Beyond the Boundary and The Last -Naruto the Movie- Released Monday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
On Monday January 11, Animatsu is releasing the series Beyond the Boundary on both DVD and Blu-ray. Sentai Filmworks described the story:
They should never have met. They shouldn't even exist. But when they come together, the entire world will change. The last surviving member of her clan, Mirai Kuriyama is cursed with the terrifying ability to control and manipulate blood, a power so heretical that she is shunned even by those with the ability to understand her "gift". Akihito Kanbara is only half human, but while the monstrous other half of his lineage seems to have doomed him to a life alone, it has also given him near invulnerability in the form of rapid healing. Alone, their futures seem bleak, but when a chance encounter brings them together, it becomes clear that they share more than just an unexpected bond. Together they share a destiny and a mission that only the two of them together may be strong enough to survive.
The anime premiered in Japan in October 2013.
Manga Entertainment is releasing The Last -Naruto the Movie- on Blu-ray and DVD. Weekly Shonen Jump and Jump J Books described the story of the movie:
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?
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.
Released in December 2014, The Last -Naruto the Movie- was part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project), which marked the 15th anniversary of the original manga.