Boruto Manga Chapter 29

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Boruto Chapter 29 – Shadow Doppelganger Jutsu

Boruto Manga Chapter 29 Summary

 I'm happy to see Kawaki slowly opening up to Boruto and Naruto in Boruto manga issue 29. But we all know the two are destined to fight each other. So no matter how many friendly moments we see between these two young ninjas, they don't have much of an impact because Boruto and Kawaki get torn apart somewhere along the line. The whole thing feels like a rehash of the Naruto and Sasuke rivalry, which I'm not a fan of.

"Kage Bunshin No Jutsu" also took on the panels where Kawaki was teaching Himawari and Naruto about the Shinobi Seal and Chakra. The conversations felt like an excuse for Ukyou Kodachi to fill the pages of this issue instead of giving us more time with Kashin Koji.

Right now I'm more interested in Kashin Koji's true identity than whatever little friendly trip Boruto and Kawaki are on. Kashin managed to enter the Hidden Leaf Village without being detected by Ina's surveillance team. Fan theories about him possibly being Jiraiya, a clone of Jiraiya, or even Jiraiya's son sound very reasonable now. So let's see how Kodachi decides to handle the inevitable revelation.

Since Boruto got a boost through Karma, I hope Kodachi decides to boost Salad and Mitsuki's power levels as well. I don't want the story to just focus on Boruto and Kawaki becoming OP (similar to how Naruto and Sasuke were treated) while the rest of the young ninjas are left behind because they weren't destined for greatness.

 Shizuma's swordsmen collect the remaining swords from the vault, triggering the activation of several security puppets that destroy the swords. Kagura questions Shizuma's belief that he can bring about a revolution just by acquiring the swords, and Shizuma reveals that he has supporters connected to the daimyō of the Land of Water who disagree with Chōjūrō's moderate rule. After the revolution, Shizuma plans to install Kagura as Mizukage so that Yagura's blood will once again rule Kirigakure as a place that accepts him. Chōjūrō and Mei examine their message left in the safe. Chōjūrō deduces that Shizuma talked Kagura into giving them the key to the vault. He decides to impose an order on the situation and have them executed if they attack the villagers. Boruto and Sarada reach Chōjūrō and Mei, and Boruto tells him that Kagura went with the plan to be spared. Chōjūrō states that as a shinobi, Kagura knows the consequences of breaking the rules. Boruto suggests that they downplay the situation to an incident between kids who don't know. When Mei expresses disapproval, he implies that he will pass off the injury he received from Shizuma to cause a diplomatic incident. Chōjūrō agrees to let them deal with it, on the condition that he accompanies them and resolves the situation within a set time limit. Shizuma and Buntan think fondly of the upcoming conflict. Kagura is afraid of what he might do if Boruto intervenes. Iwabee goes for a walk after he and Denki notice Boruto's absence during the day. Boruto and Sarada ask Denki to come up with an excuse in case they are not present. Shikadai and Inojin find it sketchy and decide not to ignore it. Iwabee finds and pressures Tsurushi for information. Meanwhile, Mitsuki tells Suigetsu that she knows he was being watched. Suigetsu instructs Mitsuki not to get involved any further, lest Kirigakure learn of the connection between them. Suigetsu doesn't like having to stay hidden after being away from home for so long, and condemns the new group who call themselves swordsmen despite having no experience in war. Mitsuki decides to do whatever she wants. Shikadai and Inojin watch the exchange, but are discovered by Suigetsu. The situation gives Mitsuki an idea to deal with Shizuma, and Suigetsu hands him the scroll. Shizuma's swordsmen try to destroy the monument, but are interrupted by Boruto, Sarada, and Chōjūrō. Shizuma intends to kill Chōjūrō and builds a barrier that he believes is better than Tsurushi. Hebiichigo stops Chōjūrō's movements with a wire. Ichirōta breaks the ground under Sarada with Shibuki and Buntan goes after Sarada. Hassaku and Hebiichigo express their grievances to Chōjūrō, who accepts some of their criticism, and also discusses Kagura. The two and Kyohō attack him. Ichirōta worries that the others will play too long, allowing reinforcements to arrive. Boruto, unable to see through the fog, doesn't notice Kagura approaching.