Naruto Movie 3: Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!

Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

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Synonyms: Naruto Movie Volume 3, Naruto: Gekijouban Naruto: Dai Koufun! Mikazuki-jima no Animal Panic Datte ba yo!
Japanese: 劇場版 NARUTO -ナルト- 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ
English: Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
German: Naruto The Movie 3: Die Hüter des Sichelmondreichs
French: Naruto Le Film 3: Mission Spéciale au Pays de la Lune
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 5, 2006
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.911 (scored by 113979113,979 users)
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Ranked: #42792
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Popularity: #1055
Members: 192,641
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Led by Kakashi Hatake, Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, and Rock Lee are tasked to escort the extravagant Prince Michiru Tsuki and his spoiled son Hikaru to the prosperous Land of Moon when the two return from a long trip around the world. As if guarding two whimsical high-ranked individuals was not challenging enough, the prince's reckless decision to acquire an entire circus during their journey—mainly to entertain Hikaru's wish of owning the saber-toothed tiger featured in the show—further propels the mission into disarray.

Just as things are finally settling down, the arrival of Michiru's convoy at the Land of Moon is met with an unforeseen crisis—the greedy Chief Minister Shabadaba has taken over the country with the assistance of mysterious, powerful ninjas. While Kakashi's team relentlessly fights the enemy by any means necessary, the two princes are forced to confront a new outlook on life through adversity.

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Being the last movie related to the first series, Naruto Movie 3: Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo! takes place after episode 196 of Naruto. This is the only Naruto movie to feature characters in different outfits rather than the ones they normally wear.
It was announced on August 6, 2005 at the opening of Naruto Movie 2: Dai Gekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo! and premiered in Japan on August 5, 2006. The first 100,000 people to see the film in certain theaters received a yo-yo featuring Naruto and his ninja technique Rasengan. The movie was released on DVD on April 25, 2007 in Japan. In the United States, the film aired on Cartoon Network on November 8, 2008 and was released on DVD on November 11, 2008.

Naruto Movie 3: Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo! has an animanga adaptation released in Japan on April 4, 2007 and in the United States on November 4, 2008.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Noriko
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Matsumoto, Norio
Storyboard, Key Animation


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"Tsubomi" by MARIA

Aug 21, 2008

One shouldn't expect eye-opening narrative or intricate writing when faced with a vile creature that is the shounen filler movie, and yet...It still somehow manages to upset this barely tangible notion of "expectation". The "story" (if you can call a sequence of random, incoherent, completely disconnected events that) itself was even worse than the rest of these sub-par, money-milking, uninspired Naruto movies. I had more fun in the rectal exam room than watching this abomination take on it's convulsed shape.

The first 40 minutes felt like a REALLY long intro for the paltry five minute fight scene. Second half onwards, by means of exploring ...
Dec 14, 2008
Naruto movie 3 honestly surprised me. While I wasn't expecting anything more than an extended length episode, instead Naruto movie 3 stands on its own as a genuine movie. The story seems to be pretty standard fare, on paper anyway, but is handled well for all that. The story contains the depth and pathos that the show aims to have, elevating it. As always, the content of the story is not quite as important as the execution of the story and this movie succeeds in that respect. Story aside, standing largest of the movie's strengths is actually its art. The new character designs cooked up ...
Nov 17, 2009
The worst Naruto movie in existence. I'm appalled at how something as horrible as this actually exists.

So anyhow, the aesthetics are alright...I guess. Nothing else about this anime is even remotely decent.

The story, man, I could predict everything that was going to happen right from the start. It's so predictable. Naruto meets a prick, does stuff to make that prick see he's wrong, owns a bad guy with a new Rasengan, we've already seen this pattern in the last two movies anyway. Once you figure out the basic roles of every character, there is nothing else to learn from this movie. The ...

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