“ Lots of action in a small package.”
- Format : Blu-ray
- Anime Studio : Studio Pierrot
- Anime Licensor : VIZ Media
- Release Date : October 3, 2017
- Price : $29.98 U.S.
- Language : English, Japanese with English subtitles
- Genre : Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen
- # of Discs : 4
- Bonus Content : Art gallery, animated short, opening and ending songs
- Official Website : https://www.viz.com/
About Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - Rasengan Collection
The Shounen Jump franchise that started back in 2002 and became the Dragon Ball of its time, Naruto has spanned two series, eleven OVAs, and just as many movies. The first four movies from the Shippuden series are included in this neat little bundle brought to us by the great guys at Viz Media.
In Naruto Shippuden The Movie, Naruto has to protect a priest who has envisioned Naruto’s death; Bonds gives us a strong Sasuke/Naruto team when the two rivals join to save Konoha from ninja from The Sky Country; Kakashi’s team struggles to keep him from sacrificing himself during a looming ninja war in The Will of Fire; and in The Lost Tower, Naruto travels 20 years into the past and gets involved with a mystical tower and runs into familiar faces. And Viz Media has put this all in HD, in one small, simple package, and added a few bonuses as well!
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - Rasengan Collection - Official English Trailer:
On the Outside
The best part about this movie box set is how compact it is. The outer sleeve is adorned with images from all four movies in the collection, while the actual Blu-ray box simply has a running Naruto on a yellow background as its cover art. Simple and clean.
On the Inside
The discs are arranged two on single disc holders on each side of the box, and two discs on a dual holder in the middle. The discs are also kept simple. Each disc is a Rasengan in a different color; light blue/white, orange, blue, green/teal.
Besides the aforementioned Naruto Shippuden movies, the set also includes some digital extras.
- Animated short: Naruto and the Three Wishes come in the very last disc with The Lost Tower.
- Art galleries: Each disc includes an art gallery, and these usually include character and/or background designs from each movie.
- Openings and Closings: Another great bonus is the clean closing songs included in the third and fourth discs. Bonds includes a special opening theme, and Naruto Shippuden the Movie has the special movie versions of “Heroes Come Back” and “Michi” for an unimpeded view for your enjoyment.
Honey's Final Verdict
Naruto is a shounen classic. Any fan of the franchise who wishes to own every single bit of it would more than likely love this compact, clean, and simple Blu-ray set that has all the ninja action and drama you want, plus a little bit more. Don’t forget to check out VIZ Media for this and tons more Shounen Jump releases!