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Naruto, Vol. 46: Naruto Returns

(Naruto #46)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  5,843 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Naruto's friends are tested as an attempt to overthrow Tsunade begins and they must all fight—or fall. New secrets about Pain are revealed, but they only add to the mystery of his identity. As Pain commences with the final destruction of Konoha, Naruto and the Toads prepare to take him on in battle. Can Naruto save his beloved village? ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 1st 2009)
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Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, manga
This volume is easily one of my favorites in the series. Naruto, having mastered Sage mode, takes on Pain, who singlehandedly brought down the entire village. It brought shivers to my spine and I felt all the awe of all the villagers as they see this old fuck-up surpass everyone including the legendary ero-senin.

I know greater shit happens later in the series, but at this point in time, Naruto has become truly awesome, and it affects me as only a true underdog story can.

Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja
Yep... just when I thought it was safe to go in the water. BOOM. Lets make sure to kill off the OTHER favorite character. Thanks, I really needed to feel myself die again. It actually took a good friend of mine spoiling what happened to get me reading again after this.
Naruto's power is no joke. ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love it!!!! <3<3 But he can't be dead!!! Please no!!! ...more
Stanislav Lozanov
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A random read but I pretty much enjoyed it.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This volume really heats u quickly as the Konoha ninja fight with all they have to take on Pain. Pain is in a league of his own and proves to be impossible to stop. However, Naruto finally shows up but is it to late to save his village and friends from Pain???
This long ongoing series of this book is called naruto.naruto is a kid who grows up in the hidden leaf village and has the nine tails fox sealed in him because of an incident that happened in the leaf village when he was just born.during this part in naruto he is training with grandpa toad in a place called mount myoboku so he can defeat pain.pain is one of the leaders of the akatsuki.the akatsuki is a group of ninja who hunt down jinchuriki and naruto is one of them jinchuriki are ninja who hav ...more
Jul 05, 2011 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

so it is not just a manga it is a way of living... The sprite
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
NNNNNOOOOO!!!!! My heart is breaking into pieces! KAKASHI!!! I feel like everyone is dying! But Naruto! He is so strong!
Michael Sorbello
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ir-8th-grade
Naruto, Vol. 46, by Masashi Kishimoto, is about a boy named Naruto who is a shinobi. While he is off training, a rouge ninja named Pein is trying to get everyone that has a jinjurikan (special beasts held within only certain ninjas) to destory the world and create a new world with peace. He looks for Naruto in the village, and destroys the village. Naruto hears the news and comes back from his training to fight for his village, and revenge for Pein killing Naruto's sensei. Naruto's internal conf ...more
Sudeshna Bora
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
As expected Naruto arrives and everything will almost be sorted.
I don't like the back- up and ground work done by others whose credit will go to the kid with the new technique.
Naruto is showing no growth , except getting new fancy techniques cause others see potential in him.
A bit expected , no surprise factor in this episode.
I am excited to know who pein is actually.
Dec 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Purely amazing, it just doesn't get any better than this. ...more
Aug 04, 2011 added it
Shelves: shounen, manga
noooo another good one bites the dust (maybe. probably. T^T) *sniff* I hope it was fake...?
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it

Did that just happen?! OMG
Matt S.
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Masashi Kishimoto’s 46th Volume of Naruto contained some of the most action-packed pages in all of the series. After Naruto’s sensei died at the hands of the Akatsuki leader, Pain, Naruto was put into a state of anger, seeking revenge on the extremely powerful ninja. He was brought to Mount Myoboku, the land of the frogs, where he was trained in the art of sage jutsu, a very powerful technique, that would hopefully give him enough strength to fight and defeat Pain. Meanwhile, Pain had attacked t ...more
Christopher Vang
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of the best's books of this series. Some parts of this book is about when Naruto comes back from his training at the frog mountain. Then once he returns to his village he at first does not recognize it because his village has been destroyed. After knowing it was his village a person named Pain appeared in front of Naruto and was told that he destroyed his village. After that Naruto gets mad and decides to fight off pain, but since this is only the beginning of the fight it does ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This rating would have been four stars but throughout this volume, the women of the series felt... useless? Despite being one of the all powerful trio (I forget their name), Tsunade is really brushed aside? It may have just been to make Naruto more of a hero and all that crap but it really frustrated seeing a character the readers know to be incredibly powerful kicked to the curb so that the protagonist can come to save their asses. You might say typical shounen but, ugh, God I wish it wasn't ty ...more
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Diana Lynn
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
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Angelo Rosa
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-manga, manga
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Dominique "Eerie" Sobieska
Overall Rating: 9/10 - This is basically a re-read for me as I have been reading Naruto since 2002, and I read every initial chapter release. There is just so much I can say about Naruto all of it Naruto, except the Kaguya part. I firmly believe it was a useless plot in a way and i would have been more content if we would have gone directly to the Naruto/ Sasuke fight after Madara's "defeat" (seriously he wasn't defeated just used, like Obito, like so many others....). I don't feel like I should ...more
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Is this the best volume so far? Maybe! Seeing Naruto fight in (view spoiler) gave me chills, the flashback-ish scene where we see how the village's perception of Naruto has changed over time and how they worry about him now made me emotional, learning Naruto (view spoiler)... god there is just a lot to love here. ...more
Kate F
Mar 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Pain destroyed the Leaf Village just to find Naruto? Is Kakashi dead? Naruto said he couldn't sense his chakra. Naruto mastered Sage mode and is now fighting Pain. He now figured out Jiraiya taught Pain as well so does that mean Pain knows the moves Naruto is going to do? I can't wait to see what happens in the next volume!! ...more
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
Pain's assault continues as the heroes of Konoha attempt to elucidate his identity and secrets. Intense and unforgiving battles are interlaced throughout this volume, one that might have had a casualty that no one wants dead.

Yours truly,

Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer
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Zian B.
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This entire volume was Pain attacking Konoha and the destruction he’s creating. Naruto arrives in Sage Mode and is landing some hits but I’m not too sure it’s enough to really defeat Pain. I’m excited for the next volume.
Mar 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: artsy-art
pain's destruction of konoha in literally one single blow was a master display of what-in-the-absolute-fuckery. also i know pain's powerful and all, but that doesnt rly explain why every single shinobi in the village suddenly seems to be completely inept and mediocre when facing him. ...more
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
At the time of this review, I have read 44-49, 51-56, 58, 67, and 69. As always, I will try to focus on this particular volume.

Reading Out-of-Order
Because I can get impatient and I am fairly good at understand plot with some skipping around, I am reading Naruto out-of-order. I am trying to wait to read volumes 70-72. With that said, I am SO glad that I have read ahead and I know about Boruto or else this volume would have hit that much harder!

Lady Tsundae's Vision
On page 152, there is a great
Elias Alexander
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
So much is happening omg. This is just so good
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