Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
|Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom|
American DVD cover
|Directed by||Toshiyuki Tsuru|
|Written by||Junki Takegami|
|Music by||Toshio Masuda|
|Distributed by||Toho Company Ltd.|
Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!, Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!, lit. Great Excitement! The Animal Panic of Crescent Moon Island!) is a 2006 Japanese animated film based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga and anime franchise. It is the third and last film for the series during Part I, before the first film was released during Part II. It was announced on August 6, 2005 at the opening of Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel. TV Tokyo's website states that Great Excitement! The Animal Panic of Crescent Moon Island! was released in DVD format on April 25, 2007. The film is set during Part I. The film's footage is seen in the opening and ending credits for episodes 197 through 199. In the United States, the film aired on Cartoon Network on November 8, 2008 and was released on DVD on November 11, 2008.
While heading to the wealthy crescent shape island called the Land of the Moon, the group arrive to claim the circus, where Hikaru befriends the rare sabertoothed tiger Chamu. After meeting Michiru's ex-wife Amayo, Naruto saves Hikaru and Chamu from the storm. The group arrive at the island, where self-proclaimed king Shabadaba betray them. Rock Lee first follows the Iga Bouga Clan and learns the "Mango Juul Jiutsu". Korega helps the group escape from the castle to the cave, where they mourn for Hikaru's grandfather Kakeru. At the shore, the group encounter three Shabadaba's assistants, who kidnap and bring Michiru back to the castle, where Shabadaba declares himself to be the wealthiest person himself. The group use the circus to infiltrate the palace and fight many soldiers in the courtyard. As Sakura and Lee defeat Kongō and Karenbana, Naruto and Hikaru save Michiru from falling to his death. After Ishidate petrifies Shadabada, Naruto uses the Crescent Moon Rasengan to defeat Ishidate.
While Michiru becomes the king of the island, Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura and Lee return home.
|Character||Japanese voice||English voice|
|Naruto Uzumaki||Junko Takeuchi||Maile Flanagan|
|Sakura Haruno||Chie Nakamura||Kate Higgins|
|Rock Lee||Yōichi Masukawa||Brian Donovan|
|Kakashi Hatake||Kazuhiko Inoue||Dave Wittenberg|
|Hikaru Tsuki||Kyōsuke Ikeda||Kari Wahlgren|
|Michiru Tsuki||Akio Ōtsuka||Michael Sorich|
|Korega||Kenji Hamada||Kirk Thornton|
|Amayo||Marika Hayashi||Bridget Hoffman|
|Shabadaba||Umeji Sasaki||Terrence Stone|
|Ishidate||Masashi Sugawara||Christopher Corey Smith|
|Kongō||Hisao Egawa||Keith Silverstein|
|Karenbana||Haruhi Terada||Cindy Robinson|
|Kakeru Tsuki||Rokuro Naya||Michael Forest|