21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2010
Amazing continuation of the Naruto series - alot better than the filler arcs and these are so far my favourite episodes - even though on amazon says the language is in Japanese its also in English too :)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2011
The original batch of naruto was an extremely enjoyable series, but now is when it gets truly good. The start of shippuden is a little bit slow and yes there are a few filler episodes, but it all adds up to you getting back into the swing of things. The characters are, as ever, very well put together. I enjoyed all of series 1 and the following few volumes also. I would recommend this to ANY anime fan even if they haven't watched the earlier series. Very easy to watch!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The `Naruto Shippuden' anime is the second half of the story of Naruto Uzumaki and takes off two and a half years after the end of the previous `Naruto' series. When Naruto returns to the Hidden Leaf village after training with Jiraiya he is reunited with his friends but the Akatsuki organization now one the offensive once again and they have their sights set on the Hidden Sand village and its new leader.
This first set of thirteen episodes of the `Naruto Shippuden' anime are great fun to watch with some nice animation and a reasonably good English dub. The storyline is interesting and although it still takes some time for episodes to get anywhere it is by no means as bad as some of the early episodes from the original `Naruto' series. The battles are nicely done and while there are some things different from the original manga (such as the absence of the `Kakashi Chronicles') it is still a relatively decent adaptation. The series also has a series of omake sketches between each episode which are quite funny and are informative for people new to the series.
Overall this is a very good start to the series and I am very much looking forward to its continuation.
on 30 January 2012
I watched the whole Unleashed series and now started on Shippuden.
Naruto is back after having been away from Konohagakure for 2.5 years.
Everyone, including Naruto has gotten older, stronger and wiser (in Naruto's case thank god it is not too much wiser)
Immediately we are off to a good start when the Kazekage of Sunagakure is kidnapped by the Akatsuki.
New enemies (and some favorite old ones)The Akutsuki have some weird members. And ofcourse Itachi Uchiha is back!
All my favorite characters are back in the first episodes as well. Like Naruto, Rock Lee, Might Guy, Neji Hyuuga, Gaara and Shikamaru.
I loved unleashed. But after watching the first 26 episodes of Shippuden I think it will be even better.
A must see for Naruto fans. If you like fighting anime, it is also an excellent choice.
on 15 December 2013
So you're a true Naruto fan? Then what the heck are you waiting for? Buy it! The first 4 box sets of Naruto Shippuden (US Import) are traditional and have awesome artwork inside! But after the 4th box set they decided to change the boxes and released the 5th and 6th box set in a thinner cardboard and after the 7th box set it just came in a normal DVD case...But the artwork on the cases is still nice and worth the buy! Anyway never and I mean NEVER buy UK anime DVD's because to be honest they s...k!!! Why? Because there's almost no artwork, they released them all in normal DVD cases and the video/audio quality is horrible! Sure they're cheaper but the overall quality is bad! That's why I always buy US anime DVDs and you should too!
on 8 July 2010
After what seems like an age,to me at least Naruto finally moves onto the shippuden phase and its great to see it on the big tv screen not a moniter.
The animation is top notch though it has to be said the dvd has very extras on it which is shame but thats by the by enjoy it and you wont go far wrong lets just hope the release schedule isnt spaced to far apart for these as its very easy to watch the 13 episodes in one go,i know i did .
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2010
I have watched these episodes before but on the computer screen but now I can finally watch them on my TV screen which makes it even more better to watch. the thing that makes Naruto Shippuden so good to watch is that it never gets boring its also one
of the best anime's to watch,well that's just my opinion anyway that's all I have to say 5/5.
by the way if you get this box set I would advise you to get the rest of them.