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Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Story Teased

posted on 2015-05-21 17:20 EDT
Naruto sequel film to to open in theaters in Japan on August 7

This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will reveal a plot summary for the upcoming film Boruto -Naruto the Movie- on Monday.

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Boruto is the son of the 7th Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father's friend Sasuke, and requests to become... his apprentice!? The curtain on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto rises!

The magazine will also announce that theatergoers will be able to choose one of two fans designed by Masashi Kishimoto as a special gift. The "Uzumaki Version" will feature Naruto and Boruto and the "Uchiha Version" will feature Sasuke and Sarada. The fans are limited to 100 thousand units.

Yuko Sanpei will play Boruto (pictured top left in image below) and Kokoro Kikuchi will play Sarada (pictured top right). Junko Takeuchi will return to play Naruto Uzumaki, and Noriaki Sugiyama will return to play Sasuke Uchiha.

The film will have a new character named Mitsuki (pictured below).

Original Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, script, and character designs, as well as the chief production supervisor, for the film. Hiroyuki Yamashita (Naruto Shippūden episode director, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie animation director) is directing the film, and Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road) is collaborating with Kishimoto on the script.

The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 7.


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