VIZ Media Announces the Neon Alley HD Premiere of Naruto Shippuden: The Movie this Sunday!

Nov 9th 2012
Viz Media takes viewers on an action-packed ninja adventure as it announces the Neon Alley premiere of Naruto Shippūden: The Movie (rated TV-14) this Sunday, November 11th at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST. The anime film featuring the world's most popular ninja will be presented in HD with English-dubbed dialogue and will repeat on 12:00am EST November 12th / 9:00pm PST November 11th, andwill air again throughout the week.

Neon Alley is Viz Media's new 24-hour, subscription-based anime channel featuring the world's best titles (dubbed in English and uncut) for a low monthly subscription rate of $6.99. For a limited time only, the game console based-service is offering a one-week free trial, available for fans who sign up at NeonAlley.com.

In Naruto Shippūden: The Movie(rated TV-14), a powerful spirit that once threatened to destroy the world is back! Naruto's mission is to protect a priestess named Shion, who is the only one with the power to seal away the monster. She also has the uncanny ability to predict someone's fate. her latest prediction: Naruto will soon die. Naruto's only hope is to abandon Shion, but that's not Naruto's style. He decides to face her fatal prediction head-on--and die! Naruto Shippūden: The Movie is also available on DVD from Viz Media.

Neon Alley's schedule includes a dynamic mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, uncut and dubbed into English, and presented in HD (when available). Currently, Neon Alley features weekly exclusive episodes of Blue Exorcist, InuYasha: The Final Act, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Tiger & Bunney. Fans also can catch their favorite blockbuster
anime series from the beginning, including Death Note, Naruto Shippūden, One Piece, Vampire Knight and more. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King recently debuted to wide fan acclaim and future premieres will include Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne and Zetman. Viewers can easily find out what's showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead.

Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country's most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens, in print and digital editions) and animated counterpart (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and Naruto Shippūden rated ‘T+’ for older teens) are some of Viz Media's most successful properties and have captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America. NARUTO is a co-production of TV TOKYO, Viz Media parent company Shueisha, Inc., and Pierrot Co., Ltd.

In the NARUTO manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder thanever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. Naruto Shippūden begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura's a medic ninja, Gaara's advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn't necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki's goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he's older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?

More information: www.Naruto.com.

Subtitled episodes of Naruto and Naruto Shippūden also may be streamed on the company's own VIZAnime.com and Hulu. In addition, Download-To-Own dubbed episodes are available for purchase through iTunes®, PlayStation®Network, XBox Live®, Amazon Instant Video, and the Google Play store.

To read a free chapter 1 preview of the Naruto manga series, please visit http://www.vizmanga.com/naruto.

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