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The last story, the first love.
The last story, the first love.

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) at a glance

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) is an action romance anime film directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi. The first installment for Naruto's New Era Project, it is the tenth Naruto film ever made in history. The animated feature has been promoted as chapter 699.5 and it sets during the timeskip between the last two chapter of the manga series.

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The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) Synopsis

The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth! Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis? The final chapter of Naruto's story unfolds!

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) Review

Naruto stood up for Hinata.
Naruto stood up for Hinata.

The Shinobi World is charming and The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) is just another evident of that fact. There are so many elements to it such as clan mysteries, interesting characters and types of jutsu, just to name a few. After watching the animated feature, I must confess that I am impressed with the series! Now I understand why there are so many Naruto fans in the world; it is certainly because the world of Naruto is exceedingly sophisticated!

Childhood memories of Hinata Hyūga.
Childhood memories of Hinata Hyūga.

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) started with decent yet artistic introduction to the Shinobi World, with adaptation of Greensleeves as the background music which is quite suitable with the mood of the story. Then, it proceeded with flashbacks which I thought the childhood ones are especially sweet and Naruto's growth over the years can be seen in brief. These scenes are great; they are vital to the plot yet refreshing for all audiences, including those who are new to Naruto or have been away from the series for a very long time!

Toneri ÅŒtsutsuki.
Toneri ÅŒtsutsuki.

After that, the main plot begins. It was absorbing and the sound effects makes it even better. There are plenty of hilarious moments and plot twists which are unexpected and I like how unpredictable the story is. Even though it is largely a romance film, there are a lot of action and fantasy as well. With abundance of interesting elements particularly the clan mysteries and the creation of Shinobi World, it makes the whole animated feature quite unique and entertaining to watch!

Hinata, The Princess of All Seeing White Eye.
Hinata, The Princess of All Seeing White Eye.

Now, some hardcore or long time Naruto fans may not agree with my review. I have also read that there are some controversies but all those shouldn't hinder me from reviewing The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) based on its performance. Ultimately, what I am trying to achieve through writing movie reviews is to help all my readers regardless of background to meet a new love or an interesting movie. It is a part of my personal mission in exploring all of animated features ever existed which is a Non-stop Animated Movie Marathon that might take years. If I really don't care, I wouldn't even be writing this. Don't judge a film by its trailer or poster!

Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura, Shikamaru, Sai, Hinata and Kakashi.
Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura, Shikamaru, Sai, Hinata and Kakashi.

Even to someone just getting familiar to Naruto, it is easy to tell that The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) does not include reasonable ending stories to all of the endearing characters in the Naruto Universe. Most of them have very little screen time and not much is known about the other characters here as this animated feature largely features ÅŒtsutsuki clan and NaruHina. So, too bad that it is heavily focused on this couple. That itself could be the flaw of this animated feature as it may not satisfy all fans but fortunately, the plot is quite satisfying and it is unusually pleasant!

Hinata in wedding costume.
Hinata in wedding costume.

Personally, I feel The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) is a good one despite that one flaw because everything else is great. The visuals and animations are beautiful and I quite like Naruto and Hinata's love story actually. Most of all, the plot is interesting and I find the ÅŒtsutsuki clan part most interesting. I hope the next one, Boruto: Naruto the Movie will share with us more about the characters' lives!

Naruto Uzumaki.
Naruto Uzumaki.

By now, you should be able to tell that I am not very familiar with Naruto even though I have known the series for many years as it is a popular anime and manga series. This is my first Naruto movie by the way but I immediately became a fan afterwards along with taking a liking to several of its characters. That might be weird but that only mean one thing; this animated feature is quite good, it is able to capture the hearts of new fans!

(Amazing thing is, if I am to going read the manga, I don't have to suffer a lot. No need to impatiently wait for new releases since all of the volumes are out now, lol!)

Naruto and Hinata tries to destroy the Reincarnation Eye.
Naruto and Hinata tries to destroy the Reincarnation Eye.

As a conclusion, The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) is amazing. It has the ability to charm us in its own unique ways because Naruto is a great anime/manga! Ending this review, I hope the creators of Naruto would create more of these so we could know what had happened to all the likable characters during the timeskip... Love the all the stories and remarkable settings!

PS. Thanks to my best friend for getting the tickets and watching this with me and not forgetting, thanks to all of you who suggested this anime film to me. I would certainly do Naruto Movie Marathon in the future and this post is dedicated to all Naruto fans out there!!

Who will like this?

Those who love anime especially Naruto, Action & Romance!!

Details of the movie

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi
Producer: Not sure.
Story: Masashi Kishimoto
Screenplay: Kyozuka Maruo
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Starring: Junko Takeuchi, Nana Mizuki, Jun Fukuyama, Chie Nakamura, Satoshi Hino, Showtaro Morikubo, Noriaki Sugiyama, Akira Ishida, Kazuhiko Inoue
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Toho
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Romance
Running time: 112 mins
Budget: Not sure.
Box office: USD 14,800,000 est.

Official website(s)

Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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'The Last: Naruto the Movie' premieres in US, to be featured on 'Naruto ... - Venture Capital Post

"The Last: Naruto the Movie" will premiere in U.S. Theaters this February. Fans have been anxiously anticipating the release of the film that will bridge the time gap between the last two chapters of "Naruto" Manga by Masashi Kishimoto.

Eleven Arts has listed the selected Theaters that will screen the blockbuster film. Those who are privileged enough to get reserved tickets will have the opportunity to get an Exclusive Poster giveaway from the film distributor. An extended trailer was also released by the Viz Media and Eleven Arts to keep up the hype of the upcoming film.

The Official Synopsis for the upcoming "The Last: Naruto the Movie" are as follows:

The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth!

Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis?

The final chapter of Naruto's story unfolds!"

In related news, there are speculations that Masashi Kishimoto will still be drawing and writing the Naruto Spin-Off movie this Spring 2015. The Naruto spin-off movie will revolve around Boruto, Naruto and Hinata's son, and the new generation of Leaf Ninjas including Sarada, the daughter of Sasuke and Sakura. Reports also indicate that Orochimaru will be the villain in the upcoming story which could be  a tribute to the Chunnin exams of the Naruto Manga.

Speaking of Tribute, "Naruto: Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" will feature characters from "The Last: Naruto the Movie" according to a recent report. The characters from the movie will include Naruto, Hinata, Sasuke and Sakura. The latest "Naruto: Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm" game will have the largest roster up to date and it will be launched this year. Recent reports also states that an epic fight Hashirama vs Madara will also be featured in the game.

"The Last: Naruto the Movie" is slated to be released on theaters this February 20. The upcoming game "Naruto: Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" will also be released this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Naruto Franchise is still alive even after the Naruto Manga ended last year.


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Naruto Storm 4 Screenshots Feature Hashirama vs Madara - Gameranx

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (or Naruto Storm 4, for short) is on the horizon, and its publisher has released a host of new screenshots (which were discovered by Saiyanisland) showcasing the game’s new-gen graphics.

The game is currently being developed exclusively for the new generation of consolesâ€"the PS4 and Xbox One€"as well as the PC and promises to deliver “unbelievable graphics” that go beyond anime quality with high-speed gameplay.

The series’ trademark one-on-one multiplayer modes return for offline and online play, allowing players to challenge others from across the world or across the couch in heated single match battles to determine the ultimate ninja.

Developed by CyberConnect2, the game is set for release in 2015.
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The Beginning Of A Beautiful Live-Action Naruto Battle - Kotaku

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Live-Action Naruto Battle

Fighting filmmakers Epic Rivals teases its upcoming live-action Naruto short film, with the most perfect Tenten and Neji ever prepare to test their might.

I love a good live-action fighting short, and Epic Rivals, creators of last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-as-humans video have certainly established their pedigree. It's also great to see Tenten and Neji in a live-action short, and by that I'm saying it's great to see a live-action Naruto short without horrible spiky blonde hair and orange jumpsuits.

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'Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4' release date this year, game set to ... - ChristianToday


The latest Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game from Bandai Namco.

"Naruto" fans were saddened when manga creator Masashi Kishimoto ended the series' 15-year-long run, but fans can still see their favorite characters through the upcoming game "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4." 

Game developer Cyberconnect2's president Hiroshi Matsuyama announced in his Twitter account last December that "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" will arrive sometime this year on next-gen consoles, although the specific release date was undisclosed. 

His tweet reads (as translated by ShonnenGamez), "Today, it was officially announced! Ultimate Ninja Storm 4! Appearing on the PS4! Not on the PS3. I have completely developed this as a next generation title. You can experience the demo over the weekend at Jump Festa 2015, so by all means, please try it out! Can you wait for this amazing experience?" 

Just like the previous game titles, the game is packed of ninjutsu and taijutsu of the beloved characters. The game also features a story mode where gamers can relive the story of one of the most popular manga worldwide. 

The game will also feature the old and new characters of "Naruto Shippuden," meaning the new and mature look of the characters featured in "The Last: Naruto The Movie" as well as their younger selves. 

Meanwhile, the final "Naruto" film, "The Last: Naruto The Movie," will be hitting theaters in 20 cities in the United States on Feb. 20 as VIZ Media and Eleven Arts are both working hard in bringing the last "Naruto" film to the U.S. Eight cities have been confirmed to show the movie â€" New York, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. 

Tickets for the movie are already available from Eleven Arts' website and fans and moviegoers are gifted with an exclusive commemorative poster. The movie will be shown in "original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles." 

The movie is set where Naruto will have to save the world as the moon approaches Earth causing it to annihilate everything.

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On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows - io9

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Naruto has been one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. The tale of the young, titular ninja and his journey has enthralled readers as he's trained, fought and tried to save not just his village but his entire, ninja-centric world. Which makes the episode where he pissed on a girl so fucked up.

Oh, it happened. But when it happened needs a little bit of an explanation. See, at a certain point Naruto's manga creator did a time jump for the characters. Usually, when anime series incorporate these sorts of things, they rename themselves to indicate the difference â€" so Naruto became Naruto Shippuden just as Dragonball had become Dragonball Z back in the '90s.

Anyways, super-popular anime series based on super-popular manga are always running out of story because while 16 or so pages of the manga comes out every week, the anime TV show has to make a 22-minute episode every week â€" there are no reruns for these super-popular shows â€" and thus the show is constantly running out of material, because it's really hard to pad out 16 comic pages into 22 minutes of animation.

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

The answer? Filler episodes. Episodes that were not based on stories found in the manga, but were by other, inevitably lesser, writers. This is standard practice in Japan, despite the fact that almost all filler episode are invariably terrible. At best, they're usually mediocre, but most of the time they're agonizingly dumb and, since they can't interfere with the real story, never have any lasting impact, but they do have the benefit of lasting weeks or months, giving the manga some time to get ahead.

For some unknown reason, the Naruto anime wanted to give the Naruto manga plenty of time to get ahead before the show changed to Shippuden. The result was an unprecedented 77 filler episodes in a row, or well over a year of stories that ranged from the painfully dumb to the unspeakably godawful. And then there was the Worst Episode Ever, #192… "Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!" The words "Chubby Paradise" should clue you in that you're in for an impressive ride of fat-shaming with a sizable detour into degrading gender stereotypes. But it doesn't even hint at all the urine that's about to rain down.

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Frankly, trying to explain the episode is tougher than summarizing it: Basically, the leader of Naruto's village sends the young Ino on a special mission to help Princess Fuku, with Naruto as an assistant. As it turns out, the blonde Ino is a dead-ringer for Princess Fuku, except for the fact that Fuku is fat (cue wacky clarinet music! Seriously). See, she's in an arranged marriage with a Prince Chikara, a guy she's never met, but has already fallen for him, with the result that she stress-eaten her way into morbid obesity.

Prince Chikara is finally coming over, and Princess Fuku wants Ino to pretend to be her to make sure the prince falls for her, because what more could a woman possibly want than to be married by someone else's decree to a guy she's never actually talked to? What woman wouldn't happily use deception to ensnare a man just in order to be married? Ha ha, women only want to be in permanent, socially enforced relationships, and don't really care who with!

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Oh, it gets worse. The plot of the episode, such as it is, is that when Prince Chikara shows up he's fat too! He's a brown-haired Elvis type who occasionally speaks English, with a habit of hastily dancing the flamenco. Ino must contain her disgust at the prince â€" mostly at his weirdness, although she's no fan of his weight â€" in order to cement the relationship. Ino, despite the fact that this is a ninja mission assigned to her by her boss, despite the fact that she only has to pretend to like this dude for maybe an hour, tops, is so repulsed she has to storm away. She is essentially throwing away her entire ninja career because she can't pretend to like a fat dude for even five minutes.

With Ino out of the picture, Naruto decides to step in. He uses the ancient ninja technique of transformation to turn into the princess himself, and begins slutting it up for the Prince. Yes, a 12-year-old boy disguised as a 12-year-old girl begins undressing for the adult prince, and it's super creepy if you think about it for even a second, but at least Ino runs back in and uses a distraction to toss Naruto out without the prince noticing. At this point, Prince Chikara wants to kiss Ino, and of course she is also too disgusted to contemplate that, either.

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

And now we get to the delightful urine topping on this shit-pile of an episode. Naruto suddenly needs to pee. So, while still looking exactly like Princess Fuku, he whips his dick out and starts peeing in a bush. The real Princess Fuku, who had stormed out of her hidey-hole incensed that Ino might kiss her man, sees herself peeing (albeit through a penis) and starts chasing Naruto. Naruto runs in terror, even jumping onto the roof of a nearby building, pissing all the while. Despite the fact that her target is literally leaving a trail of hot urine behind him, Fuku climbs up onto the roof too and continues to chase him.

Ino (pretending to be Fuku) and Chikara hear noises on the roof, and open the door where they see this:

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Ino is so mesmerized by its beauty she does this:

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

When of course it's this:

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

Yes, Naruto has pissed a rainbow into existence, and his companion has basked in the rain of his urine, as revealed when Naruto falls off the roof. Ino and the Princess beat the shit out of Naruto, who has finally stopped urinating; Prince Chikara is confused by the multitude of Fukus.

The real/fat Princess is about to apologize for the deception, but guess what? Fat Prince Chikara finds Fat Princess Fuku sexy! Sexier than Thin Ino, in fact! Chikara is so enraptured he completely disregards the princess' insane deception and the fact that everything around them is covered in urine, and dances a flamenco of happiness. See, fat people are supposed to be with other fat people! Fat people only find other fat people sexy! Fat people are made for each other, so they can romantically overeat together, because that's all fat people enjoy doing anyways! Prince Chikara proposes right then and there to the real Princess, because if a relationship founded on lies and piss isn't worth immediately locking down, what is?

On Naruto, A Ninja's Weapons Include Fat-Shaming And Pee Rainbows

As Ino and Naruto return to their village, Ino is of course boggled that Chikara would choose a fat girl over her thing self. She is devastated that the fat dude she was disgusted by preferred the fat girl who was not repulsed by his touch, because that's not horrible or insane at all. "A man's got to like a slender girl better!" Ino cries, just before she vows to go on a diet.

Apparently, Paradise for the Chubby is also Hell for the Thin. Which probably should go without saying, seeing as they also tend to get pissed on while they're there.

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