Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Just Got Real Heavy, Real Quick

By Brian Ashcraft on at

The latest Boruto episode deals with topics you might not expect, with fans surprised to see the show tackle such issues.

In the latest episode, Boruto has to stop a bank robber outfitted with a suicide vest. The robber worked in the game industry, and that bleak experience is how he ended up in this situation.

This probably isn’t the type of storyline you’d expect to see in Boruto, an anime about a young ninja. The show’s creators are taking a risk and commenting on real-world problems. Good for them.

If you do feel like everything is hopeless and there’s no way out, you are not alone and there are those who can help.

Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal in the UK.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations can be streamed on Crunchyroll and Viz.