boruto manga chapter 70, titled “From the Bottom of My Heart,” was a very high-profile issue as it laid the groundwork for a number of confrontations later on.
With Shikamaru, Amado, and Delta locked in the same room as Code and Eida in the previous chapter, I was excited to see how long Shikamaru could keep the situation under control. He had made Eida an interesting offer, and “From the bottom of my heart” gave us her answer.
I liked how Eida really thought about Shikamaru’s proposal. She could just leave Code and decide to side with Konoha to get closer to Kawaki. Shikamaru also made it clear to Eida that if she continued to work with Code, she would be seen as Konoha’s enemy. And the last thing Eida wanted was for Kawaki to see her as an enemy of the Hidden Leaf Village and a potential threat to Naruto.
Eida’s hesitation made Code understandably uncomfortable. He was still captivated by Eida and couldn’t attack her outright, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t show his concern. Code still needed Eida’s help. I think Eida siding with Konoha would mean Daemon going with her. Of course, Code didn’t want to complete his mission without the sibling duo, even if he had Amado remove his limiters.
Now that Shikamaru found a way to stop Eida, we got a handful of panels that continued to show Shikamaru’s intellect. When it comes to the Naruto/boruto franchise, even the mightiest of Jutsus can be countered. Shikamaru notices that Eida activates her Senrigan ability for him, and the information Amado shared will no doubt help Shikamaru come up with an effective counter to use during the inevitable rematch.
‘From the Bottom of My Heart’ also focused on Amado’s distrustful nature. I think a majority of readers, myself included, never trusted Amado. He hid a lot of information about his cyborgs while working for Jigen/Isshiki. Even Shikamaru called on Amado to withhold useful information.
Although Amado’s explanation of why he didn’t tell Shikamaru that Eida was unable to work on Brotuo and Kawaki made sense, I still rolled my eyes. I don’t know about you, but besides the fact that I don’t trust Amado, I can’t make myself feel the least bit sorry for him. Amado can die and a ‘meh!’ would be all you get from me.
My VOICE girl Sumire is another character who has been watching Amado for a while. I liked her interaction with Kawaki. As for Sumire, Amado is only concerned about Kawaki’s well-being because of a hidden agenda. Though Sumire has no proof, she senses Amado is up to something. And I agree with her. I don’t know what, but Amado is up to something with Kawaki’s Karma Mark.
It makes sense that Sumire is the one who connects with Kawaki. Sumire has been through a lot because of what her father did to her. In my opinion, she can empathize with Kawaki’s trauma better than Boruto. That’s why I feel Kawaki believed Sumire when she talked about distrust of Amado.
Kawaki’s opinion of Amado seems complicated at the moment. He didn’t like Amado giving him the Karma sign without permission. But Kawaki is also grateful to Amado for doing so, because otherwise he wouldn’t have had the strength to protect Naruto during his previous battle with Code. I look forward to seeing how Kawaki lets Amado tell the truth about why he is so interested in his Karma Mark.
That will have to wait, though, as Code decided to teleport Amado to the Kara hideout. I mean, I would have done the same thing if I were in Code’s shoes. Things got out of hand when Naruto, Sasuke and Boruto were told to wait outside the room and Eida considered possibly saying yes to Shikamaru’s offer. Not only that, but Kawaki made his way into the room, through the vents, and Kawaki had the power to stop Code.
The biggest moment in “From the Bottom of My Heart” happened during the closing moments of the chapter. With Code bringing Amado and Eida back to the hideout, it was impossible for Amado not to get rid of Code’s limitations. Amado begging for his life in exchange for helping Code was one such Amado thing to do. Again, I’m not Amado at all.
With the limiters off (the password was “There is no dress code”), we got a look at Code’s new look. Frankly, Code’s design update was disappointing. He actually got longer hair and eyelashes. Maybe it looks better in the anime? hmm.
Apparently Code is supposed to be stronger than Jigen. However, is Code stronger than the version of Jigen who took chakra from the Ten-Tails before making quick work of Naruto and Sasuk? I think we’ll find out soon enough.
Anyway, I think Boruto and Kawaki should be able to do a good fight against Code as they have Otsutsuki DNA, including combat tactics and skills, from Momoshiki and Isshiki respectively.
Let’s see if an activated code immediately teleports back to Konoha or if it will wait a while to start kidnapping Boruto.
Some other thoughts and questions
- Didn’t Salad and Mitsuki follow Boruto and Sasuke to the room? I hope they did. I want those two to be part of the main story.
- Eida attacking Delta Shikamaru was something fans expected. Many fans had the theory that after Eida put a person under her spell, she could make them fight against other people or they could voluntarily sacrifice their lives to protect her.
- Do you think Kashin Koji will appear to rescue Amado? I also very much doubt that Eida will allow Code to kill Amado so soon.
- When Amado saw through Shikamaru’s possible plan to use Kawaki to fight Code in the hope that they would both die in their fight, I had to laugh. Shikamaru vs Amado is actually Big Brain vs Big Brain. Of course I want Shikamaru’s intellect to win!
- Code saying he has put Shikamaru’s name on his “Retaliation List” is a threat that I don’t want Code to follow through. I want Shikamaru to survive the events of boruto.
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