Naruto: The Cross Roads

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Synonyms: Naruto's 10th Anniversary
Japanese: ナルト サ・クロスローズ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2009
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.811 (scored by 1907619,076 users)
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Ranked: #44222
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Popularity: #2586
Members: 41,756
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This year is the 10th anniversary of Naruto's serialization start. This work will feature an episode with Team Kakashi from Naruto's youth era. It will be surprisingly different from the TV series, don't miss it‼


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Asian Kung-Fu Generation
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Kishimoto, Masashi
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"Haruka Kanata" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

Sep 19, 2016
Jokuc (All reviews)
Unlike other Naruto Special/OVA episodes that feel kind of slow, this one moves at a nice pace. The Cross Roads managed to keep me interested all the way through and I was very happy to see that it's pretty much like a normal episode... Except for the art. This one is not animated like your typical Naruto episode. It has somewhat of a 3D-ish style to it. Although I'm usually not that big of a fan of this style, I thought it looked decent and it wasn't much of a problem when you got into the action.

I had only a few issues with The Cross read more
May 10, 2020
miposky (All reviews)
With specials or OVAs I'm open to different things and adjust my expectations accordingly. I'm okay with the classic slice of life episodes and am also fine with the ones that add further characterization or plot depth. But with these varying expectations, the common thread is always a sense of value added--the sense that this is something that contributes an additional element I can enjoy outside of the main series.

This does not have that expected value added. It's not a slice of life, and it also doesn't add anything to the current characters and plot, though it does attempt to do the latter. It read more
Nov 5, 2018
Eoussama (All reviews)
As a celebration for the 10th year of Naruto's serialization, the OVA under the title of “Naruto: The Cross Roads” was released on the 12th October 2009 that offers something different as far as the Naruto releases go.
This time around, with a flashback centered story all in a style that settles between the classic 2D and 3D animations, and it actually doesn't feel as bad as it sounds, but it was never about animation alone, unless you're just like the brats dropping their jaws whenever they spot colors, that's the power of visual, and it's easily deceiving.

- Story (6.0/10):
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