Boruto Episode 21 Review

Warning: The following review has full spoilers for the episode.

This week’s episode of Boruto brings us the long-awaited reunion of Sarada and Sasuke, though it doesn’t go quite as swimmingly as she had hoped. Their father-daughter story continues to move at a satisfying pace, featuring some superb characterization in the opening minutes. Pair that with a compelling ending battle, and Sasuke and Sarada quickly cements itself as one of Boruto’s best episodes.

Following a quick recap, the episode picks back up with Sasuke threatening the frightened Sarada. Upon realizing his mistake Sasuke’s demeanor doesn’t change, and instead he coldly rebuffs her questions. She angrily storms off, and before Sasuke can attempt to make things right, they are confronted by the mysterious Shin Uchiha. Keeping up with last week’s pace, this episode moves briskly between these key scenes with almost no downtime. The opening scene between Sasuke and Sarada is without a doubt one of the series best so far. The painful subject matter, Sasuke’s indifference, and Sarada’s tearful outburst feels more realistic than anything Boruto or even Sumire’s stories could muster.

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