‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ Chapter 18: Ao Makes His Move, How Big Is Kara?

Boruto Chapter 18
Boruto Chapter 18

While it is regrettable that installments of the manga series arrive only once a month, fans can definitely expect some serious action in the upcoming “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” Chapter 18. All the pieces are in place; a confrontation between Konoha’s forces, which could include Naruto and Sasuke, and some members of the mysterious but undoubtedly powerful Kara seems to be in the works. In fact, Boruto and his team already had a brush with one of its outer members, the gentleman they met while riding on a train to Ryuutan City.

An Outer Kara Member Confirmed

One of the major development in Boruto manga Chapter 17 is the introduction of an Outer member of the Taka organization. Boruto and his team actually had a nice little chat with him as he is also a former patient of the scientist Katasuke. Of course, the Kara member is none other than Ao, a Kirigakure shinobi.

Fans of the parent Naruto series will no doubt know Ao. Together with the current Mizukage Chojuro, he was assigned as a bodyguard to the Fifth Mizukage Mei Terumī. In addition, he also featured prominently during the Fourth Shinobi was being the captain of the Sensor Division of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

After such an illustrious shinobi career, it is hard to imagine how Ao could have come into contact with Kara and even join the enemy. It is highly likely that Boruto Chapter 18  may offer some explanation on why the shinobi decided to join the bad guys.

AO Survived
AO Survived

Ao Vs Konohamaru

What is clear though is that Ao is bound to come into contact with Konohamaru soon, probably in the upcoming Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Chapter 18. While on the train, Ao was approached by one of the Inner Kara members Kashin Koji to retrieve the “vessel” that was lost with the crashed aircraft.

Meanwhile, Konohamaru and his team are already at the crash site investigating. It is likely that the Konoha team will still be around by the time Ao reaches the location. If such happens, a clash is bound to happen. The question most fans are probably asking is, just how strong is Ao at the moment?

Just How Big is Kara?

So far, little is known about the mysterious organization called Taka. What is known at the moment is that it is composed of two classes of members – the Inner and the Outer.

There where seven Inner Taka members that were introduced in the previous Boruto manga chapter. The known members include Kashin Koji, Jigen, and Amado. The Inner group’s membership is now down to six since Kashin Koji burned an older gentleman to death.


On the other hand, Ao is the only Outer member revealed. But of course, fans can expect Kara’s roots to run deeper, numerous other Outer members could already have infiltrated the current power structure of the post-war shinobi world. The worrying question is, just how big is Kara?

Boruto manga Chapter 18 is expected to be released next month. Stay tuned for updates.

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