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'Boruto: Naruto Next Generation" Episode 96 was released on 3rd March 2019. The episode was titled “Blood, Sweat, and Tears.” The narrative arc dedicated to Mitsuki has just ended, and now "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" is exploring the difficult relationships between parents and children. In the previous episode, Ninjas have to put in a lot of hard work and Namida Suzumeno is arguably the weak point of Team 5. Unfortunately, Namida has not fully mastered the ultimate technique (crying). Notably, on paper, Team 5 is an interesting team. The instructor is Hanabi Hyuga, while the members are Sumire Kakei (who is actually the main villain in the Nue flow).

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Episode 97 synopsis

"Boruto: Naruto Next Generation" Episode 97 preview shows a scene where Shikamaru, Konoha's aide, is being scolded by an old man. At the end of the preview, it is Shikadai's turn to meet the old man. It looks like Shikadai wants a two-year holiday as a ninja, so she can become a politician. Is this what underlies Shikadai's intentions? Is he want to have more power to not just influence Konoha, but the whole Fire Nation? Because it seems that officials in Konoha are limited to Hokage and his staff.

If Shikadai wants to be an official, he certainly planned to enter the daimyo cabinet in the Fire Nation. However, Shikamaru himself did not seem to want to prevent his child's desire to move careers.

So will Shikadai really be a politician? Or is this just a typical filler trick that won't mean anything? The answer lies in the upcoming chapters. It is worth noting that in the manga version (which happened after the anime plot), Shikadai still works as a shinobi. On the other hand, Sumire in the manga has stopped being a shinobi to help Katasuke.

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The preview of "Boruto: Naruto Next Generation" Episode 97 also shows Temari appearing to talk to his son. Chapter 97 is expected to release on 10th March 2019. Fans can watch the episode on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation.

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The focus on Boruto has temporarily moved, but apparently, the new theme songs will soon arrive. The new narrative arc of "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" would seem to allow a brief pause from the misadventures that have recently struck Boruto and his friends of the Leaf Village.

At the moment, the animated series is not following the events of the manga of the same name.

Adapted from the novels of the Naruto Shinden series, the latest episodes have highlighted a rather difficult relationship between the new generation and their parents. Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump for 700 chapters.