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Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja

Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 6 - Road to Ninja

Alternative Titles

English: Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Synonyms: Naruto Movie 9


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2012
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ten years ago, a gigantic demon beast known as the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox was released from its jinchuuriki by an unknown shinobi wearing a mask. The village of Konohagakure was close to destruction by the attack of the Nine-Tails, but the village was saved by its leader. Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki—who was the jinchuuriki at the time of the attack—sealed away the demon inside their new born son: Naruto Uzumaki. However, this act of saving the village cost them their lives and they left the future of the ninja world to Naruto.

With the demon fox sealed away, things continued as normal. However, the peace of the village would not last long, for Pain, Konan, Itachi Uchiha, Kisame Hoshigaki, Sasori, Deidara, Hidan and Kakuzu—members of a dreaded shinobi group called the Akatsuki—attacked Konohagakure. Naruto narrowly manages to launch a counter-attack but why have these shinobi appeared when all of them were meant to have died? The mystery remains, but the shinobi are praised by heir families for completing such a dangerous mission. However, one of them who has never known the faces of his parents, Naruto, cannot help but feel lonely. At that exact time, suddenly, the masked man makes his appearance in Konoha. Naruto and his allies are both attacked by the man's mysterious new doujutsu.

(Source: Naruto Wikia)

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Adaptation: Naruto: Road to Ninja
Parent story: Naruto: Shippuuden

Characters & Voice Actors

Haruno, Sakura
Haruno, Sakura
Nakamura, Chie
Nakamura, Chie
Namikaze, Minato
Namikaze, Minato
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Uzumaki, Naruto
Uzumaki, Naruto
Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko
Uzumaki, Kushina
Uzumaki, Kushina
Shinohara, Emi
Shinohara, Emi


Date, Hayato
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Theme Song Performance
Kishimoto, Masashi
Original Creator, Character Design, Planning

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Dec 10, 2013
Have you ever seen a Naruto movie before? Yes? Good.
Do you have the intention of watching this movie thinking it'll be something new? Yes? Alright, I want you to open a new tab and search up in Google, a montage of the "Best scenes" from this movie. Said montage will inevitably contain the much-talked about bath scene involving all the AU characters, a few scenes involving Naruto and his parents (perhaps Sakura if the person is a fan of that pairing), and his fight with the movie's big baddy (whom I won't spoil just in case, although if you don't know by now I doubt read more
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Nov 22, 2013

This is basically a rant

This movie was horrible. Shitty pacing,timeline doesnt make sense,bad use of characters and I cant emphasize this much. I mean they bring characters like Sasuke back and he does absolutely nothing. They did the alternate rookies even worse as they were hyped so much in the trailers as if they were going to be important but they were good only for a hot tub scene(Neji spying on hinata in a hot tub - weird) and thats it.

This highlight of this movie was to be the relationship between naruto and his parent but even that was depicted poorly. read more
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Jul 30, 2014
Story - 7/10
Art - 6/10
Sound - 6/10
Character - 7/10
Enjoyment - 7/10
Overall - 7/10

Hearing about how this movie was supposed to be one of the better (if not the best) Naruto movies because of its interesting plot and nice twist at the end, I decided to give this movie a shot even though it's been a very long time since I've watched any sort of Naruto animation (been sticking to reading to the manga).

Overall, I was entertained by the movie and enjoyed the divergence from the typical Naruto movie formula, at least in the movies I've seen so far (Naruto meets new character X, learns read more
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May 8, 2013
2012 Film overseen by Masashi Kishimoto
Directed by Hayato Date
6th Shippuuden Movie & 9th Naruto movie overall.
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
(Sp)oiler Lite.

PROS/What I Liked about the Film:
+ On paper, this seemed to me like a very appealing premise. Main villain constructs new technique to use on Naruto, where he (and Sakura) are put in what essentially is Topsy-Turvy Town/OppositeVille/A "reversed" Konoha so to speak. like a badass "what if?" episode
+ Speaking of reversed everything, I personally thought that some of the humor worked well for some characters (Sp) Energetic Kakashi and "old man" Guy," Don Draper" Sasuke and "Flowers of Evil" Rock Lee, etc.
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Both movies center around the theme: "You don't know what you have until it's gone." 
reportRecommended by Aichiro
*SPOILERS* Both are movies of a well-known anime where the main characters goes to an alternative world where everything has changed. They both start off trying to find a way back to their own world, but there are things they have to do first. In both movies, the supporting characters have changed (though much more in Naruto), and the antagonist is revealed to be the one you last expected. 
reportRecommended by Hanasanaide
Both are close to having manga point of view than their parent story. 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Similar plot, set out in a different world involving some main characters but some moments they experience are know you have to see for yourself. 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Characters set out in a different world involving canonical materials of the main story.  
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Main characters go into different world (s) meeting similar characters but with different personalities. There are action, twists, dark and light moments, and comedy but less as well. 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14

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Ending Theme

"Soredewa Mata Ashita (それでは、また明日)" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION

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