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The Last -Naruto the Movie-'s Ino, Kiba, Shino Character Sketches Unveiled

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Film with character designs, story by original creator opens on December 6 after manga ends

This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday the character designs for Ino Yamanaka, Kiba Inuzuka, and Shino Aburame for the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- film.

Ino's description reads, "She became an alluring beauty! ...With her spicy expression, her sexiness is multiplied! Her hair that was a ponytail is now let down."

Kiba's design reads, "He transformed into a wild man! Kiba had the most changes out of anyone, with his clothes, hairstyle, and his beard on his chin."

Shino's design has the text, "He now has a cool and sharp impression! It might be because of his collar that used to stand up, but the lines on his face are now easy to see.

Designs for Sakura, Sai, and Shikamaru 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.

Shueisha stated earlier this month that the Naruto manga will end in five more chapters. A stage play will open in Tokyo next March.


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