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.
The most recent Boruto episode is about a game dev who made a complaint about crunch to his studio. His employer fired him in retaliation, he then incurred medical debt from the stress and became a bank robber to pay it all off. pic.twitter.com/nnO5M48peg
— Karina Pop (@knarniapop) 25 January 2018
Did... did Boruto just make an episode about suicide prevention, social inequalities, global expansion, and work life?
— Marow (@Marower) 24 January 2018
this Boruto episode got really heavy quick pic.twitter.com/DPmxgI5f0I
— ? trash baby ? (@emperortempo) 25 January 2018
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.
— Jairus Infinity@SaveNetNeutrality (@Divinenega) 24 January 2018
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 email@example.com.
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.