Since 2004 there has been one Naruto movie every year in Japan. This includes the debut of the first Shippuden movie in 2007. Well, 2012 is no different as Naruto Shippuden Movie 6, also known as Naruto Movie 9, will be hitting theaters in Japan next summer! The news comes via the latest issue of Shonen Jump. No other details have been revealed at this time.
The last Naruto Shippuden movie, Blood Prison was released in Japanese theaters July 30th and will likely be released on DVD around April 2012. For Naruto movies in Japan, traditionally “summer” means the end of July and early August. On the North American front, Viz Media released Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds to DVD in American theaters on October 15 and on DVD October 25th of this year.