The latest episode of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime is flying up through YouTube’s rankings, thanks to the milestone (and epic!) battle between Naruto and new villain Isshiki Otsutsuki. Isshiki is the most potent Otsutsuki that we’ve ever seen in the Naruto franchise. To protect Boruto, Kawaki, and the entire Hidden Leaf Village, Naruto had to confer with the Nine-Tails he’s bonded to (Kurama) and make a drastic decision: unlocking a brand new power called Baryon Mode, which gives Naruto the power to fight Isshiki – at the cost of his own life!
After getting the first big teases of Naruto’s Baryon Mode in the previous episode of Boruto’s anime, episode 217, “Decision,” sees Naruto go all-out with his new power in a desperate bid to take out Isshiki. Kurama’s warning to naruto was pretty straightforward: Baryon Mode unlocks more chakra power than Naruto has ever wielded – so much power that it is eating away at the very chakra Naruto needs to live. Essentially, Naruto turns the fire of his power up to white-hot heat, even if it will burn him up!
As you can see above, fans of Naruto are rushing to witness how this new form (and fight) play out!
Boruto Episode 217 Spoilers
Not surprisingly, Naruto’s new powers in Baryon Mode are pretty impressive to witness. It’s not just the usual upgrade in power, speed, and endurance; Baryon Mode allows Naruto to do things like effortlessly move massive objects using a powerful Nine-Tails aura merged over his human form, and the martial arts technique (and animation) is pretty spectacular in choreography. The Baryon Rasengen that Naruto unleashes is also some of the most colorful and spectacular visual pop that the Boruto anime had doled out to fans.
Don’t believe that; watch Baryon Mode Naruto vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki for yourself to see!
SPOILERS Follow: Unfortunately, the cost of Baryon Mode comes due all too quickly, as Naruto is left with his chakra lifeforce hanging in the balance! Still, the Baryon gamble pays off: the form’s powers let Naruto shave away Isshiki’s lifeforce with every hit, leaving the Otsutsuki with just minutes to live – and Naruto fans with a lot. To say!
Longtime fans of Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden felt the epic nostalgia of this Baryon Mod debut and fight – continuing the tradition of Naruto showing up just when his friends need him the most!
It wasn’t just the visuals of “Baryon Mode Naruto vs. Isshiki Otsutsuki” that slapped – the music slapped just as hard, and we’re going to need that soundtrack to relive the experience. All over again!