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Boruto Chapter 48 : Time Limit – A Review

Hey everyone!
I’m back with another review.
Today we are going to discuss Chapter 48 of Boruto.

There has been a very mixed reaction for the anime but the manga is straight-up fire. It has been invigorating in as many ways a possible.
Let’s dive in. 


Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a Japanese manga series written by Ukyo Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. Boruto is a manga series which is a sequel to the acclaimed Naruto series. It revolves around Boruto, the son of Naruto, and follows his path to a dystopian future where he fights with Kawaki to restore the Shinobi way.

Synopsis of the Chapter:

In the last chapter, we were introduced to the true form of Jigen. His vessel was weakened and he showed his true face. We also got to know that Kashin Koji was a clone of Jiraya.

According to Kashin Koji and his partner Amado. The Karma seal is a reincarnation seal that an Otsutsuki can use to reincarnate themself with. Kawaki’s seal disappeared when Kashin Koji’s true form was revealed meaning that if he was destroyed now he can never be reborn.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Kashin Koji tries his best to eradicate Ishiki Otsustsuki with all his powers. Even in that weak state, Kashin Koji is dominated by him. He tells Kashin Koji that he was being used as a pawn for Amado to escape. He is an artificial clone made to fulfill Amado’s plan to escape and warn Konoha of the attack that is to occur.

Ishhiki Otsutsuki explains he has 2-3 days until his current state overpowers him, hence destroying him.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

The scene cuts to Konoha where Amado is in the custody of Naruto and Shikamaru. He has been granted protection under Konoha and right to be a citizen there as well in exchange for the information he has provided them. He warns them that Kashin Koji is not strong enough to defeat Ishiki and he will attempt to implant Kawaki with a Karma seal again. For him to get resurrected again he requires the Karma seal.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Amado warns them that he may teleport here at any time and take away Kawaki. Naruto and Sasuke are the only ones who can protect Kawaki and avoid something happening like that. Time is running out and catastrophe is around the corner.

In the next scene, Kashin Koji launched and an entourage of attacks on Ishiki. Flames, a giant Rasengan, and more flames. Unfortunately, all of them are evaded and Kashin Koji is dominated. Ishiki summons 3 pillars from a different dimension, instantly crushing Kashin Koji in his path.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Kashin Koji uses a summoning Jutsu in a last attempt to finish him off. A big toad appears and tries to swallow Ishiki as well as Koji. Ishikki evades this attack smoothly like the dangerous criminal he is. A villain with a fixed focus of what he wants for his next goal is a dangerous one and no one can stop that. Ishiki Otsutsuki teleports to somewhere instantly.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Naruto and Boruto argue in the office of the Hokage. Boruto wants to fight along with them to stop Ishiki. Naruto is concerned and tells him that the enemy is a monster and they will take care of it. Boruto is concerned with the results of their previous battle and what that means for them now.

Photo Courtesy : Boruto: Naruto Next Generations– Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump

Sasuke says that they are willing to die for the village and ask if Boruto is ready to do the same. In that instant Naruto is alerted of an unknown Chakra source entering Konoha. It is non-other than Ishiki Otsutsuki.

My review:

This episode was exciting. For the past few chapters, many secrets have revealed and many twists have been made in the story. Boruto just keeps getting better and better but I would rather not say that for the anime. There is a cloud of doubt upon Naruto and Sasuke’s fate. Boruto may have to step up but I don’t see him or any of his classmates in a good position to deal with this issue.
Will this be the end of Naruto and Sasuke?
Will they survive this attack?
Tell me your theories in the comments.
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4 replies on “Boruto Chapter 48 : Time Limit – A Review”

That’s definitely an interesting question. I have been thinking about it too. Since from opening scene we know that future Kawaki possesses karma and that makes one wonder about this upcoming fight where Naruto’s and Sasuke’s main objective is to stop Ishiki Otsutsuki from giving Kawaki karma once again.


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