further assault on the UK with Manga
Entertainment's release of NARUTO UNLEASHED - SERIES 1: VOLUME 1 on DVD,
featuring the first fully uncut 13 episodes of the fun-filled and action-packed,
ninja adventure series across three discs.
Long ago, a powerful Demon Fox appeared in peaceful Konoha, the
Village Hidden in the Leaves. Their families and homes threatened by this evil
force, the Shinobis - or ninjas - fought long and hard to protect themselves but
to no avail. Then, one Shinobi - known as the Fourth Hokage - made the ultimate
sacrifice, sealing the spirit of the demon in the body of a newborn baby boy
Twelve years later, Naruto has grown into a lonesome orphan with boundless
energy, a penchant for mischief and dreams of becoming the next Hokage. Treated
as an outcast by the rest of his village ever since he became the human vessel
for the spirit of the Demon Fox, all Naruto really yearns for is attention and
respect. As he finally begins his own ninja training in earnest, Naruto develops
a secret crush on a girl in his Ninja Academy graduation class, Sakura Haruno.
Unfortunately for Naruto, Sakura only has eyes for Sasuke Uchiha, another fellow
graduate and Naruto's main rival. With the help of his mentor Kakashi, Sakura
and Sasuke, Naruto endeavours to overcome all the challenges set before him as
he struggles to develop his ninja skills and takes the first steps in realising
Since its inception Masashi Kishimoto's NARUTO manga series has sold in excess
of 59 million copies in its native Japan, with over 60 million comic sales
taking the title to the top of the US Today bestsellers list in America. NARUTO
the animated series has been ranked as the number one kids show in the US, where
copies of the collectable card game sold out within a week of wholesale release.
The series has also inspired a best-selling range of video games for the
Nintendo DS, Gameboy Advance, GameCube, PS2 and PSP consoles.
The three-disc NARUTO UNLEASHED - SERIES 1: VOLUME 1 (cert. 12) will be released
on DVD by Manga Entertainment on 21st August 2006. Special Features include:
dual language format (English dub and original Japanese); optional English
subtitles; storyboard booklet; textless opening and closing credits; limited