Naruto Volume 2: Dangerous Mission
This series is massively popular
in Japan and America and the DVD series makes itís way here, gaining the
following that it has internationally. This version is the Uncut version
that didnít make it to the American market, which is fortunate as it
contains both the Japanese and English language dub.
In this disc we see Naruto and
his gang, including his sensei Kakashi are assigned to take Tazuna who
is a master bridge builder to the land of waves. Thinking the job is
simple enough, they come under ambush from a group of ninjas and then
the insanity really begins.
The emphasis for the young group
is teamwork and Kakashi puts the group through a series of tests to
build upon this.
The action sequences are
enjoyable in this flick and you canít help but like the characters. The
animation is similar to the style of DragonBall Z and is very colourful.
Itís the sort of look that initially you would think the kids would like
and over in the States itís been edited to the point that it is just
that, a kidís show.
I must admit that I felt
somewhat lost watching this disc as this is the first volume that we
have watched and I got the feeling that a lot more character development
went into the first volume of the series.
Iíd like to recommend this
series as it is a lot of fun and Naruto is a blast. Make sure you do get
volume 1 though in order to get the most out of it.