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Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Reveals More Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hidenori Takahashi replaces Ikue Ohtani as Konohamaru; film will feature Chunin Exams

This year's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing more cast members on Monday for the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- film. The new cast is as follows:

  • Chie Nakamura as Sakura Uchiha
  • Satoshi Hino as Sai
  • Yoichi Masukawa as Rock Lee
  • Hidenori Takahashi as Konohamaru Sarutobi
  • Nana Mizuki as Hinata Uzumaki
  • Showtaro Morikubo as Shikamaru Nara
  • Hana Takeda as Kurotsuchi (Tsuchikage)
  • Kouki Miyata as Chōjūrō (Mizukage)
  • Ryota Takeuchi as Darui (Raikage)
  • Akira Ishida as Gaara (Kazekage)

They join the previously revealed cast:

  • Ryūichi Kijima as Mitsuki
  • Atsushi Abe as Inojin Yamanaka, the son of Sai and Ino
  • Saori Hayami as Himawari Uzumaki, the daughter of Naruto and Hinata
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Kinshiki, the obedient subordinate of the mysterious man Momoshiki
  • Kensho Ono as Shikadai Nara, the son of Shikamaru Nara and Temari
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Momoshiki

Yuko Sanpei is playing Boruto (pictured top left in image below) and Kokoro Kikuchi is playing Sarada (pictured top right). Junko Takeuchi is returning to play Naruto Uzumaki, and Noriaki Sugiyama is returning to play Sasuke Uchiha.

The 32nd issue is also revealing on Monday that the film will feature the Chunin Exams with the new generation. Boruto's three-member squad, the new "InoShikaChō," and Genin from other villages will all participate.

Weekly Shonen Jump describes the story of the new film as follows (Note: the below summary contains spoilers for those who have not finished reading the manga):

Boruto is the son of the seventh Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father's friend Sasuke, and requests to become... his apprentice!? The curtain rises on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto!

Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine gave a tagline for the film, "The curtain rises on the legend that will surpass all!!" The tagline in the visual above is, "Surpass the legend. Take the reins of the new era."

Original Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, script, and character designs, as well as the chief production supervisor, for the film. Hiroyuki Yamashita (Naruto Shippūden episode director, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie animation director) is directing the film, and Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road) is collaborating with Kishimoto on the script.

The rock band Kana-Boon is contributing their "Diver" song as the theme song, after contributing their "Silhouette" single as the opening theme of the Naruto Shippūden television anime

The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 7, and tickets went on sale on June 27. Theatergoers will be able to choose one of two fans designed by Masashi Kishimoto as a special gift. The "Uzumaki Version" will feature Naruto and Boruto and the "Uchiha Version" will feature Sasuke and Sarada. The fans are limited to 100,000 units.

Those who watch Boruto -Naruto the Movie- in theaters throughout Japan in August will receive 2 million copies of an official book — one with a brand-new one-shot manga by original manga creator Masashi Kishimoto. The Naruto Hiden Zai no Sho Official Movie Book's title indicates that the book is a spinoff of the Naruto: The Official Character Data Book series.

The book will debut the manga short "Naruto ga Hokage ni Natta Hi" (The Day Naruto Became the Hokage) that Kishimoto personally drew. The story episode did not appear in the main Naruto manga's original run. The book will also include the main manga series' 700th and final chapter in full color.

Viz Media has licensed the film for a North American release.

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