What time will the upcoming episode of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, number 221 in the series, release around the world through Crunchyroll?

The past several months have been fantastic for fans of the iconic anime series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

However, this weekend marks the start of a brand new story arc, the twenty-first in the series, the Chunin Re-Examination Arc.

As the excitement from Boruto viewers around the world starts to build, we breakdown the international release time for episode 221 and share the official preview, including the introduction of a new character?  

Boruto episode 221: Release date and time

Episode 221 of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series will release through the Crunchyroll platform at 10 AM BST on Sunday, October 24th.

Showtrial | Trailer | BBC

However, fans should note that this only concerns the launch of episode 221 for premium subscribers, with the episode releasing for free on October 31st.  The episode will be available to stream online from the following international times

  • Pacific Time: 2 AM PDT
  • Central Time: 4 AM CDT
  • Eastern Time: 5 AM EDT
  • British Time: 10 AM BST
  • European Time: 11 AM CEST
  • India Time: 2: 30 PM IST
  • Philippine Time: 5 PM PHT
  • Australia Time: 7: 30 PM ACDT

Boruto episode 221 preview…

Boruto episode 221 will be titled ‘Chunin Exam, Again’ and will follow the latest examination of the team’s training after the previous exams were cancelled because of the Otsutsuki.

The official TV Tokyo broadcasting website revealed their synopsis for episode 221, which opens with a ‘Chu-nin test’ being held for ‘Genin’ in the Konohagakure village at the request of Naruto.

Not only is the exam a test for Boruto and his team, but also to give confidence to the local people who are scared following the latest attacks.

“A large number of shinobi who are aiming for promotion gather. Everyone is enthusiastic and challenges the exam to show the experience of doing many tasks with their teammates and the results of their accumulated training. Is it really the promotion to the long-sought shinobi!?” – Boruto episode 221 synopsis, via Tokyo TV website.

A translated version of the Weekly Shonen Jump Preview also stated that “Each of them [the entrees] is determined to show the results of their training and experiences they’ve gained from performing missions!”

The preview ended with a simple tagline, “Who is going to get promoted to Chunin?”

The introduction of a new character?

Interestingly, as part of the promotional video for episode 221, fans started sharing screenshots of a new character that is set to be introduced.

Featuring messy blue hair, a headset and potentially a radio on their back, we don’t know who this new character is – although many are assuming they are an administrative member of the upcoming exams.

Some fan theories are currently revolving around their similar appearance to both Toneri or Tenma, but we will have to wait and see whether this will be a regular character in the series.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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