The sixth Naruto Shippuuden movie has been announced – Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja. This movie will mark the 10th anniversary for the Naruto anime franchise. Kishimoto Masashi will be personally conceiving the all-new story and designing the characters for this movie.
Oda Eiichiro did do the same for the One Piece anime’s 10th anniversary by handling the story and character designs for the Strong World movie. Pretty awesome that Kishimoto-sensei is involved in the movie, it’s always great when the original creators take part in the development of a movie.
The preview image looks epic, very very epic; Naruto with his Clone seal, Kushina with the Ram hand seal, Minato with the Hare hand seal, Gai with the Boar hand seal, Shino with the Serpent hand seal, Kiba with the Bird hand seal, Hinata with the Ox hand seal, Sakura with the Horse hand seal, Ino with the Dragon hand seal, Shikamaru with the Rat hand seal, Chouji with the Monkey hand seal, and Kakashi with the Dog hand seal (hahah how fitting Kakashi).
There are eleven of the twelve basic hand seals used by the characters in that image (Naruto isn’t using a basic hand seal), the hand seal missing out is the Tiger hand seal, but that would most likely match Sasuke if he was there – it is affiliated with the fire element after all. I wonder where Sai is O.o.
Love how Kushina, Minato, Kurama (berserk?) and Tobi are in the preview image. Very interested in this movie and am really looking forward to it. It opens throughout Japanese on July 28.