The Last: Naruto The Movie's U.S. Theater List Announced

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Tickets now on sale for 21-city theater run

North American anime distributor Viz Media and Eleven Arts announced the upcoming U.S. theater screening schedule for The Last: Naruto The Movie. The English-subtitled theatrical run will begin on February 20 and play at the following theaters:

State City Theater
AZ Tempe Harkins Theatres - Valley Art
CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent
CA Sacramento Tower Theater
CA San Diego Gaslamp 15
CA San Francisco New People
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton
DC Washington Angelika Pop-Up
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16
MI Bloomsfield The Maple Theater
MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema
NY New York City Village East Cinema
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center
PA Pittsburgh Hollywood Theater
TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Dallas
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes
UT Sandy Megaplex Theaters - Jordan Commons
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Mosiac
WA Seattle Grand Illusion

Tickets are now on sale. While supplies last, attendees will receive a special commemorative Naruto film poster.

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 debuted in Japan on December 6 as the first Naruto film in two years. Madman Entertainment will open the film in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand on January 17.

Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, character designs, and chief story supervisor of the film. In particular, he drew 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) directed the film, and Sukima Switch contributed the main theme song as well as voice-acting ninja.

Kishimoto is serving as chief production supervisor for this year's Boruto -Naruto the Movie- movie. That film will open in Japan in August.

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 in the spring. An art exhibition and a stage play will also debut in the spring.

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