Naruto Uncut Box Set 11 is a three DVD disc set that contains episodes 136 through 149 of Naruto. The first disc contains four episodes, the second disc contains five episodes, and the third disc contains five episodes and the special features. There are three story arcs included on this set. The first is Naruto, Sakura, and Jiraiya;s mission to the Land of Rice Paddies. The second is the Mizuki Strikes Back arc. The third is the start of the search for the Bikochu bug arc.
On the first two discs, 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 15 pages, which are model sketches of some of the Naruto characters. There is a sneak preview for Naruto Uncut Box Set 12, which runs for roughly four minutes. Next is "From Sketch to Screen," which contains eight pages of storyboards from episode 137; 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.
Next in the extras menu is a selection labeled "New From Viz Media." This link takes you to advertisements for Shonen Jump magazine, the Naruto manga, and two pages featuring other Shonen Jump manga titles. A link in the extras menu labeled as "DVD Trailers" takes you to a set of trailers. There are trailers for: Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, and Buso Renkin. The final link in the extras menu is labeled as "Game Trailers," and it has trailers for: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2, Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2, and Bleach: Shattered Blade.
Once again, these extras are what I've come to expect from the Naruto Uncut box sets. Even so, I still find myself wishing that Viz Media had gone to more effort to provide a better variety of extras on the sets, instead of being so "cookie cutter" with them. However, if you're a Naruto fan that wants to collect all of the episodes on DVD, then Naruto Uncut Box Set 11 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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