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Naruto, Vol. 03: Bridge of Courage (Naruto #3)

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While they recover from their injuries, Kakashi puts Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura on a strict training regimen to protect Tazuna's family against Zabuza's next attack. But Zabuza has a dangerous new apprentice in Haku. And as the bridge comes closer to completion, our heroes must be willing to kill—or die.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 17th 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published August 4th 2000)
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Sean Gibson
Aug 18, 2015 Sean Gibson rated it really liked it
Naruto is my first foray into Manga, and I undoubtedly enjoyed it. Fun characters, frenetic action, an engaging mythology…it’s good stuff.

Yet, all I can think is: I should have read this 15 years ago.

Why didn’t it resonate with me more?

I think it has to do with timing. There are certain stories and writers that I’ve come upon at just the right time in my life—The Dark Phoenix Saga when I was 10, R.A. Salvatore and Drizzt Do’Urden when I was 15, Jane Austen when I was in college, David Foster Wal
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Brad
Mar 27, 2013 Brad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Finishing this volume gave me the chills. True, deep, creepy chills and it even brought some tears to my eyes. Of course, I know Sasuke isn't *really* dead, and I know that Haku is not truly what he seems, but the combination of events and the set-up is pretty damn brilliant.

That being said, I know that the whole side story if Inari is important, but on additional readings, I'm pretty much blah about it. I just wanted to get to the good stuff again.

The awakenings. *shiver* Great stuff.
CARSONW
Feb 12, 2014 CARSONW rated it it was amazing
Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura have became junior ninjas and they want to do a job that is not just babysitting something more exiting. The three get a job to protect a old bridge builder from being as sainted by Zabuza. This book has a lot of battles and fights and blood. The ninjas meet lots of foes on their journey to the bridge builders destination. I enjoyed the fighting scenes and the suspense of the battles. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys lots of fighting in graphic novels. Overal ...more
Paula
May 08, 2015 Paula rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas-comics
justo hace unos días vi el capitulo de la guerra y pensé que estaban mal los subtitulos porque se referian a haku como "el" y ahora finalmente lo entendi, repito que leer esto es nostalgia pura
Mit
Dec 19, 2016 Mit rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this volume, my feelings were different and I just realized that it has been a long time since i watched anime so I really have forgotten about many things.

However, It did not surprise me to see that Zabuza is back with his dangerous and mysterious apprentice Haku, who is having some mysterious technique which draws Naruto and Sasuke into serious and unknown danger. But, Haku does not know that both Sasuke and Naruto also are having something special.

The Ending obviously
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Martina
Apr 30, 2016 Martina rated it it was amazing
Awww Sasuke :) Can't wait to see what happens next
Winnie
Jul 03, 2015 Winnie rated it it was amazing
Love naruto!!! <3<3
Braiden
Mar 31, 2010 Braiden rated it it was amazing
I can't beleive that naruto becomes the nine tailed fox because sauske only got knocked out by haku. Why do they need to protect tanzuna because he could just fight them with wood. But he probably does not know that. Can't they all get along like friends. I predict that in the last book everyone teams up against orochimaru and his minons in a battle. I think that naruto is going to save everyone in the village.I can't beleive that naruto becomes the nine tailed fox because sauske only got knocke ...more
Natalie
12 year old Naruto Uzumaki is an orphan with a nine-tailed demon fox sealed inside of him. Despite this, he's determined to become the strongest ninja in his village and earn the title of Hokage. Action scenes are good and interspersed with enough dialogue as to not get repetitive or boring. I like that the story focuses on a troubled main character -- not because a troubled main character is new, but because Naruto reacts like many kids do when they aren't given enough attention, and it's refre ...more
Carmine
Jul 20, 2015 Carmine rated it really liked it
Volume eccezionale che raggiunge vette di epicità senza precedenti.
I pericolosissimi Haku e Zabuza si contrappongono a Naruto, Sasuke e Kakashi.
La crescita di Naruto inizia a palesarsi con sempre maggior chiarezza, nonostante l'evidente inferiorità rispetto al talentuoso rivale.

Purtroppo mi devo costretto a togliere un punto dalla valutazione massima per un cambio caratteriale di Zabuza che mal si amalgama con la sua natura violenta e sanguinaria.
Capisco il desiderio dell'autore di voler colpire
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Chris
Mar 06, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing
Do you like Dragon Ball Z?Then this is book is perfect for you.This book is full of action and never ceases to impress me.I liked it becaouse I was interested in ninjas and especially japeneses ones.The book is based on a team called squad 7 made up of Naruto,Sasuke,Sakura and Kakashi Sensei.They are all from the Hidden Leaf Villag.The ninja's or shinobi get along in an interesting way that i will let u find out when you read the book.I would reccommend this book to anyone who likes ninjas and a ...more
Ricardo Sainz
Jan 08, 2016 Ricardo Sainz rated it it was amazing
i like this book because it is alot things hapening abd three fighting zabuza and haku and naruto wins
then haku get kicked in the face and naruto gets really mad bacause gato kicked haku wean he was alredy dead .
Brandon St Mark
I always hated this part in the anime, however I really like Haku and Zabuza as characters. Also, the growth people Naruto and Sasuke is really great.
Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
Oct 27, 2016 Xavier (CharlesXplosion) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy
This is getting so good!!!!!!
letmereadu
Aug 14, 2014 letmereadu rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Aksiyonu iyice artmaya başlamışken, neden duralım ki?
Wafaa
Oct 22, 2015 Wafaa rated it it was amazing
wow!!this was so good and I want the next volume right now
Aneesh
Apr 28, 2015 Aneesh rated it it was amazing
It is pulling me down with it.

Can't stop.

Must read Naruto...
Frahorus
Jan 24, 2017 Frahorus rated it liked it
La Squadra 7 si allena sugli alberi per potenziare il chakra ai piedi. Intanto conosciamo il passato di Inari e di come il suo padre adottivo, Kaiza, venne ucciso da Gatoo. Ritorna all'attacco Zabuza assieme ad Haku e Sasuke viene colpito in modo brutale. Naruto medita vendetta...
Travis
Jan 03, 2017 Travis rated it it was amazing
Are main characters first true fight against the baddies is underway and let me tell you it is one of my favorite fights in all of Naruto still to this day. Zabuza and Haku are some true adversaries that push all the characters to the limit so early on in what will become a harrowing journey!!!
Vaughn Hokanson
Oct 20, 2012 Vaughn Hokanson rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-12
This manga continues the adventures of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and their trainer Kakashi as they battle evil and develop their Ninja skills. Naruto wants to become the Hokage or leader of his village and so has a very competitive spirit with the rest of his team; however, he and Sasuke and Sakura are slowly becoming close friends. This book opens as Kakashi works to train his team on how to channel their chakra or spiritual energy in order to learn new combat skills. Meanwhile a ninja assassin n ...more
Tail4 62
Sep 10, 2008 Tail4 62 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Tail4 62 by: myself
This book is about when Kakashi sensei recovers from his fight with Zabuza. He also teaches his cell to climb trees with just their feet. Sakura is the first to reach the top of the tree due to her excellent chakra(ninja energy)control.Then Sasuke, and finally, Naruto. And as Tazuna finishes the bridge, we find that Haku, the dude who took Zabuza, was Zabuza's apprentice, and just saved him from Kakashi and his awesome skills. Zabuza is also recovering from both the serious beating he took from ...more
Erin
Apr 07, 2008 Erin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: manga lovers, DBZ fans


In this thrid volume we see a bit more fighting, blood, and character development. And in shonen comics, those are all very good things.

It's shown that even the great Kakashi can make mistakes, that the main character doesn't always excel at everything he attempts and even fails a few times, and that not all victims of abuse are messed up psychologically.

These are things one should know (and probably do) but I really liked it that Kishimoto put it in there. Very few mangas go into flaws like th
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Joe
Oct 26, 2012 Joe rated it it was amazing
The book Bridge of Courage is a real life changer. It taught me life is a valuable thing and if you love something protect it with all your life. The story is about a ninja named Naruto and his squad number 7. Naruto goes on his FIRST ever mission. Naruto is a rank of a genin.The mission is to protect a bridge builder from rouge ninjas and ninja assassines.The rivalry begins between Kakashi Hatake vs Zabuza and Haku.In the story Zabuza and Haku fight Squad 7 (Kakashi Hatake,Sasuke Uchiha,Sakura ...more
Julie
Jan 31, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Naruto fans, shounen fans
Recommended to Julie by: watched the show
I'm really enjoying reliving the series through the manga. The artwork is great. I am reminded with every volume of the emotional content of the story - the depth that makes this one of my favorite series. Also, I'm really enjoying reading Kishimoto's little side notes about character design, etc.!

A note on the translation: a few of the translations rankled, like Sasuke's fire-style jutsu being translated as "Blaze of Glory" and Kakashi being referred to as the "Mirror Ninja," even though he is
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Waldmar1000
May 31, 2010 Waldmar1000 rated it really liked it
In vol. 3 Naruto and the Gang train to get ready for Zabuza. Of course, it isn't going to be a piece of cake. In fact, not even the townspeople won't help. Looks like Naruto and the rest are on their own........... With that, the battle of the bridge begins!

I know I already said this before but.........IT'S MASTERFUL! THE DRAWINGS ARE AS AMAZING AS MAGNA CAN BE! THE STORY IS GREAT, AND IT EVERYTHING. IT HAS COMEDY, ROMANCE, ACTION, SADNESS, EPICNESS, AND EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF DRAMA. THIS BOOK SER
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Meline_show
Mar 31, 2015 Meline_show rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-manga
Voilà un tome beaucoup plus impressionnant. La mission continue ainsi que l'entraînement. L'idée que seule Sakura a ce don est assez ironique mais toujours mieux que rien surtout avec Naruto et Sasuke. Ces derniers, justement, continue de mûrir. Naruto a réussi à montrer qu'il pouvait être plus dur et cruel en même temps, sans trop le vouloir. Ce qu'il le rend un peu plus humain. Mais avec son habituel entrain, il ne voit pas le danger. Les batailles sont assez surprenantes et on peut remarquer ...more
Adalira Morningstar
Vol.3: Climbing trees and ninja jargon. So much goddamn ninja jargon. The only explanation I need is, "I don't know. Ninja stuff." when it comes to why that can use magical techniques and climb tress without using their hands. Just say ninja stuff.

I also find the fight scenes to be really jumbled and hard to follow, which is kind of a big deal in shonen manga, where fight scenes are kind of a big deal. I also find myself completely uncaring about the characters other than Kakashi, and I only li
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Sara
Jan 11, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
Naruto is getting more and more skilled in his training, but he definitely learns faster in battle. Also, he is still lacking in people skills, but he has some personal growth in this department while dealing with Inari.

Our troop of young ninjas are taught that in order to truly protect something you love, you must be willing to die for it. And we are left with a cliffhanger that forces Naruto to lay his life on the line.

I love Kakashi and his quiet strength!! In comparison to Naruto's zest for
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Stacey
Jul 05, 2009 Stacey rated it it was amazing
This has been my favourite so far. The training sequence, the strengths and weakness of the junior ninjas of Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura and, of course, the battle and where it brings Naruto. I especially liked that Kishimoto actually gave something to Sakura. In the first two volumes she's simply the cute girl that has a crush on Sasuke and who Naruto has a crush on but in Bridge of Courage she gets to be better than the boys at something and is given a more active role.

My only complaint is that
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Soul
Jul 05, 2011 Soul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I must say it is and it will forever be(fingers crossed) my favorite Manga novel read.

the way Masashi Kishimoto described the characters is just awesome, you get to see them growing up, becoming responsible... powerful...

and it is not just characters,

The plot itself is so much bigger... u simply can't get enough of it. and add to that,

u get more than just entertainment, you learn...
what is
responsibility,
respect,
kindness,
friendship...

so it is not just a manga it is a way of living... The sprite
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Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史 Kishimoto Masashi) is a Japanese manga artist, well known for creating the manga series Naruto. His younger twin brother, Seishi Kishimoto, is also a manga artist and creator of the manga series O-Parts Hunter (666 Satan) and Blazer Drive. Two of his former assistants, Osamu Kajisa (Tattoo Hearts) and Yuuichi Itakura (Hand's), have also gone on to moderate success followin ...more
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