Naruto Shippuden Box Set 16
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese: DD 2.0
Release Date: 24/2/2014
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
After the village is still reeling from the attack it has been given,
tempers are frayed at the nomination of Danzo as the new Hokage after
Lady Tsunade had suffered a harsh attack from Pain's evil army. It has
been hinted at in previous episodes that Danzo craved power early on,
and that he knew he would become something big, but no one realised he
would become the next ruler of Konoha, like Minato and others before
him, but what will Naruto and Sakura do now that they know more about
his cruel and manipulative ways?
As with the other box sets in the Naruto Shippuden series, this one has
its fair share of varied episodes, from serious problems with the
Akatsuki, to Danzo being appointed the new Hokage and humorous episodes
like 'The Worst Three-Legged Race,' and the more touching 'Naruto's
Plea.' In 'The Worst Three-Legged Race,' Naruto and Sakura meet with
Kiba and Akamaru and reflect on what had happened to them in the past
when Sasuke was still in Team 7. Fans of the lighter hearted part of the
series might enjoy this one, and girls liking fan-service might enjoy
that it's the second time Sasuke and Naruto kiss by accident. In
'Naruto's Plea,' when it looks like Sasuke won't be captured and taken
back for questioning, The Raikage has no choice but to order an
execution of the rogue, former Hidden Leaf ninja, but not without
protest from the one who knows the most about him, Naruto. This episode
is as touching as I made out, and when no amount of talking will get the
Raikage to stop, he can only plead and beg. In 'Sasuke's Ninja Way,' this is the scene for the big fight between
the Raikage and Sasuke who now has the power of the Susano-o. what is
obvious from the fight is that the Raikage is no match for Sasuke, but
who will win will remain a mystery until you watch it. For a while now
Sasuke has grown in strength, and here is where he shows how good he is,
and it is well worth waiting for as are the rest of the episodes.
Contains episodes 193-205 on 2 discs.
The episodes are: ‘The Man Who Died
Twice’, ‘The Worst Three-Legged Race’, ‘Team Ten’s Teamwork', ‘Drive
Towards Darkness’, ‘The Sixth Hokage Danzo’, ‘Five Kage Summit’s Eve',
‘Enter the Five Kage!’, ‘Naruto’s Plea', ‘Painful Decision’, ‘Racing
Lightning’, ‘Sasuke’s Ninja Way', Power of the Five Kage' and
‘Declaration of War’.
Bonus Material: Clean Opening and Closing Animations.
Verdict: This box set is a mix of serious drama, excellent fight scenes and some of the best humour I've seen in a while.