Last week Shueisha teased an important Naruto announcement would be made in the 35th issue of their Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The magazine and announcement have leaked early and it’s just as we suspected – news on Naruto Movie 10!
The Last: Naruto the Movie will make it’s opening in Japanese theaters on December 6, 2014. It will be the first Naruto movie in two years, after Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, and is part of the larger “Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project” (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project), marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga.
Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto, will be leading the way as chief story supervisor of the film, developing an original story and character designs. The magazine shows Kishimoto-sensei’s drawing of Naruto with the title “Ramen Ichiraku”. It’s of Naruto in a very toned form with his hair cut short, and with an expression that which is like an adult.
On July 31, a 15-second version of the for The Last: Naruto the Movie’s teaser trailer is expected to air during the Naruto Shippuden television broadcast in Japan. On August 1st, a full version trailer will start running in Japanese theaters and sometime next year a Naruto exhibition will open in Japan.
No information on the ending of Naruto is explicitly stated, but as Naruto fans here at Saiyan Island, the title of this movie certainly makes us nervous! The Last: Naruto the Movie was first announced in December 2012 as Naruto the Movie 10. It’s predecessor, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (the 9th overall in the series), made it’s debut in Japanese theaters in July 2012 as the highest grossing Naruto movie ever. It will be heading it’s way to North American theaters this August.
There is no word on a North American release date for The Last: Naruto the Movie, but if anything is announced, we hope to let you know right here on Saiyan Island!