Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Opens in U.S. on Friday

posted on 2014-08-29 04:00 EDT
Highest-grossing Naruto film opens in select theaters

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. The 2012 film features a story and character designs personally created by original manga creator Masashi Kishimoto and was the highest-grossing film in the Naruto franchise, making 1.46 billion yen (about US$18.3 million). The Eleven Arts website lists theater and ticket information for the U.S.; all showings will be English-dubbed.

Eleven Arts describes the film:

In the latest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN feature film, 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!

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