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New The Last -Naruto the Movie- Image Features Naruto x Hinata

posted on 2014-11-19 22:15 EST
More story info, tie-in campaigns revealed for film opening on December 6

This year's 52nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing a new image from the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- film on Saturday. The new image features Naruto and Hinata.

[Warning: The image below and its accompanying text has spoilers for the final chapter of the Naruto manga.]

The new image features the following tagline [please highlight the text to read]: Naruto and Hinata, whose feelings didn't reach each other, their fates will now combine! A new visual arrives showing Naruto and Hinata following a road where they consider their future together.

The issue also gives more information about the story of the movie [highlight to read]: Hinata has always been thinking of Naruto since they were children. When Naruto finally notices her feelings, Hinata is defeated by Toneri! Their feelings pass by each other as Naruto has a big realization that he himself is the cause of this loss. For the sake of the future he should protect, Naruto begins his final battle. What are Naruto's thoughts as he looks at Hinata's sad face in profile?

The issue also mentions several tie-in campaigns with the upcoming film. Tokyo's Tobus service is offering a stamp rally until December 26 and the first 1,000 people who collect all the stamps will receive a clear file. Additionally the bus service is offering a postcard lottery for other goods.

The chain store and takoyaki manufacturer Gindaco is also hosting a tie-in with the movie, featuring 30,000 limited box sets with an image of Naruto, Kakashi, or Sasuke. Those who purchase the sets will also get a double-sided A5 size clear file. Those who download the Gindaco app will also get a special present.

Additionally, the karaoke company Joysound is also hosting a collaboration with the movie, and Tokushima prefecture on the island of Shikoku is also hosting a collaboration tie-in with buses wrapped in decals from the movie.

Toho is listing the returning cast list for the film:

Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki
Chie Nakamura as Sakura Haruno
Showtaro Morikubo as Shikamaru Nara
Satoshi Hino as Sai
Nana Mizuki as Hinata Hyūga
Kazuhiko Inoue as Kakashi Hatake
Noriaki Sugiyama as Sasuke Uchiha

Jun Fukuyama will also star as the film's villain, Toneri Ōtsutsuki.

Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump J Books describe the story of the movie and its novelization:

The moon has begun moving closer to Earth! As it is, the moon will crumble and meteorites will rain down on Earth's surface. As the last days of Earth approach, Hanabi Hyūga is abducted by a mysterious man in Konoha, and Naruto, Sakura, Sai, Shikamaru, and Hinata set off on a rescue mission! Can Naruto and the others overcome this crisis?

The Last -Naruto the Movie- will open in Japanese theaters on December 6, and it 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, and Sukima Switch is contributing the main theme song as well as voice-acting ninja.

The first 1.5 million filmgoers who see The Last -Naruto the Movie- in theaters will receive a bonus Official Movie Book Naruto Hiden Retsu no Sho. The book is a spinoff of the Naruto: The Official Character Data Book series. The limited-edition official fan book in theaters will include a manga drawn exclusively for the movie by original Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto. Weekly Shonen Jump teases that the back of the book will feature a mysterious illustration. The first 1.5 million filmgoers will also receive one of three original stickers of Naruto, Kakashi, or Sasuke.

The Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Shonen Jump on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. A new mini-series by Kishimoto with "a newly budding Konoha story" will launch next spring.


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