Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison

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Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
Naruto Shippuden 5 Blood Prison poster.jpg
Directed by Masahiko Murata
Written by Akira Higashiyama
Starring Junko Takeuchi
Music by Yasuharu Takanashi
Production
company
Distributed by Toho
Release dates
  • July 27, 2011 (2011-07-27)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Budget $9.1 million (United States)
Box office ¥800 million

Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (劇場版 NARUTO-ナルト- ブラッド・プリズン Gekijōban Naruto: Buraddo Purizun?) is the eighth overall Naruto film and fifth Naruto Shippūden film. It was released in theaters in Japan on July 27, 2011 and in North America on February 18, 2014 by Viz Media. It was also released in Indonesia on April 19, 2015.[1] The theme song for the film is "Otakebi" by Yusuke Kamiji.

Plot[edit]

Naruto Uzumaki is arrested into the criminal containment facility called the Hoozuki Jou (鬼灯城?, lit. "Physalis Castle") in the Hidden Grass Village, after he is mistakenly declared responsible for attacking the Fourth Raikage and the members of Jōnin from the Hidden Mist and Rock Village. There, Mui (無為?), the head of the prison, places the Tenrou o Tsukau (天牢を使う?, lit. "Sky Prison Control") seal on Naruto and limits his chakra. That night, Naruto uses a clone as a decoy to escape from prison, but Mui secretly takes his clone to have the Nine-tailed beast's chakra extracted which leads him to the real Naruto, and he is shortly recaptured and placed in solitary confinement, before delaying Mui's plan. During his time in prison, Naruto meets and befriends Ryuzetsu (竜舌?), a female ninja in the Hidden Grass Village, who explains that Mui used Kazan from the Hot Water Village to frame Naruto and imprison him, before planning to extract the Nine tails' chakra to release the seal on the "Box of Enlightenment", which can grant any wish. Ryuzetsu also shares her plan to avenge her childhood friend and Mui's son, Muku (無垢?) who was sacrificed and sealed into the box ten years ago. Naruto decides to work together with her.

They initiate a prison riot to distract the guards, allowing Naruto to find the room with the sealed box, where Mui captures him and extracts his chakra to unlock the box. Mui disregards his collaborating command to the box, that resurrects and releases Muku from it, before being possessed by the box's demon, Satori (悟り?). He fatally wounds his father, transforms into a monster and goes on a rampage. Naruto fails to defeat it in Sage Mode, but he is assisted by his friends in the Leaf Village and Killer Bee, who were involved about Mui's plan. As Naruto and Ryuzetsu are fatally wounded, Mui recovers and seals Muku with the Tenrou, and Naruto gets a chance for a direct attack. Muku reverts to his human form, has a short bonding experience with Mui and kills him, when Satori regains control. Muku kills himself by using the Tenrou and Satori returns to the box. Killer Bee and the Leaf ninjas recapture the survived prisoners who are free from the Tenrou, and Ryuzetsu dies using a life transferring technique to save Naruto.

After the credits, Killer Bee puts the Box of Enlightenment into the sea and returns home with Naruto and his friends, after burying Mui and Ryuzetsu. Tsunade asks Kakashi that Naruto's false arrest was all rehearsed and worried about how they hurt his feelings.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Naruto Uzumaki Junko Takeuchi Maile Flanagan
Sakura Haruno Chie Nakamura Kate Higgins
Kakashi Hatake Kazuhiko Inoue Dave Wittenberg
Yamato Rikiya Koyama Troy Baker
Tsunade Masako Katsuki Debi Mae West
Shikamaru Nara Showtaro Morikubo Tom Gibis
Choji Akimichi Kentarō Itō Robbie Rist
Kiba Inuzuka Kōsuke Toriumi Kyle Hebert
Neji Hyūga Kōichi Tōchika Steve Staley
Tenten Yukari Tamura Danielle Judovits
Gamabunta Hiroshi Naka Michael Sorich
Fourth Raikage Hideaki Tezuka Beau Billingslea
Killer Bee Hisao Egawa Catero Colbert
Samui Hikari Yono Cindy Robinson
Omoi Kunihiro Kawamoto Ogie Banks
Karui Yuka Komatsu Danielle Nicolet
Mui Masaki Terasoma Matthew Mercer
Ryūzetsu Mie Sonozaki Carrie Keranen
Muku/Satori Yuichi Nakamura
Kengo Kawanishi (child)
Grant George
Bryce Papenbrook (child)
Kazan Kōsei Hirota Steve Staley
Maroi Takaya Kamikawa Andrew Kishino

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD on April 25, 2012.

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