Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Manga Review: Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend, Volume 1, by Masashi Kishimoto and Kenji Taira

Rating (Out of 5): ~1.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: September 2017
Volumes: 3.
Spoilers?: Light.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Naruto’s rival, cuter than you’ve ever seen him before!

Uchiha Sasuke, the brooding loner who will do anything to avenge his clan and kill his older brother… Yes, this is his story, but with a hilarious twist! In Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, the characters and story have been flipped on their heads, all for the sake of comedy! With his Taka teammates Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo, Sasuke travels the land and gets into all kinds of wacky adventures. This is a side of Sasuke you’ve never seen before. One bit of advice: do not mock the Uchiha!

Elite ninja Uchiha Sasuke travels the land with his teammates, searching for his brother Itachi. Pillow fights, video games, Christmas parties… There’s nothing this ninja won’t do to avenge his clan!


This is a parody of the Naruto verse, featuring Sasuke and his odd gang, and later it even moves into the village with Naruto and the main people.
This volume was rough. I'm sure some people loved it, and I will admit that I didn't read much of the main series. But I just did not find this volume enjoyable.
It's made up of normal-length chapters with short comedic arcs. Sasuke fights a couple people, banters with his friends. He's searching for his brother, and finds him pretty early on. Later, he also goes back to the village and runs into Naruto and the original gang.
This was just not funny. It was more annoying and stupid to me, honestly. I will say that my biggest annoyance was how there was constantly a character pointing out how crazy or dumb something was when it was happening; it just brought me out of the story every time.
This was dumb, honestly. I don't want to read any more of it.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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