The Graduation Exam Begins!


The Graduation Exam Begins!” (卒業試験、開始!!, Sotsugyō Shiken, Kaishi!!) is episode 36 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime.

Synopsis

Boruto’s class take their written exam. Denki and Iwabee celebrate successfully stealing the questions from the teacher’s lounge. Boruto considers it cheating, but Sarada points out Shino telling them to check the questions and make a strategy before, implying the test was their intelligence gathering skills. They await for their practical exam. Shino grades the written exams, and Boruto gets a perfect score. Kakashi notes this, and finds Boruto to be a bit too confident. The next day, the class is greeted by Shino, Anko, and Konohamaru at a forest. They explain the rules of the exam, giving each student a white bandanna, and pointing out targets on themselves. If a student has their bandanna taken they fail, if a teacher has their target destroyed they can no longer fight the students.

The exam lasts a day. Boruto is unconcerned, and Kakashi arrives, revealing himself to be the exam’s proctor, intending not to let any troublemaker become a shinobi. Kakashi has a single bell the students have to take from him, implying only one of them will graduate. Kakashi gives them the signal but Boruto attacks using kunai and Kakashi reveals its a wood. Kakashi remarks that Boruto is similar to Naruto and they give the go. Various students take different approaches. Some go after Kakashi directly, others are staying back a bit to let others act as distractions, Shikadai planted a tracker on Kakashi, but Shino uses a bug to remove the tracker. Anko uses genjutsu to make a couple teams go round in circles, and prepares to fight Shikadai, Inojin, and Chōchō. Konohamaru knocks out Renga, Tsuru, and Hako along with Namida and Wasabi. Boruto doesn’t want to waste time on Konohamaru, and Sarada allows him to go straight for Kakashi, believing there’s a reason to go after Konohamaru first. Boruto and Mitsuki are blocked by Shino, who Mitsuki decides to deal with. Boruto searches for Kakashi from a giant tree, and baits him with a shadow clone. Anko uses snakes against Shikadai, Inojin, and Chōchō, but the students she had caught in genjutsu show up, having broken free. Mitsuki prepares to go all about against Shino. Sarada and Sumire use the Sharingan and Nue against Konohamaru. Boruto uses shadow clones against Kakashi. Mitsuki defeats Shino, who tells him to go ahead. Kakashi considers Boruto to be a cut above the rest, but still unsuitable to be a shinobi for lacking one decisive trait. Boruto baits Kakashi with a Boruto Stream while coming from below ground, but Kakashi substitutes away. Kakashi considers Boruto to have chūnin level skills, and pins him down after sneaking behind him with genjutsu, considering this to be the end of the line for Boruto.

Credits

Role Seiyū English Voice Actor
English Japanese Rōmaji
Boruto Uzumaki Yuko Sanpei 三瓶 由布子 Sanpei Yūko Amanda Celine Miller
Sarada Uchiha Kokoro Kikuchi 菊池 こころ Kikuchi Kokoro Cherami Leigh
Mitsuki Ryuichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi Robbie Daymond
Shikadai Nara Kensho Ono 小野 賢章 Ono Kenshō Todd Haberkorn
Chōchō Akimichi Ryoko Shiraishi 白石 涼子 Shiraishi Ryōko Colleen O’Shaughnessey
Inojin Yamanaka Atsushi Abe 阿部 敦 Abe Atsushi Spike Spencer
Metal Lee Ryo Nishitani 西谷 亮 Nishitani Ryō Billy Kametz
Iwabee Yuino Shinya Hamazoe 浜添 伸也 Hamazoe Shin’ya Ray Chase
Denki Kaminarimon Chihiro Ikki 一木 千洋 Ikki Chihiro Erica Mendez
Sumire Kakei Aya Endo 遠藤 綾 Endō Aya Erica Lindbeck
Wasabi Izuno Natsumi Yamada 山田 奈都美 Yamada Natsumi Cassandra Lee Morris
Namida Suzumeno Sara Matsumoto 松本 沙羅 Matsumoto Sara Tara Sands
Kakashi Hatake Kazuhiko Inoue 井上 和彦 Inoue Kazuhiko Dave Wittenberg
Shino Aburame Shinji Kawada 川田 紳司 Kawada Shinji Derek Stephen Prince
Anko Mitarashi Takako Honda 本田 貴子 Honda Takako Cherami Leigh
Konohamaru Sarutobi Hidenori Takahashi 高橋 英則 Takahashi Hidenori Max Mittelman
Enko Onikuma Kumi Takaragi 宝木 久美 Takaragi Kumi Erica Lindbeck
Dōshu Goetsu Kazuki Ota 太田 一騎 Ōta Kazuki Christopher Swindle
Tsuru Itoi Mariko Higashiuchi 東内 マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko Tara Sands
Hōki Taketori Katsunori Okai 岡井 カツノリ Okai Katsunori Christopher Swindle
Hako Kuroi Aoi Inase いなせ あおい Inase Aoi Erica Lindbeck
Renga Kokubō Yo Tokinaga 時永 洋 Tokinaga Yō Mick Wingert

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