Hot Best Seller

Naruto, Vol. 44: Senjutsu Heir

Availability: Ready to download

Naruto must decipher the cryptic last words of his beloved mentor. What did Jiraiya find out about the leader of the Akatsuki that was so important he had to hide it in code? And can Naruto stand a fighting chance against those who managed to take down one of the Three Great Shinobi?


Compare

Naruto must decipher the cryptic last words of his beloved mentor. What did Jiraiya find out about the leader of the Akatsuki that was so important he had to hide it in code? And can Naruto stand a fighting chance against those who managed to take down one of the Three Great Shinobi?

30 review for Naruto, Vol. 44: Senjutsu Heir

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    This volume was a nice change of pace. We get a renewal of goals for Naruto, a bit of comic relief to offset his Master's death, and the beginning of a great training montage. Do I like training montages? Why yes, yes I do. I don't find them tedious or pointless at all. I am, after all, also a student of Dragonball. More importantly, for this volume, I really loved the big reveal scenes for Sasuke's postmortem. Ready to level up, Sasuke? Oh yeah, and everything you ever thought you knew is wrong! This volume was a nice change of pace. We get a renewal of goals for Naruto, a bit of comic relief to offset his Master's death, and the beginning of a great training montage. Do I like training montages? Why yes, yes I do. I don't find them tedious or pointless at all. I am, after all, also a student of Dragonball. More importantly, for this volume, I really loved the big reveal scenes for Sasuke's postmortem. Ready to level up, Sasuke? Oh yeah, and everything you ever thought you knew is wrong! Muahahaha. Evil, evil Kishimoto.

  2. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    First half does a extremely goodjob of Naruto handling the fallout of the last volume. With death comes loss, and it's always the person who is left behind who has to hold up the weight of it all. Naruto has grown in a lot of ways while still being a idiot at times. This volume above all else shows how much he's matured. Especially dealing with the fallout of the last volume. Then we flip over to Sasuke and his crew taking on "Killer B" which by the way is such a dumb name. This rapper like ninj First half does a extremely goodjob of Naruto handling the fallout of the last volume. With death comes loss, and it's always the person who is left behind who has to hold up the weight of it all. Naruto has grown in a lot of ways while still being a idiot at times. This volume above all else shows how much he's matured. Especially dealing with the fallout of the last volume. Then we flip over to Sasuke and his crew taking on "Killer B" which by the way is such a dumb name. This rapper like ninja warrior won't be so easy to put down. Besides the semi-racist make the one black guy in the series a rapper thing going on it was a pretty fun volume. Killer B's moveset is entertaining and watching him handle Sasuke and Co is actually great. I'd say though the best part is the first half with Naruto dealing with the loss and moving forward. Touching and sad, with multiple characters in grief. A 4 out of 5.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Subham

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Okay this volume continues the awesomeness established in the last volume, we pick back up with Sasuke as he learns more about his brother and those flashbacks of his loving brother and wants to avenge him and names his group HAWK and kinda teams up with Akatsuki to take revenge on the leaf village, meanwhile Naruto receives news about his sensei being killed and its so emotional seeing how he handles it and even makes you tear up a bit but he has to also help decipher the code that Jiraiya-sens Okay this volume continues the awesomeness established in the last volume, we pick back up with Sasuke as he learns more about his brother and those flashbacks of his loving brother and wants to avenge him and names his group HAWK and kinda teams up with Akatsuki to take revenge on the leaf village, meanwhile Naruto receives news about his sensei being killed and its so emotional seeing how he handles it and even makes you tear up a bit but he has to also help decipher the code that Jiraiya-sensei in his last moments sent to the village and they do and it has something to do with his book. Meanwhile Naruto has to head to the Frog Mountain to learn SENJUTSU aka Hermit Type Techniques and its amazing to see it, he is failing but the greatest things to learn take the harshest training and Pa Frog is teaching him well, Meanwhile Sasuke, Suigestu, Juugo and Karin are after the Hachibi Jinchurriki and fighting him and the fight is deadly and epic and soo interesting, two parallel stories going on and this series firing on all cylinders now! Next: Pein vs KONOHA!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    After a few intense volumes we kind of slow down a bit in this one to really introduce the all new Sage Jutsu and the Mount Myoboku Toads who will teach Naruto a way to possibly take down Pain. The other story taking place is Sasuke and the newly formed Taka take on thier first Akatsuki mission to track and defeat the Eight Tails Jinchuriki. Naruto needs to hurry because Pain and Konan have set out for Konoha!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Seems like more a transition novel. Naruto gets more training, and Sasuke tries to achieve a goal.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Angela Auten

    Review to come!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristian Dobson

    Yet another training arc and a borderline racist and annoying new character make this one of the weakest volumes so far.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jay Xiong

    The book Naruto Volume 44 is about Sasuke a rogue ninja who left the hidden leaf. Sasuke wants to kill his brother because Itachi killed his own clan requested by the Third Hokage. After awhile Sasuke was training to get better so he could find his brother. Once he was done training for a couple of years he went off to find him. Sasuke had finally found him and he was getting ready to fight him. Will Sasuke succeed? Read the Book and find out. I really liked this book because the story line about The book Naruto Volume 44 is about Sasuke a rogue ninja who left the hidden leaf. Sasuke wants to kill his brother because Itachi killed his own clan requested by the Third Hokage. After awhile Sasuke was training to get better so he could find his brother. Once he was done training for a couple of years he went off to find him. Sasuke had finally found him and he was getting ready to fight him. Will Sasuke succeed? Read the Book and find out. I really liked this book because the story line about it a kid named Naruto who lost his parents and he's trying everything to become Hokage when he's older and he's always pushing himself over his limit no matter what happens. I recommend people who watches anime's and reads about them.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Here's the thing about Kishimoto: he may focus way too much on Sasuke and have no sense of pacing to speak of, but when he gets an emotional moment right, he gets it really right. Case in point: Naruto's reaction to learning Jiraiya is dead. Iruka's reappearance was an especially nice touch. Here's the thing about Kishimoto: he may focus way too much on Sasuke and have no sense of pacing to speak of, but when he gets an emotional moment right, he gets it really right. Case in point: Naruto's reaction to learning Jiraiya is dead. Iruka's reappearance was an especially nice touch.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Somya

    Taking forward his master's techniques, Naruto starts learning how to perform Senjutsu. Heartbroken about Jiraiya's death, he's hell bent on taking revenge on Pain. What I feel is that it felt a little rushed. Taking forward his master's techniques, Naruto starts learning how to perform Senjutsu. Heartbroken about Jiraiya's death, he's hell bent on taking revenge on Pain. What I feel is that it felt a little rushed.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Akke

    Just your casual Naruto and extremely difficult (to pronounce) Japanese words.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    The reaction to Jiraiya's death is brutal. Tsunade having to take responsibility and coordinate actions while being the Hokage and unable to show weakness in accepting her grief. Naruto having to cope with loss for the first time. Shikamaru stepping into a new role as a real leader while still reeling from Asuma's death. It's so incredibly humanizing for Naruto and is the one thing that pushes him further towards becoming Hokage than ever before. Kishimoto once said in an interview that Jiraiya's The reaction to Jiraiya's death is brutal. Tsunade having to take responsibility and coordinate actions while being the Hokage and unable to show weakness in accepting her grief. Naruto having to cope with loss for the first time. Shikamaru stepping into a new role as a real leader while still reeling from Asuma's death. It's so incredibly humanizing for Naruto and is the one thing that pushes him further towards becoming Hokage than ever before. Kishimoto once said in an interview that Jiraiya's death is the one thing that makes Naruto able to understand Sasuke- they were both alone but now is the first time Naruto experiences loss. It changes him, and matures him. Stakes are high now! Characters we know and love can actually die! And as Konoha figures out Jiraiya's message and prepares to get revenge on Pain, Naruto undergoes some training that plays off of some of the new ideas from the previous volumes. We're also given a new direction for Sasuke, and are introduced to the eigth Jinchuriki host! Big things for the series right now.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Diana Lynn

    Man, this one was sad too. The aftermath of losing someone loved so much was just devastating. However, this book recovers from the heartbreak and opens the plot up for some new characters, and some new clues, and insights into who Pain really is. We also get to meet Killer Bee and, I have to admit, at first I wasn't a fan of him. He was a stereotype and annoying and odd, but as I got to know him, he became another character I loved. And Sage Jutsu comes into play here as well! Reading it and kn Man, this one was sad too. The aftermath of losing someone loved so much was just devastating. However, this book recovers from the heartbreak and opens the plot up for some new characters, and some new clues, and insights into who Pain really is. We also get to meet Killer Bee and, I have to admit, at first I wasn't a fan of him. He was a stereotype and annoying and odd, but as I got to know him, he became another character I loved. And Sage Jutsu comes into play here as well! Reading it and knowing the outcome doesn't make the story any less intriguing, but when I didn't know and was figuring everything out alongside these characters, this arc was my favorite one. I know what's next and we are getting to the climax and I can not waittttt

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate F

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In this book we see Sasuke and his team "Hawks" kind of team up with the Akatsuki to take revenge on the leaf village. Meanwhile Kakashi tells Naruto Lady Tsunade needs to see him immediately. She tells Naruto that Jiraiya (the only family he has left) died in battle. Naruto gets very angry with Tsunade asking why she let him go on this mission. Before Jiraiya died, he left a code message that is only for Naruto. Fukasaku brings Naruto to the Frog Mountain to learn in Jiraiya's footsteps. Sasuke In this book we see Sasuke and his team "Hawks" kind of team up with the Akatsuki to take revenge on the leaf village. Meanwhile Kakashi tells Naruto Lady Tsunade needs to see him immediately. She tells Naruto that Jiraiya (the only family he has left) died in battle. Naruto gets very angry with Tsunade asking why she let him go on this mission. Before Jiraiya died, he left a code message that is only for Naruto. Fukasaku brings Naruto to the Frog Mountain to learn in Jiraiya's footsteps. Sasuke and his team find Killer B who is the holder of the Eight-Tailed beast. So much happened in this book and I can't wait to see what happens next!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kulwinder Singh

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. "𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝 𝙗𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙." The message of Jiraiya's death has reached Konoha and it hit Naruto very hard. To defeat Pain, Lord Fukasaku brought Naruto to Mt. Myoboku for teaching him Sage Jutsu which even Jiraiya couldn't fully master. Meanwhile, Sasuke's team set out to capture eight-tails for the Akatsuki. Eight tails Jinjuriki is such a jolly fella and his fighting techniques are nothing to sneeze at. Finally there's someone who's giving Akatsuki a hard time. "𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝 𝙗𝙚 𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙." The message of Jiraiya's death has reached Konoha and it hit Naruto very hard. To defeat Pain, Lord Fukasaku brought Naruto to Mt. Myoboku for teaching him Sage Jutsu which even Jiraiya couldn't fully master. Meanwhile, Sasuke's team set out to capture eight-tails for the Akatsuki. Eight tails Jinjuriki is such a jolly fella and his fighting techniques are nothing to sneeze at. Finally there's someone who's giving Akatsuki a hard time.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    At the time of this review, I have read 45-49, 51-56, 58, 67, and 69. As always, I will try to focus on this particular volume. Naruto's Sadness We knew he was going to be sad, so it was heartwarming to see two people check in on him. The first one makes total sense, because he was the one of the first people to welcome him. The second one is the person that I see number people say is Naruto's true friend. The Code As soon as Naruto revealed a secret to Jiraiya's message, I knew what type of code At the time of this review, I have read 45-49, 51-56, 58, 67, and 69. As always, I will try to focus on this particular volume. Naruto's Sadness We knew he was going to be sad, so it was heartwarming to see two people check in on him. The first one makes total sense, because he was the one of the first people to welcome him. The second one is the person that I see number people say is Naruto's true friend. The Code As soon as Naruto revealed a secret to Jiraiya's message, I knew what type of code it was! Let the Training Begin This is where Naruto begins his new training with a new teacher. This makes the later volumes make sense. My Favorite! Yeah! This is where we see him for the first time! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! He just makes me so happy! Verdict: I do enjoy this series!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Zian B.

    It was almost painful seeing Tsunade but especially Naruto grieve for Jiraiya. I really like how Shikamaru managed to cheer up his good friend though. I’m curious to see how exactly the Pain plans to try to capture Naruto, as well as how Team Taka plan to subdue the Eight Tails.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Wang

    Plot: - Sasuke's memory of Itachi - Naruto's mourning to Jiraiya 😢(The last scene I shall forget about Naruto!!!) - Deciphering Jiraiya's code of secret - Sasuke's team vs. Hachiya - Naruto's training on Senju Plot: - Sasuke's memory of Itachi - Naruto's mourning to Jiraiya 😢(The last scene I shall forget about Naruto!!!) - Deciphering Jiraiya's code of secret - Sasuke's team vs. Hachiya - Naruto's training on Senju

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bookaholic

    this volume shows us the aftermath of jiraiya's death on his loved ones, and it's great to see how many of them deal w/ it in different ways but all resolve on avenging him. also bee finally shows up! this volume shows us the aftermath of jiraiya's death on his loved ones, and it's great to see how many of them deal w/ it in different ways but all resolve on avenging him. also bee finally shows up!

  21. 5 out of 5

    James

    Toad Sage training starts.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bee (BacchusVines)

    Frogs, frogs and more frogs

  23. 4 out of 5

    Skye26

    Naruto you start to become kakoi

  24. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. And the best part about this is Sasuke's looking to have his ass kicked. *edit* 4 stars This volume gave me the most genuine laugh in a manga. It's during Naruto's sage training. Guess! And the best part about this is Sasuke's looking to have his ass kicked. *edit* 4 stars This volume gave me the most genuine laugh in a manga. It's during Naruto's sage training. Guess!

  25. 5 out of 5

    gabi

    Finally, we’re back to some more time focused on Naruto. It’s good to be back.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alan Fricker

    Toad slap

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tanmay Pereira Naik

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Good fight and introduction of Killer Bee! First time Sasuke takes a significant hit.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Niranjan

    best ever in the entire series

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lucia

    I love this whole arc

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laurene Allibert

    Sage mode activated

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...