Boruto Makes Cameo In Pokémon Sun & Moon Anime

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Pokémon Sun & Moon has celebrated classic anime series and cast members' careers with on screen homages. Now it appears to be time for more recent anime to get a shout out in Pokémon. A Pikachu named "Boruto" appears in episode 129 "Dairantō! Battle Royal 151!!" (Big Brawl! Battle Royal 151!!) with an identical hair style to a certain yellow-haired ninja. The episode debuted on Sunday.

The Pikachu Boruto appears to be cheerful and cocky, much like the eponymous protagonist of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Unfortunately, he doesn't have long in the limelight, as he is immediately KO-ed by Mimikyu within seconds of his appearance.

The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan in November 2016. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo in April 2017. The anime is based on Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto's Boruto sequel manga, which launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016.

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