Vol. 15, Naruto's Ninja Handbook

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Naruto finds himself sympathizing with his nemesis, Gaara, but as the latter continues to mutate, Naruto prepares himself for the fight of his life.

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In the village of Konohagakure, Naruto Uzumaki and his fellow classmates at the Ninja Academy are training to compete and become the next Hokage--the greatest ninja in the land.

Simon and Schuster
Twelve years ago, a giant fox demon with nine tails attacked the ninjya village of Konohagakure. Defeated by the Hokage, the village champion, the mighty demon's soul was sealed into the body of an innocent orphan child, Naruto Uzumaki. Now Naruto is a 12-year-old ninjya in-training, struggling to be the best with his classmates Sasuke and Sakura.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2007
Edition: Shonen jump manga ed
Description: 183 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781421510897
Branch Call Number: tn Kish *
Additional Contributors: Morimoto, Mari.


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Mar 11, 2019

This volume starts with an interaction between Sasuke and Gaara. This passes itself well as a psychological battle through its detail. An example is the flashback which helps the reader understand the context between the two and their thoughts. The final sequence shows the culmination of this shows how Sasuke was able to gather himself for his final attack. All-in-all, this was a very bad set of decisions for Sasuke as he is left immobile and backup was coming. If they did not come, Sasuke most certainly would have died. The sequence in itself was thought-provoking, the first conversation between the two is revealed in flashbacks and lends to this. When Naruto shows up, Gaara questions both their resolve. This leads to a lengthy flashback which shows Gaara’s history. This is executed well. It shows the entire scope of how Gaara’s current mentality came about. After this, was a bit more soul-searching from Naruto. This was needed in the grand scheme of things however, it was much shorter and much less detailed than Gaara’s. As a result there are some easy holes to pick out, such as how Gaara’s quality of life was much worse than Naruto’s. The ending fight between Naruto’s summoning and Gaara’s inner beast, Shukaku, was very well illustrated. The battle between these massive creatures seemed very fast-paced just like the regular fights. The power of the two titans was put on display with each attack. The fight ends in the next volume but once again has good suspense to clue the viewer in but not give them the full picture.
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papillonvert Jan 26, 2012

This is why I love Gaara. He just needs a hug so badly! Poor little kid!

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papillonvert Jan 26, 2012

Series in a Sentence: A young rascal wants to become the strongest ninja in his village, but it's definitely not going to be easy.


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