Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow

Naruto the Film: Ninja Conflict within the Land of Snow (劇場版

NARUTOナルト 大活劇! 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ!!, Gekijō-ban Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō Dattebayo!!, lit. “Theatrical Function Naruto: Nice Motion Scene! Snow Princess’ E book of Ninja Arts“) is a 2004 Japanese animated motion fantasy movie based mostly on Masashi Kishimoto’s manga and anime Naruto. It was launched in Japan on August 21, 2004. The recognition of the sequence has spawned a number of sequels, starting with Naruto the Film: Legend of the Stone of Gelel. The movie is about after episode 101. In the USA, the movie aired on Cartoon Community on September 17, 2007. The ending track Residence Candy Residence is carried out by Yuki Isoya. The English adaptation changed the track with Jeremy Candy’s “By no means Give Up”, attributable to licensing restrictions. The narrative focuses on the younger Naruto Uzumaki and his ninja group as they work on a bodyguard mission to guard Princess Yukie Fujikaze who’s posing as a movie actress.

An authentic video animation, Konoha Annual Sports activities Pageant (木ノ葉運動会 Konoha Undōkai), was included with the Japanese launch of the movie. The movie grossed US$11.1 million within the field places of work and acquired usually good response by critics for the concentrate on the situation and animation regardless of the Yukie usually being seen because the least attention-grabbing character introduced.


Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno watch a movie starring Yukie Fujikaze, in a neighborhood cinema. Kakashi Hatake has summoned them to look at it as preparation for his or her subsequent mission: to forestall Yukie, who performs Princess Gale within the movies, from being captured throughout manufacturing of her newest movie. Yukie is later revealed to be Koyuki Kazahana, a princess from an island generally known as the Land of Snow. Doto Kazahana, who’s revealed to be Koyuki’s uncle, was answerable for the homicide of her father Sosetsu in a coup d’etat. Throughout the taking pictures of the movie, Doto’s henchmen, carrying chakra armor, try and seize the princess, however Group 7 manages to delay the princess from being captured. Doto ultimately captures Koyuki and kills her bodyguards, who reveal themselves in an try to guard and restore her rightful place because the ruler of the Land of Snow. Naruto enters the ship to rescue the princess, solely to be captured and compelled to put on a chakra-draining machine. Doto forces Koyuki handy over a crystal necklace her father had given her when she was younger, considering that it is a key that may unlock the hidden treasure Sosetsu had left behind earlier than detaining each Koyuki and Naruto.

Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi infiltrate the fortress whereas Naruto and Koyuki escape from captivity. They confront Doto however he manages to seize the crystal necklace and flees with Koyuki. Naruto proceeds to comply with Doto whereas the remaining members of Group 7 confront Doto’s henchmen. Kakashi will get his revenge by defeating Doto’s henchman Nadare Roga, whereas Sasuke and Sakura defeat the opposite two henchmen Fubuki Kakuyoku and Mizore Fuyukuma. In the meantime, Doto discovers the hidden treasure to remodel the island into the Land of Spring utilizing a warmth generator. Naruto confronts him in a duel, however will get overpowered whereas Sasuke makes use of his Chidori (千鳥, lit. “One Thousand Birds”) to weaken Doto’s armour. Quickly after, Naruto releases his power and makes use of his new Seven Coloured Chakra Rasengan, killing Doto and activating a mirror to remodel the land. Within the aftermath, Koyuki decides to reclaim her rightful place of royalty and even mentions personally with Group 7 that even within the lifetime of royalty, her appearing profession is not going to finish.


Function Japanese actor American actor
Naruto Uzumaki Junko Takeuchi Maile Flanagan
Sasuke Uchiha Noriaki Sugiyama Yuri Lowenthal
Sakura Haruno Chie Nakamura Kate Higgins
Kakashi Hatake Kazuhiko Inoue Dave Wittenberg
Sōsetsu Kazahana Hidehiko Ishizuka Cam Clarke
Yukie Fujikaze Yūko Kaida Kari Wahlgren
Nadare Rōga Hirotaka Suzuoki Liam O’Brien
Sandayū Asama Ikuo Nishikawa Daran Norris
Fubuki Kakuyoku Jun Karasawa Cindy Robinson
Mizore Fuyukuma Holly Kaneko Kyle Hebert
Dotō Kazahana Tsutomu Isobe Lex Lang
Director Makino Chikao Ōtsuka Michael McConnohie
Assistant Director Akimitsu Takase Sam Riegel
Kin/Buriken Yutaka Nakano Doug Stone
Hidero Kan Tanaka Jamieson Value
Michy Tōru Furusawa Crispin Freeman


Voice actress Junko Takeuchi expressed difficulties in voicing Naruto Uzumaki.

The movie was initially launched in Japan on August 21, 2004. It was later launched on DVD on April 28, 2005. The movie was launched in 160 theaters in the USA as a one-day exhibiting on June 6, 2007 courtesy of Fathom Occasions.[2][3] Fifty theaters in Canada would see a one-day exhibiting on June 23, 2007.[4] Madman Leisure did a particular one-day theater launch in Australia on October 14, 2007.[5] In 2007, the movie was proven on the Fantasia Pageant and within the British Museum.[6][7] The movie grossed $11,141,307 within the field places of work.[8]

The movie makes use of many of the most voice actors from the unique tv sequence with Junko Takeuchi returning because the position of the protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki. In distinction to the television sequence, Takeuchi discovered this incarnation of the character to be tougher to painting. She seen a number of scenes the place she needed to yell corresponding to when Naruto runs away from a practice whereas holding Yukie. Nevertheless, she felt that Naruto continued standing out as a personality regardless of his younger age corresponding to when usually talks about his beliefs of not giving as much as obtain his missions which distinction to her early skeptical views on him. Kakashi Hatake’s voice actor Kazuhiko Inoue famous that he usually assisted Takeuchi throughout recording of the film in the same method to his character whose major position is to help his college students. On account of the movie being first recorded in Japanese, the actors expressed stress and honor in delivering such roles.[9]

The DVD launch debuted at rank 25 on Nielsen Videoscan.[10]

As an alternative of the OVA included with the Japanese launch, the American launch included a brief featurette entitled World of Naruto, in addition to a behind the scenes featurette afterwards with interviews with the principle English forged and choose members of the principle Japanese forged. The OVA will, nonetheless, seem within the North American DVD launch. The DVD was launched on September 4, 2007. The movie premiered on Cartoon Community on September 8, 2007. The movie additionally performed at Cineplex Odeon and Empire Theatres cinemas in Canada, distributed through Bell Satellite tv for pc TV to play the movie in any respect cinemas on the similar time.

On November 13, 2007, a three-disc Deluxe Version of the movie was launched. It has many extras and options that the usual DVD, launched a couple of months earlier, didn’t embrace. It contains the ten-minute brief “Konoha Annual Sports activities Pageant” that was initially proven with the Japanese launch of the movie, the entire soundtrack to the film, documentaries of the American voice recording of the film, film artwork postcards, and extra.


Vital response to the film was constructive. Helen McCarthy in 500 Important Anime Films calls it ” introduction to the principle themes of the sequence, with concepts of persistence, willpower, believing in your self, and by no means giving up”, and praises setting and backgrounds, “with the frozen Northern landscapes wanting particularly good”.[11] Energetic Anime acknowledged that “Naruto the Film is a lavish manufacturing and thrilling story that surpasses expectations.” citing the a number of environment which is dependable to the supply materials because of using each dramatic and comical occasions. It was additionally praised based mostly on its accessibility,[12] one thing which Comedian E book Bin agreed with. Comedian E book Bin gave it a 7 out of 10, citing main violence that isn’t balanced by the viewers the movie is supposed and felt the lead Koyuki may not come throughout as a likable character based mostly on the a number of twists given to her identification and mission. Nonetheless, Comedian E book Bin praised the motion scenes which had been discovered likeable alongside Pierrot’s animation.[13] DVD Discuss discovered the movie fulfilling however lamented the principle recurring herores of the function had been usually pushed apart in favor of the brand new characters. Nevehtheles, the sequence praised the main focus between Naruto and Yukine’s relationship attributable to how related they’re and change into nearer within the narrative.[14]

Comedian E book Assets listed the movie because the third finest Naruto film based mostly on the person’s Rotten Tomatoes rating. The positioning praised the portrayal of the principle trio with concentrate on Sasuke Uchiha attributable to his lack of appearances in subsequent films, the narrative on the whole in addition to know-how that offered a extra distinctive kind of setting.[15] In one other article, the location discovered the animation and fights interesting and advisable it to the very long time followers.[16]

Additional studying

  • Johnston, Chris (September 2007). “Naruto The Film: Ninja Conflict within the Land of Snow”. Newtype USA. Vol. 6, no. 9. p. 92. ISSN 1541-4817.

  • Naruto the Film at IMDb
  • Naruto the Film: Ninja Conflict within the Land of Snow at Anime Information Community’s encyclopedia

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