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"The Other Side of the Moon" (月の裏側, Tsuki no Uragawa) is episode 73 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.

Synopsis

While on the way to Orochimaru's lab, Sarada warns Boruto that it's guarded by jōnin, so they have to be careful not to get caught. Yamato informs Orochimaru of Mitsuki's escape, and tells Orochimaru to inform him if Mitsuki makes contact. At Konoha, the leadership discusses the merits of Naruto's decision to allow Mitsuki into the village and to proceed. Udon informs them that Boruto and Sarada have gone missing. As Shikadai is likely to know how Boruto will act, Shikamaru considers having his team go after them. Konohamaru asks to go, as the missing genin are his responsibility. He is conflicted about Mitsuki, and asks Naruto why he placed him on his team. Naruto wanted Konohamaru to get to know Mitsuki without the possible bias of knowing he's Orochimaru's son getting in the way, but regrets that Konohamaru had to find out like this. Shikamaru doesn't allow him to go. Inojin and Chōchō wonder how Boruto and Sarada came to go after Mitsuki. Shikadai is more concerned with the village turning on them. Moegi arrives and they depart to retrieve Boruto and Sarada. Sarada disguises herself as Mitsuki and draws the jōnin away from Orochimaru's lair, allowing Boruto to slip in unnoticed. While looking for Orochimaru, Boruto finds a tank with a Mitsuki clone growing in it. Suigetsu finds him, and Orochimaru introduces himself to Boruto. Orochimaru explains to Boruto that all the Mitsuki are his experiments. He isn't worried about Mitsuki's disappearance, as if anyone discovers Mitsuki's nature as his experiment, a cursed seal in him will activate, self-destructing Mitsuki so the secrets of his research will remain safe. Boruto is disconcerted about what Orochimaru is actually worried about. The jōnin trap Sarada in a barrier, but Karin rescues her, tells her Boruto is waiting for her, and transforms into Mitsuki to draw the jōnin away from her. Boruto hands Orochimaru the snake Mitsuki left behind and relays the message it gave him. Orochimaru agrees to further examine the snake. Sarada meets up with Boruto, who asks her if she knew about Mitsuki, having been to that lab before, and shows her the Mitsuki clones. Orochimaru discusses Mitsuki with Log. Karin reveals her ruse to Yamato and escapes. Orochimaru informs the genin the snake had no other messages, distressing Boruto, who fixates on Mitsuki. Orochimaru explains it was Mitsuki's decision to go to Konoha, and asks him what he'll do if it's also his decision to leave it. Boruto and Sarada discuss how they've treated Mitsuki. Boruto confirms to Orochimaru he still trusts Mitsuki, so Orochimaru instructs them to take the snake to the White Snake Sage at Ryūchi Cave so they can learn from the snake's own thoughts. Yamato returns to Orochimaru's lab, asking him why he sent Karin. Orochimaru denies it, and also denies that Boruto and Sarada were there when Yamato asks it. Team Moegi intercepts Boruto and Sarada.

Credits

RoleSeiyū
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Boruto UzumakiYuko Sanpei三瓶 由布子Sanpei Yūko
Sarada UchihaKokoro Kikuchi菊池 こころKikuchi Kokoro
Shikadai NaraKensho Ono小野 賢章Ono Kenshō
Inojin YamanakaAtsushi Abe阿部 敦Abe Atsushi
Chōchō AkimichiRyoko Shiraishi白石 涼子Shiraishi Ryōko
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi Junko
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo Shōtarō
Kakashi HatakeKazuhiko Inoue井上 和彦Inoue Kazuhiko
TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki Masako
Homura MitokadoHikaru Miyata宮田 光Miyata Hikaru
Koharu UtataneJunko Midori翠 準子Midori Junko
YamatoRikiya Koyama小山 力也Koyama Rikiya
Konohamaru SarutobiHidenori Takahashi高橋 英則Takahashi Hidenori
Moegi KazamatsuriNoriko Shitaya下屋 則子Shitaya Noriko
Udon IseIkuji Nose野瀬 育二Nose Ikuji
MitsukiRyuichi Kijima木島 隆一Kijima Ryūichi
OrochimaruKujiraくじらKujira
Suigetsu HōzukiTakashi Kondo近藤 隆Kondō Takashi
KarinToa Yukinari行成 とあYukinari Toa
KokuyōMasashi Tamaki玉木 雅士Tamaki Masashi