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Naruto Uncut Season One Volume 2

The Naruto Uncut Season One Volume 2 box set is a six DVD set that contains episodes 26 through 52 of the Naruto anime series. The first disc contains five episodes, the second disc contains four episodes, the third disc contains four episodes and bonus features, the fourth and fifth discs contain five episodes, and the sixth disc contains four episodes and bonus features.

Just like the first box set, 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 basically the discs from Naruto Uncut Box Set 3 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 4, with minor changes made to the bonus features included on the third and sixth discs.

The first bonus feature on the third disc is labeled as "Production Art." This consists of 10 pages of model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. The next feature is a preview for Naruto Shippuden. This is followed by "From Sketch to Screen Episode 33," 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 "Shonen Jump Home Video" is a link to three trailers: Naruto Shippuden the Movie, the Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 video game, and Bleach the Movie: The DiamondDust Rebellion. There is also "Shonen Jump Magazine & Manga," which has ads for Shonen Jump magazine, an ad for the Naruto manga, and two ads for other Shonen Jump manga titles.

The first bonus feature on the sixth disc is "Production Art," which includes 10 more pages of model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. The next feature is the exact same preview for Naruto Shippuden that appears on the third disc. After that is "From Sketch to Screen Episode 40"; 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. The link for "Shonen Jump Home Video" includes the exact same trailers that appeared for this feature on the third disc. This is also the case for the "Shonen Jump Magazine & Manga" section of the extras.

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 Viz Media didn't go to a lot of effort when combining Naruto Uncut Sets 3 and 4 together to make this set.

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


Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Special Report: Live From the Forest of Death!
The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death
Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest
Naruto's Counterattack: Never Give In!
The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu!
Bushy Brow's Pledge: Undying Love and Protection!
Sakura Blossoms!
Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!
Akamaru Trembles: Gaara's Cruel Strength!



The Scroll's Secret: No Peeking Allowed
Clone vs. Clone: Mine Are Better Than Yours!
Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again!
Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!


Bonus Features


Disc 4
Disc 5
Disc 6
Bushy Brow's Jealousy Lions Barrage Unleashed!
Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face to Face!
Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious!
The Ultimate Battle: Cha!
Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru

Akamaru Unleashed! Who's Top Dog Now?
Surprise Attack! Naruto's Secret Weapon!
Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!
A Failure Stands Tall!
Garra vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!

Lee's Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!
The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja Is Born
A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke
Ebisu Returns: Naruto's Toughest Training Yet!

Bonus Features

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