The latest episodes of Naruto Shippuden featured a double episode prologue to the upcoming release of The Last -Naruto the Movie-, which contained a very special Opening sequence. The OP of the episodes showcases some new scenes of the upcoming film with the 16th OP song of the anime series, Silhouette by KANA-BOON. Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto will have a large role in the film’s production, overseeing the plot and new original character designs for the movie, who also designed a brand new mysterious character. The film itself will be the 10th overall movie in Naruto and is part of a new greater project in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the franchise. The project itself is the Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project) and includes a Naruto Exhibition that will open in Japan early next year. The film will be set between chapters 699 and 700 of the Naruto manga.
The Last -Naruto the Movie- will release in Japanese theatres on December 6, not long now.
Here is the synopsis of the film from MAL:
The moon is beginning to fall, and at the rate it’s going, it is doomed to fall on the Earth. The countdown for the survival of the planet begins. Among the havoc, Hinata’s younger sister Hanabi is captured by the mysterious enemy, Toneri Ootsutsuki. Naruto must overcome great danger on a mission to save Hanabi and the world along with Hinata, Sai, Shikamaru, and Sakura is their final story. “The final story is a first love.”