Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 5 Release Date, Time, and Chapter 4 Spoilers

Will Boruto be able to survive this emerging threat?

by J.R. Waugh
Boruto Two Blue Vortex Chapter 5 Release Date
Images: Mikio Ikemoto / Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / VIZ Media, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Boruto’s mission to track down the Ten-Tails concealed by Code takes an abrupt turn in the latest chapter. With a darkening outlook on his task, and his pool of allies drastically shallow, things are looking grim coming up to the release of Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 5!

Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 5 Release Date, Time, and Countdown

Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 5 is scheduled for a Wednesday, December 20, 2023 release date for fans in the West. It’ll be available at midnight JST on December 21, but for readers in North America, it’ll be available to read digitally at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET on the VIZ Media Boruto portal and Manga Plus!

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If you’re hoping to catch this as soon as it drops, check our release time zone guide below!

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)7:00 AM PST
Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)8:00 AM MST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)9:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)10:00 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)11:00 AM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland3:00 PM GMT
Europe4:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

In Chapter 4, Boruto catches up to Code, but is too late: the Ohtsutsuki menace grows strength in numbers.

Boruto: Two Blue Vortex Chapter 4 Recap & Spoilers

Having used his toad allies to track down Code’s hideout, Boruto finds him but suddenly, no Ten Tails. It’s quickly revealed that they’ve taken humanoid form and attained self-awareness. Despite looking at Code like he’s his subordinate, Bug, trapped in a tree, the creature lunges at Boruto and Code. Seeing the threat ahead, Boruto rescinds the Uzuhiko to try to get Code to help.

Meanwhile, Sarada clashes with Kawaki in Shikamaru’s office to convince them to ally with Boruto to fight Code. But with the Divine Trees achieving sentience and becoming a new emergency, will that alliance be enough? These creatures are enamored with their new state of self-awareness and thirst for knowledge, but is their power and desire to consume more energy and the Ohtsutsuki going to make them the most dangerous menace yet?

Finally, the last panels see Boruto having retreated and speaking with Koji Kashin, being told not to be so rash. But it doesn’t help the mood much, as Boruto is revealed to be resting against a tree with Sasuke trapped inside, as he laments being unable to free his mentor just yet.

- This article was updated on November 20th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.