiki and Kinshiki descend on the arena, to the spectators' confusion. As Gaara recognises the two based on the similarities to the one who attacked him, Katasuke tells them they're interrupting his announcement, prompting Kinshiki to launch an attack. The attack damages the arena, causing it to start collapsing, leading various shinobi to aid with protecting and evacuating the civilians. Shinki prepares to fight but Gaara tells him not to misjudge his own strength, and directs him to help evacuating people. Kinshiki attacks Sarada, but Sasuke saves her while Momoshiki kicks Naruto out of the arena. Boruto tries attacking Momoshiki with various Kote jutsu, but he absorbs them all. Mitsuki then tries using his Sage Transformation to save Boruto, but Urashiki absorbs it with his fishing hook. Urashiki moves in on Mitsuki, but is blocked by Gaara and Chōjūrō. Shikamaru paralyses Momoshiki and Kinshiki with his shadow, but Momoshiki soon absorbs his jutsu. Sasuke informs Naruto on who they are and what they want, and as the Ōtsutsuki invaders explain how they'll acquire power, Boruto recognises it's the same as his use of the Kote. Naruto and Sasuke don't consider what they have as true power. Urashiki fights Gaara and Chōjūrō, using Gaara's sand against him, and breaks Chōjūrō's sword. Chōjūrō creates a water spike from his hand, and he and Gaara chastise Urashiki on relying on the power of borrowed weapons instead of the skill acquired through dedicated training. Momoshiki and Kinshiki scoff at Naruto and Sasuke's assertion what they use isn't true power. Momoshiki eats a chakra pill, and produces an attack by amplifying the many jutsu he has absorbed. Momoshiki sends a fire pheasant at them, but Naruto blocks it by manifesting Kurama's head and creates shadow clones to protect civilians still in the arena. Momoshiki sends several elemental attacks through the arena. Sasuke armours Kurama's head with his Susanoo. Meanwhile, Urashiki blocks Chōjūrō's water spike with his fishing rod, and produces a Lightning Release he absorbed from Mitsuki from his gourd. Urashiki sees through Gaara's sand, and uses sand of his own to counter it. Urashiki produces many fishing hooks to attack Gaara, but is blocked by a massive water vortex Chōjūrō created with underground water, which Gaara dug up for him with his sand. Urashiki activates his tomoe Rinnegan and escapes, but not before taunting them with his clansmens' work on the arena. Naruto resists Momoshiki's attack, impressing him, so he consumes more chakra pills, creating a massive attack. Naruto asks Sasuke to protect the children, and fully manifests Kurama's form. He considers using a Tailed Beast Ball to counter the attack, but chooses against it. Sasuke explains to Boruto that Naruto could have easily countered the attack, but doing so would damage a lot of the surrounding area. From all over Konoha, people watch Naruto take the full force of Momoshiki's attack. As it detonates, Boruto experiences Naruto's memories through his chakra, and cries out as the blast reaches him.

Trivia

  • When Momoshiki comments on his veil being damaged, he's depicted without his ponytail.
  • Momoshiki is seen creating the black sphere as his final attack for the second time, despite the fact that he'd already created the sphere in the beginning of his assault.
  • Naruto and most of his clones are depicted with the same design of Six Paths Sage Mode as in the movie version of the events, but one of the clones is briefly seen with the design of Naruto Gaiden.
  • The episode has a number of differences from Boruto: Naruto the Movie including:
    • When Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear, they gently land on the arena, instead of crashing into it.
    • As Boruto's last battle was with Shinki instead of Shikadai, Shikadai is digitally removed from the scene that he appeared right after the sudden arrival of the Ōtsutsuki.
    • The Ōtsutsuki stay on the ground during their explanation about their goal, which is much longer and more detail than in the movie. They only begin to rise into the air to attack after Naruto claims their power is not a true power.
    • Gaara and Chōjurō confront Urashiki after he steals Mitsuki's chakra.
    • Momoshiki's black orb created by his absorbed chakra is much smaller and it doesn't darken the sky until he creates a second orb later. As a result, all scenes in-between were digitally edited to have a blue sky.
    • Naruto charges a Tailed Beast Ball, but doesn't fire it.
    • When Kinshiki appears to destroy the arena in the movie, Momoshiki did not appear alongside him, in the anime however, Momoshiki does appear alongside him.

Credits

RoleSeiyū
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Boruto UzumakiYuko Sanpei三瓶 由布子Sanpei Yūko
Sarada UchihaKokoro Kikuchi菊池 こころKikuchi Kokoro
MitsukiRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima Ryūichi
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi Junko
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama Noriaki
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo Shōtarō
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue Kazuhiko
KuramaTessho Genda玄田 哲章Genda Tesshō
GaaraAkira Ishida石田 彰Ishida Akira
ShinkiYuto Uemura上村 祐翔Uemura Yūto
ChōjūrōKoki Miyata宮田 幸季Miyata Kōki
Katasuke TōnoTaira Kikumoto菊本 平Kikumoto Taira
Momoshiki ŌtsutsukiDaisuke Namikawa浪川 大輔Namikawa Daisuke
Kinshiki ŌtsutsukiHiroki Yasumoto安元 洋貴Yasumoto Hiroki
Urashiki ŌtsutsukiKazuya Nakai中井 和哉Nakai Kazuya
Iwabee YuinoShinya Hamazoe浜添 伸也Hamazoe Shin'ya
Denki KaminarimonChihiro Ikki一木 千洋Ikki Chihiro
Metal LeeRyo Nishitani西谷 亮Nishitani Ryō
Konoha shinobi: Kakashi's subordinateKatsunori Okai岡井 カツノリOkai Katsunori
ChildrenKumi Takaragi宝木 久美Takaragi Kumi
AudienceYo Tokinaga
Hirokazu Sekido
Mariko Higashiuchi
Aoi Inase
Natsumi Yamada
Sara Matsumoto
時永 洋
関戸 博一
東内 マリ子
稲瀬 葵
山田 奈都美
松本 沙羅
Tokinaga Yō
Sekido Hirokazu
Higashiuchi Mariko
Inase Aoi
Yamada Natsumi
Matsumoto Sara