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

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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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2009
Producers: Toho
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ShounenShounen, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 9319893,198 users)
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Ranked: #22422
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Popularity: #1022
Members: 162,509
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murata, Masahiko
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takuno, Seiki
Episode Director
Masuda, Toshihiko
Storyboard, Key Animation
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

"Dareka Ga" by Puffy

Ending Theme

"Dareka ga" by Puffy

Apr 22, 2010
geemaa (All reviews)
First of all, don’t watch this movie unless you’re interested in Naruto because it’s a movie that mainly appeals to Naruto fans. I’ll assume you’ve watched to at least episode 120, Kakashi Chronicles, of Naruto Shippuden because there are references to Kakashi’s old friend. There are also references to Asuma. Just like the previous movies, Naruto goes crazy with his rasengan and shadow clone techniques in this movie too. But this is the best Naruto movie that’s been released so far.

The main enemy of this movie is Hiruko, some ex-leaf ninja that wants to become the perfect ninja by absorbing ninja with bloodline limits. read more
Apr 22, 2010
Cobbles (All reviews)
I had relatively low expectations for this movie, seeing how all the previous ones were pretty bad. They all followed the same formula, which is to say Naruto preaches his views onto some filler character causing them to change their ideals and it would always end with Naruto rasengan-ing the big baddie. It was alright the first time, but it got stale after the 2nd movie and became absolutely abysmal for the next 3. Needless to say that asides from maybe a couple cool moments, all the Naruto movies have been bad, definitely not worth a watch. But than this movie came along and sorta read more
Jun 4, 2010
8thSin (All reviews)
"Naruto Shippuuden: The Inheritors of the Will of Fire" is the third installment of "Naruto Shippuuden" movie and sixth overall.

Hiruko, a former Konoha ninja who abandoned the village a decade ago, declares war against all five major nations in the name of Konoha Village. He had perfected the "Chimera Technique", which absorbs opponent chakra and skills, and starts kidnapping ninjas with Blood Line Limits. The final target of Blood Line users is Kakashi, who possesses the Sharingan from Obito. To prevent the impending 4th Ninja War, Tsunade sends Kakashi on a suicidal mission to stop Hiruko.

The animation is impressive. I would describe it as read more
Nov 4, 2019
mouthpiece (All reviews)
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 read more

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