There has been a lot of unconfirmed leaks recently for the upcoming The Last -Naruto the Movie- movie that reveals many of the new characters that will appear in the film, including the possible children of Naruto Uzumaki. Additionally, the official website of the movie have released new official character designs as well.
Note: There are spoilers for the final chapter, of course
First up, the official website of The Last -Naruto the Movie- has released updated coloured designs for the film’s characters in their new appearances.
- Naruto Uzumaki – voiced by Junko Takeuchi (Gon Freecss from Hunter x Hunter)
- Hinata Hyuuga – voiced by Nana Mizuki (Fate Testarossa in Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
- Sakura Haruno – voiced by Chie Nakamura (Kiyoko Madoka from Gilgamesh)
- Kakashi Hatake – voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue (Ninzaburo Shiratori from Detective Conan)
- Rock Lee – voiced by Yoichi Masukawa (Mango in Jikuu Boukenki Zentrix)
- Shikamaru Nara – voiced by Showtaro Morikubo (Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4 The Animation)
- Sai – voiced by Satoshi Hino (Yuuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana)
- Gaara – voiced by Akira Ishida (Athrun Zala from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed)
- Ino Yamanaka – voiced by Ryoka Yuzuki (Yukino Sakurai in Candy☆Boy)
- Chouji Akimichi – voiced by Kentaro Ito (Riki from Ai no Kusabi)
- Sasuke Uchiha – voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama (Shirou Emiya in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
- New character Toneri Ootsutsuki – voiced by Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
And now it’s onto the leaks. Earlier this week a lot of new images and character designs from the upcoming film were leaked online onto a Chinese blog. Some of these new images are of already confirmed characters, but many of them are new characters, including the children of Naruto. These leaked images are unconfirmed though they share similarities with the official designs, above.
First up are the designs for familiar and already known characters, including Naruto in his Kyuubi mode and the other ninjas of Konoha.
The next set of leaks are of Hinata, who will be a big focus in the film. One particular image is interesting to say the least…
And here are the children of Naruto and judging by the likeness, children of Hinata as well:
And finally some designs of the possible villains of the film. They are somehow involved with the moon and connected to Toneri Ootsutsuki.
The official website has also released some stills of The Last -Naruto the Movie-:
The Last -Naruto the Movie- is the 10th overall movie in the Naruto franchise and is part of a new greater project in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Naruto. 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. Masashi Kishimoto, the manga’s creator will have a larger role in the film’s production, being credited with the original story, character designs and chief story supervisor. The film itself will be set after the events of the manga, which was announced to be ending on November 10th.
Naruto is an original manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga began in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where to date a total of 69 volumes have released. Since its debut the manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. The series has also received two TV anime series adaptation, covering the manga’s two parts: Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Both series were produced by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, a total of 9 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. A light novel spin-off was produced by Masatoshi Kusakabe and released in 2002, and a manga spinoff, titled Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden, began publishing in 2010 from Kenji Taira and was adapted into an anime in 2012. Today, the franchise is one of Japan’s most renowned and one of the most popular anime/manga series outside of Japan.
Here is a 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.”
The Last -Naruto the Movie- will be releasing in Japan on December 6. Whether these leaks are real or not, additional information about the film will release soon.
So what do you feel about the new characters? And what of Naruto’s children?
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