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Another solid season volume of Naruto!
on May 17, 2010
Hello there, it's me again. It looks like they are now upping the price of these volume sets (...greedy capitalists...grrr...), but I still say buying these sets is a better deal than buying the single volume dvds. Anyway, on to the review!
Like the other volumes, this one contains both English and Japanese versions with subtitles. As this is the uncut version there is more blood, violence and swearing than originally aired on television. This set covers episodes 79-100 (28 episodes). The first two episodes finish up the Naruto Vs. Gaara match from the last volume as well as the Orochimaru Vs. The Third Hokage fight.
The next arc features the return of Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke's brother and the one that Sasuke has sworn to kill for murdering their entire clan. Meanwhile, Naruto and Jiraiya head out to find Tsunade, who is to become the next Hokage of the village, which is the main goal of the next arc.
In the next arc, Naruto begins his training to use the Rasengan, and we're introduced to Tsunade and her backstory. Tsunade's another great character and her fights against Orochimaru and Kabuto are pretty awesome. Actually, the fights in this arc are all great.
After this arc, we spend a few episodes on Tsunade settling into the Leaf Village as the new Hokage and her healing Sasuke, Kakashi and working to help Lee. This volume also has the famous "Kakashi's Face" episode, which is a personal favorite of mine.
The last arc in this volume set is a filler arc. It has Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura going off to the Land of Tea to help escort a runner in a race that decides the leadership of a village. Even though this arc is filler and not originally in the manga, it still does provide some good development. Sakura actually gets to do some stuff, Naruto gets to show off his Rasengan, and Sasuke realizes that all his training wasn't enough and he becomes frustrated, especially when he compares himself to Naruto whose training has vastly improved his skills.
All in all, this is another solid volume set for the series. It is a good lead in into the next arc of the series, the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, one of the best arcs in entire the series, which will be on the next volume box set.