Naruto Uncut Season Two Volume 2
Just like the previous three 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 7 and Naruto Uncut Box Set 8.
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 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. The first is a trailer for the Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution videogame. However, this trailer feels more like a "how to" tutorial for playing the game instead of an actual advertisement; also, the audio is mastered very low on this clip, so it's really hard to hear it unless you turn the volume way up. There are also trailers for Bleach, The Prince of Tennis, and Death Note included.
Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled as "Manga." This link takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump magazine, an advertisement for the Naruto manga, and a couple of advertisements for 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 10 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 trailers. There are promos for the Naruto Ninja Destiny and Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution video games. The promo for Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is the same tutorial with poorly mastered audio that appeared on disc three. There are also trailers for Bleach, Buso Renkin, Death Note, and The Prince of Tennis. Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled as "Manga." This link takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump magazine, the Naruto manga, and two pages featuring 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.
|Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light|
The Third Hokage, Forever...
Returning of the Morning Mist
Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan!
|Jiraiya: Naruto's Potential Disaster!|
Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother!
Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan!
A New Training Begins: I Will be Strong!
Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon!
|Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf|
An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade's Heart
Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect!
Inheritance! The Necklace of Death!
A Dubious Offer! Tsunade's Choice!
|Breakdown! The Deal Is Off!|
Attack! Fury of the Rasengan!
The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line!
Deadlock! Sannin Showdown!
|Kidnapped! Naruto's Hot Spring Adventure!|
Tsunade's Warning: Ninja No More!
The Will of Fire Still Burns!
Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi
Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei's True Face!
|Mission: Help an Old Friend in the Land of Tea|
The Race Is on! Trouble on the High Seas!
Run Idate Run! Nagi Island Awaits!
A Fierce Battle of Rolling Thunder!
The Last Leg: A Final Act of Desperation
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