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Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja!


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Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja!

30 review for Naruto, Vol. 5: The Challengers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Naruto, Vol. 05: The Challengers (Naruto, #5), Masashi Kishimoto Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke, the three ninja-in-training have signed up for the Chūnin Selection Exams, which they must pass if they ever want to advance to the rank of full-fledged shinobi. They learn too late how grueling the exams are—and how dangerous. If the tests of skill, stealth, and battle prowess don't kill them, their fellow junior ninja will. Prior to the start of the exam, Team 7 has a chance to mingle with their former c Naruto, Vol. 05: The Challengers (Naruto, #5), Masashi Kishimoto Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke, the three ninja-in-training have signed up for the Chūnin Selection Exams, which they must pass if they ever want to advance to the rank of full-fledged shinobi. They learn too late how grueling the exams are—and how dangerous. If the tests of skill, stealth, and battle prowess don't kill them, their fellow junior ninja will. Prior to the start of the exam, Team 7 has a chance to mingle with their former classmates and fellow rookie ninja: the members of Team 8 and Team 10. Once the first phase of the exam begins, it is revealed that all of those wishing to advance in rank must first complete a written test. The test's questions, however, prove too difficult for almost all present, and it soon becomes apparent that the true objective of the first phase is to cheat without getting caught. Unaware that this is the test's true purpose, Naruto insists on continuing. Through his willingness to face the unknown, he is allowed to continue on to the second phase with the rest of the examinees who were not caught. تاریخ خوانش روز پانزدهم ماه مارس سال 2017 میلادی عنوان: ناروتو کتاب پنجم: چالشگران؛ نویسنده: ماساشی کیشیموتو؛ ناروتو، ساکورا و ساسوکه، سه نینجا در امتحانات انتخابی چونین نام نویسی کرده اند و ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    There are a couple of really cool scenes in this volume, but one stands out the most. Who would have guessed that a written test in a classroom could have been so full of conflict and fear? I suppose it helps when it's conducted by the chief torture specialist, eh? And here we have another clue as to Naruto's special power. It really is fun to reread these. Knowing what is coming only increases my enjoyment of these little stepping stones. There are a couple of really cool scenes in this volume, but one stands out the most. Who would have guessed that a written test in a classroom could have been so full of conflict and fear? I suppose it helps when it's conducted by the chief torture specialist, eh? And here we have another clue as to Naruto's special power. It really is fun to reread these. Knowing what is coming only increases my enjoyment of these little stepping stones.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

    Lesson: "Those who break the rules are scum. That's true. But those who abandon their friends are worse than scum." Love the test. Teamwork lesson 👍 Lesson: "Those who break the rules are scum. That's true. But those who abandon their friends are worse than scum." Love the test. Teamwork lesson 👍

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany PSquared

    It stressed me out! Naruto taking a test? Surely they're about to lose everything! LOL It stressed me out! Naruto taking a test? Surely they're about to lose everything! LOL

  5. 4 out of 5

    Haïfa

    Lee and Gai are so weird XD And Naruto is still true to himself... I'm liking where this is headed! Lee and Gai are so weird XD And Naruto is still true to himself... I'm liking where this is headed!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Books on Stereo

    A tedious, boring narrative that indulges in gratuitous information dumps in order for the story to make sense.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Our three ninja friends have signed up for the journeyman ninja exams without realizing how grueling they would be. This volume is the story of the first section, the written exams. The proctor is nuts though and gives the contestants an ultimatum that could ruin their ninja lives. I wonder what it is about manga that a completely unlikable main character is acceptable but in novels it isn't. Or is it just me that thinks stupid, arrogant, obnoxious Naruto is unlikable? Our three ninja friends have signed up for the journeyman ninja exams without realizing how grueling they would be. This volume is the story of the first section, the written exams. The proctor is nuts though and gives the contestants an ultimatum that could ruin their ninja lives. I wonder what it is about manga that a completely unlikable main character is acceptable but in novels it isn't. Or is it just me that thinks stupid, arrogant, obnoxious Naruto is unlikable?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nonah

    I just love Naruto!!! Hell yeah!!! <3<3 Can I also be a Ninja? ^^<3

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kulwinder Singh

    "𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝... 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠-𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠." I love how Naruto is always portrayed with squinty eyes like he's always trying his hardest even when there is no need whatsoever. The new addition of characters like Might Guy and Rock Lee was amazing because they are so relatable and always rely on hard-work instead of natural talent. First written exam was a total success for Team 7. No shock there that it was a brain-racker for t "𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝... 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠-𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠." I love how Naruto is always portrayed with squinty eyes like he's always trying his hardest even when there is no need whatsoever. The new addition of characters like Might Guy and Rock Lee was amazing because they are so relatable and always rely on hard-work instead of natural talent. First written exam was a total success for Team 7. No shock there that it was a brain-racker for the all-time dunce 'Naruto'. Second journeyman selection exam at the "Forest of Death" is now awaiting our heroes. I'm very excited about it!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    The story is really picking up here, pushing Naruto, at least, to the limits of what he can do, mentally. It requires a whole lot of guts and a whole lot of guts (and a dash of blinding stupidity) he has. Not much actually goes on in this volume when you look at it, only set up for the arc, but there is a brilliant sense of tension throughout--as well as explaining what it takes to be a ninja and how much teamwork is required. You either pass or fail with the emotional strength of your nakama. I The story is really picking up here, pushing Naruto, at least, to the limits of what he can do, mentally. It requires a whole lot of guts and a whole lot of guts (and a dash of blinding stupidity) he has. Not much actually goes on in this volume when you look at it, only set up for the arc, but there is a brilliant sense of tension throughout--as well as explaining what it takes to be a ninja and how much teamwork is required. You either pass or fail with the emotional strength of your nakama. In short, I really liked this volume and blasted right on through. There was a tendency to overtalk. I know Kishimoto is setting the world and the stage but sometimes I think he explains too much. But that's neither nor there. It doesn't really interrupt the flow of the narrative and the story is excellent. Also the art is improving as well--though they all look so young!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    The first test begins, and it is far from being anything Naruto would have expected. The rules are a bit odd but the objective is the answer to everything. While it dragged on a little too much, it was fun to see a glimpse into all these characters. There are things that made me question some characters though: so many of them could've used their skills to discretely disqualify others, for example. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/ The first test begins, and it is far from being anything Naruto would have expected. The rules are a bit odd but the objective is the answer to everything. While it dragged on a little too much, it was fun to see a glimpse into all these characters. There are things that made me question some characters though: so many of them could've used their skills to discretely disqualify others, for example. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Well this was intense and I'm starting to like the series now thanks to these new characters we're being introduced to. Honestly, even in the anime, I found the show got interesting when we got to this arc. Good volume. Well this was intense and I'm starting to like the series now thanks to these new characters we're being introduced to. Honestly, even in the anime, I found the show got interesting when we got to this arc. Good volume.

  13. 4 out of 5

    kim song ng

    LOL at Rock and Sakura moments xD cracking me up!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    Really enjoyed this one!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Judith Groen

    Naruto is so hilarious, he had no clue as to what was going on but he still managed to get away with it. Like he said, I will become Hokage, even if it's by pure stubbornness! Gotta love him :D Naruto is so hilarious, he had no clue as to what was going on but he still managed to get away with it. Like he said, I will become Hokage, even if it's by pure stubbornness! Gotta love him :D

  16. 5 out of 5

    DonutKnow

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It takes guts. I was pleasantly surprised by the way they passed the first exam 😄

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ralitsa (Scott)

    Anko is dumb af, how didn't she sense Orochumaru?!?!?! Anko is dumb af, how didn't she sense Orochumaru?!?!?!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Naruto vol 5 Summary: EXAM HELL. In the course of their training, student ninja Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke have fought deadly assassins, learned incredible feats of magic and martial arts, and danced along the brink of death. Now they're facing the most terrifying challenge of all: exams! The three ninja-in-training have signed up for the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams, which they must pass if they ever want to advance to the rank of full-fledged shinobi. They learn too late how grueling the e Naruto vol 5 Summary: EXAM HELL. In the course of their training, student ninja Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke have fought deadly assassins, learned incredible feats of magic and martial arts, and danced along the brink of death. Now they're facing the most terrifying challenge of all: exams! The three ninja-in-training have signed up for the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams, which they must pass if they ever want to advance to the rank of full-fledged shinobi. They learn too late how grueling the exams are... and how dangerous. If the tests of skill, stealth, and battle prowess don't kill them, their fellow junior ninja will. And, since the three pass or fail as a group, they're only as strong as their weakest link... Naruto! Rating: 3 stars Opening Line: "You want to fight me... here and now?" Quote: "He uses insights mercilessly to manipulate foes... bringing their human weaknesses to the surface.. and using those weaknesses to make them crack!"

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mit

    This volume was a fun read. There are now new characters in this series and this makes it more interesting. Of course, the chunin exam is very much difficult than Naruto can imagine, though he can go on and shout about becoming a Hokage and all but you need to act too, not only words. But, well he has a very unique "ninja way" and something which has carried him here till now. Without any special abilities and being stupid all the same. But, what will he do now when he has to face an exam taken This volume was a fun read. There are now new characters in this series and this makes it more interesting. Of course, the chunin exam is very much difficult than Naruto can imagine, though he can go on and shout about becoming a Hokage and all but you need to act too, not only words. But, well he has a very unique "ninja way" and something which has carried him here till now. Without any special abilities and being stupid all the same. But, what will he do now when he has to face an exam taken by a specialist who masters in the way of mental torturing and interrogation? Will his own "Ninja way" see him through this first test? It was really an amazing test designed by Masashi Kishimoto. The drawings of new characters are wonderful.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jedi

    The book Naruto volume 5 is about a kid named Naruto and his teammates Sasuke and Sakura taking the chunin exam so that the 3 of them can go to mission and become "real" ninja. The first part of the chunin exam is a paper test. Sasuke and Sakura don't have any problems taking the test but Naruto on the other hand is not the smartest ninja. Since the 3 of them are in a team if Naruto fails the test both Sasuke and Sakura will fail as well. Will Naruto and his team past the test? Read the book and The book Naruto volume 5 is about a kid named Naruto and his teammates Sasuke and Sakura taking the chunin exam so that the 3 of them can go to mission and become "real" ninja. The first part of the chunin exam is a paper test. Sasuke and Sakura don't have any problems taking the test but Naruto on the other hand is not the smartest ninja. Since the 3 of them are in a team if Naruto fails the test both Sasuke and Sakura will fail as well. Will Naruto and his team past the test? Read the book and find out. I really like this book because it has a lot of fighting and there is also a Naruto TV show I watched and liked. I would recommend this book to people that watched the TV show.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Faisal

    One of my favorite sections of the manga. Its gonna get exciting in the next volume.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jairo Lopez

    This cool book is about these three niggas that have to pass a semester.And they have to do a test and the point is to cheat without getting caught . I recommend this book to Diego because its cool

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    This is a review of the entire series. Once upon a time, the spirit of an evil Nine Tailed Fox wreaked havoc on Konohagakure; the Village Hidden in the Leaves, killing hundreds of honorable ninja in the skirmish and leaving many children without homes or parents. The Fourth Hokage (leader of the village) unleashes a forbidden jutsu (magic spell/ninja ability) to seal the spirit of the evil fox into the body of a newborn baby named Naruto at the cost of his own life. He did this in the hopes that This is a review of the entire series. Once upon a time, the spirit of an evil Nine Tailed Fox wreaked havoc on Konohagakure; the Village Hidden in the Leaves, killing hundreds of honorable ninja in the skirmish and leaving many children without homes or parents. The Fourth Hokage (leader of the village) unleashes a forbidden jutsu (magic spell/ninja ability) to seal the spirit of the evil fox into the body of a newborn baby named Naruto at the cost of his own life. He did this in the hopes that the boy could one day learn to master the power of the demonic spirit and use it to protect the village and become a great hero of the people. Unknown to the citizens of the Leaf, the Nine Tailed Fox was being controlled by an even more powerful adversary, a legendary rogue ninja that plans to wage war against the entire world from the shadows. The identity of the mysterious ninja that attacked the Leaf Village using the Nine Tails died with the Fourth Hokage, and he used what remained of his life to gift Naruto with the power of one day being able to stop this evil ninja and a clan of outlawed S-rank criminals called the Akatsuki from committing mass genocide against the many hidden villages and clans of the world. Because of the evil spirit sealed inside him, Naruto grew up hated by the other children of the village because they believe him and the Nine Tails to be one and the same. They believe he’s a ticking time bomb waiting to go off, waiting for the perfect moment to kill them all just like the Nine Tails killed their parents and families. Shunned, dehumanized and treated like dirt, Naruto vows to become the greatest hokage the world has ever seen so that he can receive the love and acknowledgement he never got as a child. On top of the Nine Tails power and the will to never quit, Naruto also possesses the uncanny ability to turn everyone he meets into a potential comrade. He brings out the best in his peers and tries his hardest to make his enemies see the errors of their ways. He disobeys the rules and ignores cultural traditions to try and make changes to the world and break the eternal cycle of war and hatred through his own methods. His determination is infectious to friend and foe alike. He earns himself the respect he deserves by overcoming one impossible obstacle at a time. Naruto encounters many fascinating and terrifying ninja over the course of his journey to become hokage. Among them are Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto’s best friend and rival who is driven by the vengeful lust to murder his elder brother after he wiped out their own clan in cold blood. Sasuke warms up to Naruto, but his hatred and trauma are dangerous forces that threaten to break his moral code as a ninja and destroy his reputation among his peers. Kakashi Hatake is a notorious copycat ninja that survived one of the most brutal and devastating wars in history as well as the Nine Tails attack on the Leaf Village. He becomes Naruto and Sasuke’s mentor and teaches them a great number of valuable lessons about surviving in the dangerous world of rogue ninja, bloodthirsty assassins and clans ruled by corruption. Jiraiya is a perverted yet wise sage who taught the Fourth Hokage everything he knew and he’s regarded as a god among shinobi that’s famous for his heroic actions in the second great ninja war. He takes an interest in Naruto and raises him as a father figure to carry on the legacy of the Fourth Hokage to prepare him for the many dangerous people that want to use his power for their own nefarious purposes. The Akatsuki is one such group of wicked ninja. Among them are Sasuke’s brother Itachi who murdered his clan and possesses many dangerous techniques involving illusions, psychological torture and elemental manipulation. Sasori who controls poisonous puppets with magical threads, Orochimaru who mastered the forbidden arts of reanimation and quasi-immortality, Deidara who fights from afar using detonating clay and many other deadly foes. The entire series chronicles Naruto and his fellow ninja comrades growing through countless trials and tragedies. There are hundreds of unique jutsus, clans, and techniques which lead to some very intense, creative and strategic battles between skilled ninja with diverse abilities that don’t always match up evenly. There are clan based abilities such as the Aburame clan’s ability to control insects, the Yamanaka clan’s ability to jump into other people’s minds and control their bodies and the Inuzuka clan’s ability to bond with wolves that learn to mimic their master’s battle skills. Then there’s ocular genetic abilities such as the sharingan which allows the user to create psychological illusions, copy their enemy’s abilities and manipulate elemental energy. The byakugan allows the user to read their enemies vital points and detect their spiritual energy from faraway. The rinnegan grants control over space and gravity and so on. On top of having countless unique abilities, nearly every character has a tragic backstory that makes them sympathetic and relatable, even the nastiest of the villains have well-explored reasons for following the paths they do and becoming the way they are. One of my favorite aspects of the series is how well it explores the physical, emotional and psychological effects war can have on society and culture as well as the survivors and future generations that are forced to live in them. How it breeds racism and cultural disputes, how it inspires hatred in orphaned children and war veterans robbed of their homes toward foreign nations, as well as how this eventually leads to further death, war, poverty and destruction. Learning to forgive the ones you hate to prevent further conflict and damaging the world for future generations even further is a major theme throughout the story. Being a massive 700 chapter series, it’s not too surprising that there’s some plot holes and consistency issues. A rule might be stated regarding the requirements and usage of a certain jutsu or ability only for that rule to be repeatedly broken 400 chapters later. Sometimes the characters and rules contradict themselves, sometimes the chronology of certain events and historical facts don’t match up perfectly, the lore and general backstory go through several retcons that change the philosophy and power scaling of the characters and the scope of world-building; the final arc especially drags on and breaks a lot of the logic and rules that the story spent the whole series setting up, etc... Naruto’s far from perfect, but I remember it very fondly for being one of the first series that introduced me to things like manga and Japanese entertainment in general. It was one of those childhood classics like Dragon Ball, Inuyasha, Yu Yu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin. The series grew up with me and I can’t help but feel grateful to it for introducing me to hundreds of other franchises that I’m still a huge fan of to this day and I continue to find many new ones on the regular. Naruto's journey from a clownish, disrespected outcast into a talented, well-loved and admired hero is a memorable one.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ~Cyanide Latte~

    Honestly, I gotta give the editors and translators props for dealing with this volume. It's what really kicks off the Chunin Exams, and in the first stage of the exams, there are so many pages that are just so text-heavy that it must have been a nightmare to work with. (It's certainly a bit exhausting just to read that much text crammed onto a page. I get why it's there, but yeesh.) I remember these chapters being more intense when I was reading them individually in Shonen Jump in high school, bu Honestly, I gotta give the editors and translators props for dealing with this volume. It's what really kicks off the Chunin Exams, and in the first stage of the exams, there are so many pages that are just so text-heavy that it must have been a nightmare to work with. (It's certainly a bit exhausting just to read that much text crammed onto a page. I get why it's there, but yeesh.) I remember these chapters being more intense when I was reading them individually in Shonen Jump in high school, but I think returning to them has me a bit more jaded and less impressed. I feel like very little occurs within this volume. True, the fight with Lee and Sasuke is good, especially knowing after all this time the twists and hardships written into Rock Lee's character. And as this is the proper introduction to Lee and to his mentor, Might Guy, I do appreciate that volume immensely for this reason. Beyond that however, a lot of it feels like artificial tension trying to escalate and hype up the next stage of the exams, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but having read it before, the tension doesn't have the same impact now. Plus, every now and then you spot a confusing plot hole and wonder what in the world the possible explanation could be beyond "they're just ninja, so they can." (view spoiler)[Read, while everyone starts cheating on the written exam, at one point Tenten is adjusting mirrors that are somehow attached to the ceiling, and wants Rock Lee to signal her that he sees them via adjusting his headband. My question is...how did Tenten somehow affix mirrors and wires to a spot on the ceiling without the exam proctors noticing, let alone anyone else catching the glint off the mirror when she moves it??? (hide spoiler)]

  25. 4 out of 5

    Undomiel Books (Rosie)

    I don't have a set amount of Naruto that I have to read as part of my summer reading, but I originally told myself I'd read the first 10, but honestly I'm struggling. Truth be told, I would have given them all 2* so far, but I do appreciate that this is just not my kind of thing, and is not something I would ever personally read by choice, hence why I've given them all 3* so far. I just find Naruto himself to be a very annoying protagonist, and I feel like all the other characters are very clich I don't have a set amount of Naruto that I have to read as part of my summer reading, but I originally told myself I'd read the first 10, but honestly I'm struggling. Truth be told, I would have given them all 2* so far, but I do appreciate that this is just not my kind of thing, and is not something I would ever personally read by choice, hence why I've given them all 3* so far. I just find Naruto himself to be a very annoying protagonist, and I feel like all the other characters are very cliche, and fulfil all the classic side character tick boxes. I completely understand the appeal, and can see why I've been told to read this to better understand the sort of things that are popular with younger teen readers, but I also can't deny that it just really isn't my kind of thing. I may give volumes 6-10 a chance in August after I take a little break from Naruto, but for now I definitely won't be jumping into the next one anytime soon.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bianca A.

    The Sound Village team is being introduced and we get to see some backstories, meet Kabuto, Hinata and other relevant main and side characters and their relationships. As a fan that already watched the whole anime it feels strange to meet once again these young and fresh characters and I have to admit that I PREFER the manga over the anime so far. The anime had somehow erased the personality out of the characters, some from the beginning and some across, while the manga preserves all of the char The Sound Village team is being introduced and we get to see some backstories, meet Kabuto, Hinata and other relevant main and side characters and their relationships. As a fan that already watched the whole anime it feels strange to meet once again these young and fresh characters and I have to admit that I PREFER the manga over the anime so far. The anime had somehow erased the personality out of the characters, some from the beginning and some across, while the manga preserves all of the characters' complex personalities and facial expressions, which makes them more real and more human and the language used is also more for a mature audience. I watched Naruto over 10 years ago and it feels nice to go back to this anime in manga format.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michael Neno

    The centerpiece of Naruto Book Five: The Challengers is a 110-page exam sequence; our ninja-in-training heroes Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke take the Chûnin Exams, in order to become full-fledged shinobi. This could be the most suspenseful exam sequence in comics, where the rules may be designed to be subverted, the room is monitored by a wall of over-lookers, alliances are made, and psychological pressure is intrinsic to the test. A second, Hunger Games-like test taking place in the Forest of Death The centerpiece of Naruto Book Five: The Challengers is a 110-page exam sequence; our ninja-in-training heroes Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke take the Chûnin Exams, in order to become full-fledged shinobi. This could be the most suspenseful exam sequence in comics, where the rules may be designed to be subverted, the room is monitored by a wall of over-lookers, alliances are made, and psychological pressure is intrinsic to the test. A second, Hunger Games-like test taking place in the Forest of Death is set up and continues into Book Six.

  28. 4 out of 5

    tomás.

    •- I'm still surprised at how young they all look here when compared to the anime (especially Shikamaru tbh). •- The first exam is not really that interesting, but it’s cool to see how they all manage to cheat. And I feel it made more sense here than it did in the anime? Idk. Anyway examen number two is get it’s at •- Of course the other two important female characters introduced with full names are… obsessed with boys. He doesn't know anything about the Bechdel test, does he? And one scene on the •- I'm still surprised at how young they all look here when compared to the anime (especially Shikamaru tbh). •- The first exam is not really that interesting, but it’s cool to see how they all manage to cheat. And I feel it made more sense here than it did in the anime? Idk. Anyway examen number two is get it’s at •- Of course the other two important female characters introduced with full names are… obsessed with boys. He doesn't know anything about the Bechdel test, does he? And one scene on the first exam was... different in the anime. They really wanted us to hate Sakura in that, huh?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kai

    I read Vol 5th. To take exam “ 中忍試験“, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura go to the plece which is to submit their forms. They met colleagues. They are inspired. Exept for Naruto, they faced difficult exam. Moreover, Orotimaru appear in front of Naruto. He is one of key persons. When I saw him, I feel he is so a bad guy. The scene that Orotimaru appear in front of Naruto is the climax in this Vol.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

    The chunin exam is one of my favorite arcs in the series <3

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