Vol. 28, Homecoming

Graphic Novel - 2008
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It's been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he's still not the most accomplished of his former teammates. But when one of them is kidnapped, it's up to Naruto to prove he's got the stuff to save him.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2008
Edition: Shonen jump manga ed
ISBN: 9781421518640
Branch Call Number: GN TEEN NAR v.28
Characteristics: 189 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Homecoming


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Jul 20, 2016

This volume is the beginning of the second part of the Naruto series. In this volume we get to see the growth of all the characters from the original series. As a person who has watched and read the first part of this series I was very excited to see the different character designs the author drew for everyone to show growth. I was also excited to see what kind of new powers they all acquired because before this, they all took two years to train and better themselves as shinobi. I was able to read how Naruto and Sakura improved in those two years because Kakashi put them to the test by assigning them the same task they did when the first met. Reading this brought back some nostalgia from when I was first reading the Naruto series. As well as growth we begin to see how the second part will start and who the villains of the season will be, so we are able to meet new characters in the graphic novel. At the end of the book we get a sneak peek at how another squad has grown and their new character design. This has definitely got me wanting to read what happens next! 4/5
@minimonie of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

As the title suggests, Homecoming shows Naruto’s return to his home village. The author skips two years in the story and does not explain what Naruto has done in the elapsed time. However, Kishimoto adds foreshadowing to show Narutos’s future and explain his actions. Kishimoto does not starve the reader for information. Information about two other main characters, Sakura and Gaara, is given in the volume. Both characters’ expositions include flashbacks to connect of all the new information together. Kishimoto also includes a small amount of information for current side characters which evolve into main characters. The volume also includes a small fight scene which is perfectly transitioned into from the exposition on Gaara. The volume also serves the beginning of a new arc in the story. The author blends in the exposition of the volume with new antagonists entering into the story. Kishimoto only gives hints on the identities and motives of the antagonists and leaves many mysteries on the future of the story. Great transition into a kind of maturity for the series and Naruto. 5/5.
@GOATreviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

(SPOILERS)Homecoming is a perfect name for volume 28 of Naruto because all our favorite characters have returned from a 2 and a half year break where they've been gone doing various training and living their lives. Naruto although not as much as the others has matured greatly within this time span, and the others although not as much as Naruto have greatly increased their strength. This volume shows us the changes each character has gone through and begins the ark of which the Akatsuki begins to make their moves and try to capture each and every jinchuuriki and extract their tailed beast. A very significant fact in this volume is that everyone but Naruto has increased their titles above genin infact we even see that Gaara has become kazekage in the sand village. The volume ends off Gaara being captured by the Akatsuki and Tsunade sending reinforcement from the leaf coming for the rescue of their once close friend. This holds great significance because of the fact that Naruto is also a jinchurkis and this could have been him, he feels strongly and wants to bring back his friend which is essentially a foil of Naruto's character. This volume is pretty awesome in my opinion, my favorite part has to be seeing the now matured team 7 getting back together and doing the bell challenge with Kakashi.
@magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

VaughanPLDinaS Apr 13, 2012

Naruto volume 8 is after the fight with sauske and naruto and after naruto has left the village with jiriya.

Jun 13, 2011

narutos a genin stronger than a kage


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