With Boruto chapter 78 titled Super Idiot out, it finally takes the series closer to the timeskip as fans see Bourto with the scar on his right eye that was shown at the beginning of the series. This chapter focuses on the many key points that clear up much of the confusion from the previous chapter.

Previously, in chapter 77, Kawaki took the decision to kill Boruto. As a precaution, he sent Naruto and Hinata to another place so that he could accomplish his plan without any hindrance.

Boruto chapter 78 started from where it left off in chapter 77. Shikamaru was informed that the Chakra of Naruto and Hinata had vanished from the Uzumaki Residence. They found that Kawaki’s chakra had registered there a few moments ago. Himawari had returned home and found that Naruto and Hinata were missing. Eida confirmed Kawaki's activity, which caused everyone to panic. After learning about the situation, Boruto rushed out of the room to find Kawaki.

In Boruto chapter 78, Eida had seen the conversation between Naruto and Kawaki using Eida's Senrigan, and she had assured that Kawaki was planning to kill Boruto again. This was where Sarada learned for the first time that Kawaki was the one who had killed Boruto. Shikamaru then cleared up the reason for Kawaki's actions. Sarada dashed towards Boruto so she wouldn’t have to leave him alone again.

In the next scene of Boruto chapter 78, Boruto crossed paths with Kawaki. The latter told Boruto that he had used the Shinjutsu Dai-Kokuten to send Naruto and Hinata to a place where time stopped so they wouldn't get old and die of hunger.

In Boruto Chapter 78, the fighting between the brothers had begun. After a while, Sarada tried to meddle in the fight. However, Kawaki had asked her not to interfere. Boruto had also tried to keep her away but Sarada didn't listen and tried to stand her ground.

In addition, Boruto chapter 78 showed that Kawaki hadn’t stopped and had moved forward to kill Sarada. Boruto jumped in to save her and got the scar that Boruto fans had been waiting for. The scar was similar to the timeskip scar that had been shown at the beginning of the series.