Naruto fans in Japan, how lucky you are! The first 1.5 million Naruto fans who go see Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie this summer at Japanese theaters will receive an original DVD titled “Motion Comic Naruto”. This 34 minute long DVD rebuilds the Naruto world with computer generated representations of the original manga artworks. Additionally, the DVD shows the creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, draw the cover of the DVD, provide commentary and participate in a long interview.
The discussion for the original DVD spawned from Kishimoto-sensei himself along with a few key editors from Shonen Jump during Japan’s Golden Week earlier this year (April 29 to May 6). With Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie coming out next month, this lead the creation time for the original DVD around two to three months. From planning to the actual drawings to staff selection to production of music to shooting the interview, much effort has gone into the creation of this original work! If you ask us at Saiyan Island, that is tons of work in a short amount of time! And to put the work into numbers – it has cost over 100 million yen ($1,252,030 US Dollars) to produce Motion Comic Naruto!
There will be other gifts Naruto fans in Japan will be able to obtain, including a special Naruto Miracle Battle card.
Also known as Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja, Naruto Shippuden Movie 6, among others, Road to Ninja is the 9th movie overall in the Naruto series. It will debut in Japanese theaters July 28, 2012. Naruto’s creator, Masashi Kishimoto will be personally involved with the movie, creating the story and providing character designs. To learn more, please visit the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie section.