Naruto Uncut Season One Box Set Volume 1 is a six DVD set that contains the first 25 episodes 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 four episodes, and the sixth disc contains four episodes and bonus features.
When you open the box for this release, it becomes readily apparent that this is a "bare bones" release, because there are no booklets or inserts included in the set. When it comes to the actual discs themselves, they are basically the discs from Naruto Uncut Box Set 1 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 2, with minor changes made to the bonus features included on discs three and six.
The first bonus feature on the third disc is labeled as "Production Art." This consists 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 1," 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 more 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 22." 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 the Naruto series and haven't already bought the original Naruto Uncut box sets, then this would be worth your money to consider purchasing. You get double the amount of content of the original sets, but pay about the same amount as you would have for one of 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 the first two Naruto Uncut box sets together to make this set.
I wrote this review after watching a copy of this DVD box set that I purchased.
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|The Forest of Chakra|
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White Past: Hidden Ambition
|The Weapons Known as Shinobi|
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The Tenth Question: All or Nothing!