With Orochimaru making his move against the village of Konohagakure, everything is turning into chaos. While Naruto, Sakura and Shikamaru chase after Sasuke and the Sand Ninja, Orochimaru faces off against the Third Hokage himself in a battle for the life of the village.
This fourteenth volume of the Naruto manga is another great instalment of the series with some great action. The battle between Orochimaru and the Hokage is brilliant with some great high level abilities on show and the battle is also quit touching in places. This volume also reveals some of the background and motivation of Orochimaru, as well as what it truly means to be Hokage. This volume also includes the battle between the bug master Shino and the puppet master Kankuro which, while it lakes the intensity of the Orochimaru/Hokage battle, is still entertaining and engrossing. The final cliff-hanger of this volume sets things up nicely for the next volume, which looks to be very good indeed.