Well Luna revealed the twist last night and how people hated it so lets see what it was.
Summary Time: Chapter 55. Legacy...Naruto's Legacy being Bolt or something? No wait, Nail.
Cover page is that Kara member that I still haven't given a nickname to because he hardly appears. He apparently is a red head -so secret Uzumaki or have they dropped that- with a belt brace thing on his head and is surprisingly well dressed. So, The Punk, Brace Face, Or Punk of the Opera is what I'm thinking of right now.
So we start off with Naruto waking up in his mental space...is this some meta commentary or something? Kurama and Naruto talk with Naruto initially assuming he is now about to die. This is suppose to be a emotional scene as we get Naruto and Kurama two character that have a strong if tumultuous relationship having their last conversation with Naruto assuming this is also the last conversation before he died. It is ruined by Ikemoto's inability to convey emotions in Naruto's face. It honestly either its a blank face or looks like a bad actor mugging to the camera trying to act instead someone actually having emotional responses. After a bit of Naruto accepting his dead and lamenting all the things he would be leaving behind. Kurama reveals that it is HE who is dying Not Naruto. He says the Baryon Mode price is his life not Naruto's....which goes against what he said chapters ago where he asked if Naruto was willing to sacrifice himself. He said in 51 one that Naruto would died if they used this mode not Kurama. Now you could say that his reluctance to reveal this mode is him lying and deciding to sacrifice himself but still.
Ok let's go over the Biju and death in Naruto and Boruto. Originally Kurama worked with Naruto and gave him chakra in part one because he said if Naruto dies he would die; of course unless Naruto dies due to the seal being broken, then he free. Now this was change sometime in part two. -I think because of the story of Obito's fall and to help explain why the three tail didn't have host.- To if a host dies the tailed beast are made of living chakra so they just reform after awhile. But this chapter weirdly uses the biju extraction process killing the host to justify how this is different. But that doesn't make sense because they is purposely pulling out one chakra that the person is bonded to which again allows the beast to live because its living chakra. They should have mention that this is different from normal death instead of extraction. Or is this because it explaining the lost of the Biju chakra and how the host could survive? Also how did using this mode lead to Kurama's death? The mode from what I understand works by burning through both their reserves in a short amount of time to get the maximum amount of power; like burning a candle at both ends. But how does Kurama run out before Naruto?
He says he never lied and never said he would die he just misled Naruto. Well I just double check and he did say that Naruto will died if they used this mode in chapter 51. Then he warns Naruto that since he is dead Naruto has to be careful now since he will no longer has super-strength(?) anymore...I think they means his chakra reserves or his super mode if not is their an editors? And again this is suppose to be an emotional scene as Kurama fades into smoke and floats away, but fails as Ikemoto can't properly convey those emotions on Naruto's face.
Naruto wakes up bringing Bolt to tears as he thought he had lost him. Sasuke tells Bolt to open a portal back home as he no longer has the Rinnegan to do so.
You know I am glad that Naruto lost his tailed beast power and Sasuke lost his Rinnegan because they relied of those powers far too much in Boruto so far. Every fight Naruto went into he pretty much used and relied on the Kurama mode to fight. And Sasuke always used that stupid swap power that while used creatively sometime still got very dull after a while.
Cut to The Punk spending time with the ten tails. Oh TAKE ME OVER THE SIDE AND kitten ME! Turns out he has a karma as well and it is used to revive Jenga like how Anko's curse seal revived Orochimaru...or is he having some weird Mufasa moment with him? Ok, the second option, Thank God. So, turns out the Punk can't take Jenga soul because his karma is imperfect. So, Jenga gives him his power and asks him to continue kaguya's clan legacy of planet eating to become a god. Guess this is the legacy of the chapter. The Punk decides he wants to kill the person who killed his master before finishing his master's request.
Back to Bolt failing to open a portal. Nail promises to help Bolt get rid of his karma. This leads to them having a spat that creates a portal.
Back to the peanut gallery where the sleazy inventor ask Madoc how he think thing are going to go, which thankfully doesn't lead to another conversation. As Shikamaru notes the main cast have returned and to send the medics to their location.
Bolt confirms his strong not gay brotherly love towards Nail and the chapter end with the Punk with his white karma activated contemplating killing all four of them.
March 19 for the next one. Since it seem now the Punk will be the one to kill Naruto and scar Bolt now, joy.
Well I can see why people were pissed. Kuamra's death needs to be explained better. Also like I have hopefully made clear before the Baryon mode fight was awful. So, it doesn't feel satisfying that he died from that. Also both Naruto and Sasuke have lost a lot of power, which I am happy about.
Hey Luna! Do you mind going over what people were having a kitten over on twitter on this topic? Thank you.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 23 February 2021 - 06:29 AM.