The Naruto Uncut Season Two Volume 1 box set is a six DVD set that 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 10 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 10 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.
|Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns!|
The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage!
A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope
Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All
|He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!|
Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!
The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!
Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone Jutsu!
|Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot!|
A Failure's True Power
Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated!
Zero Motivation: The Guy With Cloud Envy!
Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand
|Bushy Brow's Jutsu: Sasuke Style!|
Late for the Show, but Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique Is Born!
Zero Hour! The Destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins!
Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission!
|A Shirker's Call to Action: A Layabout No More!|
An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!
A Mistake From the Past: A Face Revealed!
Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal!
|Astonishing Truth! Gaara's Identity Emerges!|
Sasuke's Decision: Pushed to the Edge!
Assassin of the Moonlit Night
Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara
Naruto's Ninja Handbook