Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the popular monthly shonen series by creator Masashi Kishimoto and artist Mikio Ikemoto, returns with a new chapter in June 2022. After Chapter 71, titled Hindrance revealed major surprises about the mysterious former Kara scientist, Amado, and an action-packed fight between Code and Daemon, fans are wondering what will happen next to the shinobis of Konoha and the powerful villains they're up against.
Here's everything you need to know about Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 72, including spoilers, previews, release date/time, information on where to read the latest chapter, and other updates:
When will Boruto Chapter 72 be released?
The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga series usually releases a new chapter every month, but the series is taking an extended hiatus in July 2022, so don't expect Chapter 72 to arrive this month.
Right now, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 72 is set to release on Friday, August 19.
Chapter 72 is expected to be released at midnight JST on Saturday.
If this release time is accurate, the English translations for Chapter 72 should be released online at the following times, but they may be released earlier.
Pacific Time: 9 AM on Friday, August 19
Central Time: 11 AM on Friday, August 19
Eastern Time: Noon on Friday, August 19
British Time: 5 PM on Friday, August 19
The good news for shonen fans is that Dragon Ball Super Chapter 86 was already released this month.
Boruto Chapter 72 Spoilers: Code makes an army!
In the previous chapter of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Amado was able to survive Code's multiple attempts to kill him after Eida summons Daemon to stop Code from killing him. Eida decided to do this after Amado told her that Kawaki is the ace up his sleeve, and Daemon easily overpowers him, through it's still unclear if Code is more powerful that Eida's brother.
Amado revealed that he planted something else within Kawaki other than the Karma, which is a unique emergency shutdown command code that only he can use. Amado explained that it's Konoha's job to manage Kawaki, but this concerns other villages too, so this means that they have no choice but to rely on him.
According to Amado, the shutdown function is just insurance to protect his standing in the village. However, his main objective is different, and that Kawaki's Karma is necessary to achieve it.
When Eida threatened Amado to spill the truth, Amado said that that he'll talk but it's a long story, and it's something that he'll need to tell Konoha as well. Amado asked Eida if she can wait until they get there. Chapter 72 might reveal what Amado's ultimate goal is, and this could possilbly confirm the theory that claims that Amado is actually a villain.
A timeskip is expected to come in a future chapter of Boruto, but Chapter 72 probably won't have one.
V-Jump shared an appendix card preview text for Boruto Chapter 72 that reads: "Code gang is now separated! Amado and the others head back to Konoha...!"
Major spoilers from Boruto Chapter 72 have been leaked, and they revealed these spoiler details:
- Amado, Eida, and Daemon arrive in Konoha, and they have winter outfits.
- Hinata is crying in front of Boruto.
- Momoshiki appears, and Boruto is not happy
- Code is making an army of himself while Bug watches.
- Borushiki is rumored to return.
Where to read Boruto Chapter 72?
You can read Boruto Chapter 72 on Viz Media and Manga Plus once it releases. Viz Media lets you read the first three and the last three chapters for free, but if you want to access all the chapters, you will need to subscribe for a Shonen Jump membership, which costs only $1.99 a month. MangaPlus will also let you read the latest chapter for free, but you will also need a subscription.
Note that MangaPlus is available worldwide except in Japan, South Korea, and China which already have their own services, including Shōnen Jump+, the original Japanese service.