Days after Naruto unveiled his most powerful form, fans today experience the saddest episode of the saga of all time.
Warning: this article contains many spoilers regarding episode 218 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
A tragic episode
Confronted with their most formidable enemy, Naruto and Sasuke are in great difficulty. To the extent that the Seventh Hokage had to resort to a whole new technique, Baryon mode. If this terribly powerful new transformation had the merit of allowing Boruto’s father to beat Isshiki Ôtsutsuki, it has a terrible cost: Kurama’s death, the Nine-Tailed Demon-Fox that Naruto has housed since the day he was born. At the end of the last episode, Naruto bids farewell to Kurama, this Fox demon whose existence forced him to live as an outcast during his childhood, and who ended up becoming his friend.
While many iconic figures have died tragically in Naruto (Jiraya, Itachi, Neji, Konan, Nagato, Minato, Hiruzen, etc), Kurama’s death is undoubtedly the most significant. Especially since as some Internet users have pointed out, the animated version sublimated the death of the Demon Fox compared to the manga version, released in April 2021.
Moreover, beyond the tragic aspect of Kurama’s death, this event will undoubtedly have very serious consequences for the rest of the manga. Deprived of the Demon-Fox’s abilities, Naruto lost a lot of power. And manga always directs us a little more towards the death of the Ninja most famous of all time. In the meantime, Internet users have shared their reactions after the last episode of Boruto.
Boruto Episode 218 was masterful ud83e udde1 pic.twitter.com/SGedoOjHRq
The scene where Naruto understands that he is not going to die and that only Kurama is going to leave was too much for me. pic.twitter.com/S3G6ProNNS
Today is a day of mourning for all fans of the Naruto License.
Thanks to Masashi Kishimoto, Ukyo Kodachi, Mikio Ikemoto and of course to Studio Pierrot for having sublimated this moment of the manga.
Naruto is a legendary work. pic.twitter.com/8oKpFLJkkq
Today we the fans of Naruto and Boruto are in mourning a great character as well as an emblematic figure of this universe has just left us.
Thank you for all these incredible moments Kurama rest in peace … pic.twitter.com/bviklOLsbv
Studio Pierrot I love you thank you for having embellished this scene between Naruto and Kurama … ud83d ude14 ud83d udc94 pic.twitter.com/ebJnVRJ84M
Look how sad we are for kurama but when it’s gonna be naruto how are we gonna be? pic.twitter.com/28GZCv8JpF
Kurama it is thanks to a sacrifice that he was sealed in Naruto to protect him ….
This time it is thanks to his sacrifice that he decides to protect Naruto
Episode 218 gave us the most memorable scene in the Naruto / Boruto license pic.twitter.com/FrHEUji620
#BORUTO i have never let out so many tears while looking at naruto zebi. We just lost half of Naruto. It was with him that it all started at last… I don’t know what to say… just rip kurama ud83d ude2d ud83d ude4f pic.twitter.com/ruYVsZWakY
Kurama’s farewell to Naruto totally destroyed me. Since 1999 he was there. Have a good rest little fox u2764 ufe0f pic.twitter.com/1UtaD6IzKO