Synonyms: Naruto Movie 8, Gekijouban Naruto: Blood Prison
Japanese: 劇場版NARUTO-ナルト- ブラッド・プリズン
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2011
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.701 (scored by 12559 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Apr 27, 2012
Story: 6 (Fair)
Creative plot? Not particularly.
If you've seen any of Naruto or Naruto Shippuuden (or any of the movies) you know how these things end up. I of course won't 'spoil' anything about the movie, however there really isn't much to spoil anyway.
Naruto is brought to this prison, and when I say in the middle of nowhere I mean out in the middle of the ocean on an island, completely cut off from the rest of the world. The leader of the prison seems to be very interested in Naruto, and I mentioned it before; it's because he's a Jinchuriki.
Even in movies such as this, I'm always waiting for the big moment! A moment where I will be shocked and excited! But really, in this movie there were times that something very 'plot twisting' would be revealed, and I would think to myself “Oh, was that supposed to be a secret?” I honestly thought it was just common knowledge.
The reason I didn't really love the plot to this was because it wasn't what I was hoping for. From the trailer, it gave the impression that this would be a very dark, mysterious film! Wasn't quite the same. Darker than some of the plots in Naruto, sure, but we've seen better. Not much mystery either.
I would say the entire plot was 20% action and then 80% talking. The final battle of the movie was pretty exciting though, just something to look forward to!
Art: 6 (Fair)
Not quite to the level of being 'good'.
I personally enjoyed the darker setting (literally darker), a lot of it took place inside of this prison with no lights except for the torch lights. Which added a nice touch for the so called Blood-Prison. There were times that the art look fantastic! The setting would be perfect, nicely detailed background and the characters blended in with it well. However, there were also times that I really felt like the art reached an entire new level of awkward. The characters would occasionally move very oddly, as though all their bones had been replaced with cartilage or they were being held up by strings like a puppet. The bodies just moved in weird ways sometimes.
Majority of the art was just your average cel-shading / anime style shading. Nothing too spectacular or breathtaking.
Sound: 7 (Good)
One thing the anime Naruto does have going for it is the voice acting.
Say what you want, but I think Takeuchi Junko does a fantastic job as Naruto, she has a great range of emotions and really captures moments beautifully!
Now there's two new characters that appear in this movie that played main roles.
First being Mui, our (supposed) antagonist of the movie played by Terasoma Masaki. He's been in a handful of shows, but doesn't often play main characters. He has a nice deep voice. One of the things that bothered me was the lack of emotion expressed for the majority of the movie, though that was a problem with the character and not the voice actor himself.
Our other voice actor to look at is Sonozaki Mie, playing the role of Ryuuzetsu. Although she is also a fairly unknown voice actor, she does a pretty good job as Ryuuzetsu. But like Mui, Ryuuzetsu doesn't have much time to shine, at least for the most part of the movie. There are a few rare moments (more toward the end) that she gets to show off her talent of voice acting, but just her average talking was well balanced and wasn't at all annoying to listen to! I can't always say that for the girl characters in anime...
Lastly the music! From my experience with Naruto movies, the music had never really stood out to me. Just felt more like background noise, nothing to add on to the scene. I can happily say that this movie did in fact have some nice music that went perfectly with the scenes. During a final battle you want the music to be exciting and intense! The songs used during the last battle were the ones that stood out the most to me, they really added on to the scene nicely!
Character: 7 (Good)
I'd go anywhere between 6 and 7 on character. There are times when I feel like a character progressed or revealed something interesting about themselves which made me like them more or at least became more interested in them.
Naruto – We all know him and his character. A fairly happy guy, stays strong and optimistic most of the time and is all in all a great Shounen character. In this movie, Naruto was forced to act without the use of his Chakra (or at least a very small amount of it) which is quite a change from the other movies or the show. For him, when in doubt he creates about 5000 versions of himself. With the majority of his Chakra taken away, he can hardly maintain the use of one “shadow clone”. That's one of the things I enjoyed seeing in this movie, watching Naruto take action without his usual tricks.
Mui – You know...I'd love to say he was a good movie villain, but when you think about it, he's just like any other bad-guy... just lacks a bit on the crazy evil side. Nothing flashy or unique about him. His goals and plans are no different than the ones we've seen in previous Naruto arcs. Not to mention, he's kind of a jackass in ways that other villains weren't. For example, taking the time to beat the snot out of Naruto and several other prisoners when they can't even use their full strength since their strength has been taken away from them. That just seems low, even for an evil guy. But some things are revealed later about his 'true intentions' and even then, it's not that unique.
Ryuuzetsu – She was actually a much better character than I expected her to be. She stays beside Naruto for the majority of the movie, helping him out in any way she can, and surprisingly she wasn't a damsel in distress! A girl that can fight and doesn't cry over every little thing? Hell yes I want her in the movie!
Enjoyment & Overall: 7 (Good)
Even though parts of the movie were slow, it was definitely a step-up from the last Naruto movie! Better characters, better plot and better fighting than the 4th movie.
Was it everything I wanted it to be? No, I was really hoping for a more intense movie. But all together it was a decent movie.
If you're a Naruto fan, I'd recommend this movie to you. If not, then I doubt you would even consider watching it in the first place. But if by chance you haven't seen Naruto and just want to watch this movie for fun, I'd say that's most likely a bad idea, I can't guarantee you would enjoy it.
I'm glad I took the time to watch it though, I hope that if you watch this movie you will enjoy it as well.
May 4, 2012
This is Naruto Shippuuden's 5th movie - i know I've seen all of the 4 but i barely remember what those were about... so i did not really have any high expectations for this one... but surprisingly, for me, this was really good...
Story, Art, Sound and Character would be a 7... but (my) Enjoyment and Overall score is an 8...
Story-wise there is really nothing new... Naruto gets thrown to prison since he was framed... he gets to meet the evil head of the facility (Mui)... he makes new friends while in prison... he gets to be his awesome self and then try to save the day... typical Naruto arc, really... i must admit that at first i kinda got sleepy with all the talking going on... but then again, maybe i was just tired... anyway, once the story progressed, it got rather interesting... though there was 1 part where i was like 'oh okay, whatever'...
Art was same... if not kinda lazily drawn in some parts... i just noticed that Naruto had those 'chibi' moments... well, not bad and it's actually cute/funny... Sound was okay, since the only new thing for me will be the ending theme... w/c did not really strike my fancy...
Character development... hmmm... now, Naruto really took the spotlight this time... i mean, the other casts only got their screentime at the beginning and at the end of the movie... and the movie was an hour and forty-two minutes long!! i'm gonna be bias and say that i still love Naruto! nice job, kiddo! Mui was an annoying villain at first but i liked him in the end (so sad), the ANBU girl, Ryuzetsu, was okay... with her flashback, i already had an idea on what will happen in the end... Muku reminded me of Sasuke with his white skin and spikey hair... then there's Satori who in turn reminded me of Ryuk from DN...
Overall is an 8 since i thoroughly enjoyed the fight scenes... i guess i'm still not used to Naruto's sennin mode and the rasen shuriken... the action really saved this movie from being a total bore...
For me, this was the most entertaining/balanced NS movie... maybe because they were not really trying too hard? there was just a simple flow of the story - there were funny scenes, touching moments and exhilarating action - just the way i like my anime... :)
Aug 8, 2012
Story - Naruto has been sent to prison for attacking the Raikage, well right off the bat thats just stupid, how would Naruto even know how to get to the Hidden Cloud Village let alone come up with an effective plan to attack the Raikage and succeed in killing him, how overpowered is the Raikage compared to Naruto? So some guy (Mui) put a seal on him and trys to suck his chakra out to fill a box of dreams (...) and make a wish, well isn't that just dandy, why don't you throw in a magical cape which helps bowel disorders why don't you...You won't like the ending either, you'll just think the Hidden Leaf Village is stupid for not telling Naruto, he's not a moron as you all think. Would have been easier to just raid the prison.
Art - Typical Naruto art, same as always.
Sound - It's a good soundtrack better than the last films soundtrack anyway.
Character - I'm only addressing the movie characters; Mui is a unemotional idiot who looks to be the main bad guy but turns out he isn't, no real skill except the seal which in my opinion is just underhanded, fight fair fool. Ryuzetsu looks weird and you can't really tell if it's a girl or boy at first, has a really useless jutsu which makes levitating fire lanturns which do nothing. Finally there's Muku which turns into a monster with no original design, looked like Timcanpy (D.Grey-Man) crossed with a Shinigami from Death Note, not scary and too overpowered for a movie character, shouldn't need anymore than Killer Bee to take it down (stupid box of dreams - like I care what it's real name is).
Enjoyment - Prison idea was alright if Naruto was chasing a escapee from the Prison not if he was the prisoner, again does not make sense. Did not enjoy it.
Overall - Meh, it's ok, but the plot could of been better if they did my above idea as it would of made more sense in the Naruto world.
Positives - Good concept if done right.
Negatives - Everything else.
Thanks for Reading - AkatsukiBuzai - Kuroagi read more
May 2, 2012
The story was well written. The whole suspense of why Naruto was being sent to prison, and who was framing him did grab my attention. How Naruto tries to escape during his stay at the prison does show his will to never give up, it stays true to his character. As well as the schemes Naruto pulls to surprise the enemy and people around him.
There's a lot of improve that could have been done too the art. For starters, the main antagonist; the weird monster could have been better design. It seem like it was quickly wiped up, and it seemed like it was nothing out of the Naruto universe. In past movies, Naruto always finishes off the antagonist with a special rasengan , however in this movie, they just threw in the rasen shuriken, which was used in the last movie. It would have improved not only the art, the story as well if they put in a unique rasengan in the end.
Sound was no different from any other Naruto Movie/Series. All the same VA were used, so no one sounded off. All the VA used for the movie character filled their character, so nothing seem off.
The characters in the movie were well done as well. All the characters from the series stayed true to themselves, and the ones introduced in the movies fitted their design and voice. The only thing that bothered me was how Ryuuzetsu's eyes seemed like she had rinnegan. Nothing big, but since she had a kekkei genkai, they should have design something more unique.
My overall enjoyment was really caught on in the beginning. The suspense of who was trying to frame Naruto was what really caught my attention. Once the climax hit though, that's where I started to lose focus. The battle sequence at the end was not really impressive. What I was hoping to see was Naruto using his fox coat ability, but it fell short to sage mode. Summoning Chief Toad did give a kick a excitement.
I've been a Naruto fan for quite some bit now, and having watched all the previous movies, there are some standards set for them. First is the unique rasengan. What really got me into the movies is how they would have Naruto do a unique rasengan to finish off the movie. How they use a repeat jutsu, and now a frequent use in the series really dropped the score. What really got me into giving the movie a lower score is how, they build up the suspense, and throw you a curve ball at the end with a poorly design final boss, and how they wrap things up. If your a long time fan like me, you may not enjoy watching the movie as well, but if you just picked up Naruto, the movie might be more bearable. read more
Feb 10, 2013
The movie begins with Raikage discussing with his personal team about a weird hidden box that can fulfill wishes. This will make you think it is the objective of this movie but trust me, it’s not. Immediately afterwards someone who resembles Naruto attacks them and although he fails, the whole scene makes no sense. He uses a sleeping gas that knocks out elite ninjas in seconds! If they had such a thing why didn’t they use it all these years more often? Anyways, as soon as the assassin escapes they all wake up immediately and stand up like nothing much happened and we get the first lol of the movie with what Raikage comments about this.
“Forget about the whole box crisis that can destroy the world. Just change our priorities to taking Naruto to prison.”
The second scene is about apprehending Naruto back in Leaf Village. Anyone with even basic knowledge of what is going on with the show will immediately laugh at what Tsunade is commenting.
“Hey Naruto, I know you are the hero of legend who saved our asses a dozen times but now we have this guy who resembles you so we must send you to prison. Don’t mind how every rookie ninja in the world can easily disguise himself to look like anyone he likes; we will just pretend you traveled half the world, killed several ninjas in three different countries, and returned here before dinner to just tell us it wasn’t you. Now get into that cage and cry like a bitch fool!”
HAHAHA! (this later is proven to be a troll btw)
The third scene is about him taken to prison, where his powers are stripped… and so are his clothes as he is strip searched for possible weapons he may be hiding in … hard to notice body areas. Yeah guards, molest that defenseless cute little gay boy!
The next part takes almost half the movie, as Naruto constantly tries to escape in order to prove his innocence … which by now is already taken by the guards, lol. And how exactly do you prove you are innocent by becoming an escape convict? Anyways, since his powers are drained in this place, he is incapable to even throw a punch before dropping on four and twitching like his tummy hurts. And as he is constantly trying to escape he ends up being beaten like a bitch by the warden, tied up on a torture table, ravaged by guard dogs, and almost gets drowned and is saved by a girl, which as we all know is the most useless creature in the Narutoverse. What a lovely way to see that gay ninja getting his ass served on a plate every 5 minutes.
Now this prison is one weird place. First of all, there are no prison uniforms; all the convicts still wear their regular ninja uniforms. So even if we pretend Naruto has a wardrobe full of identical clothes, in this place he is wearing the same clothes for months. He must stink like a pig, unless the clothes magically mend and he has out of screen baths. DON’T DROP THE SOAP NARUTO! The security of this place is a complete joke, as Naruto manages to get out of his cell three times in ten minutes. It took longer to do that in those old Jrpgs I used to play. And the punishment for trying to escape is just spending a few days in isolation, where he shits and pisses in a 3X3 room. Priceless! And his beard (or whiskers) doesn’t grow not even an inch all this time. I bet he doesn’t even have beard to grow yet. Or his balls didn’t drop. Anyways, in that isolation instead of learning the hard way not to try to escape, he instead grows even more restless to get out of this place. Nice reform system they have here. He also conveniently learns by a passing-byer that by beating the warden his powers will return. Oh the great things one learns in prison, only to return after his release as a law-abiding citizen.
Oh, speaking of law-abiding, all inmates in that place are ninjas who failed in a mission and were accused by their villages of being soft or traitors for that. So practically everyone in there is an assassin who failed in killing all the defenseless women and children his superiors ordered him to off and was caught afterwards. So imagine Naruto’s face when he is surprised to hear how people are imprisoned for NOT killing more children and women.
“What are you talking about? We are ninjas; we do not kill people. We only save nations by beating bad guys!”
Fifteen years in the field and that dumbass still has no idea what the hell his profession is all about! Not to mention all the hundreds of ninja assassins he fought all his life.
But anyways, his constant determination to escape makes the rest of the inmates to get to like him and clap their hands after he gets his ass served a dozen times but still keeps trying. And it is really funny to see how he thanks them for that by getting on top of a table and dancing like a gigolo. Seriously, this movie constantly zooms on his ass shaking like a fat, hip-hop dancing, black woman. Especially when he is on his knees and in pain because of the sealing of his powers. He takes a doggy style pose and shakes his bottom like inviting all the sexually deprived inmates to come pay a visit to his colon. Priceless.
Now the news about how they can get out of this place spread and suddenly everybody attacks the warden in hopes to beat him and get his powers back to escape. The warden is one weird guy; despite knowing he is targeted by a hundred desperate inmates he calmly has walks in the prison yard and freely allows anyone who has the guts to attack him. All the rest of the guards in the meantime just look surprised at how useless their security is at stopping riots.
There is another lulz scene, regarding one of the inmates turning out to be a woman pretending to be a man. Naruto finds that out after she saves him and her wet clothes reveal her body figure. She punches him in the face because Sakura is not around to do it in this movie and threatens him not to tell anyone about it. Yeah, it must be kept a secret, it’s not like the prison guards did a strip search when she first entered this place.
Ok, here comes another anecdote. Turns out that box in the beginning of the movie was in the possession of some scheming bad guys, one of which was… the warden! And this entrapment was just a ploy to bring someone with huge chakra close to the box so they can open it with Nine Tails. So the joke is that if Naruto had managed to escape, he WOULDN’T have managed to prove his innocence.
And then the second half begins, which has some of the most elaborate plot twists and epic fights in the whole franchise. Seriously you guys, up to now I was laughing with how bad it is and now I was thrilled with this sudden turnaround. The battle with the major bad guy was awesome and I loved how there weren’t useless underlings to waste time in secondary battles. Naruto goes frog-fox and summons that huge toad and kick ass, while the villain could predict all their moves by reading their minds, while a doomsday devise in the background is sucking up people in horror. IT WAS EPIC I TELL YOU!
Although still quite naive in overall, it gets better along the way and ends with a bang. Though it still feels completely cheap in how they managed to beat the villain. Imagine three people whose chests where impaled with clear through with spikes the size of your foot still running around and fighting without any problem at all. Lol, the undying kitsch of shounen strikes again! Oh, and don’t miss the end credits, as they include important scenes as well. Nice touch there; made it more mysterious this way.
As always the production values are quite good and the animation fluid, making it a hundred times better than the tv series. I must say it is by far the most enjoyable Naruto movie yet. Although not always for the right reasons.
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Jun 13, 2012
The whole plot of the movie is not that different from the other movies, but there are some different themes in it as well such as the importance of a parent relationship. There were definitely some points in the movie where I went "oh my!" in surprise. However, the movie is about 75% talking/explaining and 25% action. The plot twists were pleasing and the final battle shocked me. The beginning is extremely boring, though. But overall, a 7.
The backgrounds (specifically the skies) were well done. The nature scenes were detailed enough to be praised. However, the people and demons seemed very rushed and did not give me as much as a pleaser as the backdrops did. However, the anatomy and quality were still A+.
I thought that the audio effects weren't that bad. During battle scenes the sounds seemed very believable but most of the BGM were the same songs as they used in normal Naruto Shippuden episodes. However, the final songs at the end made me feel very moved and contributed to the emotion of the story.
Naruto got way too much screentime. As usual. However, the movie introduced some new characters that gave us maybe a lot of background info or maybe too little. There definitely was development, but not enough to make me sympathize for them.
The enjoyment was very good on my scale because the last half of the movie kept me on the edge of my seat and the final battle made me squeal like a fangirl. If it weren't for the excessive use of dialogue, however, the movie would have been spectacular.
Overall a solid 8. I recommend this movie to those who have a lot of time on their hands in the summer and want to watch some koala-tea battle scenes. read more
May 1, 2012
It starts out really good, but the further into the movie, the bigger the dissapointment. Its totally not what I expected, and the story takes weird twists after weird twists. Not to spoil anything but at the end there's this big surprise, which, totally ruins the movie (even more).
The comedy is okay, the story is mwah, the fights just plain n simple suck. Last thing, Naruto is a big time ninja. We can all agree on that. But, in this movie, he has too many moments where he just looks like a weak genin who can barely fight. It's disugsted seeing as how he beat Pain all by himself and is the hero of Konoha and all.
I give this movie a 6, but pre watching this movie I would have guessed an 8, maybe even a 9. Too bad the whole mystery of the movie partly gets spoiled in the opening SECONDS. read more
Dec 10, 2012
I’ve said this many times but Naruto Franchise has been my number one favorite since the very beginning of my fascination with animes. Even after so many years, it’s still undisputed so I’ll be honest in saying that I really have lots of expectations. It is true that it is a little bit better compared to the previous movie, “Lost Tower”, as it was really disappointing but this movie sequel still can’t live up to the greatness of the third movie, “Inheritors of the Will of Fire”. I’ll admit that I at least enjoyed it but still. It’s quite hard because you kind of expect so much with sequels most especially if the previous ones are really great.
May 26, 2012
Admittedly, I derived my entertainment from the scrambling to keep it PG while leaving enough Freudian material to keep adults amused.
May 23, 2012
This Movie, was very good.
You guys are wondering why I put '8' and not any higher, if I thought the movie was good. well one of the reasons, is that at first nothing made sense, because naruto attacked the kage, and he gets caught in the konaha Village, which gave me a big '?'...
but soon after they, shown as why they captured naruto, and how he got to the kage from leaf to their place, in a short time. however this made me confused nearly throughout the movie which gave me a sense of "wtf is happening" thought you guys may think that you dont agree with me, I still thought that they should have a better plan then going to battle straight away in the first 2 minutes of the movie. On the other hand the reason why I gave it '8' and not any lower, is because of the fact that it was a interesting movie, because it shows you how people are like when they are in a prison or shows how friendly they are, though it may not be the same in real life >.> it just gives you a feeling for those that has to stay there, to repent.
anyways, like i said i was really looking forward on this movie, because of the fact that its the very first movie that I saw, with a ninja on a prison >.OV pretty unique if you ask me.
the others "art","sound2,"Character","Enjoyment" there all the same as Naruto, once i make the review for it [if naruto ever finishes D:].... read more