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tora-chan
August 02, 2008, 02:47 AM
This morning I went to see the new Naruto movie, thus I'll now review it :D

Warning: this review contains slight spoilers about what happened in the manga so far (actually, only about what specifically happened in volume 42..)
Another warning: this review is not serious. I mean, it is serious in that I will tell exactly what happened, but I cannot help commenting on whatever was funny/disturbing/stupid, so that might make the review a bit crazy... Well, if you want something 100% serious and geeky just wait for someone else to see the movie ;p

Let's start from the beginning. The movie lasted from 9:35 to about 11:20, which makes it almost 2 hours long. It didn't feel long or boring though, which is a good thing. I'll say beforehand that - all in all - I liked it, thought I might be biased... XD;; But I do really think that they handled the characters fine, definitely better than in the other movies. As usual, some of them didn't make more than a "bonus appearance", but at least they made sense... Not like how Kakashi was used in the first Shippuuden movie..... (yes I disliked that part, though Kakashi vs the 3D soldiers made me laugh)

The first thing we see (note: I completely forgot about this part... I started the review with the soranin, then a long time later I remembered... Sorry Sasuke X°DDDD) is Sasuke sitting in a small cave behind a waterfall. The purpose of this scene is to make him look strong and cool, so he stands up (he's half naked, obviously) and goes towards the waterfall, he puts his head under the water (closeup of Sasuke's hair falling down with the flow; fanservice anyone? 8D) and makes a Chidori that flows down the waterfall and the river. ZOMGkewwwwllll *-* Lol. Whyyyy.
EDIT: Another thing that I forgot... When Sasuke appears the music playing in the background reminds of a western movie...... (you might undersand while I forgot it, lol) I remember the music playing another time too, later on, when Sasuke is around.. I'm tempted to buy the OST just to listen to that track and laugh X°DD

The first thing (my mind had censored the Sasuke part) The second thing we see are a few sci-fiesque 3D ships, kinda like spaceships on the water. I don't really love the 3D effect mixed with the rest of the animation, but this time it was a lot less disturbing than in the first Shippuuden movie (at least there was no Kakashi fighting agains- err did I already mention that? 8D). Flying ninjas came out of the spaceships and headed towards a village... Guess which? Yeah, Konoha! I don't know if you've happened to see the flying ninjas on the latest movie trailers, but anyway, they're flying with some kind of mechanical wings, not Dragonball-style (=just with their bodies).

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, the flying ninjas attack Konoha from the sky with bombs and destroy a few buildings. Many people are injured, some maybe die, but it's not clear because there's no blood around... I thought Japan wasn't afraid of scaring children with ommmmggggg blooooodd eeekkk evilll but oh well... Foreign broadcasters will be happy, they won't have to censor the scenes themselves :p

We see random known faces helping people, that is Chouji, Neji, Shikamaru and Kakashi. Neji does us the favor of explaining how the flying ninja fly, and Shikamaru is even so kind as to give them a name, that is "soranin" (I don't know if he just invented it or he knew that they come from the Sora no Kuni, aka Sky Country). Apparently they concentrate chakra on the mecha wings or something like that. Smart, isn't it? Tsunade explains that Konoha confronted and destroyed (well, supposedly) the Sky Country during the last Shinobi World War, but obviously they survived and now they're angry and want to get revenge against the Fire Country, zomg, can't you sense the depth of this plot???

Naruto is walking through the rubble, when he spots a middle-aged guy that turns out to be a doctor and treats the wound of an injured man. Naruto takes the man to the hospital, and there we meet Sakura and Hinata who are taking care of the wounded. A boy that basically has "I'm this movie's main original character" written all over his face suddenly enters from the window. He's looking for his sensei but he faints. Guess who his sensei was? Yeah, that man from the rubble, Shinnou.

Apparently the boy has come all the way from his village to inform Konoha that they'd been attacked, and he was looking for the sensei to help cure the people who ended up injured. A special 3 people team is formed and sent to help the village. Since they're supposed to help cure the inhabitants, the team is composed of Naruto, Sakura and Hinata (plus Shinnou and the boy, Amaru). For a moment I thought "UGH I can sense the NaruHina fanservice..." but in fact there was almost nothing of it, luckily. On the other hand, there was lots of NaruSaku fanservice (well, Saku->Naru actually!), which kinda made me happy :D (Sorry, but if I have to choose a [het] pairing, I'm all for NaruSaku ;p)

The team travels on small rowing boats down a river, because the forest is full of eerie beasts and poisonous animals. Suddenly a soranin appears above them, so they hide by the riverside. The boat with Naruto and Amaru is too far from it, thus Naruto throws both of them in the water not be spotted. When the soranin goes away Naruto resurfaces, but Amaru gets caught in the weeds while he's trying to retrieve his precious scalpel (which was obviously a present by his beloved sensei. Did I mention that he's Shinnou's apprentice?). Naruto saves him, and when he does he finds out something: Amaru has boobs! 8D Amaru quickly zips up his vest (no he wasn't naked, but you could see the shape of his errr her boobs under the shirt). Naruto blushes and then faints because a poisonous piranha-like fish had bitten him...

When Naruto wakes up he's still blushing, also because Amaru is sucking the blood out of the wound, which is very high on his thigh.... This scene is kind of disturbing, I mean, it reminded me of the last line from the end of Shippuuden's 1st movie (in short -> "Naruto, let's have babies!"). Are the movie writers still having fun with adolescentboy!Naruto? XD;;; Anyway, maybe I should take back what I said about Japan not wanting to scare children, LOL...

Thanks to Amaru's sucking medical ability, Naruto is safe and sound. They walk through the forest towards the village, and in the meanwhile Naruto tells Amaru that he noticed he's a she, plus he suggests that she might be in love with Shinnou. He obviously gets slapped hard in the face... (as always in the movies, Naruto is more of a comical relief than he is in the manga). They finally reach the village, but something unexpected is waiting for them...

Cliffhanger! Let's go back to Konoha for a moment... (Actually I think this part was way earlier, but I don't remember the exact point so yeah) After the attack, the soranin went back to their base because they didn't have enough chakra to keep on flying around, so another special team was sent to look for the location of said base. We see Sai approaching the ships on one of his ink birds, apparently to catch their attention according to some plan Shikamaru thought. Shikamaru and Kakashi are waiting on the shore, hidden behind some rocks. Sai has no problems dodging and taking out all of the soranin that attack him, which is a bit errr weird? I mean, ok, they only sent a small squad against him, but still, if he alone was able to do that, how come Konoha was so overwhelmed by the same ninjas just a moment earlier?? But anyway, we'll ignore this (and all the similar things that'll happen from now on, lol).

Before going back to Naruto & co... I have the feeling this part was way earlier too, but anyway... XD;;; We see Sasuke in Orochimaru's lair. Orochimaru is sitting in his bed, evidently ill, and Kabuto is standing beside it. Kabuto tells Sasuke that the soranin are attacking Konoha, and he obviously answers that he doesn't care. Orochimaru orders him to go and get a man who will able to help him perfect his reincarnation jutsu. Guess who the man is, lol...

Back to Naruto's team. When they reach the village they find out that it's been burnt down and the inhabitants are nowhere to be seen. Amaru starts to cry and runs around, looking for the people. She inadvertently tramples on a trap and a bunch of kunai flies towards her, but Shinnou steps in and protects her. He falls down, his body pierced by kunai here and there. Sakura, Naruto and Hinata run to the scene, but it's too late and Shinnou dies.
...Actually... Basically, you see Sakura and Hinata going there right after Shinnou has been pierced, but they only start to treat him after Amaru has yelled for a while "no please don't leave me" blabla... Why? I mean, aren't they supposed to run to him and start curing him right away??? They were like, standing there while he was bleeding and dying... XD;; That was a bit weird, but anyway... (I think the people sitting around me thought that weird too, because I heard some mumbled comments here and there, lol)

Amaru is very sad for the death of her sensei, but they have to keep on looking for the villagers (they find no corpses, so they assume they are alive somewhere, maybe hidden). In the meanwhile, Sasuke is in the area too, slashing random snakes in the forest (he really is too mean to animals :p). I wonder how he knew that Shinnou was there, but oh well...

I don't exactly remember how they ended up separated, but at one point Hinata is gone and Naruto & Sakura finds themselves in front of an evil monster/spirit thing which claims to be a creature that feeds on the darkness coming from human souls, and has basically taken over Amaru... Obviously, they have to fight her/it. It's kinda like a big tentacled worm or something like that. They sure like tentacles in the movies... (But Kishimoto likes them as well, after all)

Sakura is taken out right away (did you have doubts?), so Naruto is left to fight alone. The creature grabs him and senses that he has a huge dark power hidden inside of him, thus he taunts him and tries to make him use it, mentioning that he's not able to save anyone without using it, that he couldn't even save Sasuke etc etc (yeah these creatures always seem to be able to read people's minds, lol, it's useful...). Naruto is having a hard time, and I bet at least half of the people in the room thought: "Will Sasuke jump out of the bushes and save his ass?". I also feared that for a moment (it would've been too cliché, I wouldn't like that :p), but this was not the case...

Since they just HAVE to show off the Kyuubi every single time, the creature manages to force Naruto to transform not only into usual Kyuubi, but even into the 4-tailed one... He fights for a while, ya know, just to show how cool he is when animated by the movie team, then he reverts to normal because of a protective seal which was given to him by Jiraiya (via Sakura). This part is a bit, errr, unlikely, because even if Naruto were able to go back to normal only by having that in his pocket, he should at least be very very tired, not to mention wounded or about to faint, but he was none of that...

Talking to Amaru, he manages to convince her to ignore the darkness in her own heart, and the creature vanishes. Sakura is fine, she wakes up and punches him in the face because she's embarassed that he was looking at her. I told you that this movie is full of Saku->Naru moments! :p Anyway, they decide to part ways. Sakura will go to Konoha to ask for support, and Naruto will go to look for the villagers (and Hinata). Amaru was supposed to go with Sakura but [s]since she's the main OC she stays with Naruto because she wants to help him.

They reach some old ruins (something Shinnou talked about) and enter them. While Sakura is going away she turns around and sees the ruins take off and fly away. Yeah... It kinda reminded me of the last Indiana Jones movie, lol. Anyway, in the meanwhile, in a room deep inside the flying structure, surprise! A safe & sound Shinnou is mumbling evilly about conquering the world thanks to the power of the darkness or something like that. WTF, you might think, but indeed, if Orochimaru said that he knew something about resurrection etc, it makes sense that he wasn't that good of a character XD; Anyway, although his death looked too hasty, I personally didn't find it so obvious that he would turn out to be the movie's bad guy.

Naruto and Amaru reach the room. Amaru is happy that his sensei is alive. She runs to him and hugs him, but Naruto senses that something is not right... Shinnou doesn't even pretend to be good, he just makes fun of them (especially Amaru) for trusting him. He throws Amaru on the ground and starts to act like a real villain, that is explaining he's been researching on the power of darkness for about 15 years and that he's finally found in Konoha the only thing that he was missing to complete his work, that is a secret scroll with a reincarnation jutsu or something written on it. That's also how he escaped death: he basically deceived Sakura and Hinata's medical abilities and then regenerated his body.

And now.... Transformation!!! This just had to come, lol. He transforms into, err, a big muscled man with naked chest and long spiky hair. He looks like a mix between a caveman, Hulk and a Super Saiyajin 4 (he only misses the fur around his chest). He and Naruto start to fight, but he's too strong and Naruto gets beaten around a lot. A lot. A LOT. I mean, for a long time they keep on fighting and it's just the Super Caveman 4 beating Naruto around and Naruto standing up again and going at him again and again. Though you might be happy to know that Naruto makes a Rasengan without using Kagebunshin at least twice (plust another time later on) :p

SCM4 (too long to type) tries to convince Naruto to use the Kyuubi's power, but he doesn't want to. By the way, Amaru is still on the ground crying. Because you see, the sensei was SO good to her... When she was little she was an orphan and had a weird illness, so nobody wanted to be close to her because they feared that they might be infected, but Shinnou cared for her and managed to cure her, and then made her into his disciple and even told her that he was proud of her, awwww! Moving, isn't it? 8D

Naruto tells Amaru that despite everything she shouldn't throw away her feelings toward her sensei, on the contrary, she should express what she feels. SCM4 comments like a villain would do, that is "Love will bring you nowhere, love is stupid, darkness is cool, blabla", but Amaru is eventually convinced by Naruto and tells her [ex-]sensei that she likes/loves him (considering the age of the girl and the sensei, all this thing of her being in love with him was a bit errr... Especially since it's supposed to be a movie for children XD;;; It was very platonic, but still @_@)

At this point, I was scared. Scared of the happy ending x_x I could just picture SCM4 going back to his old good guy self and hugging Amaru and live happily ever after... But luckily, this wasn't the case! **v He looks astonished for a while, then Naruto attacks him again and finally his blows seems to hit him fine. But then he absorbs more power of the darkness from somewhere and goes back to his invincible self. Just then... [i]Someone appeares.

Yes you guessed it, it's HINATA! ...No it isn't, it's Sasuke, obviously. He just enters the room and goes: "I've come to get you because Orochimaru wants you to help him with the reincarnation jutsu" (and Naruto goes: "Sasuke!? O_o;"). Shinnou just throws him the scroll and tells him that would be enough and if he really needs him he should come and get him. Sasuke does a Chidori Senbon to him and uuhmm he hits some spots or something inside his body that reverts him not only to normal, but to the body of an old rickety man (I don't know why, but many people in the room laughed when his hair became gray and fell...). Wow Sasuke, was your master Orochimaru or Kenshiro?? "I hit your vital points, you're already dead" kind of thing, lol.

But it's not over yet! SCM4, or well, what is left of him runs away (not literally "running", but anyway). Sasuke runs away too, and for a moment I thought "Oh my, tell me that Sasuke's appearance isn't over with this...". But luckily, this was not the case (maybe all these "not-cases" are what made the movie good to my eyes? Lol). Naruto tells Amaru to go look for the villagers wherever they are and runs after Sasuke.

Sasuke reaches the end of a corridor which leads into a large room with a big bloblike thing hanging in the middle, kept up by sticky strings. Somewhat like a cocoon. Naruto goes to stand beside him and puts a hand on his shoulder, (like it's the most normal thing in the world to do to a person who ran away and tried to kill you twice and you've been chasing for years, lol) and asks him uuuhm I think it was "what are you doing here?" or something like that. Sasuke is apathetic (like in the whole movie, actually, not to mention the manga, lol) and does/says nothing (well he's not in the position to speak in regard to hands on shoulders...).

Shinnou tells them that the cocoon has been absorbing dark chakra (which obviously comes from the hearts of the people who are angry because something bad has been done to them) and still is, and will become stronger and stronger and then they'll fuse together or something like that (sorry if I don't remember in details this wonderful plot, ya know, it's so complicated... *-*). Actually he was originally planning to make Amaru into the vessel for the creature, but you can't always have things like you want, after all.

He kind of fuses with the creature and starts to attack Naruto and Sasuke with his looong tentacle-like extendable hands (Shippuuden movies = tentacle play: is this becoming a cliché?). Our boys cannot use chakra because the cocoon would just absorb it. "Shinnou" grabs both of them with his "hands" and tries to absorb their chakra. Naruto obviously yells: "You bastard, let SASUKE go!!". Yeah, it's fine if you choke me to death, but don't you DARE hurt Sasuke! If Sasuke were normal he'd just feel a jerk and commit suicide right away, but he's not, otherwise he wouldn't be doing what he's doing (in any point of the manga you're currently reading), sigh -_-;;

Anyway, Sasuke mysteriously has an idea: spotlight on him! "You want my chakra? Ok, here it is", he transforms into CS1 and starts sending evil chakra to the Shinnou-cocoon. Naruto [even more mysteriously] understands Sasuke's plan, he transforms into (normal) Kyuubi and sends him a crapload of chakra. Yeah you guessed it, they want to overload him with chakra! Naruto manages to do Kagebunshin, he gets free and attacks him with a Rasengan. Sasuke also gets free, he transforms into CS2 for a moment and attacks him too (ya know, since they took the time to show off 4-tailed Kyuubi!Naruto, why not show us Sasuke's CS2 form too? *-*). Thanks god Naruto wasn't looking, or he would be disturbed to death by now, lol.

The creature doesn't really die, it just finishes asorbing Shinnou completely. Sasuke runs away and Naruto runs after him, while the tentacled hands are still trying to get them and are randomly grabbing soranin that were lurking around the place (maybe I didn't mention that Shinnou was an accomplice of the soranin, though IMO it was a bit weird how they connected the two things. They still totally looked like completely different stories..).

But let's go back to the ground for a moment. Sai has taken off all of the soranin that were chasing him except for one. Shikamaru tells him to come back and he finishes the guy off himself. The fifth member of the team (Neji was also in it) has apparently completed his task... Said member is Shino. Thanks to his work, all of the huge ships collapse, eaten by the bugs. Now... Similarly to what I said earlier... If Shino's bugs alone were enough to destroy all of the ships, defeating the soranin once and for all, how could they possibly create such a mess in Konoha? I mean, when they attacked the village they looked invincible.... But anyway, we will overlook this...

Back to the spaceship flying ruins. Amaru has found the villagers inside of a cell. Of course, it's made so that it absorbs the chakra of who's inside. By the way, Hinata is in there as well. He tells Amaru to look for something that would turn the device off, and thanks to her beloved scalpel she manages to cut off the power and free the people. Yeah, it was quite a simple mechanism I guess...

They run outside and jump on a random flying lifeboat that was obviously docked right there, just for them *-* When Amaru is about to pull the lever that would make the lifeboat took off, Naruto appears. He orders Amaru to jump in the lifeboat, but she doesn't want to. And now, a very disturbing thing happens. Sasuke (that I guess had run there together with Naruto) grabs the girl and throws her in the lifeboat... Hinata yelps "Sasuke-kun!" and he comments with "Urusai [how annoying]" (which you might consider as addressed towards the whole situation, that is Amaru not wanting to leave the place too). I mean, he commented!! Sasuke, what happened to you? 8D

Naruto pulls the lever and the lifeboat starts flying down. But it's not over yet... Naruto has a Rasengan in his hand. He throws it towards the ledge were Sasuke was standing, so that it crumbles and Sasuke is forced to jump on the roof/wings of the lifeboat. He looks up at Naruto, who is smiling and saying something which we do not hear... (suspense *-*) Sasuke later jumps off the lifeboat and glides down using his CS2... Eerie...

Naruto is left on the ruins alone. He thinks about Jiraiya telling him that his greatest skill is his will not to give up (I was kind of moved every time they named Jiraiya, though that obviously isn't the movie's fault... *sobs*), so he gathers his strength, he does a few Kagebunshin and start destroying the ruins. When he's finished he falls down, because everything has fallen apart. Amaru sees him, she doesn't want him to die alone so she grabs a pair of soranin wings (that were right there for her, obviously, lol) and flies towards him, then she throws the wings away, he hugs him and they fall together... How romantic *-*
While they're falling, Naruto tells her that once Sasuke told him that he cannot understand the pain of someone who's lost everything because he was alone since the beginning. I don't really get why he told her that.. I guess maybe that was because she lost her sensei? Uuhhhh...

Will Naruto and Amaru die??? ....Yeah, sure. Surprise ending, or well, bonus appearance: Jiraiya pops out of nowhere with a big toad (that actually looks a bit like Gamakichi...) that swells up right on the spot where Naruto and Amaru were falling... It's also the place in which Shikamaru & co are. They comment saying that Naruto should've run away instead of destroying the whole ship/ruins. Naruto wakes up in Amaru's arms and Sakura is kind of jealous. The end. (I guess now that Naruto is an adolescent boy they will be pairing him up with random charas in every movie? I dunno, it looks to me like they're having lots of fun drawing that kind of stuff...)

...Wait, there's another side to the ending, of course! Where is Sasuke? We discover this when the credits are finished... XD He goes back to Orochimaru's lair and gives him the scroll. When he turns around and is about to leave the room, Orochimaru comments: "...Did anything good happen today, Sasuke-kun? You're giving me this feeling..." Bwahaha, kudos to Orochimaru! I kind of miss him... Y-Y

Anyway, Sasuke goes back to train in some other river. He thinks back to what happened and we finally find out what Naruto said to him after making him fall off the flying ruins. "I will definitely bring you back to Konoha" XD (I guess some people might have preferred the suspense, but I like this version too~)

Ok, this is the real ending. As I said, I liked this movie, all in all. The plot wasn't all that great, as always, and some things were definitely far-fetched, but at least I liked how [most of] the characters were used, so it left me with a positive feeling all the same. I wasn't expecting much, so it easily exceeded my expectations ;p

Anyway, I hope this helped :) I feel a bit guilty thay I haven't been translating for the past 2 months, but I've been really busy with university (first) and Japan (now). I hope I'll be able to start again soon (I'll also be translating the chapters I missed too, just to be complete) @_@

Happy holidays~ :)

eni
August 02, 2008, 06:15 AM
Haha, that was great :XD

Thanks for the summary. I had lots of fun while reading it ^^

siegfried
August 02, 2008, 02:02 PM
Yeah it was definitely a fun read. I liked your comments much more than story. :)

kaylee
August 02, 2008, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the summary, Tora-chan!! That was a very entertaining read. :D Plot sounds like crap, but I'll probably watch it for... certain... moments.


Sasuke sitting in a small cave behind a waterfall. The purpose of this scene is to make him look strong and cool, so he stands up (he's half naked, obviously) and goes towards the waterfall, he puts his head under the water (closeup of Sasuke's hair falling down with the flow; fanservice anyone? 8D)


Naruto obviously yells: "You bastard, let SASUKE go!!".

:wtf

eni
August 02, 2008, 04:11 PM
Kaylee, great minds obviously think alike... the wet-hair-moment alone is worth 2 hours of overall boredom :wtf

Saifi
August 02, 2008, 04:44 PM
ua , i think reading ur komments were a big part of why ill watch the movie even if the plot is well,,

but ya thx , was a lot of fun reading

Misury
August 02, 2008, 06:44 PM
*hrhr*
That was hilarious! Thanks a bunch for that!!! You should do more reviews XD
that was priceless.

Black/Light
August 02, 2008, 08:31 PM
Thanks! Plot sounds crappy but I hope theres some decent looking fights in there.

S.I.M Editor
August 02, 2008, 09:10 PM
you made it un-boring to read. very nice, keep it up.

Proxy
August 02, 2008, 09:51 PM
Hinata-sama!!! Why?!!! *cries* Well, awsome review. Loved the comments (except the NaruSaku ones, but that because Im all for NaruHina.) Well the movie sounds entertaining, but the lack of NaruHina moments kinda turns it down for me. Oh well....

Did they at least show Hinata fighting? I wanted to see her super special awsome Protection of the 64 palms (maybe a Chunnin worthy version).

Excellent review!!

wing_gundam
August 02, 2008, 09:51 PM
haha great write up! you've got skill!

adel123456789
August 03, 2008, 04:05 AM
thanx for the review but i expected a funny missunderstude naruhina secne but the amaru girl likes naruto in the end is good like that

imshag
August 03, 2008, 04:54 AM
good job! thanks for your summary!

PS: Oro´s last comment......LMAO!!

OP ROX
August 03, 2008, 07:16 PM
i wanna watch it now..... you got a free necklase :O

Alex_1
August 04, 2008, 11:22 AM
Good summary. Sounds like a kind of predictable movie. Naruto fights Broly, but they beat him by doing to Broly what Goku and Vegeta did to mecha-Cooler. :D

Lelo
August 04, 2008, 12:09 PM
thanks for the summary, I didn't have time to read it all but I did get some and it sounds pretty good. I will be back to read the rest later

Csdabest
August 04, 2008, 02:05 PM
Man Japan needs some good ol bootleggers. I dont wanna wait till April u_u
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Man Japan needs some good ol bootleggers. I dont wanna wait till April u_u

I hate reading thsi reveivw now because it boosted my anxiousness to see the movie 10fold

SoldaT
August 04, 2008, 02:27 PM
Man Japan needs some good ol bootleggers. I dont wanna wait till April u_u
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I hate reading thsi reveivw now because it boosted my anxiousness to see the movie 10fold

I'm not boosted at all :p I only will be boosted then in anime 70-73 episodes will show op and ed of this movie :/

Marq
August 04, 2008, 04:37 PM
First of all

*kicks you in the shin*

That's for the Naruhina diss! :p

..Alright I'm done. Anyways, good review, really detailed. The whole chakra overload. Heh, where haven't I heard that from..

Agrias
August 04, 2008, 05:13 PM
I lost all interest on it after the NaruSaku news. ;___; Gotta watch it just for Sasuke now :(

Whatever! It still seems to be one of the best movies till now - and by "best", i dont mean they're good. xD

Thanks for the review :)

nat
August 05, 2008, 07:40 AM
Thanx a lot for the detailed review, even if it was a bit long. :p

Wow, so the animation crew discovered that they are getting more Narusaku fans so they did them some fanservice instead of the typical Hinata stuff?! Cool I say :D, it's about time. (now we need SasuNaru and SasuSaku ^^)

@ Marq, hey don't start kicking people :p Hinata is not that amazing, she was pimped by the animation dudes to be even stronger than Neji (which is absurd). Next she might even do Mangekyou Byakugan, it will be invented only for her sake :D

And they are counting on Sasuke's smex power to get fans...Hmmm..I'll pass

Marq
August 05, 2008, 07:43 PM
Don't make me kick you too e-nat. :P Your cool and all (even though you love that raven bastard). But i"m not going to get in a het cannon debate. That ends up ugly. lol. Eh, yeah the movie does sound disappointing, it's meh (not just because of the no naruhina) and sounds just a bit better than the first shipudden moive.

marte1980
August 07, 2008, 12:21 AM
A really entertaining read, thank you! The plot is ridiculous, as it was that of every other film, but the sarcasm made it funny.

MR.JOHNNY
August 07, 2008, 06:19 AM
Hilarious-the plot and your comments, I had a lot of fun reading your review

That was awesome:

" Naruto goes to stand beside him and puts a hand on his shoulder, (like it's the most normal thing in the world to do to a person who ran away and tried to kill you twice and you've been chasing for years, lol)"

UchihaBlossom
August 07, 2008, 03:23 PM
omg i cant wait to see it :)

ITACHIWIFE
August 21, 2008, 11:48 AM
i want to see the movie now

Ryodraco
August 22, 2008, 05:06 PM
Why did Naruto stay aboard to destroy the ruins?

Why didn't the girl use the wings to help Naruto survive the fall?

You mentioned that there was almost no moments between Hinata and Naruto, so what was there?

Overall the movie sounds a bit disappointing with all the stuff that didn't make sense and seemed to go against cannon facts (cool as Naruto making Rasengan without clones may be). But perhaps that is just my perception. As things are it seems like the first shippuden movie had a better plot. I prefer Naruto escaping from an erupting volcano to him being randomly saved from a deadly fall.:)

tora-chan
August 22, 2008, 11:23 PM
Did they at least show Hinata fighting? I wanted to see her super special awsome Protection of the 64 palms (maybe a Chunnin worthy version).


(sorry for the late reply)

No, Hinata never fights :/ She's only shown healing some people in the beginning, but then she's always either walking or, well, disappeared XD; In fact I kind of wonder why they used her in the first place, I mean, it's not like she did much.. They could've given her a minor role, instead of putting her in the main team just to make her vanish after a while... **;;
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Why did Naruto stay aboard to destroy the ruins?

Why didn't the girl use the wings to help Naruto survive the fall?

You mentioned that there was almost no moments between Hinata and Naruto, so what was there?

Overall the movie sounds a bit disappointing with all the stuff that didn't make sense and seemed to go against cannon facts (cool as Naruto making Rasengan without clones may be). But perhaps that is just my perception. As things are it seems like the first shippuden movie had a better plot. I prefer Naruto escaping from an erupting volcano to him being randomly saved from a deadly fall.:)

1) I guess Naruto wanted to be sure that everything was over XD;

2) She did use the wings, but he was falling faster than her so she just took the wings off.

3) Err.. what do you mean with your third question? XD; It's not like the movie was meant to be centered on Naruto and Hinata, so it's not so weird that they didn't have moments together.. "What was there?" All the things I wrote in my review~ XD

Anyway, well, I don't think any of the movies (or filler episodes) had a really good plot, so I wasn't surprised by the lameness of it in this one. Though I think the original characters who appeared in this movie make more sense than average. I also liked that they didn't use the usual "4 villains + boss" scheme. This also means that we saw less characters fighting, but at least it was less cliché (at least on that point).

All in all, every single filler episode or movie had something that goes against canon, unfortunately I still have to see one that makes me think "oh wow, this is believable!" (except for the original story they invented for Narutimetto Accel 1, but that's another story). So let's say, uhm, let's look at the positive/funny elements, and let's ignore the plot.. If one is looking for something that makes sense 100%, then s/he'd better just avoid watching the movies altogether! XD;

adel123456789
August 24, 2008, 05:09 AM
my openion of the movie is bahhhhhhh .aside from that girl liking naruto in the end(funny i liked that) at least the previos one had cool fighting and funny scens this one if i had to comper it to the 1 2 3 4 movies then i liked the old ones i dont even care about sasuke. so what if hes in the movie hes gonna be in most of the anime after the hidan kakuza arc. i also hated the 4 tails because it doesnt make sense i liked the funny sakura punshing naruto and i expected at least one stuped nauhina scene and no matter what fan(naruhina nausaku) you expect a naruhina scene and why hinata wasnt jelous like sakura in the end. they have guns and flaying u.f.o but flaying ships and no planes. and senc when naruto knows if someone is in love (the ending of the first shippuden movie says it all...and hinata).dont forget worm sucking the chakra from naruto and sasuke upuntell it overloads because it locks like vegeta and goku from the metel coler movie. the way i see it the movie is disapointing ,no naruto vs sasuke but an evel wormy suking beast and a bad ss4 cosplayer.
the plot is the same as the second naruto movie, a kid being rased by a man who turns to be evel. and that was the same thing with the first naruto movie and the shippuden movie a princes(movie 1) prectes(movie 4) not wanting to be one untel naruto changes her mind but the shippuden movies have somthing new naruto gets the girl...wel sort of. im sure the 6th movie well be about a lonly spoiled prenc/es that has proplems with hes/her kingdom or somthing like that.

Tuia 0.0.7.
August 26, 2008, 06:26 PM
now you make a lot of sasuke's fan girls want to watch it xD

Nekoni
August 27, 2008, 03:13 PM
That... was brilliant~

You really are funny. I had to cover my mouth to not make too much noise laughing more than once...

That doesn't sound bad atall, I mean after the first Shippuuden movie...

I've been dying to see a summary or, in depth review, of the movie, since it won't be out for a year...

Pleasently that almost completely fanservices me up- I agree with you, I'm also glad at the lack of Naruhina and the present of Sakunaru. I also appreciate the effort of Kyuubiness; they completely skipped out on it last movie even though it was ALL OVER THE STINKIN' TRAILERS- so I've been waiting for them t'make it up XP (I actually squealed when I saw the teasers in the anime into, just 2 milliseconds of fourtails Naruto, my beloved Mr Fluffles... )

I KNEW that OC was a girl... they looked girly but boyish and it was totally bugging me..

I kinda' look forward to it; I didn't expect the stars and all of heaven, which it doesn't sound like, so I'll enjoy it.. in a similar way to you I think... we have similar tastes, tora-sempai ^_^

The darkness monster (tentacles again? my friend will be happy..) reminds me of the face...nameless? things in Spirited Away. (also they have somewhat similar abilities)

The plot overall and the way they defeat the baddy especially... well, have you seen the 6th movie of DragonballZ? It's totally the same plot! (with the same two barely conjointed plots- the namekians all got locked up but it was all up to Goku and Vegeta to win the battle and they overrode Metal Cooler with their ki)

Anyway, thankyou very much for this spoiler! It sates my curiousity and it was a fun read! (and I'm checking out your website. Hehehee~ *kakashi-like giggle*)

erizibang
August 28, 2008, 10:18 AM
Wow that was a nice read, I enjoyed most your comments than the movie plot xD

The movie seems ok, and better than the first one to me... I don't know if it's because of Sasuke's appearance (which I thought it was going to be more, but it's ok, I wouldn't have like him ooc xP) that makes me wanna watch it.

Also, if I'd have to choose a favourite part (that is, taking away that first waterfall scene... I needed my fanservise!!), that would be Orochimaru's last comments!!! owww I knew it!! SasuNaru all the way :D
(geee it's makes me shiver, though... the fact that Oro seems to know better Sasuke's emotions >.>... but I'm gratefull to the guy)

adel123456789
October 05, 2008, 10:20 AM
this is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruto_Shipp%C5%ABden_2:_Bonds and it has a new thing or tow in it:
A mysterious group of shinobi called the Sora-nin from the Sky Country makes a surprise attack on Konoha because Konoha nearly destroyed the Sky Country during the last Shinobi World War, but they survived and now they're after Konoha and the Fire Country for revenge.

The group starts attacking Konoha, causing mass mayhem. Flying ninjas come out with winged-mechanical devices bombarding. A boy comes all the way to inform Konoha that his village had been attacked and he was looking for his sensei, who was currently in Konoha looking for someone to go with him to heal those injured in his village.

A 3 man team consisting of Naruto, Sakura and Hinata are sent along to help the boy's village. They accompany Amaru, the boy, and Shinnou, his sensei, back to the village. The team travels through a forest full of eerie beasts and poisonous animals using small rowing boats down a river. A Sora-Nin suddenly appears and they hide by the riverside while Naruto and Amaru hide underwater until the Sora-Nin go away. When they try to resurface, Amaru gets caught in the weeds underwater and loses his precious scalpel (a present from his beloved sensei). While helping Amaru with the weeds, Naruto notices that Amaru is in fact a "she" due to her breasts present. Naruto blushes while at the same time a poisonous piranha-like fish bites him and he faints. Later on, Naruto wakes up, still blushing, because Amaru was sucking the poisonous blood out of the wound on his thigh, thus saving Naruto. Naruto asks her if he's a "she" and suggests that Amaru has feelings for her sensei, causing him to get slapped.

Meanwhile in Konoha, the Sora-nin retreat because they were out of chakra to maintain flying, so Konoha sends another special team to look for their base. Sai approaches the ships (which are near the beach) on one of his ink birds to attract attention while Shikamaru and Kakashi hide behind some rocks near the shore waiting for the right time to infiltrate and attack. In Orochimaru's lair, Orochimaru is now ill because the body transfer jutsu he uses is close to expiration. Kabuto is attending to him and tells Sasuke that the Sora-nin are attacking Konoha, to which Sasuke gives an "I don't care" reply. Orochimaru orders Sasuke to get a man who is able to help him perfect his reincarnation jutsu.

Naruto and company finally reach Amaru's village and find the village has been badly attacked and some parts are now in ruins with the inhabitants nowhere to be seen. Amaru cries and runs around trying to find some villagers. She unknowingly triggers a trap, sending a bunch of kunai flying towards her; her sensei Shinnou steps in and tries to protect her but fails. Naruto, Sakura and Hinata run to the scene but it was too late, Shinnou dies. After Amaru comes to her senses they continue to look for villagers. Sasuke is on his way to the village.

Later on, through a series of events, Hinata gets separated from Sakura and Naruto. Naruto and Sakura find themselves in front of an evil monster that feeds on the darkness of human souls and somehow takes over Amaru. Sakura proves to be no match for the beast; the creature senses that Naruto has a huge dark energy/power inside of him so it taunts Naruto and tries to make him use that power, saying "He cannot save anyone without it." This makes Naruto remember his failure in saving Sasuke and is emotionally unstable, causing him to take on the Kyuubi form and, eventually, the four-tails state. After fighting for a while he turns back to normal when Sakura gains consciousness and gives Naruto the seal which Jiraiya gave to her earlier.

Naruto tells Amaru to ignore the darkness in her heart which finally results in the beast getting defeated. Sakura wakes up in Naruto's arms and punches him - awkwardly. They decided to separate; Naruto going on to look for the villagers and Hinata and Sakura going back to get help. Amaru, who was supposed to go with Sakura stays to help Naruto. They then find some old ruins in which Shinnou mentioned earlier. They decide to enter the ruins. Shinnou is inside - safe and sound saying something about conquering the world with the power of darkness. Amaru, excited that her sensei is alive runs to hug him, but Naruto notices something's not right and Shinnou laughs at Amaru for trusting him. Shinnou mentions that he's been researching the power of darkness for about 15 years and he's finally found it in Konoha; now he only needs a secret scroll with a reincarnation jutsu written on it. He then transforms into a huge hulk-like creature with Naruto charging towards him only to be outmatched again and again.

Shinnou, in the hulk-like form, also tries to convince Naruto to use the Kyuubi's chakra. Amaru is lost in tears while Shinnou and Naruto duke it out. Ever since she was small she had a weird illness and nobody liked her, fearing that they'd be infected. Only Shinnou cared for her and managed to cure her. Naruto tells her not to throw her feelings away while evil Shinnou mocks her. She finally admits her love and feelings to which Shinnou sort of pauses, allowing Naruto to land a hit. Sasuke appears suddenly saying "Orochimaru needs help with a reincarnation jutsu" to Shinnou. Shinnou gives him a scroll and says that's enough help. Sasuke attacks with Chidori Senbon which attacks Shinnou's cells and he turns back to normal. He then flees the scene and Sasuke follows. Naruto tells Amaru to go find the villagers while he goes after Sasuke. He finds Sasuke in a room and asks "What are you doing here?". In the same room is a cocoon which is absorbing dark chakra, Shinnou fuses with the cocoon and attacks Naruto and Sasuke. Using tentacle arms Shinnou tries to absorb their chakra; Sasuke turns to Curse Seal level 1 and releases evil chakra and Naruto, who got Sasuke's plan, turns to his Kyuubi form sending a lot of chakra. After breaking free, Sasuke ascends to Curse Seal Level 2. The creature acts on its own now after absorbing Shinnou.

In the meantime, Sai and Co. successfully infiltrate and destroy the Sora-nin's base. Amaru finds Hinata and the villagers in a cell and frees them all. Naruto appears again and orders Amaru to go. She refuses and Sasuke throws her in by force.Naruto whispers something to Sasuke, who then escapes. Remembering Jiraiya once said that Naruto had the willpower to never give up, he creates some shadow clones and starts to destroy the ruins. When all was destroyed he fell. Amaru, from a distance sees Naruto and grabs a pair of Sora-nin wings and goes for him. Upon reaching him, she grabs him and they fall together. Jiraiya suddenly pops out with Gamakichi and catches the two, saving them.

Later on, Naruto wakes up in Amaru's arms, with Sakura and Hinata angry and jealous with him. Sasuke goes back and gives Orochimaru the scroll, who then asks if something good has happened. Sasuke then goes off to train and remembers Naruto's whisper "I'll definitely bring you back to Konoha.' SASUKE'"

SaskeU
November 21, 2008, 11:44 AM
Please lay out the reference to film Naruto Shippuuden Kizun..... I from Ukraine the big fan Naruto. To us is still long to wait simply. Excuse if that for mistakes

TayuyatheNorthGate
November 26, 2008, 12:15 AM
Bwahaha, kudos to Orochimaru! I kind of miss him... Y-Y




Me too, me too.

Just the fact of Orochimaru being there at all would make me want to watch that movie, even if the rest of it is rather contrived.

Oh, and Sasuke fanservice. Who the hell didn't see THAT coming? Gh.


Thank you for the translation! It was wonderful (and hilarious!)

SharinganItachi
December 20, 2008, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the Review It was GREAT + Plot sounds like CRAP(Indeed)
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Who has a torrent of the movie? If you found one can you post the link, PLZ. Or when does the movie come out in DVD in Japan?

eni
December 22, 2008, 12:35 PM
You can expect Naruto summer movies usually to be on torrent during spring of the following year ^^;

SharinganItachi
December 22, 2008, 02:05 PM
So In January Or more like in February?

eni
December 22, 2008, 03:01 PM
I don't know why spring in France starts in January/February already but well... more like in April :amuse

There is no 'cam rip' scene in Japan like there is in the US. We have to wait for the DVD release to get the movie. The first movie (of summer 2003) was released on DVD on April 21, 2004 and the third (summer 2006) on April 25, 2007. The first Shippuden movie (summer 2007) on April 23, 2008. The rip on torrent pops up shortly after the DVD release.

So end of April 2009 for the movie of summer 2008 is a good guess.

pamellka
December 26, 2008, 11:49 AM
Nice review of the movie. You made it interesting XD

Can I ask, if you know, when it'll come out with subs?
And on the internet?

dbgohan08
December 26, 2008, 11:56 AM
I Love how everyone keeps asking the Same Question and they dont look for the answer in previous posts. THE MOVIE WILL MOST LIKELY BE OUT IN APRIL AND SUBBED AT THAT TIME.