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Naruto Vol. 40: The Ultimate Art

Naruto Volume 40

The Ultimate Art
It's Deidara vs. Sasuke! Is even Deidara's Ultimate Art no match for the all-powerful new Sasuke? Plus, deep inside the Land of Rain lies a secret of the Akatsuki that sheds doubt on the mysterious organization's true intentions as well as their bizarre leader, Pain.
Masashi Kishimoto
189 Pages
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You've Reached The End

You've read Volume 40. Now check out Volume 41!

Naruto Vol. 41: Jiraiya's Decision

Jiraiya's Decision

Naruto Vol. 41

A mystery from Jiraiya's youth! What did Naruto's teacher do in his past that could have deadly consequences today? Find out as Jiraiya's investigation into the secrets of Pain and the Akatsuki reveals shocking news!
189 Pages
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