Naruto Uncut Box Set 13 is a three DVD disc set that contains episodes 164 through 177 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. This set concludes the search for "The Cursed Warrior"; Naruto, Sakura, and Choji help the owner of the ramen shop to rescue his daughter; Naruto, Ino, Shino, and Anko go on a mission to defeat an ocean demon; Naruto babysits a rich brat; Naruto, Hinata, and Kiba go on a treasure hunt; and Naruto and Jiraiya have a mail escapade.
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 of Naruto Uncut Box Set 14, which runs for four minutes. Next is "From Sketch to Screen," which contains eight pages of storyboards from episode 173; 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, two Naruto pages, 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: Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (there is no audio if you are on the Japanese audio track; in order to hear it, you have to have the English audio track selected) and Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody. The final link in the extras menu is labeled as "Game Trailers," and it has trailers for: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2, Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2, and Naruto: The Broken Bond.
While I've come to expect these exact extras on the Naruto Uncut box sets, I still find this to be a little disappointing. I wish Viz Media would go to a little more effort on the extras, so they're a little less predictable. However, if you're a Naruto fan that wants to collect all of the episodes on DVD, then Naruto Uncut Box Set 13 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.
|Too Late for Help|
The Death of Naruto
When Time Stands Still
When Egrets Flap Their Wings
|Mix It! Stretch It! Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot! Burn!|
Remembrance: The Lost Page
The Closed Door
Infiltration: The Set-Up!!
Despair: A Fractured Heart
|Battle at Sea: The Power Unleashed!!|
Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art: Money Style Jutsu!
The Treasure Hunt Is On!
Run, Dodge, Zigzag! Chase or be Chased!
Please, Mr. Postman!