One thing I can tell you for sure: this movie is wayyy better and more exciting than the Last.
Of course, this all depends on tastes, and mind me, I DID like the Last: Naruto the movie, but I felt that the plot was just too simple, even for Naruto movie standards, and it was a device to rush up Naruhina in the process.
And I want to clarify from the beginning: my bias is towards SasuNaru/Narusasu, but I don’t mind at all a well done NaruHina or other pairing for that matter.
But let’s cut to the chase:
This review of course is not definitive, as the BD/DVD release date is still to be known in Japan and the US, but I’m betting for a February / April release in the midst of the hype of Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
Boruto Naruto the movie full recap /synopsis/ storyline
It’s been 15 years after the events of chapter 699, it has been a time of peace and development after the last war.
Konoha begins to resemble a small scale Tokyo with its concrete buildings and first skyscrapers, the old mingles with the new. However, the faces of the 7 Hokages still stand out.
This is interesting because at last we get an inkling that the Naruto original series may have taken place around the 70’s, and the ‘actual’ time of this storyline must be around the 90’s.
But Kishimoto-sensei clarified at NYCC that it’s its own continuity, with elements from different decades.
So, what happened to Sasuke?
‘To atone for my sins’, as he has said, he has gone away on S-rank level missions all these years to confirm a possible threat around the ruins of Kaguya’s Castle.
And the movie opens with him battling two guys that appeared in this dimension, who may be Kaguya’s relatives.
It is not clearly specified, but both Naruto’s and Sasuke’s arms can still form some seals, though they are badly damaged beyond repair.
The possibility of seeing the contents of Icha-Icha tactics finally on anime is becoming more and more of a reality at this point. Who knew? o.o
Episode 436 “Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls ~The Tale of Naruto the Hero~ The Masked Man” (自来也忍法帳 〜ナルト豪傑物語〜 仮面の男) November 5, 2015 Episode 437 “Jiraiya Ninja Scrolls ~The Tale of Naruto the Hero~ The Sealed Power” (自来也忍法帳 〜ナルト豪傑物語〜 封印されし力) November 12, 2015 Episode 438 “Either Rules or Friends” (掟か、仲間か) November 19, 2015 Episode 439 “The Child of Prophecy” (予言の子) November 26, 2015
The odds of getting canon again in the January 2016 new anime season are almost a given now :/
Meaning that the success of Boruto movie gave a blank check to Studio Pierrot to troll us all the way all these months.
No wonder Kishimoto wanted to just move on as soon as possible and dedicate to his new sci-fi series, which points to the conspiracy theory that he may have sold at least more than 50% rights to Studio Pierrot, an scheme that backfired quite badly.
This could mean that we may be seeing the end of Naruto Shippuden circa 2017.
(Updated November 13): You can read my full review, synopsis and full of Boruto movie here, with screencaps!
This is one of the years with the most variety and options to choose from when it comes to giving that manga- themed gift for your relatives, friends or loved ones who love drawing manga, either as a hobby or professionally.
As I indicated in last year’s guide, something interesting happened as there emerged (finally) some serious competitors for Wacom’s tablets, which have been dominating the markets for decades.
But how has Chinese manufacturers Huion and Turcom fared since last year?
While Huion didn’t exactly defeat Wacom this year, and its little brother Turcom seems to be focusing more on the least expensive alternatives, they have achieved something that no other manufacturer has in years: they have officially and cleverly positioned themselves as Wacom’s competitor.
The model that has been selling the best with the best ratings on Amazon is their Huion H610 Pro.
Manga Gift Idea #1: Huion H610 professional graphics pad review
For the moment being, this drawing pen tablet is their most competitive at a price of $76 and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and measuring 10 x 6.25” of active area, what would be a Medium size in Wacom.
The hot keys feature in which you can set up a function that you do repeatedly (free transform, mask, a special filter, etc) is a deal-maker.
This should be enough to defeat Wacom, right?
Not so much yet. But the tablet is perceived as the absolute best for beginners that don’t want to spend that much money.
Boruto Naruto the movie is due to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 7 of this year.
The future of the Naruto franchise depends on the success of this movie.
But for the moment Kishimoto-sensei himself has no plans for a continuation story in manga beyond Naruto Gaiden.
And I can hardly blame him, working for 96 hours a week, for 16 years straight and ultimately getting backlash from fans that didn’t get their ship pairing made a reality.
And in the process he left out in the open quite some questions that we may not see answered for a long, long time.
Finally the movie got a US release date on October 10th, Naruto’s birthday, as Kishimoto-sensei will attend NY Comic Con during those days.
Among other good news is that we’ll definitely know more about Mitsuki and his abilities in this movie:
Deemed as a brilliant shinobi, Mitsuki remains a mystery with his calm and composed behavior, quite the contrast to Boruto and Sarada. Seemingly his main ability is to stretch his limbs to imprison his oponents.