Episode 282 release date and time!

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Episode 282 will be released on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. PT on Crunchyroll.

Boruto’s latest episode ended the series’ ongoing arc, and the first episode of 2023 will mark the start of a new arcwhich will tell the story of the Naruto spin-off manga series, Sasuke Retsuden. The anime adaptation of Sasuke Retsuden was first hinted at through leaks and then a few days later it was officially announced at the Jump Festa 2023 event.

Sasuke Retsuden takes place after the end of the 4th Great Shinobi War, which brought peace to the shinobi world for a long time. However, naruto suffers a lot because of his disease which blocks the chakra. To cure his best friend, Sasuke goes in search of the cure, which is at the Astronomical Research Institute.. Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura, the latter’s wife, disguise themselves as prisoners and infiltrate the institute before Naruto’s illness worsens and puts an end to Kohana Village.

What happened previously in Boruto?

Boruto meets Yatsume and Rokuro after they awaken from Genjutsu, after which they explore Ouga’s compound. They are later separated due to Ouga’s complexity, and Rokuro escapes with the help of the map Yatsume obtained from Ouga’s first spy. Boruto encounters Yatsume again and finds her under the control of the parasite released by Rokuro.

As Rokuro nears the exit, he is attacked by the Ouga, and meanwhile, Boruto sees the parasite take over Yatsume’s body and learns that they are still trapped in the second layer of Genjutsu. He still manages to find a way to escape, which infuriates Yatsume. She abandons her charade and turns out to be the real one Ouga. She is also Amado’s cyborg, known as Kara’s inner eighth. Boruto instantly recalls the incident of Jigen dying at the hands of Koji Kashin at the same location, revealing the location to be Kara’s headquarters.

She then explains, saying how she was created by increasing her mental abilities so she could help in the research work. And to find a will to live, she began to experiment on people. Ouga tells Boruto to kill her in order to escape the Genjutsu and wake up the others, but Boruto resists killing her. The Genjutsu begins to crumble, and Boruto tells him to find a reason to live. Meanwhile, everyone is awake and alive, and in a letter left by Ouga, she promises to meet Boruto one day as she leaves to follow her dreams.