The Naruto Uncut Season Two Volume 2 box set is a six DVD set that contains episodes seventy-nine through one hundred and six of the Naruto anime series. The first disc contains four episodes, the second disc contains five episodes, the third disc contains five episodes and bonus features, the fourth disc contains four episodes, the fifth disc contains five episodes, and the sixth disc contains five episodes and bonus features. The episodes in this set include the return of Sasuke's older brother, some training from Naruto with a new teacher, and the introduction of the future Fifth Hokage.
This is a "bare bones" release; there are no booklets or inserts included. When it comes to the actual discs in this set, they are the exact same discs from Naruto Uncut Box Set 7 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 8.
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 8. This is followed by "From Sketch to Screen Episode 85," 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 in the extras menu labeled as "Trailers" takes you to four trailers. Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled as "Manga," which takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump Magazine, and advertisements for the Naruto and other Shonen Jump manga titles. The final selection in the menu is labeled as "Sneak Peek"; it turns out that this selection takes you to a trailer promoting Viz Media's release of the Buso Renkin anime series.
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 9. After that is "From Sketch to Screen Episode 93." 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 a set of six trailers. Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled as "Manga," which takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump Magazine, the Naruto manga, and 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 7 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 8 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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Lesley Muir Aeschliman (ljaesch)
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