Marking 15 years and sadly, the end of an incredible series, it wouldn’t be right without one last hoorah before we say goodbye. The Last: Naruto the Movie brings the conclusion of Naruto, the very beloved anime/manga created by Masashi Kishimoto which originally began in 1999.
The Last: Naruto the Moviefollows our heroes two years into the future, after the events of the Fourth Great Shinobi War when the moon begins to descend towards the Earth. With the moon now become a meteor that will destroy everything in its path, Naruto and his friends must deal with this impending threat while also needing to rescue HanabiHyuga who has been kidnapped in place of HinataHyuga when a plan to seize her fails.
The Last: Naruto the Movie opened in Japan on the 6th of December with a recorded 396,280 tickets for 515,331,800 yen ($4.2 million USD, $5.1 million AUD), rocketing it to #1 in their box office. More reports from this past weekend indicate that the film overtook 2012’s Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie by 175% and to eventually top 2 billion yen (about $16.5 million USD, $20 million AUD).
Now for all those outside Japan, don’t fret. The Last: Naruto the Movie is going global as of the 17th of January and tickets are on sale already for select cinemas.