Boruto English Dub has been a victim of several delays. The series won appreciation due to the fresh plotline and action sequences, but the delays in dubbing left a poor impression among fans. It is tough to find the dub episodes online. The communication gap between the dubbing studio and the Japanese producers is one of the key reasons behind the dub delay. The dubbing has been delayed several times due to contract changes, licencing disputes, and other complications. So when can we expect the new dubbed episodes to be released? Read on as we discuss the same.
When everything seemed to be back to normal, the COVID-19 outbreak struck and pushed back production and dubbing.
Boruto English Dub Has a Controversial History
The Boruto dub has been distributed via numerous streaming platforms over the years. It first aired on Toonami, then on Hulu, and now the episodes are available on Crunchyroll. All this meant huge contract changes and complications. The Boruto dub aired almost two years after the release of the sub. It aired on Toonami until the completion of the Cunin exams, after which it was removed from the air. The rights then went to Viz Media. When everything seemed to be back to normal, the COVID-19 outbreak struck and pushed back production and dubbing.
It’s the most complete way to enjoy boruto cuz you’re getting his full character development and not just advances he makes from the main plot I just wish that dub was better I don’t know how they went from Naruto’s dub to that sometimes I don’t want to read subtitles
— Rex lapis (@A_fire_fi_dat) September 11, 2023
Boruto English Dub’s Low Ratings Surprised Everyone
Boruto English Dub suffered further due to low ratings. Boruto, in general, has been termed a huge disappointment. The dubs were criticised even more, as many felt the voice actors sounded like AI robots. Boruto has a poor rating of 3.4 on Google, as many 1-star reviewers mention that the character of Boruto has been written too poorly. So this poor reception did lead to delays in dubbing.
Boruto has a poor rating of 3.4 on Google, as many 1-star reviewers mention that the character of Boruto has been written too poorly
Boruto English Dub Latest Update
The dubbing has been sped up by Viz, and in 2023, two box sets with a combined 42 dubbed episodes were released. Boruto has been dubbed up to episode 231 if you count the previous release. The next box set, featuring 10–12 dub episodes, will likely be released in September 2023. You can watch the episodes online on Hulu or purchase the box set on the official website of Viz Media.