As a Boruto fan for both the anime and manga, you must separate the two sometimes, as it’s quite hard to work out what’s filler and what’s canon. Most of the vents in the Boruto anime do not appear in the manga, however, are still canon because they’re mentioned in the manga but not shown. This new revelation of an important village in Naruto Shippuden may shock fans of the Boruto manga who have not watched the Boruto Naruto Next Generations anime.
In the previous Boruto episode that only aired last week, we got to see the tragic fate of Amegakure (the Village Hidden in the Rain). This village is a fringe ninja village that exists outside of the five Great Nations but because of its territory, it’s one of the most important as nations have to send soldiers through there for battle.
It also holds a lot of sentimental value given the role its connection to the Akatsuki as its birthplace and of course the tragic death of Jiraiya at the hands of Pain. However, decades after the end of the infamous group and the 4th Great Ninja War in the Boruto anime, we find out that Amegakure has been left to rot and that Kara has been conducting experiments there.
The ninja alliance that Naruto and the new Kage were able to create have done little to help this struggling village. As a result, a new enemy has appeared there in Kara and some other criminals as well. The most shocking part and especially for manga readers is that Naruto and his fellow Kage are aware of the situation but have ignored the village.
This is quite strange as they’re essentially allowing history to repeat itself here in this village. Furthermore, this strengthens my theory about the smaller villages in Boruto rallying up as one for a major war against the great nations later on in the series. The peace at the end of Naruto Shippuden only included the great nations, little was said about everyone else in the world and based on what we have seen so far, the other villages fates have been bleak thus far.
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