Naruto Uzumaki and his squadmates, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, are sent on a mission to escort a movie crew on its way to film in the Land of Snow. They soon find out that they are accompanying a famous actress, Yukie Fujikaze, who persistently refuses to travel there, making the trip far more difficult than originally intended. After a surprising encounter with ninjas from the Land of Snow, Naruto discovers that there is more to Yukie than meets the eye.
Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinobu Houjou Dattebayo! follows the group as they attempt to overcome the obstacles in the Land of Snow and unveil Yukie's true purpose there as well.
Great for anyone that likes the Naruto series, it is independent from the series so doesn't interfere with the storyline of the series in any way. It also means you can watch and enjoy it whether you have seen the naruto series or not.
It was good because it was a combiantion of seriousness and comedy so you dont get weighed down by either.
It includes the characters Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi from the actual series, and you get to see all of them kick some butt!
Well, I'm not a fan of Naruto. I didn't watch the series before the movie. I bought the movie to see if it would help me get into the series, and I can't say it did.
First off, I found the story to be slow, although this could be because of my mindframe at the time. By no means should you base choices on my review; I'm not a huge fan of this kind of anime. The quality of the story was somewhat like that of the InuYasha movies, only even slower imo.
The art was as good as any other basic anime really. I won't mark
it down simply 'cause I disliked Naruto's character design. All else was good, and there were some decent flashback shots.
Sound worked well, but Naruto's voice sucked more than I thought it would; he sounded like a girl! Other than that, the voices were well cast and the music all worked quite well. Okay, it's not my kinda music, but considering what it is, it was good. Perfect for the genre.
The characters were fairly decent; what I saw of them. I might have liked them more had I watched the series, but the only one I disliked at all was Naruto because he was a total stalker! All the other characters were nice enough, but I wouldn't recommend anyone else watch this movie without watching some of the series first. I lacked a lot of background knowledge and so, evidently, felt nothing for anyone.
Enjoyment...well, take it for what it is. Since it's not my kind of anime, I found it slow, dull, monotonous and simply did not like it. But for those who enjoy this kind of anime, with lots of action and not a huge, complex plot: go for it.
The first Naruto film sets the tone for the ones to follow, which is to say that it is heavy on action and worldbuilding while light on the character pathos that the series is (in)famous for. So I would say that your enjoyment of these films hinges on what aspects of the Naruto series you find most appealing. For me, the fact that these movies do not take themselves as deadly serious as the canon series does is actually a point in the movies' favor.
The Land of Snow is a great concept, and I found myself legit interested in it, even though its denizens were
not the most compelling of characters. It just seems to fit a niche that was not explored in the actual series. We have villages in deserts, mountains, forests, and whatnot, it seems to make sense that there would be one in a snowy area. The plot is a bit strange in that it centers around Team 7 bodyguarding a movie actress - the technology in Naruto is truly bizarre, we see trains later on as well. But it is nice to see Team 7 doing normal missions, I wish we saw more of them being an actual team. This is the only of the three pre-timeskip Naruto films to include Sasuke.
Ultimately, the plot about the actress secretly being a princess is fine, not particularly engrossing but suitable enough to set up fights, which is what I personally am here for. The Snow Village goons are quite memorable as far as goons go. One of them summons an ice narwhal, while another one has a rocket-powered snowboard!
Most importantly, the fight scenes are basically the opposite of the canon series' fight scenes in that they are fast-paced, kinetic, and devoid of meaningless blather from both sides. Thank God! The fights here are great. I really liked Sasuke and Sakura's team-up, it was great to see Sakura employing some strategy here. The ending bit with the "Rainbow Rasengan" was lame, but the battles against the minions were pretty lit, not gonna lie.
In the end, the movie succeeds at fights and worldbuilding, and so I recommend it to any fan of Naruto.
The first Naruto movie may not be a memorable one, but it's certainly enjoyable at the least. The story doesn't stand out to be anything that great at all. In fact it's actually quite predictable, that doesn't mean it wasn't decent though. While it is a typical Naruto story there's still some enjoyment in the action scenes and the emotional dialogue scenes. The conclusion also was in typical Naruto fashion which as always was a nice touch. The animation worked as always, and was enhanced for the movie making the environments and characters look and move around better. The sound was crisp and clean and
the soundtrack comprised of original songs and tracks from the anime worked as well. The characters are a mix of the main protagonists from the series, some new ones as well as new antagonists as well. This is a bit disappointing though, considering the villains were made out to look fairly strong in the first encounter with our heroes but were defeated fairly easily in the next fight. I do like the concept of the Hidden Snow Village, it was kinda cool but we didn't see much of them. The story revolved around a princess, she was a typical predictable character at best. She had her moments and she was functional, but you can't help but notice the typical scenario of the rogue personality type who eventually finds the good in herself blah blah. Like i said though, she was functional and worked in the story. The main villain wasn't that interesting, after his plan was revealed there wasn't really a sense of urgency because the story doesn't do anything to make you believe he can really execute his plan. He and his allies do show off some cool Jutsu, and watching them fight with team Kakashi was pretty cool because of the unique jutsu of the snow ninja and the better animation. If the story had a bit more depth it would've made the movie as a whole better. Still, like i said, the movie did have its moments and by the end i wasn't completely dissapointed.
In all the story is nothing great, it's predictable and the story itself is nothing great. I still enjoyed it however, the snow ninja and action sequences are cool. The animation and sound are good quality as always and the ending is lighthearted and a nice touch. The conclusion is actually one of the highlights in my opinion, but anyway if you're a fan of Naruto you'll like the movie. It could've been better but i enjoyed it anyway.
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