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Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 73

21 September 2022 - 03:10 AM

Well CyberPunk Edgerunners was good. Oh the Queen of England died this month.


Summary Time: Chapter 73. A Special Mission. somehow I doubt it or is this assigning the team to by Nail's wingmen to get his together with Hime?


...Geh The cover page is Salad in an awful green colored version of her outfit, she has full lips for some reason, and her hair looks awful. Why is Ikemoto obsessed with drawing hair to look more natural when he can't draw it in a way that looks good?


The story starts of with the team going to the Hokage office. Bolt brags that they are the most brilliant team in the whole village while Cups declares that it will be the start of Neo-team 7...didn't they declare themselves that like 3... going on 4 years ago? And this will be their first mission since they called themselves that?  It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much.


Sorry, it also show you how long both Cups and Salad have been uninvolved with the story.


They find Nail and the clone in Naruto's office with Shikamaru. Apparently they haven't let Bolt and Nail meet since Bolt was revived. The clone shows concern for the fact that she knows Nail killed Bolt. Holy Crap. Konohamaru is here. If there is one character less involved in the story than Bolt's teammates its his team's sensei. Shikamaru goes over general information for eight pages. You know most manga would just skip it and have an aside comment telling the reader that the characters have been informed of required information, but not Ikemoto, no, he needs to waste pages on this infodump of things the readers already know, some info even known for years now.


Of course since he is doing this vocally Hime is listening in.


Wait. No sorry, back for more infodump with Shikamaru. Six pages. Shikamaru points out how dangerous Hime is and have no choice but to let her do as she pleases and since she wants Nail might as well let her live with them. and team seven become her friends.


Hime becomes nervous about living together from the start of the relationship.


More explaining. Four pages...Dear God this is the chapter isn't. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much.  It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. It drags, this story drags so much. 


Hime blushes due to Shikamaru telling of Hime's crush on Nail.


The clone point out she wants to be romanced. Bolt slowly realizes that the missions is to be Nail's and Hime's wingmen and chaperones. 8 more pages of this. They accept the mission.


OH FINALLY SOMETHING kittening ELSE!!! Naruto and Sasuke talk on top of the Hokage tower. This mission exist ot keep Bolt and Nail rushing off to fight Punk. This was Shikamaru idea and Naruto approved of it happening. Nail and Bolt sense something. Sasuke too senses something has a flashback. I'm guessing they are sensing the ten-tails.


26 pages of Shikamaru explaining general information with some back and forth with the kids. Does this manga not have an editor!?


Well this was a pointless chapter except for the last 3 or so pages.


Oh Dragonball Super is on Hiatus.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 72

20 August 2022 - 02:16 PM

Well, I completely forgot to do those topics I was considering. Oh the Vic Case finally ended. From what people said the judges said (my legal speak isn't that great) since TCPA they not really talking about whether Vic was guilty or not, more; even if Vic had a case, his lawyer screwed it up with his antics by focusing on being clever instead of just doing his job. So that's that. From what I understand this isn't going to backlash against him that much since the damage was already done years ago and those depositions help him win in the court of public opinion as far as anime fans are concern.


Summary Time: Chapter 72. Smaller and More Useful...Could the manga please be shorter and quicker instead.


Cover is one of the Kaguya clan member...no I don't know which they honestly all look alike after awhile.


Like always the chapter start of with conversation to recap what happened last chapter because the writer knows the story is so disinteresting that no one can be expected to remember it. Shikamaru ask if Nail really didn't know anything about Madoc's plans...how could he? When it's clear even the writer doesn't even know what it is. Nail is convince he is dead, accuses Shikamaru of being happy about it, and calls him worthless...well of course he is, he needs to be worthless so Ikemoto can show how much better his character is compared to the old cast. Some random mook pops in to help change the scene, Madoc is on the phone.


Phone conversation. Madoc will be back in Konaha in a few days with the androids in tow and they have to accept because of their broken powers. He also throws shade at Shikamaru for his stupid plan. Hime says Madoc needs to play matchmaker with Nail or she'll have Moe kill him. Shikamaru is forced to give the main cast the news of the deal.


Just eating up those pages with worthless filler. Bolt sets off to leave on his new mission (with pages of him getting dress and putting on his shoes.) Hinata sees him off crying as she is glad he got another mission again yet worried he might be killed...because just like with his father she has no faith in his abilities. He jokes about already dying once to put her at ease...wouldn't that prove her worries instead? That ate up five pages.


Oh Finally, Femmy appeared to be that annoying spirit to question his views that so very popular in stories now a days. Another six pages eaten up by this.


Then Salad and Cups appears because the manga staff is apparently at least trying to make them more involved in the story now when Bolt is yelling at Femmy. They just assumed he pumped up because they are still not truly involved in the story.


Oh God Damnit. They decided that they wanted to do something with the daughter as well. She questions to her mother, 'if she became a ninja could she help out her brother or would she instead just make her worry more'...She suppose to be at least TEN! She should already be in the academy at this point training to be a ninja for at least THREE YEARS if not FIVE by this point! Again, even the people working on this don't seem to know what her actual age is and what she is suppose to be doing at that age according to the worlds setting. She is just perpetually 5 to everyone.


Well after have the chapter eaten up on stuff like that. Punk back with that old guy...alright I'm given him a nickname...He looks like an old prospector so there, if someone thinks of something better chime in. Old Prospector notices that they are where Kara kept their ten tails. Just to speed through this last part. Punk notes that this place can only be enter by some with a space-time jutsu, he can only enter here due to his belt. Sasuke lost his eye...He knows this, how? Was he given the script? But as Bolt and Nail are complete Otsutsuki's now, they can learn a jutsu that could bring them here. So, he can't leave the ten tails here incase the village rubs two brain cell together which they won't till at least after he does this. He decide to make the ten tails smaller and more useful to him. With his limiter gone he can expand his belts to completely coat the ten tails. Once coating it he shrinks it into "a bunch naked men with soul-patches and a tail like freeza" that he can control through a patch of his belt that each of them have...no I'm not kidding.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 71

20 June 2022 - 05:31 PM

Next chapter is 72, which means this manga will have been going on for Six years. I'm thinking of doing a few topic in the next month, maybe. Now then the chapter...pfff. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Summary Time: Chapter 71. Hinderance...well this entire manga is certainly a hinderance to its own franchise.


The cover page is the Punk... He has red eyes, white hair, that belt on his face, and suit is black and purple and it just all looks so stupid.


Punk is about to kill Madoc while the old guy in the base watches out of the corner. To save himself, he wants to talk about Nail with Hime. He is Madoc's ace incase the Leaf tired to turn on him, or as he says abandons him like he feels they did right now...Wait...Well, it was Shikamaru's stupid plans with no back up the put him in this position. So, he not entirely wrong. Punk and Hime get into a disagreement over killing him. Hime orders Moe to stop him with his power. Hime calls Punk a hinderance and Madoc clarifies that since Konoha has offered to let her join their village, she doesn't need Punk, and in fact being with him is now possibly a problem to her goal of getting Nail. Punk tries to kill Madoc, so he can't convince Hime to go along with it, but is blocked by Moe. Moe threatens to get rid of him.


Back to the village, Shikamaru explains Hime's power to the group. Also to try and build up the threat of Moe as he is also one of the cyborg that are apparently more powerful than Jenga.


Back to the trio of annoying cyborgs. Punk says Moe is acting weird and wants Hime to stop him. Hime point out she already helped him restore his power returning the favor of him freeing her, but she is done with him and is betraying him. Punk starts going on about how he loves her, and she only needs him to be her knight. Which weirds everyone out. Guessing that limiter suppressed her emotion manipulation power and now that its gone its taking him over. The old guy warns him of Moe's weakness. Moe requires to touch people with his hands to reflect their attacks...I don't feel like checking to see if that was the case in the other chapters when the brat used his power. Though this feels like a limiter they just put in place because they realize it was too broken. Even with that knowledge, Punk is easily defeated by him. Punk escapes with the old guy (am I going to have to give him a nickname soon if he remains involved in the story?) he declares that he will become a Kaguya clan member to see if he really loves her or if he will kill her for toying with him.


Ah. His ace is he installed a shut down in Nail incase he goes rouge because he is so strong now no one can beat him; certainly not Naruto or Sasuke (who Punk is also stronger than now by the way.) Of course other than Bolt who is his bro but that goes unstated. She knows that is only part of it and wants to hear the full story. He agrees but he also wants to tell the others. So, he convinces her to come to Konoha with him as a mediator for her entry. 


Punk ends the chapter declaring he is going to kill everyone in the village.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 70

19 May 2022 - 10:43 PM

We're at 70 and were still on this build up. Was the John Depp trail going on when the last chapter released? Ah, April 12th so yes.


Summary Time: Chapter 70 From the bottom of my heart...can this just get to killing Naruto already to speed this along already.


The cover page is Madoc sitting in a chair.


The chapter continues where the last left off, with Hime considering Shikamaru's proposal. She also show him her clairvoyant eye, the Senrigan, in her left eye. Naruto is trying to get in but the door is locked...or he just forgot the code to open the door. Shikamaru contacts Naruto saying to stay outside while he tries selling Nail to Hime. Bolt and Sasuke arrive as well. Madoc tells Shikamaru more about Hime power; it can see anything, even the past, it has few limitations of what it can't see...she is apparently very good at reading lips then, but clearly since he is being so open now; it doesn't work on telepathy.


Now, to Nail and the Clone. The clone is trying to justify trying to forgive him. Nail hates both that Madoc stuck karma on him without him knowing, and he realize that he needs it. The Clone points out that Madoc did it for his own mysterious reason...that hopefully he will reveal in full because he now on Ino's telepathic call. Really seems like they are trying for a CloneXNail ship.


Punk is upping the torture of Madoc to release the limiters. Hime decides to lie to make the Punk to have him retreat so she can weigh Shikamaru's proposition...oh. Wait. No, Nail really is coming. Also, in the mental conversation Shikamaru and Madoc have; Madoc acknowledges the danger Nail represents. That Shikamaru's concerns are justified since Nail could turn out to be a danger. Especially, since now Naruto is too weak to be a check on him once he lost Kurama. However, he needs him alive and with the Karma seal for his own reasons.


....Ok the page just refreshed and the chapter just became out of order mess to what I just wrote down.


... Madoc explains more of Hime's powers and her weakness being blood relatives and Kaguya's clan members. Punk does the smart thing and just takes Madoc with him to get the release code, then kill him. Shikamaru holds Punk down with shadow bind while contacting Ino to know where Kawaki is. Hime decides to order Mustard to attack Shikamaru to break the jutsu so they can leave.


Oh joy, now we get more of the annoying brat Moe. Madoc begs for his life and releases the limiter, "There's no dress Code," a pun on Punk's actual name; Code. He has pupils in his eyes now...that's it. I think it was suppose to be impressive...but Ikemoto's art. Now, he goes for the kill.

Boruto: The NeverEnding Prologue Chapter 69

20 April 2022 - 04:12 PM

Well, I saw something amusing MobuSeka dub used Richie Rich to insult the future first wife of the main character. Also, the main character reaction to playing that game is very similar (though far less dramatic in my case) to having to read another one of these bloody chapters is for me.


Summary Time: Chapter 69. Captives...the chapter number is making me wonder if Shikamaru and Madoc going to be put in a sex dungeon or something?


The Cover is Mustard...OK. Does anyone else think this is a childish face? Why are all Ikemoto's female character seem to have very child-like traits and features to me? The fact they are often sexualized makes it even creepier to look at them.


Madoc is shocked at seeing Hime. Mustard goes in for an attack but Hime's stupid charm power activates that prevents her from finishing a kick. Hime makes a comment about seeing her underwear. Then she order her to release Punk...this charm power is now just as broken as her brothers reflection power. During the whole the scene art is bad and Shikamaru is wondering what's going on...Though in his case it isn't because he can't figure out what the hell Ikemoto is failing to draw again. Also, its nice he had an idea last chapter but it was bound to fail.


...Ugh. Now Bolt and Sasuke are having a talk. Ok. He apologizes for not being around during the last battle, it was his responsibility as Bolt's mentor to deal with Femmy, he regrets that Nail had to do it, and feels like no one but him should be hated by the village...wasn't the cycle of hatred suppose to have been ended? Wasn't he suppose to find some sort of peace? Why does Sasuke feel like he has to be the villages scapegoat? (yes yes I know some stupid thing from his light novel) Wasn't Naruto suppose to fix all that? One page of this and I can already see several examples of How Naruto failed off the top of my head. The rest is about how Nail should not be blamed because Bolt asked him to and they are 'Bros.' Oh good, they bring up that Bolt has/suppose to be wearing Sasuke's headband since the chunin exams and has to keep wearing it till he gets that scar. Bolt wants to return it to Sasuke. How long has it been since the chunin exam? Its has to been a few weeks/months since then in story; longer in the anime. Why does he only think of giving it back now? Why hasn't this come up sooner? Sasuke says to keep it if it helps him. Bolt is happy...when is he getting his eye scarred again?...soon, please.  Sasuke mentions how soon it might be his turn to show his resolve...well we know he can't die since he needs to train Bolt during the time skip. Its Naruto that has the Grim Reaper hanging over his head.


Oh, Salad and Cups watch this interaction from afar and wonder what they are talking about....God, this art is awful; did he forget how to draw these two after not drawing them for a couple of years? Cups mentions how devoted he is to Bolt and he feels like he couldn't forgive if someone were to harm him...yes, give something to feed the anime shippers not like anyone really cares about Bolt & Nail. Speaking of shipping, Salad laments how useless she feels they both have been. Ok, this is likely an acknowledgment that they haven't been involved that much by Kishi and that is going to change...doubtful given his tract record. When a character stops being involved in the plot they might as well stop existing when Kishi writes something. Since, it is unlikely they will be re-involved in the plot after they start to fade from it. Cups in his Sai role ask about her clear feelings for Bolt that she has that she won't admit to. She ends their scene talking about she has to get stronger as her goal is to become hokage. Again, nice to see it mentioned, but unless this is back up by action; its meaningless fluff.


Nail wakes up with Naruto and the Clone still watching over him. This makes Nail recall this is how they met for the first time and ask is he going to start waxing nostalgically about his youth again. Naruto tries to get the Clone to leave the room so they can talk, but Nail cuts to the chase before she able to leave and ask about what's going to happen. Since, he thinks he killed Bolt. Naruto informs him Bolt is alive. Naruto considers the whole thing water under the bridge but it is clear the Clone doesn't feel that way.


Shikamaru/Ino inform Naruto and Sasuke what is happening in the lab.


Good news, Shikamaru can use his shadow possession to hold her. Since, it doesn't inflict harm. Shikamaru ask Ino to put him in a mental call with Madoc. Once, Madoc realizes he is in that call with Shikamaru he informs them they are all Hime's captives. Oh, wait. This implies Hime is not Madoc's daughter...maybe, and we start seeing the effects as Mustard falls for her.  Punk is freed as Shikamaru's hold fades and he starts torturing Madoc. Shikamaru asks Hime what her deal is, and like a shy girl she wants Nail. Shikamaru then hatches a plan to bribe Hime over to Konoha's side giving her Nail...when did he become a pimp? Of course, that is going to backfire even if it works. At least, its nice he was allowed to have two ideas so far in this manga: making a trap to speed along the plot, and pimping out a thirteen year old.