Naruto Uncut Box Set 5 is a three DVD disc set that contains episodes 53 through 65 of Naruto. The first and second discs contain four episodes, and the third disc contains five episodes and the special features. The focus of this box set is Naruto's training with Jiraiya (one of the legendary Sannin), and the beginning of the final round of the Chunin exam.
On the first two discs of this set, you can choose to watch all the episodes, choose which episode you want to start with, and you can set your language and subtitle options. Audio is available in both Japanese and English, and you can choose whether to have the subtitles on or off. The menu on the third disc contains all of these options, but the menu on this disc also adds a selection to view the extras included with the box set.
The first extra is labeled as "Production Art." This consists of 10 pages, and all 10 pages are model sketches of the Naruto characters that appear in this box set. There is also "From Sketch to Screen," which contains eight pages of storyboards from episode 56; for each storyboard, you can choose to see the clip that the storyboard is for. You can also see the English credits in the "Extras" menu. While it's still the credits without any background music, there is at least a different background image being used this time.
There is a sneak preview of Naruto Uncut Box Set 6, which runs for about three-and-a-half minutes. 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.
Again it's disappointing, but not unexpected, that the special features on this set are virtually identical to the special features on the first four DVD box sets. I still hope that on a future volume of the Naruto DVD box sets, that Viz Media will put a lot more effort into the special features. However, if you're a Naruto fan that wants to collect all of the episodes on DVD, then Naruto Uncut Box Set 5 would be a good addition to your DVD library.
In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD box set through the King County Library System.
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A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope
Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All
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Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!
The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!
Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone Jutsu!
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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