• Sarada and Boruto enter the next phase of their training regimen
  • Boruto will battle an old enemy
  • "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" Episode 171 is set to air Sunday

Boruto has improved his Rasengan under the mentorship of Kakashi. In "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" Episode 171, Boruto will practice his Rasengan against a powerful opponent.

When Boruto tells Kakashi about his new technique to launch Rasengan, the latter decides to pit him against his old enemy.

The official preview trailer for "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" Episode 171 shows Shojoji as Boruto’s opponent. The trailer shows a glimpse of the battle between Shojoji and Boruto.

Twitter user OrganicDinosaur shared the translation of "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" Episode 171 synopsis and it teases that Sakura will chip in to train Sarada. Sasuke will take a backseat as the mother and daughter train in combat.

Sarada and Boruto have trained hard and are confident to face a strong enemy. However, it remains to be seen if they can match up to Deepa or Victor from the Kara Organization.

The previous episode of the series has shown Boruto and Sarada training harder to improve. After an embarrassing defeat against Deepa, the Team 7 members are determined to go all out and improve their powers.

However, Boruto’s struggle to better his Rasengan continues. Later, Shikadai, ChouChou and Inojin from Team 10 appear to help him. Toward the end of the installment, Boruto announces that he has mastered his Rasengan.

Kakashi is doubtful about the outcome and wants to test his skills against a formidable opponent. Kakashi brings in Shojoji, who is serving time in prison for his crimes. Boruto and Shojoji’s practice battle will determine if the former is ready to fight Deepa and other Kara fighters.

The cast of "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" anime includes Yuuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki, Noriaki Sugiyama as Sasuke Uchiha, Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha, Ryuuichi Kijima as Mitsuki, Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki, Akira Ishida as Gaara, Chiharu Sawashiro as Hiruga, Hidenori Takahashi as Konohamaru Sarutobi, Shoutarou Morikubo as Shikamaru Nara, Kunihiro Kawamoto as Omoi, Nana Mizuki as Hinata Hyuuga and Tetsuya Kakihara as Deepa.

"Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" Episode 171 is scheduled to air Sunday. Fans can watch the episode online via live streaming on Crunchyroll.

Boruto and Naruto in action
Boruto and Naruto in action steamXO/Flickr