on 29 May 2005
This is a review for those of you who are familiar with the Naruto story so far. After the last book, which seemed to calm down slightly, to introduce new characters. This book is right back to the action. Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura enter the forest of death, (the name is a bit of a giveaway) they discover very quickly that all the other teams and anything else that may be in there is the enemy.
This book focuses in a bit more on some of the new characters and introduces a new snakey one who can do strange things with his mouth. If this guy doesn't creep you out, I don't know what will. This book is full of suspence! Naruto seems to be getting stronger but in tern the fox demon spirit seems to be overtaking him some more. Sasuke gets scared and freeked out, which contrasts with his usual character, and we find out a little about his past. They both end up getting knocked out by the new mysterious snakey guy, Naruto gets a five pronged attack to his navel and Sasuke gets bitten by him. This leaves poor old Sakura on her own taking care of them and the scrole. She gets some help along the way from Rock Lee and others but at long last we actually see her fighting back and see her make a huge sacrifice to protect the boys.
This book is probably for me one of the most exciting I have read so far in Naruto and it finishes on a total clifhanger. I can't wait for vol.7 to come out later this year. I totally recommend this book not only to naruto fans but any manga fan. I only started reading it because a friend recommended it and now i'm hooked. Give it a read!