Naruto Manga Box Set 3 – Review

The Third and the Final Box Set of Naruto Manga Series is here in all its glory, the epic finale for the best selling ninja manga series of all time, and this is our full review. Naruto Manga Box Set 3 collects the volumes 49 to 72, and is the Part II of the story often referred to as Naruto Shippuden.

Get ready for the final showdown, comes fully action packed, and exceeds expectations. If this doesn’t excite you, then maybe the emergence of the “Ten Tails” will!

we have done a review of the first two box sets of Naruto as well, make sure to check them out if you haven’t already.

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 – The Story Arcs

The Third and Final Box Set of Naruto contains the remaining story arcs of the Manga Series. They are Five Kage Summit Arc (Vol. 49 to 51)Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc (Vol. 52 to 55)Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc (Vol. 55 to 59)Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc (Vol. 59 to 67)Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki Arc (Vol. 67 to 70), and Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes (Vol. 70 to 72).

We are briefly going to discuss each of the story arcs and their main highlights below.

Five Kage Summit Arc (Vol. 49 to 51)

The Five Kage Summit also known as The Gathering of the Five Kage is an arc that spans through volumes 49 to 51 of the manga series. This arc sees the convening of a Kage Summit to discuss how to deal with The Akatsuki. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Naruto follows Team Samui to the Land of Iron (also the venue of the 5 Kage Summit) to ask the Raikage’s pardon for Sasuke’s actions.
  • Naruto runs into Tobi (The leader of Akatsuki) who enlightens him with Itachi’s story.
  • The clash between the five Kage vs. Taka (Sasuke’s team).
  • Declaration of the Fourth Great Ninja War by Akatsuki.
  • Sasuke vs. Danzō. The fierce battle of the Sharingan.
  • This arc also sees the formation of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown Arc (Vol. 52 to 55)

The Fourth Shinobi World War: Countdown also known as Nine-Tails Taming and Karmic Encounters or the Taming of Nine-Tails and Fateful Encounters. It spans through volumes 52 to 55 of the manga series. This arc sees the preparations for the Fourth Shinobi World War by all the warring parties. The main highlights are:

  • Kabuto forms alliance with Tobi the leader of Akatsuki.
  • The Fifth Hokage Lady Tsunade returns and comes out of her coma and preparation for the War begins.
  • The Grand Toad Sage Prophecy of Naruto meeting with the Octopus.
  • Training to tame the nine tails begins with the help of Killer B the Jinchuriki of eight tails.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation Arc (Vol. 55 to 59)

The Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation also known as The Seven Shinobi Swordsmen is an arc that spans through volumes 55 to 59 of the manga series. This arc sees the start of the Fourth Shinobi World War, specifically the battle against the Impure World Reincarnation. The main highlights are:

  • Killer B attempts to teach Naruto how to use the Tailed Beast Ball.
  • Kabuto’s Reanimation Jutsu wreaks havoc. With an army of some of the most formidable warriors, the Allied Shinobi Forces get more what they bargained for.
  • Battle with Kinkaku and Ginkaku, also the user of the Nine Tails Chakra.

There is so much action going on, it is hard to keep it brief, best to read the manga so as to avoid spoilers.

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Arc (Vol. 59 to 67)

The Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax also known as The Great Ninja War – Assailants From Afar or The Great Ninja War – Sasuke and Itachi or The Great Ninja War – Team 7 Returns is an arc that spans through volumes 59 to 67 of the manga series. This arc sees the Allied Shinobi Forces’ fight against Kabuto Yakushi, Tobi, and Madara Uchiha as part of the ongoing Fourth Shinobi World War.

Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki Arc (Vol. 67 to 70)

Birth of the Ten-Tails’ Jinchūriki is an arc that spans through volumes 67 to 70of the manga series. This arc sees Obito Uchiha and Madara Uchiha becoming the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes (Vol. 70 to 72)

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes is an arc that spans from volumes 70 to 72 of the manga series. This arc sees the introduction of alien Princess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and her subsequent attempt to take over the world.

Naruto Manga Box Set 3

The Third Box Set of Naruto comes packaged beautifully in a “Wardrobe Style” box, similar to the first. The Box is sturdy built, and comes with a  handle on top which makes it easy to move around. This set features a Collectors Booklet along with a Double Sided poster, which is a standard for all Box sets by Viz Media.

One thing that stood out the most was the interior of the Box features an image of Naruto and Sasuke as opposed to a solid color as seen in other Box Sets. I wish they would do this in all other upcoming Box Sets as well, it just gives it that much more of a Character and adds to its charm.

We have tried out best to photograph the Box Set from all angles, hope you guys like it.

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Front View

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Back View

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Left View

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Right View (Box Close)

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Right View (Box Open)

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - The Spine

Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3 - The Spine (In all their glory)

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Double Sided Poster and Booklet

Naruto Manga Box Set 3 - Double Sided Poster and Booklet

Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3

Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3

Naruto Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3

What Naruto Manga is available to buy?

There are many formats for you to choose to get Naruto Manga series in your collection. First one being to purchase the Single Volumes individually, Second being to purchase the Omnibus edition (3-in-1), and Last but no the least to buy the Box Sets.

Buying the Single Volumes individually is not cost effective, and is only recommended if you are not sure if you are want to get into this manga series.

The Naruto Manga series is complete, and all the volumes have been collected in beautiful Box Sets. There are a total of 3 Box Sets at the moment, get them before they go out of print. As seen with all Viz Media Box Sets, the price tends to rise quite high once out of print. So enjoy the series and see your investment grow.

Last but not the least, the Omnibus Editions collect 3 volumes in 1 Ginormous Paperback. These Omnibus Editions look absolutely stunning, and stand out on your BookShelf. If you already own the Box Sets, and are a true fan of Naruto, there is no one stopping you to start collecting the Omnibus Editions as well.

We have compiled a list of all the Naruto Manga Volumes (both the single volumes as well as the Omnibus Editions) along with links to purchase on Amazon. Make sure to check it out. 

Closing Remarks

Sometimes it was hard to keep up with all the action going on. They don’t call it the final showdown for no reason. Naruto never fails to surprise us. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Naruto continues to raise the bar sky high.

Really sad to see the series come to an end, but worry-not, Boruto : The Next Generation is out to keep us entertained and hooked for a foreseeable future.