Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
|Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds|
North American box art
|Directed by||Hajime Kamegaki|
|Produced by||Mikihiko Fukazawa|
|Written by||Junki Takegami|
|Music by||Yasuharu Takanashi|
|Edited by||Yukie Oikawa|
|Box office||¥1.16 billion (US$10.6 million)|
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (Japanese: 劇場版
Enemy ninjas from the Land of the Sky arrive in Konoha & quickly set about attacking the village, committing an act of vengeance for the Leaf Village's devastating attack on the Sky Country during the 2nd Great Ninja World War.
While Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno & Hinata Hyuga accompany Amaru & Doctor Shinnō back to their village, Sai & Shino Aburame destroy the sky ninja's ship base. Orochimaru, now suffering from his expired body, orders Sasuke Uchiha to get a man who can help him perfect his reincarnation. At the now burning village, Amaru searches for the villagers, with a trap seemingly killing Doctor Shinnō. After Amaru recovers herself & senses, the remaining allies continue trying to find the missing villagers.
After Hinata is separated from the team, Amaru is possessed by the Zero-Tailed monster, Reibi. Naruto nearly transforms into a trailed beast state, but the seal suppresses the Nine-Tailed Fox chakra within him & Amaru resists the power of Reibi. At the floating fortress Ancor Vantian, Naruto learns that the recovered Doctor Shinnō had betrayed them, using Amaru to research the power of darkness 15 years ago, as well as the village's secret scroll. After Doctor Shinnō temporarily activates Body Revival Technique, Naruto stops Amaru from committing suicide & despite their memories.
Sasuke then appears & intervenes, telling the weakened Doctor Shinnō to help Orochimaru, but Doctor Shinnō refuses, giving the reincarnation Jutsu scroll to Sasuke before falling into a trap door. Naruto & Sasuke confront Shinnō, revealing the giant cocoon to be the Zero-Tails & transforming into a chakra-absorbing monster. After Sasuke releases the curse mark & Naruto the fox's chakra, they overload Shinnō with charka, destroying him with the Lightning Blade & Tornado Rasengan. With the fortress no longer having power, Ancor Vantian falls. While several leaf ninjas attempt to infiltrate & destroy the fortress, Amaru, Hinata & the freed villagers prepare to leave.
After Naruto destroys the remaining fortress with the Rasengan (螺旋丸, lit. spiral sphere, English manga: "Spiral Chakra Sphere") and falls through the sky, Amaru rides on the glider to save him. They then land safely on Gamabunta.
Returning to the hideout & giving the scroll to Orochimaru, Sasuke continues training, reflecting on Naruto's last words to him.