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SM Cinema to Screen “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” in the Philippines

Great news to all the Filipino fans of Naruto! It was confirmed by SM Cinema that it will screen the latest Naruto movie that features that newest generation of shinobi including Naruto and Sasuke’s children, Boruto and Sarada, respectively. The film will be exclusively shown by SM Cinema on September 2 (tentative date).

Boruto: Naruto the Movie, will premiere in Japan on August 7. It stars Yuko Sanpei as the voice of Boruto, and Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada. Junko Takeuchi and Noriaki Sugiyama will be reprising their roles as Uzumaki Naruto and Uchiha Sasuke, respectively.

 

(via ANN)

“Boruto -Naruto the Movie” Teases Fans with a Trailer

The official website for the anime film adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga uploaded the first teaser for the upcoming movie to give fans a sneak-peek on what’s in store for them. “Boruto -Naruto the Movie”, which stars Yuko Sanpei (Boruto Uzumaki) and Kokoro Kikuchi (Sarada Uchiha), is slated to premiere in Japan on August 7. Junko Takeuchi and Noriaki Sugiyama will return as Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, respectively.

Hiroyuki Yamashita will direct the film while Ukyō Kodachi will collaborate with Masashi Kishimoto on the script, who is also credited as the chief production supervisor for the film.

The manga concluded its 15-year run on Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine last year, but its anime series is still ongoing.

(via ANN)

“The Last: Naruto the Movie” to be Shown in Philippine Cinemas in May

After months of delay, SM Cinema finally announced the release date of “The Last: Naruto the Movie”. The tenth Naruto film will be screened in Philippine theaters on May 13, 2015 after it was originally planned to be shown on December 17 last year.

Source: SM Cinema

Source: SM Cinema

The film became the highest-grossing Naruto movie in Japan when it premiered on December 6, 2014. Masashi Kishimoto’s manga concluded in November last year after its 15-year serialization on Weekly Shōnen Jump. Its anime adaptation series, on the other hand, is still ongoing.

(©Masashi Kishimoto)

 

Live Spectacle NARUTO Unveils a Complete Visual for the Upcoming Musical

A complete visual for the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s world-renowned manga reveals all the characters that were already previously unveiled for the upcoming play which is scheduled to run from March until June, including its international shows.

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Kōdai Matsuoka will play the protagonist Naruto, and he will be joined by Ryūji Satō, Yui Itō and Kimisawa Yūki as Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura and Hatake Kakashi, respectively.

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Gaara will be portrayed by Kenta Suga and Umino Iruka by Hidekazu Ichinose.

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Asahi Uchida will act as Zabuza Momochi, and Miho Imamura will be Haku.

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Others who are also included in the cast are Kazuhiro Hirakawa (The Third Hokage), Hiro Yūmi (Orochimaru), Yoshiaki Umegaki (Jiraiya) and Tatsunari Kimura (Kabuto Yakushi).

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Team 8 is comprised of Saki Takahashi as Hinata Hyūga, Yūta Iiyama as Kiba Inuzuka and Shinichirō Ueda as Shino Aburame, while Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka), Tsubasa Hattori (Shikamaru Nara) and Ryō Katō (Chōji Akimichi) complete the Ino–Shika–Chō Trio of Team 10. 

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

©Masashi Kishimoto / Shueisha / Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

The Live Spectacle NARUTO” will be filled with drama, songs, dance, and acrobatics and the story will cover the manga’s first volume up to the 27th one. The complete schedule of the musical, including the world tour and the ticket information can all be found on their website. Here is a short PV to get you hyped for the upcoming stage play!

(via ANN)

Screening of “The Last: Naruto the Movie” in the Philippines Once Again Delayed to February

Unfortunately, the much-anticipated screening of “The Last: Naruto the Movie” is once again delayed a few weeks after SM Cinema announced the initial release of the animated movie adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga in December. The said film was supposed to be shown in Philippine theaters on December 17, a few days after the showing in Japan on December 6. However, SM Cinema posted an announcement on its Facebook page last month, informing the fans about the change in the schedule.

But before the exact date was given, SM Cinema once again informed the fans that “the film has been moved to February.” They also added, “The production company decided to move the release date to February. They’re just having some technical concerns with the content but they’re taking care of it now.” Just like before, there is no definite date yet as to when the movie will be screened. Stay updated and check SM Cinema’s official Facebook account to get more details.

20 Most Shocking Anime Deaths According to Fans (SPOILERS)

There is nothing more depressing than seeing your favorite anime character die in the series. So Charapedia asked 10,000 fans which among those anime deaths left the biggest impact, and the poll was completed last week. The results are as follows:

NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD! 

Ranking VOTES CHARACTER ANIME
01 1325
Portgas D. Ace
ONE PIECE
02 932
Lelouch Lamperouge
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
03 831
Tomoe Mami
Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magica
04 687
Raoh
Fist of the North Star
05 347
Edward Newgate/Whitebeard
ONE PIECE
06 331
Caesar A. Zeppeli
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
07 329
Light Yagami
DEATH NOTE
08 303
Ito Makoto
School Days
09 297
Vegeta
Dragon Ball Z
10 281
Kamina
Gurren Lagann
11 275
Itachi Uchiha
NARUTO
12 267 Neji Hyuga NARUTO
13 217
Lockon Stratos
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
14 209
Jiraiya
NARUTO
15 208
Goku
Dragon Ball Z
16 206
Maes Hughes
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
17 195
Ito Kamotaro
Gintama
18 181
Okita Soji
Hakuouki series
19 171
Nagisa Kaworu
Neon Genesis Evangelion
20 169
Furukawa Nagisa
CLANNAD

Philippine Screening of “The Last: Naruto the Movie” is Moved to January

It was reported last month that SM Cinema will screen “The Last: Naruto the Movie” in Philippine theaters on December 17. Unfortunately, they posted an update on their official Facebook page today stating that “due to some technical concerns on the film content, the movie has been moved from December playdate to January”. The exact schedule has not been finalized yet so Filipino fans have to wait for more updates until next year to watch the much-awaited Naruto film in the Philippines.

On the other hand, the tenth Naruto film already premiered in Japan on Saturday, December 6.

For more updates, kindly check SM Cinema’s official FB Page and website.

*UPDATE 01-07-15:  “The film has been moved to February. We’ll make announcement once we have the final schedule.” -SM Cinema

Top 20 “Most Powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump Manga

There is no denying that Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the best-selling magazines in Japan as it homes several of the widely-known manga including the recently concluded work of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), which ended its 15-year run in the magazine. Da Vinci News conducted a survey and asked its readers to name what they think are the “most powerful” Weekly Shonen Jump manga. And those which managed to clinch a spot in the top 20 are as follows:

Rank Title Author
1 Dragon Ball

©Akira Toriyama/Shueisha

Akira Toriyama
2 One Piece

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha

Eiichiro Oda
3 Gintama

©Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha

Hideaki Sorachi

4 Slam Dunk

©Takehiko Inoue/Shueisha

 Takehiko Inoue
5 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

©Hirohiko Araki/Shueisha

 Hirohiko Araki
6 Captain Tsubasa

©Youichi Takahashi/Shueisha

Youichi Takahashi
7 Kochikame

©Osamu Akimoto/Shueisha

Osamu Akimoto

8 Fist of the North Star

©Tetsuo Hara/Shueisha

 Buronson and Tetsuo Hara
9 Naruto

©Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha

Masashi Kishimoto

10 Saint Seiya

©Masami Kurumada/Shueisha

Masami Kurumada
11 Hunter X Hunter

©Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha

 Yoshihiro Togashi
12 Kuroko’s Basketball

©Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha

 

 Tadatoshi Fujimaki
13 Rurouni Kenshin

©Nobuhiro Watsuki/Shueisha

Nobuhiro Watsuki
14 Hikaru no Go

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Takeshi Obata and Yumi Hotta
15 Death Note

©Takeshi Obata/Shueisha

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
16 Bleach

©Tite Kubo/Shueisha

Tite Kubo
17 Reborn!

©Akira Amano/Shueisha

Akira Amano
18 Haikyu!!

©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha

Haruichi Furudate
19

City Hunter

©Tsukasa Hojo/Shueisha

Tsukasa Hojo
20

To Love-Ru -Trouble-

©Kentaro Yabuki/Shueisha

Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki

(Source: ddnavi.com via ANN)

“The Last: Naruto the Movie” to be Screened in the Philippines

Good news to all the fans of Naruto in the Philippines! It has just been announced that the tenth Naruto film will be screened in the said country a few days after its initial release in Japan on December 6. “The Last: Naruto the Movie” will be shown in SM Cinemas on December 17, and so far, no other details have been revealed.

Source: SM Cinema

Masashi Kishimoto himself is taking part in the film’s story concept and character designs, while Tsuneo Kobayashi is directing it. The film is also part of the “Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project” (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the manga.

The story takes place years after the Fourth Shinobi War, and as the moon threatens to crumble and destroy the Earth, a mysterious man abducts Hanabi Hyuga. Naruto, together with his friends, must save Hinata’s younger sister in their final battle that will decide their fate.

Go watch the teaser here!

For news and updates, you can check SM Cinema’s official FB Page.

“Shonen Jump” Manga Authors Pay Tribute to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto

Following the end of Naruto’s 15-year run, various mangaka (manga authors) commented and paid tribute to Masashi Kishimoto in this year’s 50th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The series started its serialization in 1999 and lasted for 15 years after the final chapter was released on November 10. And to pay tribute to the global success of Naruto, the magazine’s contributors wrote their comments and congratulatory messages about the end of one of the most popular manga which also inspired them to create their own series, in one way or another.

©Weekly Shonen Jump

Masashi Kisimoto – Naruto

In accepting the final story, there are both happy and sorrowful (mixed feelings/a complicated mental state). Nevertheless, I’m able to speak clearly(/bluntly), thank you to all the readers. To the end, I truly thank you. Otsukaresama dattebayo!!

***Otsukaresama is a phrase to praise someone who is a hardworking, tired person as a form of appreciation for their job well done. As in you would say this at the end of the day to be like “Awesome job/Great work! You worked so diligently today! Have a rest!”.

Yusei Matsui – Assassination Classroom 

It’s been an honour to be present/witness to the end of great footprints. Masashi Kishimoto, truly, Otsukaresama Deshita.

Yuji Kimura – Garden

I ought to be able to commemorate and honor this issue of Weekly Shonen Jump by garnishing it with flowers. I await your thoughts/impressions.

Eiichihiro Oda – One Piece 

Both my friend and rival. Thank you for 15 years of cheerful/heartfelt serialization!! Kishimoto-san, Otsukaresama!!

Kohei Hirikoshi – My Hero Academia

Naruto was my youth (/springtime of adolescence) itself. Thank you for the greatest Shonen manga.

Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki – Shokugeki no Soma

During middle/junior high school, the work that (we) came across (by chance) is finally…! Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita! We both really agree! (followed by the author names)

Kawada – Hinomaru Sumo

Ever since the time I was a student, I really enjoyed (myself) reading it. I admired (you). Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Hideaki Sorachi – Gintama

When Shinobi pass by, as I expected, the wind/breeze was refreshing. Kishimoto-Sensei, A resounding farewell, dattebayo

Shuichi Aso – Flame of Saiki Kusunoki Takeshi

This week’s end of serialization, became an amazing (can mean dreadful) thing. (laughs) Kishimoto-Sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Haruichi Furudate – Haikyuu!!

I was very honored to have collaborated at Anime Festa. I’m always aspiring to be as cool/attractive/stylish as Naruto.

Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro – Toriko

Uooh! Kishimoto-san, for 15 years, truly Otsukaresama Deshita! Naruto, Thank you!

Naoshi Komi – Nisekoi 

To be witnessing/present for such a great conclusion of a serialization, I feel happy! Truly, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Daisuke Ashihara – World Trigger 

Closing one of Jump’s histories, Kishimoto-Sensei, a long serialization for 15 years, Otsukaresama Deshita.

Shinsuke Kondo – Juudouzu

15 years of Jump’s supporting and continued great undertaking. Respectfully from the bottom of my heart, Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita!

Ippei Goto – Hi-Fi Cluster

Kishimoto-sensei, for a while now, Otsukaresama Deshita. I ought to, and am honored, to be able to commemorate and be involved (with you) in this issue Weekly Shonen Jump.

Ryo Nakama – Isobe Iso Hyoe Monogatari 

To come after Naruto, as a young mangaka, Now, I’m fired up and dreaming/looking forward. I’ll also do my best.

Tite Kubo – Bleach

Kishimoto-san, Otsukaresama Deshita! Although I believe it’s been busy to finish up, For now, please rest well!

Osamu Akimoto – Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo

Kishimoto-san, for 15 years of long serialization, Otsukaresama Deshita I await the comeback of your new work.

Yuto Kubota – Sporting Salt

Kishimoto-Sensei, Otsukaresamadesu. I have been reading since my childhood. I love Rock Lee!

Yusaku Shibata – Yoakemono 

Kishimoto-sensei, Otsukaresama Deshita. On your own, come back with a fresh start from training/learning. Thank you.

What are your thoughts about the finale of Naruto? 

(via OrganicDinosaur on Reddit)