The Hidden Leaf Village is located within the Land of Fire, one of the Five Great Shinobi Nations. Boruto Uzumaki lives here and he's the son of the village leader, Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage. One day, Boruto saves a boy named Denki Kaminarimon, who's being picked on. Denki is physically weak, so he is unable to stand up to the bullies. On his way to the entrance ceremony at the Ninja Academy, Boruto sees Denki again. He notices that his chakra is warped and that he is acting strangely.
After being suspended for the uproar he caused at the entrance ceremony, Boruto makes his way to the academy for the first time. His classmates ostracize him for being the son of the Seventh Hokage and for being suspended. Iwabe Yuino, one of Boruto's classmates, picks a fight with him. Iwabe is an older student who has a keen sense for battle, but was held back a year for his bad behavior. At first, Boruto ignores him no matter what he says. But when he sees Iwabe punch Denki for telling him to stop, Boruto can't ignore him any longer.
Boruto's classmate, Metal Lee, is very dilligent and is skilled at taijutsu. Unfortunately, he gets nervous easily and is unable to do his best when people are watching him. One day one of his classmates, Shikadai Nara, says something that enrages Metal, who attacks Shikadai the next day. Caught in the middle, Boruto notices that Metal's chakra is warped, just like Denki's.
At the suggestion of Shino Aburame, their homeroom teacher, Boruto and his classmates split off into gendered teams to capture flags placed on the roof. Boruto and the rest of the boys' team quickly head for the roof, but they struggle with traps and the girls' team, led by Sarada Uchiha and Chocho Akimichi. Desperate to capture a flag before the girls' team, Boruto tries out a Summoning Jutsu, but he ends up summoning something unexpected!
A new student named Mitsuki from the Hidden Sound joins Boruto's class. A student named Mitsuki has transferred into Boruto's class from Hidden Sound Village. He overwhelms Iwabe in sparring and shows his genius by solving difficult problems. However, Boruto and the others are unable to tell what he is thinking. Meanwhile, someone who has been doing repair work on the school, suddenly goes berserk. Boruto and the others rush over. Another side of Mitsuki emerges as he starts muttering strange words.
Boruto, Shikadai and Mitsuki arrive at the location they are told to go to by Shino. They notice their teacher is acting different than he usually does— and Shino suddenly attacks them! Shino belongs to the Aburame clan, a clan of Insect Users. He unleashes a swarm of Parasitic Insects. Boruto and the others can't match the skill of someone who's a jonin. But even in this situation, Mitsuki remains calm and coldly stares at Shino.
Cho-Cho's scared because she thinks she's being watched by someone, so she decides to catch them in the act. She succeeds in snagging Magire Kakuremino, and it turns out he wasn't watching Cho-Cho, but Sumire, the class rep, whom he secretly likes. Cho-Cho urges him to declare his love, and at first Magire hesitates. But he takes the leap and tells Sumire how he feels!
The shadowy, warped chakra that only Boruto can see takes over more people, causing them to rampage. It only affected people within the Academy at first, but now it’s extending its reach into the village. Can it be stopped? And later, a Visual Jutsu places Boruto within a dream—and afterward, Boruto declares the dream has awakened his Byakugan, the Kekkei Genkai unique to his mother’s Hyuga Clan. Naruto does not believe him, so Boruto seeks advice from his grandfather, Hiashi Hyuga.
Under his father and grandfather’s guidance, Boruto spars with his aunt Hanabi. Boruto has sought this match in order to win acceptance from his father, but no matter how hard he tries, he can’t activate his Byakugan in any form. He begins to doubt that he even saw the shadowy warped chakra at all, and feels even worse when people begin to think he lied. But then Boruto sees another person being manipulated by the mysterious shadow.
Boruto nicknames the mysterious shadow “The Ghost” and is excited when he and his friends Shikadai and Mitsuki decide to solve the recent “Ghost Incidents.” Shino secretly lends Boruto a helping hand by giving their class an assignment to research different workplaces. Meanwhile, Sai, who once served in The Foundation of the ANBU Black Ops, makes a big discovery while investigating the same incident under orders from the Hokate.
During a tour of workplaces for their school assignment, Sumire, Wasabi Izuno and Namida Suzumeno get wrapped up in the Ghost Incident and are hurt. Boruto feels bad that he wasn't there to prevent their harm, and becomes more determined to solve the case. With the help of Tayori Kuroyagi the postal worker, along with Shikadai and Mitsuki, the team scans the village more closely. Then Shikadai and Mitsuki realize one possibility from something Boruto says casually.
The Ghost incidents suddenly come to an end and Boruto and his classmates are puzzled, but Mitsuki seems to know something they don't. Mitsuki himself realizes he's been undergoing some puzzling changes and questions his classmates in order to figure out his predicament. Soon after, a mysterious chakra begins to spread throughout the village.
After Mitsuki reveals more information about the Ghost incidents, Boruto is determined to find and stop the culprit! Meanwhile, Seventh Hokage Naruto and his top advisors are shocked to learn who the perpetrator is from the results of Sai's investigation. Just then, Nue—an enormous otherworldly beast—appears! The imminent danger to the village forces the Sixth Hokage, Kakashi, out of retirement!
The late Danzo Shimura was the founder and leader of the Foundation, an elite branch of the ANBU Black Ops. The recent incidents have been masterminded by someone who had sworn to carry on Danzo's wishes. Boruto is able to enter another world with his strange "eye." The perpetrator wields the Gozu Tennou, a weapon that relies on the power of the beast Nue, and is set on destroying the village. Boruto desperately tries to dissuade them, but can Boruto's thoughts unleash a curse from the past?!
The ghost incident that threatened the Hidden Leaf Village is over, and now Boruto is unable to awaken the mysterious power he used. Things return to normal in the village and the Academy, but one thing still troubles Boruto and his classmates...
Exam day is fast approaching, and everyone at the Academy begins preparing for them. Repeating a grade is a possibility if you fail a test. Denki, who lacks skills in ninjutsu, is having a hard time using chakra to climb walls. And as usual, Iwabe can't wrap his head around what he's studying. Boruto and the others try to help them train and study, but end up making things more confusing for the two. Will Denki and Iwabe avoid being held back?
Sarada agrees to return a teddy bear to a young patient at the hospital, but she forgets it on the train and goes into a panic. Despite having dismissed Boruto and the boys for sitting on the roof of the train, Sarada does exactly that in her desperate search for the toy. Cho-Cho happens to see Sarada and takes her to the station’s lost and found. Sarada retrieves her package and all is well, until…
The Uzumaki household is thrown into chaos when Himawari, Boruto's younger sister, catches a cold. Naruto rarely comes home since he became Hokage, and Boruto's anger toward him grows especially because his sister is so sick.
Boruto pulls a prank and is pursued around the village by Naruto. Seeing this, Sarada can't help but be exasperated, but a part of her grows wistful as she thinks of her father, Sasuke, whom she hasn't seen since she was a baby. She begins to feel doubt after she sees a photo of Sasuke with a young woman wearing glasses. Sarada becomes determined to learn the truth. Will the secret of Sarada Uchiha's birth be revealed?!
Sasuke sends a message to Naruto about a man possessing the Sharingan. Upon receiving the intel, Naruto rushes to meet with Sasuke. Meanwhile, Sarada, who has doubts about who her real mother is, joins Cho-Cho, who is about to set out on a journey to find her “real parents.” Upon learning that Naruto is on his way to meet Sasuke, they go after him. But danger looms when they come under attack.
Sarada arrives at the tower where her father is, only to be hurt by Sasuke's surprising words and actions. Naruto and Cho-Cho can hardly bear to watch the awkward exchange between father and daughter, and try to think of something to help. But the party is attacked by a father-son duo who call themselves "Shin Uchiha," and who possess the Sharingan! Meanwhile, Sakura learns that Sarada has gone to meet her father.
Sarada is in shock after Sakura is captured by Shin's jutsu. Even Naruto, with his exceptional tracking skills, is unable to locate her. Then Sasuke discovers countless Sharingan embedded in Shin's arm. Following clues gleaned from Shin's arm, they come upon the laboratory of the heinous Hidden Leaf criminal, Orochimaru, who has been conducting research on Forbidden Jutsu. There, Sarada meets her father's former partners Suigetsu Hozuki and Jugo. She then asks Suigetsu to look into who her real mother is.
Determined to rescue Sakura, Sarada pursues Shin with Sasuke, Naruto, and Cho-Cho. After brutal battles with Shin's clones along the way, Sarada is surprised to see the bond of trust between Sasuke and Sakura, who haven’t seen each other in years. But suddenly, Shin orders his children to kill the intruders. Since her parents share a bond of trust and love, will Sarada's journey to learn the secret of her birth reach a conclusion?
The Hidden Leaf Village is filled with excitement upon the arrival of the Kage for the Five Kage Summit. Boruto knows that security is tighter than usual, but he still plans on pulling a big prank. Meanwhile, Sarada has found a new goal, to become the Hokage, and trains hard. Behind closed doors, the Five Kage discuss highly classified intel that Sasuke has obtained involving Kaguya Otsutsuki.
Boruto and his classmates head to the Village Hidden in the Mist in the Land of Water for a field trip. Kagura Karatachi is chosen as the village guide. About the same age as Boruto, Kagura is already an accomplished shinobi and serves as an aide to the Mizukage, Chojuro. Once known as the Blood Mist Village, it's now more modern and bustling than anyone could have imagined. However, dissatisfaction exists among some Hidden Mist Shinobi.
Boruto and his classmates are invited to tour the Hidden Mist Academy under Kagura and Chojuro's escort. The Hidden Mist emphasizes swordsmanship, and Boruto is awed by their intense training sessions. Chojuro sees Boruto's interest and arranges a sparring match with Kagura, who seems hesitant. Kagura is extremely skilled and has been asked by Chojuro to become the successor to his Great Twin Sword, Hiramekarei, but he has declined.
Tsurushi Hachiya, Kagura's former classmate at the Academy, finds Boruto and his friends from the Leaf irritating, so he kidnaps Denki. Kagura and Boruto set out to rescue him, and they find themselves in a battle against Hachiya and his crew. During the fight, the truth that Kagura has been hiding is revealed!
Kagura makes up his mind to accept the famed sword Hiramekarei from Chojuro, but unwittingly becomes part of a plot set up by Kagura’s old acquaintance, Shizuma Hoshigaki, a man who opposes the new, peaceful shinobi order.
Kagura unlocks the storeroom to let Shizuma take the Mist Blades. The New Seven Ninja Swordsmen begin an insurrection, the end goal being to turn their village back into the Blood Mist Village! News of the rebellion reaches Chojuro and Mei, the current and previous Mizukage. They are determined to execute the perpetrators, along with Kagura, who aided them. In order to change Chojuro's mind, Boruto makes an astonishing announcement.
Chojuro leads Boruto and Sarada to the location where Shizuma and his "New Seven Shinobi Swordsmen" are based. Shizuma uses his jutsu to create a fog that clouds the trio's vision, and they end up getting separated. Sarada is forced into one-on-one combat with a kunoichi, Buntan Kurosuki, who wields the Lightning Blade, Kiba the Fang! In the thick fog, Sarada uses her Sharingan, but her enemy is stronger than expected. Driven into a corner, she comes up with a counterattack. Meanwhile, Boruto goes up against none other than Kagura.
Boruto urges his friend Kagura to return with him, but Kagura rejects him and begins to attack. Although Boruto is desperate to save him, Kagura once again falls under a spell and is unable to defy Shizuma. Then someone steps in between the two as they battle. It's Mitsuki, and he has obtained intel about the rebellion. Just what is the intel, and can Boruto save his friend?
The field trip comes to an end, and Boruto and his friends prepare to return to Hidden Leaf. Chojuro, the Mizukage, sees them off, but Kagura is nowhere to be seen. The class makes it back to the Leaf Village safely and Boruto is relieved to be home. But Himawari isn't her usual cheerful self. She's been looking forward to the souvenir that Boruto promised her, which he completely forgot to get! Boruto decides to tell the truth and beg for Himawari's forgiveness, but he misses his chance, and things gets worse!
Inojin has loved to draw since he was small, and his ninjutsu speciality is the Super Beast Scroll. But one day, he suddenly loses his ability to use his jutsu! Puzzled, he talks to his father, Sai, who uses the same jutsu. Even though Sai is sympathetic, he doesn't give Inojin a way to overcome his slump. Instead he suggests that his son enter into a children's art contest, which Inojin halfheartedly does.
Boruto and his classmates decide to go camping to try to catch the mysterious fish, the Eternal Carp, said to be unforgettably delicious. With graduation coming up this could be the last time the class does something together, so Boruto figures this is the perfect opportunity to catch one, but the fish proves to be very elusive.
Prior to the graduation exams, it's decided that the students will take part in a three-person interview to discuss their future plans. Boruto, who has passed his ninjutsu courses with flying colors, realizes his path toward becoming a "ninja" has been trouble-free and easy. As the students prepare for their finals, Boruto meets a journalist named Sukea who is doing a story on them. Something about Boruto's indifferent attitude about his future as a ninja raises a red flag in Sukea, and he gives Boruto a warning.
It is time for the graduation exams. Boruto and the others complete the first-round written exam and move on to the next. The second round has the students facing off against Kakashi—the previous Sixth Hokage—and the academy instructors in actual combat situations. With the goal to "steal the bell" from Kakashi, every student rushes into action. However, the going is rough against Kakashi and the teachers who guard him. Somehow, Boruto reaches Kakashi first, but the Sixth Hokage shows no mercy. After a tough fight, he coldly tells Boruto that he's not suited to become a ninja!
Boruto's the first to confront Kakashi in the exam. Despite a determined effort, he is immobilized and angered by Kakashi's severe criticism of his class. Shortly after, Boruto's classmates come by to assist and Boruto makes his escape. Although depressed by his own shortcomings, Boruto is able to overcome them and formulate a strategy, thanks to the encouragement of his friends.
Boruto and his classmates take their first step as genin and start forming their basic shinobi three-man squads. The members are matched according to their ability and compatibility. Boruto was counting on teaming up with Shikadai, but is disappointed when he opts to be part of the "Ino-Shika-Cho" trio, like his dad. Boruto finds himself teamed up with Sarada and Mitsuki. Since he and Sarada have issues with this matchup, they file a direct appeal to the Hokage to overturn this decision.
Originally from the Village Hidden in the Sound, Mitsuki has made up his mind to become a Hidden Leaf Shinobi. In the past, having lost his memory, Mitsuki finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings, unsure of his identity and motive. Mitsuki faces a difficult decision, but his thoughts and feelings that had once been shrouded in mystery, now come to light
Team 7 sets out on their first mission. Their client is a village who has been plagued by bandits, and their mission is to eradicate them. They meet Kiri, a young girl who has just been installed as the village head after her father's sudden death. The team soon realizes that this mission is far more dangerous and complicated than first expected.
Team 7's original mission evolves into a rescue operation after Kiri is kidnapped. The team must face a formidable genjutsu user as well as a skilled sword user. Following Konohamaru's orders, the team successfully rescues Kiri. But Konohamaru is captured and the trio must battle the enemy alone while protecting Kiri.
Boruto is dissatisfied with the team's easy and lackluster missions since its first one. Team 7 is assigned to capture a suspect who has barricaded himself inside a bank. Excited to show off his skills again, Boruto and the team rush to the site. But the suspect turns out to be a timid individual who was recently fired. A possibility soon arises that a certain organization could be involved!
An incident occurs in Hidden Leaf Village and the Byakuya Gang is suspected. The gang steals from the rich to give to the poor, and they've been active recently in several villages. Boruto disapproves of them, because he believes stealing is stealing no matter how noble the reason.
The Byakuya Gang's activities become more brazen in the Hidden Leaf. While some people view them as heroic, noble thieves, Boruto can't get himself to approve of their actions. The genin are told to work together to capture the gang, and security in the village is increased. During this time, Shikadai meets a youth named Ryugi. Despite their age difference, a bond grows between them.
Shikadai and Ryogi became friends playing shogi, but lately Ryogi hasn't been coming to their usual meeting place. Shikadai's became worried about his friend's behavior the last time they met, but he's kept his concerns to himself. Ryogi is also worried about Shikadai, but is tormented by memories he can't forget.
The protest instigated by the Byakuya Gang against the Kaminarimon Company increases in intensity. The Leaf Shinobi, including the genin, are mobilized into action. The teams are assigned sections to keep watch over the protesters, and Team 10, made up of Shikadai, Inojin and Cho-Cho, takes up its position. But Shikadai notices something as he studies the position chart and rushes out on his own!
During the protests, the Byakuya Gang attacks Katasuke's research center, which has been developing new technology for Scientific Ninja Tools. Shikadai figures out what the Byakuya Gang's goal is and rushes after them in pursuit with Boruto close by. Even a weak "pawn" can become strong in one move—what are the two friends who bonded through shogi seeking?
Udon Ise the jonin captain of Team 5, issues a direct order from the Hokage to Iwabe, Denki and Metal, which states: "In order to attract more students to the Ninjutsu Department of the Academy, you will appear in a PR video documentary." During the Byakuya Gang incident, the three were under suspension, and could only watch as their genin classmates leapt into action. The trio decide to do their best in the documentary in order to prove their prowess, but Udon seems skeptical...
Boruto's aunt, Hanabi Hyuga, leads an all-girl team made up of Sumire, Wasabi and Namida. They are given a mission to recover animals that someone has released from their cages at the zoo. The team sets out, but Wasabi and Namida start arguing en route, and Sumire is unable to stop them.
The Chunin Exam assembles exceptional genin from each village and pits them against each other in order to assess their abilities. Childhood friends and teammates Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi contemplate whether the genin under their guidance will be able to handle the severity of the Chunin Exam.
Boruto overhears remarks being made about his father and him, adding to the hurt because Naruto has broken his promise to be home for Boruto's birthday. Shortly after, Team 7 is given a mission to capture a gang of thieves targeting the Thunder Train, who are hiding out in a town near the Land of Fire's border. But when Team 7 arrives at the town, they find something is not quite right with one of the captured thieves.
Team 7 enters the mine where the thieves had been hiding out, only to be attacked by a powerful, strange-looking White Zetsu. They find out the mine connects to a ruin belonging to Kaguya Otsutsuki. Team 7 decides to investigate and engage the White Zetsu. As they proceed deeper and deeper into the mine, they make a shocking discovery!
The Chunin Exams are fast approaching and everyone’s excited—except for Boruto, which causes everyone grief. During this time, Boruto and his family have a rare chance to be together to celebrate Himawari's birthday, and for once it seems his father has kept his promise...
Unable to contain his anger towards his father for ruining Himawari’s birthday as well as his own, Boruto rushes out to confront Naruto. He runs into Sasuke and unknowingly attacks him but is instantly subdued. Amazed at Sasuke’s strength, Boruto asks him to be his teacher. Sasuke agrees to the request but only after Boruto is able to use the Rasengan. In order to win Sasuke's approval, Boruto trains unusually hard.
Boruto manages to perfect his Rasengan and begins training under Sasuke. He’s an extremely strict teacher because Boruto’s unfocused and only thinks about surpassing his father, and keeps looking for the easy way out when training gets tough. Iwabe, Sumire and the others also decide to take the Chunin Exam and turn in their applications. Hoping to show off his skills to Naruto, Boruto decides to apply as well. Meanwhile, the Otsutsuki Clan set their sights on Killer Bee!
The Chunin Exams are about to begin and genin from the other villages arrive in droves. The Hidden Sand's hopefuls include the Kazekage's adopted son Shinki, and his team mates Yodo and Araya. The Hidden Mists send the Senka triplets, the Hidden Cloud sends Yurui, Iroi, and Tarui. And finally, the Hidden Rock send the Genbu Three. As formidable rivals arrive on the scene, tensions run high as every participant sizes each other up, and prepare for the first round of the Chunin Exams!
Round two of the Chunin Exams begins. For the second test, three-man teams must try to capture their rival team’s flags. Sarada and Mitsuki set out for enemy territory while Boruto stays behind to guard their flag. The Senka Triplets from the Hidden Mist attack, and Boruto finds himself in trouble. Boruto considers using the Scientific Ninja Tool that Katasuke gave him, but it's prohibited to do so during the exam
The third round of the exams begins, consisting of individual battles held tournament style. Boruto’s first match is against Yurui of the Hidden Cloud, and Shikadai is matched up against Yodo of the Hidden Sand. Sarada and Mitsuki are up against Tarui and Toroi of the Hidden Cloud, while Inojin and Cho-Cho pull Araya and Shinki of the Hidden Sand, respectively. After honing their skills in jutsu and strategy, the intense battles between the young shinobi begin!
The match between Cho-Cho and Shinki of the Hidden Sand begins. Confronted by a foe who is unbelievably calm and menacing, Cho-Cho assumes a seriousness that she rarely reveals as her teammates watch and cheer her on. Boruto and Shikadai's match is next, and the moment nears when the two friends will face off against each other for the first time!
The tournament nears its finale, as the matches of Sarada vs. Araya of the Hidden Sand and Mitsuki vs. Shinki of the Hidden San begin! Sarada uses her shuriken and Sharingan skills to attack Araya relentlessly, but he counters her with total ease. Her genjutsu has no effect and she is backed into a corner. In Mitsuki and Shinki's match, the evenly matched duo puts on a show of skills.
The final battle of the tournament begins with Boruto, Sarada and Shinki participating in a battle royale. As the lone representative remaining from the Hidden Sand, Shinki is determined to preserve the pride of the Sand, and goes on the offensive against Boruto and Sarada. Boruto and Sarada team up to fight Shinki, but he puts up an impenetrable defense. Sarada falls, and Boruto's chakra is nearly exhausted, but he refuses to give up!
Momoshiki, Kinshiki and Urashiki of the Otsutsuki Clan suddenly appear in the arena filled with spectators. Using his Scientific Ninja Tool, Boruto hurls jutsu after jutsu to no avail against Momoshiki, who is targeting Naruto. Meanwhile, Urashiki is curious about Mitsuki's strange power and goes after him, but he is confronted by Gaara along with the Mizukage Chojuro. Naruto and the other ninja do all they can to protect the citizens, and for the first time, Boruto witnesses the magnitude of his father's power in real combat.
Naruto uses all his power to protect everyone from the Otsutsuki Clan. Boruto realizes the magnitude of his father's love for the village and its people and, at the same time, his own weakness. Watching his friends working on repairs and aiding the wounded in the aftermath of the attack, Boruto realizes the meaning of his father's words. Knowing that this experience has matured his student a little, Sasuke brings up a certain mission.
Sasuke and the Kage wage an intense battle against the ridiculously powerful Momoshiki and Kinshiki of the Otsutsuki Clan. During that time, Boruto and Naruto, who have always been at odds, face each other and connect for the first time. But Momoshiki interrupts their reunion.
Naruto and Sasuke fight against Momoshiki Otsutsuki. Momoshiki gets defeated, but he's helped by Katasuke and his Scientific Ninja Tool. In the end, Boruto puts an end to Momoshiki's life. While dying, Momoshiki talks to Boruto and gives him the Karma Seal.
Boruto has made his rounds apologizing to everyone for his transgressions during the exam, but Momoshiki's prophecy continues to bother him.
Popular actors Tomaru and Ashina receive death threats from an unknown person, so Team 10 is assigned to a joint mission with Team 7 to guard them. The two teams assemble to get the details of their mission, but Boruto sees a beautiful girl he doesn't remember seeing before…
The movie studio where Team 7 and Team 10 have been assigned to is attacked by a mysterious ninja. The lead actress is wounded and Tomaru, the lead actor, picks Cho-Cho to be the stand-in! Tomaru's flirting has Cho-Cho on Cloud 9, but Sarada and the others worry that the lovestruck Cho-Cho has lost her focus on the mission!
The ninja in the gas mask appears again during filming and kidnaps Tomaru. Despite everything that happened, Cho-Cho continues to worry about Tomaru and berates Konohamaru and Moeri for failing to stop the abductor. Meanwhile, Ashina agrees to deliver the money as instructed in the ransom note.
Metal's father, Rock Lee, announces that he will train Metal to master the ultimate taijutsu technique, the Eight Inner Gates. The thought that he cannot fail this training fills Metal with anxiety, and he ends up buying an item that's supposed to calm his nerves. But it doesn't work, and his father ends up postponing the training. He then runs into Might Guy, his father's mentor and a hero of the Fourth Great Ninja War.
The first Five Kage Summit since the attack by the Otsutsuki Clan is held in Hidden Leaf. The current Kage as well as their predecessors assemble, except the Third Tsuchikage, Ohnoki. Boruto and Team 7 have been assigned security duty, but Boruto gets bored and lets his guard down. Then by chance, they encounter Ohnoki.
The ninja assigned to the Hidden Leaf Gate are attacked, and Mitsuki disappears. Boruto and Sarada are unaware of this when their scheduled mission is suddenly canceled. Worried, the two start searching for their teammate. When they learn that all the jonin have been summoned by the Hokage, they set out to find out what's going on.
Boruto and Sarada sneak out of the village and head to Orochimaru's research lab to find clues about Mitsuki. After evading the ninja guarding the entrance, they get in. But what they observe at the facility and hear from Orochimaru makes Boruto realize that he never truly knew Mitsuki. Meanwhile, the village finds out that Boruto and Sarada have gone in search of Mitsuki, and Shikadai and his Team 10 are assigned a tracking mission to bring back them back.
Orochimaru tells Boruto and Sakura about the White Snake Sage who lives in Ryuchi Cave. On their way there, the two are confronted by Team 10, which is determined to take the two back to the village so that they are not labeled as "rogue" ninja. But there's no way Boruto or Sarada will oblige until they find out the truth from Mitsuki, so they are forced into confrontation using everything they've got!
Boruto and friends head for Ryuchi Cave in order to see the White Snake Sage. But it's not a simple task, since they have no clue where it is. They search for miles, becoming hungry and tired. They are near their limit when Ryuchi Cave suddenly appears before them along with mysterious women to guide them. They are told they must pass a series of tests in order to meet the White Snake Sage!
The White Snake Sage tells Boruto to bring back the "Reverse Scale" from Garaga, a troublesome snake. Boruto and his friends head deeper into Ryuchi Cave and are confronted by a giant serpent. It is Garaga, the very one they seek, but its sheer power has the gang backed into a corner. Meanwhile, Moegi reports that Mitsuki's disappearance might involve someone who has access to crucial village secrets.
Boruto and the others work together to obtain the Reverse Scale from Garaga. But the battle proves difficult, as Garaga has the power to sense the location of its enemies and turn them into stone. In the midst of battle, the team notices inconsistencies in Garaga's moves and comes up with a successful strategy to subdue him. Boruto is seized with a strange feeling and makes Garaga a proposition.
Mitsuki heads toward Kokuyou and Sekiei's homeland, the Land of Earth. Meanwhile, thanks to the power of the White Snake Sage, Boruto and the others learn that Mitsuki is with Hidden Stone Ninja, and they also head for the Land of Earth. Each side has their own agenda, but will they be able to meet up successfully?
Kokuyou confronts Boruto and the others. Kokuyou, whose only goal is to become strong, is so powerful that he's taken down the Leaf ninja pursuing Mitsuki. He easily drives Boruto and his team into a corner. Just then, backup appears. Boruto and his friends manage to overcome Kokuyou, and finally catch with up Mitsuki.
Instead of returning home with Boruto, Mitsuki stays with Kokuyou. During this time, Sekiei becomes sick and declines. To recover, Kokuyou returns to his comrades. During his absence, Sekiei asks Mitsuki to teach him what it means to be human. Meanwhile, the Fourth Tsuchikage Kurotsuchi, who had been visiting Ohnoki, her ailing grandfather, is attacked by mysterious assailants.
Boruto is injured, unconscious and unable to continue. Everyone thinks about returning to the Hidden Leaf. However, being close to the Land of Earth, a surprise attack is highly possible. As a precaution, Inojin and Cho-Cho set out on recon of the surrounding area.
Boruto and his friends decide to go the Hidden Stone Village to see the former Tsuchikage, Ohnoki. In case of an emergency, Inojin stays back with the young Akuta, who is attached to him. The team secretly enters the village determined to find Ohnoki, but they are unaware that they are being watched.
The team finds Ohnoki, but he flatly refuses to help. On top of which, they are attacked and separated. This leaves it up to each member to make it to the rendezvous point on their own. Meanwhile, Mitsuki is being shown around Kokuyou’s hideout.
Boruto and Ohnoki head to the rendezvous point, but they stumble into the Hidden Stone Shinobi Training Grounds, which are protected by a barrier. Ohnoki tells Boruto that the only way out of the Training Grounds is to find his heart of stone, something that can only be found once in a lifetime when a person comes to terms with their will.