New The Last -Naruto the Movie- Ad Features Commentary by Characters

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Naruto, Lee, Shikamaru, Sakura, new character narrate ad for film which premiered on Saturday

A new commercial for the The Last -Naruto the Movie- film premiered on Japanese television this week.

[Note: The commercial below features spoilers from the final chapters of the manga.]

Text: Naruto's final story
Lee: Is this the end, Naruto!?
Naruto: It's gonna get lonely!
Shikamaru: we've grown into adults, huh?
Sakura: By the way, when did Hinata become the main female star?
Naruto: Um...! Anyway, everyone, one, two...
All: The Last -Naruto the Movie-
Text: A big hit, leading to a new generation!
Bolt: Dad!
All: Dad!?

The film debuted in Japan on Saturday. 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 film is 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.

Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto announced more details on next August's new Naruto movie during a stage greeting at a Tokyo screening of The Last -Naruto the Movie- on Saturday. He is serving as chief production supervisor for next year's movie.

The Last -Naruto the Movie- is part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga. The Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. A new mini-series by Kishimoto with "a newly budding Konoha story" will launch next spring. An art exhibition and a stage play will also debut next spring.

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