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A cheap "bare bones" reissue of Naruto Uncut Box Set 5 and Box Set 6

  • Oct 26, 2011
Rating:
+3
This six disc set contains episodes 53 through 78 of the Naruto anime series. The first and second discs contain four episodes, the third disc contains five episodes and bonus features, the fourth and fifth discs contain four episodes, and the sixth disc contains five episodes and bonus features.

Just like the previous two box sets, this is also a "bare bones" release; there are no booklets or inserts included in the set. When it comes to the actual discs in this set, they are the exact same discs from Naruto Uncut Box Set 5 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 6.

The first bonus feature on the third disc is labeled as "Production Art." This consists of ten pages of model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. The next feature is a preview for Naruto Uncut Box Set 6. This is followed by "From Sketch to Screen Episode 56," which is eight pages of storyboards. For each storyboard, you can choose to see the clip that the storyboard is for. In the extras, you can also see the English credits. A link labeled as "Trailers" is a link to four trailers: Bleach, The Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go, and Death Note. The link labeled as "Manga" includes an advertisement for Shonen Jump Magazine, an advertisement for the Naruto manga, and two advertisements for other Shonen Jump manga titles.

The first bonus feature on the sixth disc is "Production Art," which includes ten more pages of model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. The next feature is a preview for Naruto Uncut Box Set 7. After that is "From Sketch to Screen Episode 78." Like the "From Sketch to Screen" on the third disc, this feature has eight pages of storyboards, and you can choose to see the clip that the storyboard is for. You can also see the English credits on this disc. A link in the extras menu labeled as "Trailers" takes you to three trailers: Bleach, The Prince of Tennis, and Death Note. The link labeled as "Manga" includes an advertisement for Shonen Jump Magazine, an advertisement for the Naruto manga series, and a couple of advertisements for other Shonen Jump manga titles.

If you enjoy Naruto and haven't already bought the Naruto Uncut sets, this would be an economical way to get the episodes on DVD. You get double the amount of content of the original sets, but pay about the same amount as you would have for those original sets. However, if you do purchase this set, just be warned that the only effort Viz Media went to when combining Naruto Uncut Box Set 5 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 6 was to make changes to the labels on the physical discs included in the set.

I wrote this review after watching a copy of this DVD box set that I purchased.

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I'm a freelance writer whocovers anime and manga on her blog, Lesley's Musings... on Anime & Manga. I also have a music blog called AeschTunes that I post at every once in a while.   … more
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