Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 3 - Hi no Ishi wo Tsugu Mono

Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3: The Will of Fire

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Synonyms: Naruto Shippuuden: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Hi no Ishi o Tsugu Mono, Naruto Shippuuden Movie 3, Naruto Movie 6, Naruto Shippuuden 3: Inheritors of Will of Fire
Japanese: ナルト- 疾風伝 火の意志を継ぐ者
English: Naruto Shippuden the Movie 3: The Will of Fire
German: Naruto Shippuden Film 3: Die Erben des Willens des Feuers
Spanish: Naruto Shippuden Película 3: The Will of Fire
French: Naruto Shippuden Film 3: La Flamme de la Volonté
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2009
Producers: TOHO
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 118708118,708 users)
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Ranked: #25632
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After being sent to investigate the alarming disappearance of four bloodline limit-wielding ninjas from different countries, Kakashi Hatake, Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, and Sai successfully discover their whereabouts and inform the Hokage. Unexpectedly, Tsunade's further arrangements fall apart when Hiruko—the mastermind behind the incident and also a former Konohagakure ninja obsessed with power—appears to announce that he has absorbed the missing ninjas' unique abilities. On the verge of becoming invincible, he seeks one more bloodline limit before starting an all-out war to take over the world.

As Konohagakure's past connections with Hiruko raise suspicions among the nations about its involvement in the affair, Tsunade receives an ultimatum to solve the crisis. Left with no other choice, she decides to follow Kakashi's lead after he presents a daring yet salutary scheme—a proposal that could send him to certain death. However, Naruto opposes such a plan! Despite the Hokage's decision, he is determined to save his teacher's life, even if it means fighting friend and foe alike.

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Naruto: Shippuuden Movie 3 - Hi no Ishi wo Tsugu Mono is set approximately between the end of the "Akatsuki Suppression Mission" arc and the beginning of the "Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant" arc, covering episodes 88-129 of the Naruto: Shippuuden anime series.

Celebrating both TV Tokyo's 45th anniversary and Naruto manga serialization's 10th anniversary, the movie was released on August 1, 2009 in Japan and registered a box office revenue of 1.02 billion yen. It was announced on the Naruto 10th anniversary site and an extended preview was shown during Japan Expo 2009 in France. While a DVD version was issued in Japan on April 21, 2010, English DVD and Blu-Ray versions were made available in the United States on October 23, 2012 by Viz Media.

The movie also has an animanga adaptation; it was released in Japan on July 16, 2010.

Characters & Voice Actors


Simone, Jamie
Producer, Casting Director
Murata, Masahiko
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takuno, Seiki
Episode Director
Masuda, Toshihiko
Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Dareka Ga" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"Dareka Ga" by Puffy

Episode Videos


Aug 17, 2022
I haven't been a huge fan of many of the Naruto movies. I find the missions have felt pretty pointless, even though most of them deliver with regards to flashy fights and don't take forever to finish. Naruto Shippuuden 3: Inheritors of Will of Fire feels like the first good Naruto movie, which would be their sixth attempt at doing so.

Story: Naruto Shippuuden 3: Inheritors of Will of Fire would see Hiruko, an Ex-Hidden Leaf ninja, who was essentially exiled due to the experiments he was performing in order to create the perfect body - which should sound familiar to some older Naruto ...
Sep 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
First of all, watch this after Naruto Shippuden episode 120-Kakashi Chronicles at least.
hmm I preferred the previous movies[as of when I'm writing this review, I haven't watched the movies after this one]. I just couldn't get into this, as I kept pausing and doing other things. It was boring and i think the story was shallow. Like what's up with a sudden new childhood friend of the Legendary Sannin randomly appearing that has a stupid inferiority complex wtf
Loved the message and stuff though. Naruto obviously went after Kakashi and Shikamaru kinda pissed me off

Nov 4, 2019
This is the sixth Naruto movie, made around the time Pain invaded Konoha and the Ninja War was close to beginning. At this point the whole show turned to a slow ass war drama with overblown tragedy that had no consistency in power levels. The movie tries to build on that by keep mentioning all the people who have died so far in the show. In theory that is good for reminding us of all the cool stuff that have happened so far and the various sacrifices that were made for the sake of maintaining peace. Unfortunately the story in this movie is doing a ...

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