Road to Ninja: Naruto Film's Screening Run Expanded in Canada
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Viz Media and Eleven Arts are expanding their screenings of the Road to Ninja: Naruto anime film to 35 cities across Canada. The film will be shown dubbed on Sunday, September 7 and subtitled on Thursday, September 11 including in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton. Exact locations and tickets can be found on the official website.
Eleven Arts describes the story:
Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son, Naruto, to save the village, foiling the shinobi's plan. Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it's like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him – the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents!
The film will open in theaters in the United States on August 29 and all shows will be English-dubbed. The 2012 film features a story and character designs personally created by Kishimoto and was the highest-grossing in the Naruto franchise making 1.46 billion yen (about US$18.3 million).