News The Last: Naruto The Movie Trailer English-Subtitled
posted on 2014-11-29 00:50 EST by Egan Loo
Australian distributor Madman Entertainment began streaming the full trailer for The Last: Naruto The Movie with English subtitles on Saturday. The trailer, which debuted in Japan in October 31, features the theme song "Hoshi no Utsuwa" (Vessel of a Star) by Sukima Switch.
Madman Entertainment will open the film in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand on January 17, 2015.
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.