Naruto Manga Box Set 1 – Review (Volumes 1 to 27)
Ichiraku ramen, Sexy Jutsu, Nine Tailed Fox, Most Epic Ninja Battles, are just few of the things that come to mind when we talk about Naruto! Now all the goodness of Naruto comes packed in a premium Manga Box Set, and here is our indepth review.
Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto has made its way to one of the World’s most popular Ninja Comics / Manga series. Naruto Box Set 1 contains all 27 volumes of Naruto manga featuring the first Naruto story arc. A wonderful item for all fans.
The First Part of Naruto lays down the foundation of the story, which is then followed by other parts which are known as Naruto Shippuden.
In this review of the Naruto Manga Box Set 1, we are going to cover the following topics:
We will do a review of the other two Naruto box sets as well, the links to these reviews would be updated on the bottom of the page. Make sure to check them out.
Naruto – The Story Arcs
The first Box Set of Naruto contains the first 27 Volumes of the Manga Series which is also known as the First Part of the Naruto Series.
Twelve years before the start of the series, the Nine-Tails attacked Konohagakure also known as the Hidden Leaf Village destroying much of the village and taking many lives. The leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life to seal the Nine-Tails into a newborn, Naruto Uzumaki. Orphaned by the attack, Naruto was shunned by the villagers, who out of fear and anger, viewed him as the Nine-Tails itself. Though the Third Hokage outlawed speaking about anything related to the Nine-Tails, the children — taking their cues from their parents — inherited the same animosity towards Naruto. In his thirst to be acknowledged, Naruto vowed he would one day become the greatest Hokage the village had ever seen.
There are several story arcs namely “Prologue-Land of Waves Arc“, “Chunin Exams Arc“, “Konoha Crush Arc“, “Search for Tsunade Arc“, and last but not the least “Sasuke Recover Mission Arc“. We are going to briefly discuss the highlights of each story arc below.
Prologue — Land of Waves Arc (Vol 1 to 4)
Prologue — Land of Waves known as the Lands of Waves Escort Mission is an arc from Part I of the Naruto manga series. It spans through volumes 1 to 4. The main emphasis of this arc is the formation of Team 7 (Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura led by Kakashi Hatake) and the completion of their first mission to the Land of Waves.
Chūnin Exams Arc (Vol 4 to 13)
The Chūnin Exams known as the Chūnin Exams Preliminaries and the Chūnin Exams Finals, is an arc from Part I of the Naruto Manga Series. It spans through volumes 4-13 of the manga. This arc sees Team 7’s entrance into the Chūnin Exams and the introduction of such characters as the rest of the Rookie Nine, Team Guy, Three Sand Siblings and Orochimaru.
Konoha Crush Arc (Vol 13 to 16)
Konoha Crush Arc is an arc from Part I of the series. It spans through volumes 13-16 of the Naruto manga series. This arc sees Orochimaru’s attempt to destroy Konohagakure, which is also otherwise known as the Hidden Leaf Village or Village hidden in the leaves.
Search for Tsunade Arc (Vol 16 to 19)
Search for Tsunade is an arc from Part I of the Naruto Manga series and spans through volumes 16 to 19. This arc sees the first appearance of Akatsuki as well as the competing attempts of Jiraiya and Orochimaru to recruit Tsunade.
Sasuke Recovery Mission Arc (Vol 20 to 27)
The Sasuke Recovery Mission also known as the Sasuke Uchiha Recovery and the Valley of the End, is an arc from Part I of the Naruto Manga series and spans through volumes 20-27. This arc sees the attempt to stop Sasuke Uchiha from defecting to and falling in the hands of Orochimaru.
This concludes the First Part of the Naruto Manga series, and is followed by the second part of the series known as Naruto Shippuden.
Naruto Manga Box Set 1
The First Box Set of Naruto comes in a wardrobe style box, personally my favourite of all time. The Box Set also comes with a Collectors Booklet and a double sided poster, however, mine went missing.
We have tried our best to photograph the box set from all angles, hope you enjoy!
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Front View
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Back View
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Side View (Left)
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Side View (Right)
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Side View (Right) - Box Open
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - Top View
Naruto Manga Box Set 1 - The Spine
Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3 - The Spine (In all their glory)
Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3
Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3
What Naruto Manga is Available to Buy?
At the moment there are several formats in which you can but the Naruto manga. First one being purchasing single volumes individually. However, we recommend to buy the Box Set versions, since they are much cheaper to buy (only if the box sets are not out of print).
The Naruto Box Set is a great way to have The world’s most popular ninja comic in your collection. Naruto Box Set 1 contains all 27 volumes of Naruto manga featuring the first Naruto story arc. The Box Set comes in a quality sturdy corrugate display box and features attractive premium items including a Collectors Booklet and a Double Sided Poster!
The other option is to buy the Omnibus Edition, that is 3-in-1s, which collects 3 Manga Volumes in 1 GIGANTIC paperback. If you already have all the Box Sets, now is the time to collect the Omnibus Edition as well.
We have created a list of all the Naruto Manga Volumes single volumes as well as the omnibus edition along with links to buy on Amazon, make sure to check it out.
Naruto is full of energy, gutsy, loveable, the kind of friend you would wish for in real life. Masashi Kishimoto has done a terrific job, all the characters are well developed and well balance. Once you pickup the first manga, it’s hard to put it down till the series is over.
Kishimoto’s Art never seize to amaze us, no wonder the series has made its way to best selling series of all time.