Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki was published in English as Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint on January 5, 2016 and in Polish as Naruto: Siódmy Hokage i Księżyc Szkarłatnego Kwiatu by J.P Fantastica on March 18, 2016.
so this is my first review , I hope its good enough
Although the story hasn't gotten that far, the story seems to be going rather well for this short story. It starts with Sarada missing her dad Sasuke Uchiha as she has no recent memory of meeting him as he hasn't visited for over 10 years. Sakura gets ill and Sarada decides to follow Naruto to her father with her best friend Chouchou. Meanwhile some mysterious person is tring to revive the akatsuki and they have sharingans.
The art is like how it was before while the old characters have matured and the younger generation are in the spotlight. Sasuke's new look doesn't suit him too much and you can't help but wonder why Sarada wears the same glassess as Karin.
The characters in this manga are surprisingly interesting especially Sarada Uchiha. shes interesting and an overall cool character. Boruto on the other hand seems to be a carbon copy of younger Naruto however we haven't seen much of him so he has room for improvement. Sasuke and Sakura are a disappointment. Sasuke not knowing what his daughter looks like threatens her with a sword and tells her it's not her business. Sakura hasn't matured and is exactly the same as pre-teen sakura; always frowning over Sasuke. Naruto has matured the most and became the 7th hokage. finally Chouchou the girl that provides us comic relief but at the same time annoys us.
If youve gotten this far into the naruto universrse you might as well as continue as this has everything that you loved about the old naruto as well as a strong villain approaching (apparantely a bigger threat than Kaguya but we'll have to wait and see)
Just read this manga and you won't regret it- unless you hate naruto. read more
So basically this is just more Naruto! This time the war is over you get some nostalgia with all the new children. 5 chapters in and I am pretty sure I can predict what enjoyment I will get out of it.
I mean when they finished Naruto I thought it was over, but really anything at this point is stretching the drawn out timeline, so it really doesn't deserve more than 7. But who came here for the story? Lets be honest this is the amazing Naruto kickstarted again
Plot Preview: (NOT REALLY SPOILERS but you need to know at-least the start of this new arc)
Just some new guys with sharingans are messing with all 5 villages and they are the new Akatsuki. Sasuke is not in the village but he is protecting them remotely by tailing new threats.
It is the same quality as Naruto. But the new characters (children of the old characters) seem a little bit forced in terms of looks, because they had to mashup the ships.
Same characters bro. The new children ones are well they are still like 9 or 10 so they really only possess childish stereotypes.
More Naruto = Better Life (If you can't tell by now I really like Naruto) Still exciting it hasn't lost its edge if you bought all of that stuff at the end of the original Naruto series.
Overall: 10 (This should be 8.5, but Naruto is what started my love of Anime so I weigh enjoyment much higher than others)
The Manga picks up where it left off, and it does a good enough job to continue reading Naruto.
But this is basically more Naruto, I mean who doesn't love that?read more
I'm disappointed with this whole spin off / sequel ( I don't even think if you can even call this crap a sequel).
I only read this spin off because i did like part 1 and 2 in some parts but this...it throws logic out of the window, already established by kishimoto himself. We got introduced with the new k11, which i was happy to see what's up with them, but no... kishimoto only focuses on chocho, trying to be funny but she isn't, and sarada with uchiha family all over again!
I thought we're going to see at least 2 volumes about the new k11 doing the gennin/chunnin exams. To see their abilities and personalities and compare them with their parents. In the gennin/chunnin exams we could get a villain like garaa, you know the ''cool!'' kids that believes they're better than others, coming from different villages and i was hoping to see something besides UCHIHA. I was left in disappointment.
The villain that we got in this spin off was terrible. Oh my god, if we compare shin with kaguya, I would freaking choose kaguya any day of the week. His reasoning about revenge is stupid and it doesn't make any sense to have a revenge at this point of time / timeline, which he could have done it when naruto and sasuke fought and were in their weaken state (He was in the fight watching from far away, there's a scan that it shows a person seeing the fight but never participated...)
Let me finish my review of this spin off with sarada and this whole pointless drama. She's a sakura v2, let's just state that she's no different than her mother. This whole drama or plot that we got in 10 chapters was pointless. We got barely character development in my opinion.
The only good thing that I found positive was to see the new kids, that's it!
After the dreadful ending of "Naruto", many fans were left wondering if the series could get any worse. With this sequel, Kishimoto has proven that it can, in fact, get worse.
After the ending on "Naruto" left a bad taste in my mouth, I wondered whether I should start reading this or not. As an old fan of the series, as well as since I had nothing better to do, I decided to read it. The story starts off right after chapter 700 of "Naruto" and focuses mostly on Sarada Uchiha, the daughter of Sasuke and Sakura. I won't go into much detail, but Sarada, after looking at a picture of Karin, went on a quest to find out who her real mother is. The whole premise sounds like one of those cheap soap operas which your grandma probably watches.
The art style is okay, there's nothing bad about it, and there's nothing too exceptional about it either, so there's no point writing much about it.
As for the characters, they haven't changed much. Naruto is still the usual idiot, Sakura is still rages about everything and Sasuke manages to become even more unlikable. The new character, Sarada, has all the bad personality traits of her father: she is insecure, and looks like she'll decide to "destroy Konoha" every minute. As for the villains, Kishimoto has chosen to create some new ones. However, due to his limited creativity, they are (spoiler) still related to the Uchiha clan, even though there are countless other villages and families to choose from. Anyway, the goals of the main villain are stupid, and they are overall very forgettable.
After the Pain arc, my enjoyment of "Naruto" has fallen more and more after each chapter. I thought this manga would capture once again the spirit of the beginning of "Naruto", but at this point, it is so bad that it becomes funny.
Overall, after having read 9 chapters, I'll rate this manga a 4/10. read more
Even though the official Naruto manga has ended, it doesn't mean that the life hasn't gone on in the shinobi world. Naruto's legacy continues, and now it's time for the next generation to appear and make their mark in the world. The Naruto Gaiden series starts here!