Boruto Chapter 81 may signal the start of the time-skip. Boruto enthusiasts were thrilled by chapter 80 as it concluded the first part of the Boruto manga, which fans had highly anticipated. The conclusion of the initial half implies the advent of the time-skip, which devotees have been eagerly awaiting. With chapter 80, Boruto finally attains closure and the subsequent events will be set in the post-timeskip era.
The fans and the entire series have reason to rejoice, as the characters in the story will finally mature and perhaps attain the pinnacle of their abilities. This development is a significant milestone for Boruto. Chapter 80 set the stage for the Boruto characters to enhance their capabilities, and the story will escalate in intensity henceforth, with stronger protagonists facing off against more potent adversaries. Boruto chapter 81 promises to encompass all of these elements.
Boruto Chapter 81: The Time-Skip and the Mission Ahead
Boruto chapter 81 will likely skip over the training period as it signifies the time-skip. The fans won’t get to witness the extensive training that Boruto and other characters will undergo. In chapter 80’s final panel, Boruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha set off on a mission to enhance their abilities to defeat their adversaries and rescue Naruto and Kawaki. This would require years of rigorous training outside the village, as Boruto’s age jumps from 12 to 16 years old after the time-skip, indicating that it is a 4-year-long gap. Therefore, chapter 81 of Boruto will most probably overlook the training phase.
Nonetheless, these characters will undertake individual training to enhance their abilities. Boruto Uzumaki will train under Sasuke’s tutelage for four years, resulting in a significant power boost. Similarly, Sarada Uchiha is likely to train with her mother, Sakura, while Mitsuki will also engage in some form of training. It is currently unclear how Kawaki will train, although he is expected to do so within the village. However, the majority of the narrative focus will be on Boruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, who will embark on a prolonged journey.
Boruto Chapter 81: The Next Level of Power
While Boruto chapter 81 may offer glimpses of Boruto’s training, it is more likely to skip it entirely, similar to how Naruto handled its time-skip. In chapter 81, fans will probably witness Boruto’s return, and he will be completely transformed. He will be wearing Sasuke Uchiha’s cape, indicating that he is Sasuke’s apprentice. Additionally, Sasuke Uchiha might have bestowed Boruto with a sword that resembles his own to signify that Boruto is his rightful heir. Fans will be eagerly anticipating the post-time-skip designs of characters like Sarada Uchiha and Mitsuki.
While Boruto and Kawaki’s designs were revealed in the first chapter of the story, Sarada and Mitsuki’s designs remain a mystery. Additionally, fans are eager to see if Sasuke Uchiha will also have a new character design. The possibility of new power-ups for these characters is also a topic of interest. It is possible that Boruto chapter 81, being a longer chapter, may include some action scenes that showcase the main characters’ growth and new abilities after four years of training.
Boruto Chapter 81: The 8th Hokage of Konoha
Certainly, Boruto chapter 81 will also shed light on Konoha itself. With Naruto Uzumaki’s death confirmed to the people of Konoha, the village is currently without a leader. Although Sasuke Uchiha would have been a suitable candidate for the position, he left the village to train Boruto and is likely enhancing his skills in the process. Hence, it is highly probable that Konoha would have elected a new Hokage by now, given that the village cannot remain leaderless for four years. Sakura Haruno seems to be the most likely candidate for this position, as she is a respected and capable ninja who has already served as a stand-in Hokage in the past.
The 8th Hokage of Konoha is likely to be revealed in Boruto chapter 81, and many fans believe that Sakura Haruno is the most qualified candidate for the position. She has both the physical strength and intellectual acumen necessary to lead the village. While other characters such as Konohamaru and Sarada Uchiha have also expressed interest in becoming Hokage, they are not as well-suited to the role as Sakura. Some fans may disagree with this decision, but it is one that is sure to generate a lot of discussion.
Regrettably, readers of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will have to endure a lengthy wait as the manga is going on a brief hiatus. Manga Plus has confirmed that Boruto chapter 81 will not be released until August 20, 2023. As usual, fans can access the chapter for free on both the Manga Plus and Shounen Jump app.