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Naruto Road To Ninja Anime Movie Review!

Published June 22, 2015 by Shay Taree

So yes I know that this particular Naruto movie came out quite a few years ago but I just now got around to watching it. I actually had forgotten about this movie until I spotted the DVD in Best Buy and that is when I realized that this is the next anime that I want to watch. So let’s get to the review and here is a synopsis of the movie:

“Ten years ago, a gigantic demon beast known as the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox was released from its jinchuuriki by an unknown shinobi wearing a mask. The village of Konohagakure was close to destruction by the attack of the Nine-Tails, but the village was saved by its leader. Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki—who was the jinchuuriki at the time of the attack—sealed away the demon inside their new born son: Naruto Uzumaki. However, this act of saving the village cost them their lives and they left the future of the ninja world to Naruto.
With the demon fox sealed away, things continued as normal. However, the peace of the village would not last long, for Pain, Konan, Itachi Uchiha, Kisame Hoshigaki, Sasori, Deidara, Hidan and Kakuzu—members of a dreaded shinobi group called the Akatsuki—attacked Konohagakure. Naruto narrowly manages to launch a counter-attack but why have these shinobi appeared when all of them were meant to have died? The mystery remains, but the shinobi are praised by heir families for completing such a dangerous mission. However, one of them who has never known the faces of his parents, Naruto, cannot help but feel lonely. At that exact time, suddenly, the masked man makes his appearance in Konoha. Naruto and his allies are both attacked by the man’s mysterious new doujutsu.”

So I think that so far this is one of my favorite Naruto movies. The one reason why I was so excited to see this movie is because of Naruto’s parents and being able to see them more. Plus I was interested in seeing what would happen if Naruto had of had his parents. One thing I will say though is the movie wasn’t what I thought it was going to be about. I went in with the expectation that it was mostly going to be exploring what Naruto would have been like if his parents hadn’t of died but instead it was quite different.


Everyone in Konoha was so different in this alternate universe and I greatly enjoyed it! No one was more different that Hinata and Ino since their personalities were totally switched. Hinata was more aggressive while Ino was more reserved. I still really loved the exchange between Ino, Chouji, and Shikamaru. It was pure comedy!

Now when Naruto’s parents finally entered the movie and when they showed their last moments with Naruto I couldn’t help but almost cry. The look on Naruto’s face and also just seeing how along he felt knowing that his parents aren’t around was just heart breaking. It definitely gives me the feels every time!

But overall I give this movie a 9/10. This movie was really good and definitely gave me the feels during several moments. I also loved how Naruto and Sakura were the main characters and in a way got even closer. But let me know what you thought of this movie or review by commenting below. 

~Anime Reviewer Girl!