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The Last -Naruto the Movie-'s Sasuke, Kakashi Character Sketches Unveiled

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Characters featured on special book covers bundled with advance tickets for December 6 film

This year's 43rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday the character designs for Sasuke Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake for the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- film. The designs will be featured on different manga covers that will come with premium advance tickets that will begin to be sold on October 18.

Designs for Naruto, Sakura, Sai, and Shikamaru, as well as Lee, Gaara, Temari, Tenten, and Chōji have already been revealed.

The Last -Naruto the Movie- will open in Japanese theaters on December 6, and 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.

A new Naruto film has debuted in Japan every year between 2004 and 2012. The ninth film, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, opened in Japan in July 2012 and became the highest grossing film in the franchise. Viz Media has released several of the films in North America, and it presented Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie in select cities on in August.

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