This week’s Boruto brings Sarada’s parental crisis to a close with a bang, featuring a climactic clash between the Uchiha family and Shin’s clone army. As if to make up for last week’s story dump, this episode is almost all action, with some hurried story resolution packed in at the end. It doesn’t manage to pull at the heartstrings quite as strong as the past few episodes, but offers a heartfelt conclusion to Sarada’s woes and a strong cap to the series best arc yet.
The episode opens with our heroes riding Sasuke’s Susanoo to Shin’s hideout where they hope to rescue the kidnapped Sakura. Not the type to let herself be the damsel in distress, Sakura begins a battle with Shin which Sarada and co. quickly join upon arriving. Their battle is probably the highlight of the episode, not only because it features the oft unappreciated Sakura, but also because it features some beautiful animation. I was happy to see her fight clad in the same fluid animation style seen during Shippuden’s most epic moments (especially after some of the rough animation seen in the Boruto’s earlier episodes).