• NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 7.6  (7,901)

Road to Ninja: Naruto The Movie is a 2012 Japanese anime film directed by Hayato Date and written by Yuka Miyata and Masashi Kishimoto. It is the ninth film in the Naruto franchise and was released in Japan on July 28, 2012. The movie stars Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki, Chie Nakamura as Sakura Haruno, and Toshiyuki Morikawa as Minato Namikaze.

The plot follows Naruto and Sakura as they are forced to enter an alternate reality where their parents are still alive and the village is under the control of a mysterious masked man. This masked man has created a genjutsu that traps Naruto and Sakura in a world where they must confront their fears and come to terms with their past.

The movie begins with Naruto being scolded by Sakura for ruining a prank they were playing on Kakashi. As they head home, they are transported to an alternate reality where they meet strange versions of their friends and family. Naruto is overjoyed to see his parents, but Sakura's parents are not what she expected, making her realize that her perfect world is not all it seems.

As they investigate their new surroundings, they realize that the village is being terrorized by a masked villain named Obito Uchiha, who is using the power of the Tailed Beasts to control the villagers. After trying to fight him with no success, Naruto and Sakura find themselves in a village where they meet alternate versions of their friends who are able to help them understand the world they are in.

As the plot unfolds, Naruto and Sakura team up with their alternate versions of their friends and family to save the village and defeat Obito. The movie is a story of friendship, trusting your instincts and how the power of love can create a better world.

The animation style for Road to Ninja - Naruto The Movie is very impressive with its use of color and lighting. The fight scenes are well choreographed and visually stunning, capturing the iconic moves of Naruto and the other characters as they fight against their enemies. A particular standout is the use of a black and white animation style during some of the scenes to capture the feeling of being trapped in a genjutsu. The sound design is also well executed with its use of music, sound effects, and voice acting creating a deeply immersive experience for the audience.

One of the main themes of the movie is the importance of family and trusting the ones you love. Naruto is forced to confront his past and come to terms with the loss of his parents and how this loss has affected his life. Sakura, on the other hand, confronts the reality of her own flaws and the impact her actions had on her relationships with her family and friends. The movie uses these journeys to explore the idea that love, loyalty, and sacrifice are the ultimate weapons against evil.

Another key theme of the movie is the importance of not losing oneself to the past or one's own fears. Naruto and Sakura both struggle with this, but through the support of their friends and the journey they take through this alternate world, they are able to overcome their fears and grow as individuals. This gives the movie a strong message of self-acceptance and self-improvement.

In conclusion, Road to Ninja - Naruto The Movie is a beautifully animated movie that explores some deep themes such as love, family, and self-acceptance. The animation and sound design are top-notch, and the story is both exciting and heartwarming. Fans of the Naruto franchise will enjoy seeing their favorite characters in a new light, and newcomers will appreciate the strong messaging that the movie offers. Overall, it is an excellent addition to the Naruto franchise and a must-watch for anime lovers.

ROAD TO NINJA -NARUTO THE MOVIE- is a 2012 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

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