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The Last -Naruto the Movie- to Get Novelization

posted on 2014-10-28 14:40 EDT
Novel to ship two days after premiere of the movie

Jump j Books began listing a novelization of The Last -Naruto the Movie- on Tuesday. The novel, written by Maruo Kyōzuka, is slated to ship on December 8, two days after the release of the movie.

Jump j Books describes the story:

The moon has begun moving closer to the Earth! As it is, the the moon will crumble and meteorites will rain down on the earth's surface. As the last days of Earth approach, Hanabi Hyūga is abducted by a mysterious man in Konoha, and Naruto, Sakura, Sai, Shikamaru, and Hinata set off on a rescue mission! Can Naruto and the others overcome this crisis?

The Last -Naruto the Movie- will open in Japanese theaters on December 6, and it will be the first Naruto film in two years. The film is also part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga. Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, character designs, and chief story supervisor of the film. In particular, he is drawing new designs for the title character in the movie, as well as for other characters. Tsuneo Kobayashi (The Twelve Kingdoms, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Kurokami The Animation) is directing the film, and Sukima Switch is contributing the main theme song as well as voice-acting ninja characters.

The manga series will end on November 10. A stage play will open in Tokyo next March.


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