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With the Three-Tailed Beast released and out of control, the Leaf ninja are in a race against time to seal it before either the Akatsuki or Orochimaru can get their hands on the dangerous creature. Meanwhile the crystal-style ninja Guren is becoming increasingly concerned about what Orochimaru's plans could mean for Yuukimaru, who she is growing increasingly close to.
This ninth volume of the Naruto Shippuden anime contains a further twelve episodes of the series and sees the conclusion of the Three-Tails arc. The episodes in this volume are all very good with some nice action, as well as some reasonably nicely done emotional moments as well. The animation for these episodes is varies between reasonable to good and the English dub is at the same level as usual for the series. While most of the characters introduced in this arc aren't great and a bit silly, Guren and Yuukimaru on the other hand are interesting characters and have some nicely done development.
On the downside, the storyline does seem to be a little drawn out in some places and Kabuto, who is the main bad guy for the arc has some slightly out of character moments here and there in my opinion.
The episodes included in this volume may be filler but it is definitely one of the better filler arcs that the series Naruto Shippuden has done. Overall I feel the volume is worth a high four.
on 10 July 2012
In these episodes we go back to where we left of at boxset 8
Orochimaru has found a tailed beast and is trying to gain control over it.
Ofcourse Tsunade can't allow this, and sends in two ninja squads. One team for finding and fighting Orochimaru and his henchman and another team to seal the tailed beast.
Naruto learns a new jutsu with the help of Gamakichi and Gamatatsu. This last part is funny for a little while but tends to drag on and gets a bit boring. In the end ofcourse, Naruto does learn a new jutsu, and saves the day in his own way again.
Sasuke's also appears briefly in these episodes. Some may want to see more of this, but personally, I couldn't care less. But he has to appear to keep that storyline going I guess.
And the Akatsuki also appear on the last disk. The ever fighting Toby and Deidara are after the tailed beast as well, which causes some hilarious moments.
So there are a few negative notes, but Naruto still deserves 5 stars.
I will always love the Naruto series and can't wait for the next boxset to come out.
If you can't wait to watch Naruto either I have some advice, buy the series from the beginning. I find it hard to believe that you don't want to see the whole thing. Having said that, my nephew isn't really a big fan. And we basically like the same anime. (except for Mecha's and Dragonball Z, which I hate)