You know. I kind of like Boruto new schedule, because it allows me to read thew latest Dragonball chapter either before or after having to read this crap.
Summary Time: Chapter 43 Manifestation...of what?
The cover is of Salad again which means you know what Ikemoto has done again.
Still sexualized but far tamer than normal...its sad that that is the case.
So, Salad tore the core out of Blacksmith with her chidori...why do I feel the quality of the art has gone down again. Wait. Cups is explaining what a chidori is...is that for the kids that don't read this but watch the anime because its on Sunday?! Boruto, points out that it's one of Sasuke's moves (originally Kakashi but he hasn't appeared in the manga yet). She is able to destroy the core which freaks out Blacksmith who politely insults her a stupid little girl. Normally, she be called something else even in shounen manga. Then he puffs up like a balloon man and start freaking out...apparently the core is need to manage all the various ....god damn it come up with a different name you jackasses! Scientific Ninja Tools that his body is made out of. Apparently, destroying the core did not defeat him and Nail instead wants to use this time to get Naruto out so he can defeat blacksmith.
Again, this shows a major problem with the manga having Naruto and Sasuke constantly around, Either they can easily defeat any foe if they are a match for the kids or conversely they are too strong for the kids to face so they can be threatening so they have to bring in those two to deal with the villains.
Anyways, they can't figure out how to break the pot Naruto is in so Nail instead comes up with another idea. For him and Bolt to use karma to create a hole in the space time continuum to see if that will release Naruto...it works.
This shows another problem with the manga: the creators are more connected with one character than they are the main character. Nail is the most intelligent, competent, and capable character in this manga he also seem to constantly be as well as get the focus in every chapter since he has appeared. I have never felt Sasuke at any point had taken over Naruto as the main character as much as this brat does in each chapter. This is because he is their character while Bolt is Kishi's, and despite being the writers for a sequel they aren't actually interested in continuing the story.
Cups is knocked out by Blacksmith's flailing after they check Naruto is fine just knocked out. Nail steps up and fires...a ki blast!? He get knocked away after destroying his hand. Salad tries an attack but he grabs her in his remaining hand. Then finally Bolt tries something. A kick to the arm that doesn't work. Blacksmith while Bolt is down decides to pound him with a punch but misses.......oh no. kitten me. Because... Because... Oh God Damn it. Because Bolt goes Super Ninja and flies due to karma instinctively activates. Oh wait he is unconscious and the seal that has taken control of his body. Good thing Salad is awake so she can inform the Hokage when he wakes up. Blacksmith realizes that its is the effeminate one. Now unlike bolt this one is actually competent and both defeats Blacksmith with out much issue and heals Naruto before deactivating. Good all the kids saw that hopefully one of them actually informs the adults what just happen.
The manga end with to Barbarian Hair announcing he is going to kill Jenga.
Next Chapter March 20th.
Edited by Bail o' Lies, 21 February 2020 - 09:09 AM.