Naruto Episode 76
"The Next Step"edit次なる段階 (Tsuginaru Suteppu)Episode dataPrevious"The Old Monk's Prayer"EpisodeNaruto: Shippūden #76 (Watch Online)Next"Climbing Silver"ArcAkatsuki Suppression MissionMangaNaruto Chapter #320, Naruto Chapter #321, Naruto Chapter #322MusicOpening"Blue Bird"Ending"Broken Youth"Air datesJapanese September 25, 2008English April 16, 2011DebutCharactersKiyomu Fukuda
"The Next Step" (次なる段階, Tsuginaru Suteppu) is episode 76 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.
Naruto Episode 76
In its second installment, the Ryuchi Cave adventure continues to feel like an odd detour from the gang's original quest. To wit, the group is now working with a giant snake to steal another giant snake's Reverse Scale for The White Snake Sage in exchange for her asking another snake about Mitsuki's whereabouts. Despite the out-of-left-field nature of this latest mission, it sets the stage for a couple of decent action sequences and a number of humorous character interactions. Still, spending (at least) three episodes on what essentially amounts to a side quest smacks of padding and calls to mind some of Naruto's worst filler tendencies. Aside from the prevalent theme of snakes, the Mitsuki connection feels pretty weak.
Perhaps sensing that the Garaga debacle is too much of a divergence from the main story, the screenwriters make sure the portion of the episode set in the Leaf is focused on the actual plot. Unfortunately, there isn't much new information to glean, aside from Yurito clearly having something to hide. The conversations between the adults restate facts the audience already knows, and at certain points, it feels like the show is stalling for time. With Yurito taking a special interest in the guard's recovery, it's clear that Mitsuki isn't the only Leaf resident with something to hide, assuming he actually is trying to hide something. That being the case, it seems like Boruto and company engaging in detective work would be more entertaining and narratively appropriate than the loosely-related cave quest the gang is currently on.
After a couple weeks off, Boruto's first episode in its brand new timeslot isn't anything special. It may be the current arc's weakest entry to date. It isn't boring, and there are fun moments scattered throughout, but since the show isn't exactly working against the publication schedule of its companion manga, there doesn't seem to be much point in stalling for time.
Naruto returns this episode with Kakashi revealing that he too can perform a Rasengan which Naruto takes as leverage for him to brag about. But, he continues on by telling that he cannot combine his own lightning-based chakra.
Going back to Naruto, his training is potrayed to taking stress to great heights which brings out his Nine-tails form. The first segment of this double episode then ends by showing that Asuma and his team have reached the exchange point.
Summarizing the review, this episode is the one that all Naruto fans were waiting for. It is the breakthrough of all the filler(boring) episodes and it brings back the feeling of the good old ones. There were many things revealed to the audience and it was great for a double special. Animation quality was great considering it is non-OVA material and the opening and ending themes were the same as it is still continuing the arc.
It premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2017, and aired every Wednesday at 5:55 PM JST. Starting May 3, 2018 (episode 56) it aired every Thursday at 7:25 PM JST. Starting October 7, 2018 (episode 76) it now airs every Sunday at 5:30 PM JST. The series is also being released in DVDs. Viz Media licensed the series on March 23, 2017, to simulcast it on Hulu, and on Crunchyroll. On April 21, 2020, it was announced that episode 155 and onward would be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-month hiatus, the episode resumed on July 5, 2020. On March 9, 2023, it was announced that the series is set to finish its first part with episode 293 on March 26, 2023 and a second part was announced to be in development.
In the United States, the English dub made its premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on September 29, 2018. Adult Swim removed the series from the block's rotation after episode 52 on October 20, 2019. Adult Swim executive Jason DeMarco addressed on Twitter that they currently have no plans to bring the anime back. The same batch of dubbed episodes were additionally broadcast in Australia on ABC Me.[verification needed]
NOTE: The series does not feature any official "arc" or "season" sub-listing titles on Japanese home media releases, which was originally the case in determining the division of both Naruto anime series. For practicality purposes this article has been split up into smaller sectioned listings, with each representing groups of 52 episodes each (with the exception of the sixth list, which consists of 33 episodes and stops at the end of the anime's first part). These lists do not constitute as an official means for dividing the Boruto anime series.
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