Synonyms: Naruto Movie 9
Japanese: 劇場版 NARUTO -ナルト- ロード・トゥ・ニンジャ
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2012
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 8.081 (scored by 6542 users)
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May 9, 2013
If you could have one wish, any wish, would you give up everything just to see it fulfilled?
Once upon a time, I loved Naruto; I would sit down in front of a TV every week and wait for it to come on just so that I could see what happened next. As time progressed, my love for it whittled down to something that I watched merely to get it out of the way. That was my mindset coming in to watch this movie- it was to just get it out of the way. What I experienced, however, exceeded my expectations to become what I see as the best Naruto movie ever made. Now, enough of this sappy monologue, let’s get into the actual review.
First things first: like most of the Naruto movies, Road to Ninja is, for all intents and purposes, non-canon. So, instead of complaining about how it’s non-canon, I’m actually going to review the story and the themes it tackles. The basic premise revolves around Sakura and Naruto being transported to an alternate world by Madara’s “prototype” Tsukuyomi where most stuff is basically the same but there are slight changes, or “ripples” like Madara calls them. While most of them are just personality and clothing changes, the biggest difference is Sakura’s familial situation is switched with Naruto’s. Yup, you read that right; Minato and Kushina are alive and well in this alternate world but Sakura’s parents no longer exist. One of the biggest themes in Naruto is the loneliness and despair of not having anyone to come home to or care about you, namely parents, and this movie tackles this theme head-on as well as the theme of accepting what is false so long as it brings you happiness successfully; these provided a much-needed emotional factor that I believe really makes the movie shine. However, make no mistake, there are flaws in the story such as characters appearing seemingly just for the sake of appearing, some plot holes, and what I found to be a lackluster “final” battle (I use quotes because it’s not really the real final battle). It is advised that you watch episode 311 of Shippuuden before you watch the movie but it isn’t absolutely necessary because all that you would miss would be certain inside jokes but I found the comedy in Road to Ninja to be pretty good, even without them.
As expected, the art in Road to Ninja is a step above the normal fare found in the TV series but is nothing ground-breaking or spectacular. Everything looks good, some parts more so than others, and the colors are more vibrant but, I did happen to notice the typical derp faces every once in a while or pupils not being perfectly aligned, minor things like that. As far as the animation goes, everything seemed to flow smoothly and very nicely, nothing much to complain about here. The sound design as well is what you would normally expect from the series with an overall great-sounding soundtrack. One aspect I noticed was the voice-acting was handled very well, especially given the fact that personalities were completely different in the alternate world; being able to adapt like that shows a professionalism and talent which even I, as a member of the audience, can appreciate.
Lastly are the characters, and since most of the cast have switched personalities, this is somewhat difficult to accurately grade the cast if you look at every single character. Let’s look at the Ino-Shika-Cho combo as an example, Choji is skinny and hates eating a lot, Ino is mild-tempered and sweet, and Shikamaru is a complete idiot. Explanation as to why any of the characters with changed personalities are the way they are is completely nonexistent but, to me, that makes complete sense in context. Naruto and Sakura were transported to a different world where they are viewed as acting “weird” because they do not conform to how their counterparts within that society would have normally acted. So, instead of focusing on the “new” characters, I’ll focus on Naruto and Sakura because we can accurately judge how they have changed throughout their experience in that world. Both Naruto and Sakura experience development through realizing what life would be like if their familial situations were reversed and ultimately seem to have changed from their experiences by the end of the movie, though I somewhat doubt this will reflected in the actual TV series. While I would have liked to see more of the alternate cast and explored the different alternate world a bit more, it was inevitable that shortcuts be taken due to the limited amount of time they spent in the alternate world. The only other thing I have a gripe with is that Naruto actually seemed a bit underpowered but that is fairly minor.
TL;DR? Well, despite certain plot holes, characters seemingly appearing solely for the sake of appearing, and a somewhat lackluster “final” battle, I particularly enjoyed what the movie had to offer. Road to Ninja’s art, animation, and sound are what you would normally expect from Naruto so, if you don’t like that, you probably won’t like this movie. However, unless you are basically a Naruto scholar and/or expect everything to be perfect and make sense, you will probably enjoy what this movie has to offer as I did.
8 out of 10 read more
Oct 21, 2012
Road to Ninja is a little different from the previous movies. While movies 1 to 5 introduce new characters—protagonists and antagonists—with plots that totally differ from the original story's, RtN is almost like a possible subplot of the main story.
With the exception of some, we get the same characters we see in the main story, but with a strange twist that would greatly appeal to the audience. It’s like a dream come true to some fans. It also keeps your mind going while you watch it, which personally, is what makes Naruto fun to watch. There’s also a hidden message in it, that is actually quite obvious in the starting of the movie.
There's a big chunk of flashback in one of the parts though, but it was from my favourite episode, so I'm not complaining.
Same art, new soundtracks, and overall it’s unique, funny and (kind of) tear-shedding, what I find—unbiasedly—worth skipping work for and the S$16.90 (large bottle of Coke with a free refill included) I spent on. I actually managed to get my non-Naruto-loving sister to watch it. And hey, more MinaKushi loving here! read more
May 7, 2013
Okay, this was about as good as I expected, but I was still a little disappointed.
It was cool to see alternate versions of people, I won't deny that. I do wanna say though, that they get about 5-10 minutes of screen time. I don't mind that too much.
Naruto and his parents meeting was about what I expected too. Very emotional, I liked that a lot. Probably my favorite part of the movie.
Then, you get to the action. It didn't seem forced, just, it felt like Kishimoto wrote everything except the fight scenes. Naruto actually said "There's too many of them!" at one point. He seemingly forgot that he could use Kage Bunshin. Actually, Naruto almost seemed nerfed.
This clearly takes place after Naruto gained the Tailed Beast Mode and met his mother. Yet, he never used Tailed Beast Mode. In the manga, he spams it like he does Rasengan and Kage Bunshin. Here, he only contemplates using it for a second.
The last fight seemed more like a slugging match, with the Kyuubi as fists. Not very much worth mentioning, just Kyuubi fighting Kyuubi, lots of claws and lasers and pretty lights.
The Akatsuki do show up, but it's painfully obvious that the only reason they show up at all is for "Wow! Akatsuki fighting as good guys! Awesome!"
I also wanted to see what everyone in the alternate world would think about how strong Naruto is, but we never get to see their reactions to that.
The time frame is AU, it doesn't fit anywhere in canon. After the Fourth World War, since Konoha isn't in the battlefield, yet they still call Tobi 'Madara.'
I guess my biggest complaint in the end, is that Naruto doesn't fight like Naruto, and we never get much interaction between the alternate characters and Naruto/Sakura.
Story: 9/10 - Not bad. Points off because of the obvious AU time frame, which annoyed me a bit, but overall not too bad. Some interesting tidbits like Sakura's parents and Minato and Kushina.
Art: 7/10 - It's Naruto. The fight scenes are well animated, but there are some drops in less important scenes, and it's nothing particularly special.
Sound: 7/10 - The vocal songs were average, and the OST was just kinda what you would expect. Again, nothing particularly special.
Character: 6/10 - My biggest complaint. Naruto not fighting like Naruto, not too much character interaction with the alternate world, so not much development there.
Maybe you would put the emotional parts, like reuniting with the parents here, but I chose to put that in with the story, and focus this score on individual characters.
Enjoyment: 7/10 - I was screaming at my screen for Naruto to use Kage Bunshin, to use some new overpowered Rasengan, to use Tailed Beast Mode, Sage Mode, to do something besides hit the guy in the face. It was not to be really. I did like the emotional parts though, like meeting Minato and Kushina, and Sakura's despair at her parents being dead.
Overall: 7/10 - Better than the rest, but still just good, not 'great.'
May 8, 2013
Directed by Hayato Date
6th Shippuuden Movie & 9th Naruto movie overall.
Review from my POV (w/personal biases)
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.
+ 1 or 2 aesthetically appealing action scenes, particularly in the climax.
CONS/What I didn't like:
- The "reversed" effect is treated as a gimmick. Superficial at best.
- Other supporting characters didn't bode so well with me (Sp) Hinata is excessively aggressive for no apparent reason. Some of the "cool" characters are turned into dweebs.
- For a movie, it feels like a bottle episode. There's only 3 set pieces.
- The theme of "Family" feels more forced than natural
- (Sp) (personal) "Menma"? WTF is this, AnoHana? Cmon man, use a better name.
Although it had a good concept, it was executed poorly. Ultimately, this feels like above average filler with a budget.
Those who like the Bizzaro world concept
Fans of Naruto. read more
Apr 18, 2013
Sadly this is still a kids’ show, thus the whole thing ends up being nothing more than a badly written fanfic. I mean, really, you are watching this just because you are aware of how one-dimensional everybody is and want to laugh with a “what if” anecdote. You are presented with an alternative dimension where everyone is supposed to act differently and all you get is them acting in the exact opposite way than they do in the normal world. Hell, they don’t even wear different clothes. Do you know what that means? That the Naruto cast is so simple in personality that the only way they could be presented any differently is by reversing the one and only character trait which defined them. Hell, in some cases that trait couldn’t even be reversed and all they did is removing it. Like, the dog dude now being bad with dogs, the insect dude hating insects, and the scroll girl being bad with scrolls. And that doesn’t even happen with all the characters as many others such as the Akatsuki (yes they are present too) have retained their personality for no given reason.
What makes it even worse is that the script was not written by some retarded 10 year old narutard but by the very creator of the show, Kishimoto himself. Really now Kishi, is this how low your writing skills dropped? People usually improve over the years you know; you are given a fresh new canvas and all you do is reverse the colors?
Anyways, this is all a big excuse to see Naruto’s parents and the Akatsuki members being still alive. I mean who cares about story continuity if you have a dozen cool cameos such as those on screen doing their stuff? And we got a second evil Naruto to fight our hero to boot. Where did he appear from? Who cares! Oh, there is also that side story where Sakura is the orphan in this world and she starts to feel as bad as Naruto for growing up alone. But that is thrown away in, like, 10 minutes and she is useless as always so who gives a damn.
Ah, I find so little to write about this. Seriously, by the time the “what ifs” are over, so is most of the film. It is definitely more mature as a concept than the rest of the movies since it’s supposed to be more about the psyche of the protagonists and less about some global threat. Naruto still ends everything with a Rasengan as always but that was not the point of the film. They could have definitely done far more if they had spent more time on the drama of parenthood and had skipped all the silly reverse personalities. I mean, jeez, what was the point of presenting all the reversed rookies if none of them mean anything to the plot? They literally disappear from the story towards the end. And Konoha ends up being nuked again but this time nobody gives a damn about it; thus trashing the whole idea of the world not being better after all.
Damn you Kishi; all these good ideas, trashed by the ridiculous fanfic flavor. read more
Mar 20, 2013
Naruto and Sakura is transported to a different dimension and in this dimension his parents are alive but Sakura's isn't. Everybody's personalities have changed. For example, Hinata who is generally shy is perverted and is more like Naruto and his out-going personality while Kiba is a shitty dog trainer, strange right? But wonderful twists indeed.
The art is simply wonderful, the animators took their slow sweet time creating this masterpiece of a movie and the art is much better than previous movies and the animation is smoother.
The opening and ending themes are spectacular, I mean who couldn't love Asian Kung-Fu Generation? The songs are put on at exactly the right moment and it just makes you feel exhilarated.
I personally think that seeing all the characters acting the opposite as what they are supposed to is too great, Shikamaru isn't intelligent and so many other character twists it's just plain-out hilarious watching, I laughed about every minute.
Basically it's either you are going to enjoy it or you will hate it, depends on if you think that characters personalities switching completely and the story changing completely is something you are up to. read more
Mar 23, 2013
I watched Naruto Road To Ninja movie, and what should I say... it's failed. Not little, but big.
Firs of all we shall talk about the Naruto move series. As you know, there was 3 movie in the Part I timeline and 6 with the Part II. All of the movies are non-canon and have no place in the original story.
Yes, RTN is non-canon like the previous 8 movies. "But Kishimoto", yeah, but did Kishimoto confirm it as canon and told the time when it's happen? No. Oda Eiichiro was involved with the One Piece movies, and he ALWAYS confirmed, when a movie is canon or not (see Strong World). So, if Kishimoto won't tell when it's play or at least confirming it as canon, it'll stay non-canon, regardless Kishimoto's involment.
However, it's even objectionable if Kishimoto really has anything to the movie except the character designs and main theme of the movie. Why? Because, according to some sources, there was another writter - Yuka Miyata (other says screenplay) -, also, according to anime news network there was 8 storyboard writter not listing Kishimoto - Chikara Sakurai, Hayato Date, Hidetoshi Oomori, Shinji Satoh, Toshihiko Masuda, Toshiya Niidome, Yasuaki Kurotsu, Yutaka Kagawa - and according to anime news network, there was 3 other people "planning" the movie aside of Kishimoto - Masahiko Ibaraki, Michiyuki Honma and Yukio Kawasaki - who could easily overwritte all of Kishi's ideas, and the director was Manraj Pannu. So, it's truly doubtable, if the mangaka had any freedom or was binded like a dog.
But regadless these, the movie still was disappointing!
Let's see the movie. The main story is about that Tobi whises to use a "trial version" of Mugen Tsukuyomi (an illusion technique) on Naruto in hope that he can convice Naruto to either steal the fox while he is under the effect of his technique or make Naruto giving up himself and make him join to him. While that we see Naruto's journey in the "dream world" with Sakura, because Sakura was there at the same time when Tobi wanted to use the technique on Naruto. In this "dream world" Naruto gets what he always wanted... his parents, while Sakura gets what she wanted... living without parents who died - which is truly disgusting. And of course there are "different" (?) things between the "dream world" and reality, like Sasuke didn't leave Konoha ect...
Good idea, right? Well, yes, but the implementing... sucks.
First of all, the graphic! It's the same horrbile as the anime, where the 70% is sh*t and the 30% is acceptable. It's true, that they were droping out movies in every year, but please, it's a movie! A movie shall always have better graphic than the series! Naruto has 5 different head and faces, while Kushina has 4 different faces and head and the others too, and not by emoitions, but the graphic's quality! The graphic makes it very bad either the normal and action sceenes, not mentioning that the animation also bad.
The music was fine, both Yasuharu Takanashi and the Asian Kung-Fu Generations made a good job!
Then here's one of the main problem, the "alternate idea"'s implementing!
Many movies used the concept of "what if", even legendary series like Spider-Man, X-man, Kinnikuman, One Piece ect. And the trailers made the audiance belive that the well-known characters will have different personalities and traits. Well, those who hoped it sucked big!
Technicaly, they chose the most cheapest and clichest solution that not even in the 90's had anyone use due it's embarrassing cheapness. All they did to the original characters, that they simple switched their original fetishes and personality to their opposite!! Yes, that's all, no more, no original at all! They thought it would be enough, if Shino would only hate the bugs and Kiba would hate dogs than giving them truly different personalities!
Be fair, today, "alternate" is faaar major and wide than just simple opposite something! Why didn't they changed drasticaly them? For example: Hinata could be no Hyuga but Inuzuka/Yamanaka/Nara ect, having bot different hair color and hair style, having different jutsus and have another personality than "shy girl" or it's opposite the "bitch girl". Or Shikamaru could be still a baby or just a 5 years old kid! Tenten could be a boy instead of girl and having different fightning style! But no, they simple choose the cheap concept, so they didn't need to think more.The only character, who is truly alternate to the original personality and not a cheap "reversal" of it, is Sasuke, who is not a pacifist village loving saint but a playboy troll! That's now better! But he alone is little, since he didn't do anything to the plot despite the promisings commericals!
And unfortunatly not only the "alternate" characters, but also the "alternate world" is cheap. Except the "Kizashi-Minato 4th Hokage", nothing is different! Uchiha clan still nowhere, the village is at the same place as before ect. Absolutly no different! At least the could make the village far different - like being more similar to the Hidden Rock or Hidden Cloud villages!
So the main idea failed, being nothing more than cheap and nonsense.
The other great problem with the movie, is the logic.
As the story says, Tobi's plan to capture Naruto by using the "trial version" of Mugen Tsukuyomi on him, giving him a perfect world what he always desired. Ok, fine plot, and Tobi truly created it very detailed: Naruto's real house is somewhere else than usual, his parent's are loving and they have family pictures to calm him that he is really their son and even talk into him that he and Sakura had an accident and have an amnesia. So ok, but if Tobi truly wanted to give a world to Naruto and Sakura and he created it so much that Naruto would never found out the truth... why... did Tobi... put... a DARK NARUTO into it?!?!?! Also, Tobi can enter into this "dream world" and want to capture the "Dark Naruto", who would be Naruto's counter... wait... counter? In an illusion with the role to capture Naruto?
So yes, it will be no illusion anymore, but an another dimension... but HOW?!?! Tsukuyomi is an illusion technique, not a Space-time/dimension teleport technique! It is like Lee would put someone into sleep by ringing a giant bell!
After that, it will be revealed, that Dark Naruto have an another name like the original - Menma -, still the another Kushina and Minato wouldn't recognise it?! C'mon, Menma is their child, they couldn't miss their real son with a copy! Also, it will be revealed, that Tobi possessed him (!) and has sharingan (!), can control the Kyubi (!) and really evil... until he won't be beaten.
To the end, all the logic will die, and we get a truly ununderstandable... thing.
Another great problem with this movie, is what they did to Sakura! No, I'm not a Sakura hater, I don't think her very bad - just not for a role as main character -, but what they did to her in this movie... makes even the blindest fan of her turns againts her!
At the beginning of the movie, Sakura has a family issue with her parents, crush the door on her mother and use Naruto as an excuse to get free from her parents (very matured). Then in the park she starts to talking to Naruto about how sh*t to having parents.... You know... Naruto... an orphan, who always whished for parents but never got and had to live without them with people who discarded him... great job Sakura! And to wounding his heart more, she says that if Naruto would not agree with her, than Sasuke would understand her. You know... Sasuke... Sasuke, who loves his parents so much, that after they have been killed by Itachi, the world became meaningless to him and started to allow Orochimaru, Itachi and Tobi to manipoulating his life... and also scolded Sakura for her disgusting speech about how good for Naruto that he never had parents. Nice, Sakura! You know, Sasuke should not try to kill you with Chidori... since it was too good and small for you! He should use KIRIN!
But the greatest disgusting, what they did to Sakura, that she only wanted to go back to their world, when she saw that Sasuke is a playboy and started to become envy to Naruto's parents, then when she got back to her parents. It has been revealed, that all the movie plays on Naruto's birthday. Now, if you would be Sakura, who learned that not having parents is really sad, having a friend who doesn't have parents and it's all on his brithday, what you would do:
1.Ask your parents to invite Naruto and celebrate his birthday with them, giving Naruto finally a day where he could have a birthday with a family enrivonment.
2.Send him to the d*ck, telling him you had enough of him, with "you used to celebrate your stupid birthday alone anyway" effect?
Well.... Sakura used option 2. Yes, even after what she said to him and the many disgusting things she talked to him, even after she felt 1-2 days alone and learned loneliness and even after she cried herself back to her parents... she did a disgusting thing like that! Ondering why her popularity fall down.
But don't worry, the other characters are as bad as Sakura was, so except Naruto, Iruka, Minato, Kushina and Tsunade, all of them were pathetic.
Then there are a tons of things they should leave out the movie, like the "fake Akastuki", since they had nothing to do with the plot! Then why they put them in? A simple criminal gang could do they job! Further, the "Konoha 11" and Sasuke add nothing to the movie at all! They have nearly zero-screene time! So why they even bothered with them!?
So in the end, we got another non-canon, cheap, clitche bad movie, with no originality, unlogical moments and bad story, that could only be sold by fanservice - bath sceene -, false promisings - Sasuke will be with Naruto and Sakura and have roles like in Part I -, cheap solutions about the alternate world and characters - even the most amatur fanfiction and fan doujinshi maker can bring up with better ideas than this movie -, and of course... shippings (ItaSaku, SasuSaku, NaruSaku, NaruHina ect, but mostly these), where the mangaka should not giving his name to it!
The reason why I truly angry on this movie, is the hype over it! "Kishimoto involved", yeah, my butt! He only draw the character arts and bring up some idea, yet 90% of his ideas landed into the dustbin - like the original jinchuurikis appearance in the movie.
But then somebody tell me: why didn't the very first Naruto movie and the third shippuuden movie (Will Of Fire) got so much hype than this?! Both movies are far better than this, and the first movie, unlike this and "Will Of Fire", was written by Kishimoto alone! Maybe there wasn't so much fanservice than in this!
Overral, thus movie is a 4/10, no more!
Thank god the next movie will be in 2014, so they have 2 years to make finally the first good shippuuden movie! read more
Apr 2, 2013
The selling point of Road to Ninja is that it takes pace in an alternate setting. All the characters have different personalities, Sasuke's still in the village,and Naruto's parents are still alive. In other words, it's the ULTIMATE FAN-FICTION. Where everything you disliked or complained about the series is reset.
However, it suffers from the same problems you'll find in any of the other NARUTO media. For example, the writing has some wholes in it. In the movie, Sakura's parents are the heroes of the village but we are not informed on what they did. Also the alternate Naruto somehow became an antagonist but that's not thoroughly explained. The viewers are just expected to go with "it's a parallel universe" and not question anything.
On another note, the art and animation do not match the usual film budget quality. Except for a few scenes it's seems no different than the TV version. As for the sound Yasuharu Takanashi's score is as effective as ever and fan favorite band Asian Kung Fu Generation provides another rocking theme song.
Despite some of it's flaws Road to Ninja, if anything is enjoyable. No one should really expect much after years of shonen movie expansions. It's got satisfying fight scenes,pretty good humor, and even some wholesome moments for the characters. Respect it or not, it's something that can be remembered with fondness off not forgotten right away. The movie does its job of entertaining it's fans so there's no wondering on why it's so successful. Road to Ninja is a simple story with nothing thought provoking or outstanding about it. But you know what? That's just fine.
P.S. Naruto's friends don't get much screen time so you may be disappointed if you were looking forward to Flirting Sasuke and Badass Hinata. The Akatsuki are good guys so that might make up for it. read more
Apr 27, 2013
This was the only (and maybe also the last) film from Naruto world worth watching. Finally no random princess saving, no bunch of new characters and the most important thing, finally a good story with some deep thoughts. Yea no wonder, it is said that Kishimoto personally worked on this one.
I really enjoyed this movie. There was something for everyone. I laughed many times when I saw really weird behavior of some characters we all know very well. Haha in this film, everything is slightly different. There are also cool fights and animation is really good. Not the best anime fights I have seen though but still quite decent. You also have a chance to see some characters you meet just rarely in anime like Naruto's parents or Sakura's parents etc.
The most valuable thing in every anime for me are some deep thoughts you can think about. You know like some spiritual legacy ^_^. Finally I found something like that in Naruto film! The storyline is not very complex but there is very nice situation. [A bit of spoilers!] New world with fulfilled dreams. Everything seems fantastic, but it is real? Does it even matter whether it is real or not? Is it important to fight for the truth or shall we just stay in the illusion where we have everything we need?
So the result. Every Naruto fan should in my opinion watch this. To hell with other Naruto films. Honestly they are all trash. This one is the only Naruto film I accept. And it is good one. Somehow reminded me the good anime films with some hidden meanings and you know like Mononoke Hime, Spirited Away etc. (Of course I cannot compare this one to them but the style reminded me them. Like that it is not only another filler but valuable piece of animation.)
“Somebody once asked me what a ninja is. My sensei told me that ninja is the one that endures.”
BTW Nice soundtrack. ^^ read more
May 17, 2013
Naruto has been living off his life pretty much alone, not knowing what parental care or love is, this became a weakness in his life, but with this weakness he his finds strength as well. The movie emphasizes this part of Naruto that lately has not been shown really much on the series. For the first time on a movie, the story was mainly focus on Naruto, and if this series has been a great part of your life, tears will be shed while watching for sure. So prepare to wipe your tears while watching. This Naruto movie just hit the greatest spot on the heart for us audience and especially for Uzumaki Naruto.
(What if?) this question will surround Naruto and you while watching the movie. What if Naruto had it different? with his life? had her mom/dad on her side? Naruto has always been a different kind of shounen, mainly because of how personal sometimes and touching the series is. This 6th movie will remind us that fact why Naruto will always stands from the rest.
I don't want to spoil the story further but definitely recommending you watch it! and even if you have not gotten up with the latest Naruto episodes or Manga, I am sure you'll still be able to relate and enjoy the movie. Its an easy perfect score of 10. A masterpiece and the best Naruto Movie to date. Reminds us all why fell in love with the series, and how touching the story of Naruto really is. read more
Apr 15, 2013
May 8, 2013
WATCH THIS AFTER EPISODE 311, sorry for the caps, but seriously watch this movie after episode 311. It will be so much more fun.
I recommend this movie for everyone who got bored of fillers. It will make an amazing feeling that you are not repetitively stopped from seeing action by fillers. I loved the way the plot was made, the wishes of Naruto and Sakura, the other world and the way it ended proving my ideas of how it will end considering the first hour of the movie.
It was extremely well drawn and animated, maybe even better than the other episodes.
There are a lot of personalities you maybe wished to see, and a lot of fun in the first part and the second part has enough fights to let you see Naruto with nice moves.
Overall: well made, I loved the story and the way it was made, didn't want to spoil this review so it's not much to say. Thanks for reading.
Well I guess I kept my promise of not spoiling it. As for a few spoiler words: best looking "Naruto" in the ending, something similar to Ichigo in episode ~309. Guess that’s it, thanks for reading.
(I have a spoiled review/re-cap/my thoughts of the movie in the discussions page 3, ao_no_exo) read more
Apr 16, 2013
I watched this in Korean dub (English subbed) and the first thing I recommend is that you watch this movie in the same dub you usually watch Naruto with. Whilst the Korean VAs did a fantastic job - especially Kushina's VA, she was amazing - the movie will have more meaning for you if you watch it in the same dub you use to watch Shippuden.
The second thing I recommend is that you have a pretty decent understanding of the Naruto series before you watch this movie. If you're new to Naruto, you might want to put this movie on hold for a while, as you won't have a clue what's going on unless you've seen a good amount of Naruto: Shippuden. (By good amount I mean a couple hundred episodes...)
One thing that many fans were excited about regards the release of this movie was the insight into the certain desires of the characters, and many thought that pairings would be prevalent. However there is very little by way of that, nothing more than the teasers released before the movie came out.
The things I liked - the animation was FABULOUS, the producers really put a lot of effort into this one, especially with some of the battle scenes. There was also some new OST I hadn't heard before, which really captured the moments well. The movie made me both laugh and cry - Kiba's neko-chan moments and Lee's... well, I'll let you find out... and the emotional scenes between Naruto and his parents.
The movie gives you a whole new outlook on how things could have been. Roles are reversed, personalities go to polar opposites, and unimaginable changes take place. If you're a fan of Naruto, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it.
Story: 7 (Good)
Art: 10 (Outstanding)
Sound: 10 (Outstanding)
Character: 9 (Great)
Enjoyment: 9 (Great)
Overall: 9 (Great) read more
May 11, 2013
Also I will update this when future episodes cum out. haha XD.
I liked the large quantities of Tenten that you get in this movie. I honestly feel as though she's a supporting character in the main series, despite being the heroine of the story.
Bathing Scene- (12/10)
It was pretty cool to see Naruto and Sasuke naked in a room together. I did not like, however, seeing naked girls (Ewww, eMirrite?).
If you like anime action, this is the show for you.
I was a bit confused during the movie, it seemed kind of like an alternate universe? I still really liked the main plot of Naruto falling in love with Sasuke though. So I'll give it a fair 10/10.
The combination of Three Days Grace background music, and Sakura (transgender version) hentai is quite stimulating.
Bathing Scene (revisited)- (13/10)
Looking back on the bathing scene, how could one not but masturbate? Where are the dicks though? HAHA XD.
Overall it was a good watch and I didn't really like it. (8/10)- It was fine, would watch again (but only for naked Naruto and Sasuke Haha XD)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boys love is a recurring theme throughout this movie (and all anime for that matter). This is evident because we see that Naruto and Sasuke are naked in a bath house.
Overall it was a good watch and I didn't really like it. (8/10)- It was fine, would watch again (but only for naked Naruto and Sasuke Haha XD)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update: Still awsum. Just ask mdsamad. read more
Apr 27, 2013
Yesterday, 7:41 AM
About the STORY
It’s so like Naruto series to twist the “normal-kind of storyline” and revive dead characters but this time in a different way. The drama of the movie is one of the most touching parts of its storyline; Naruto’s lack of family. It’s one of the most authentic dramas the series has. A very interesting plot compared to the previous movies where it was just the same old “a mission” kind of plot most particularly the unsuccessful previous two movies.
About the CHARACTERS
The characters made the story really fun and exciting most especially the “Menma” thing. It’s also interesting to see everyone differently and to see Naruto have a family.
About the ANIMATION
The animation is as amazing as always befitting a movie and Naruto movie at that. it may not be as explosive as before but it is still amazing and exciting.
About the ENJOYMENT
The first thing I thought was, it would be boring because the previous two was really lame then Akatsuki appeared right off the bat and everything becomes awesome for me immediately. I bet that most of the Naruto fans will enjoy this one as we get to see lots of situation that we won’t be able to see in the original story. It’s like a very rare chance and among all the movies this is the first time that almost every elements are perfectly balance; action, comedy, animation, sounds, characters, and especially the drama. I strongly believe that makes this one by far the best among the series’ movies.