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Naruto Films

Published: Saturday 08 April, 2017

  The series has adapted eleven films; with the first three during the first anime series, and the following eight from Naruto: Shippūden. The first film, Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, was released on August 21, 2004, in Japan. It tells Naruto Costumes how Team 7 is dispatched to the Land of Snow to protect the actors during the shooting of the new Princess Fuun movie, of which Naruto became a fan. As a bonus, the short original video animation Konoha Annual Sports Festival was included with the Japanese release of the film.[98] It premiered on June 6, 2007, in the United States.[99][100] It was followed by Legend of the Stone of Gelel, which was released in theaters in Japan on August 6, 2005. The film involves Naruto, Shikamaru and Sakura during a ninja mission in which they are involved in a war between the Sunagakure village and a large number of armored warriors.[101] Unlike its predecessor, Legend of the Stone of Gelel did not have a theatrical release in the United States, and was released direct-to-video instead. It aired on Cartoon Network on July 26, 2008, and Naruto Costumes then was released on DVD on July 29, 2008.[102] The third film, Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, was originally released on August 5, 2006. It shows how Naruto, Sakura, Lee and Kakashi are assigned to protect the future prince of the Land of Moon, Hikaru Tsuki.[103] The English dub of the movie aired on Cartoon Network and was released to DVD on November 11, 2008.[104][105] On July 3, 2008, Sony released a Japanese DVD Box containing the first three movies.[106]

  The series' fourth film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie, was released on August 4, 2007, and chronicles Naruto's assignment to protect the priest Shion who starts having visions of his death.[107] The fifth film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, was released on August 2, 2008. It tells how ninja from the Sky Country attack Konoha, and to stop them, Naruto and Sasuke join forces although the latter has already left two years ago.[108] The next film is Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire, which premiered in Japan on August 1, 2009,[109] and tells the story of Team Kakashi working together to stop Kakashi from sacrificing himself to stop a world war. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower followed it in Japan on July 31, 2010, and tells the story of Naruto being sent 20 years into the past and exploring a mystical tower for a rogue ninja with the Fourth Hokage. Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison was released on July 30, 2011, and tells the story of Naruto Naruto Costumes being framed for the attempted murder of the Raikage, and his subsequent attempts to break out of the prison while discovering its secrets.[110] Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, which details Naruto and Sakura being sent to an alternate universe by Tobi and discovering the meaning of companionship and parenthood, was released on July 28, 2012.[111]

  On December 6, 2014, a new movie, The Last: Naruto the Movie, was released. Canonical to the franchise, the film tells the story of Naruto and his companions two years after Chapter 699 of the manga trying to stop the moon from colliding with Earth; it also explains some loose ends involving the series' mythology and details of Naruto's love life. As with Road to Ninja, the script and character designs were created by Masashi Kishimoto. A new canon film, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, was released in August 2015, and focuses on the children of the main characters.[112]

  It was announced that Lionsgate are developing a live action Naruto with Avi Arad producing through his production company Arad Productions Naruto Costumes and Michael Gracey directing, while Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O'Malley will oversee production. The studio is also in negotiations with Masashi Kishimoto for the films rights.[113] On December 17, 2016, Kishimoto confirmed that a live-action adaptation of Naruto is in the works and that he has been asked to help develop the movie with Michael Gracey directing.