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The Last: Naruto the Movie (ザ・ラスト ‐ナルト・ザ・ムービー‐) is the tenth Naruto film and the Seventh Naruto Shippuuden film.
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The film was released in theaters in Japan on December 6, 2014. In this case two years after the previous film was release. It was announced at Jump Festa in December 2012. The film was adapted into a novel written by Maruo Kyozuka and released in Japan on December 8, 2014. It premiered outside of Japan on January 17th, 2015 with English subtitles. The film will be release on DVD/Blu Ray in Japan on July 22, 2015. The film will also be release on DVD/Blu Ray in the U.S on October 6, 2015. The film tells about a love story between Naruto and Hinata, connecting them in a similar twist that also happened to Naruto's late parents. In this case making Naruto have his own "Red Thread of Fate", that links him through the never ending love of the red scarf that Hinata made him; showing him that they are meant to be together and that she still loves him in the very end. The film was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the franchise. This film is also the first film to be an official part of the Naruto storyline and is set between the last two chapters of the original manga series.

Plot

The film starts off with the explanation of Otsutsuki Kaguya consuming the chakra fruit, the birth of the Ten-Tails, the Sage of the Six Paths stopping the beast and creating the tailed beasts. Then, it moves forward over the fight between clans around Otsutsuki Asura and Otsutsuki Indra to Uchiha Madara and Senju Hashirama, and the end of the conflict between Naruto and Sasuke.

Before enrolling in the Ninja Academy, a young Hyuga Hinata is seen being bullied by boys over her Byakugan, calling her a monster, which causes her to cry. Then a young Uzumaki Naruto shows up and tells them to back off, proclaiming he'll be the future Hokage; however, the boys outnumber him and easily beat him up and destroy his red scarf. Hinata thanks Naruto for his efforts and Naruto lets her keep his scarf since it's ruined, unaware that this was when the young girl's affections began for Naruto. Sometime later at the Ninja Academy, Umino Iruka tells his students to write down the name of the person they would want to be with if the world was to end that day. Though Naruto tries to act tough towards Haruno Sakura, she ignores him for Uchiha Sasuke, as do most girls. Hinata is unsure who to write, and sees Naruto making a paper plane with his paper. As Naruto's paper plane flys out the window, Hinata watches Naruto being scolded by Iruka. Naruto states he has no friends or family, and the world isn't ending. Upon seeing this, Hinata happily writes Naruto's name on her paper.

In the present time, two years after the events of the Fourth Shinobi War, at an unknown location, Hyuga Hiashi and his guards are confronted by Otsutsuki Toneri, who asks him for his answer to an unknown proposition, stating the fate of the Hyuga Clan depends on his answer. Hiashi declines his offer and battles Toneri, only to be overwhelmed by his puppet army and trapped in a cave.

In Konoha, Naruto is invited to teach Ninja Academy Students taijutsu, much to the joy of the young boys. The lesson is interrupted by the crowd of young girls that greatly admire Naruto, much to his confusion. Yamanaka Ino and her team spot this, noting how popular he's gotten since the war. He has since then received various gifts from villagers from Konoha and abroad from young women smitten with him as the hero of the world. Later, Sarutobi Konohamaru meets with Naruto and wishes to take him to his late grandfather's old storage shed, claiming there is something for him.

Elsewhere in Konoha, Hinata is knitting a red scarf in remembrance of one Naruto used to wear back in the Ninja Academy, so she can give it to Naruto at the Rinne Festival as a personal gift of love when she confesses her love for him. She is later found by Sakura, who encourages her to give it to him and win his heart.

Meanwhile, Hatake Kakashi, Gaara, Terumī Mei, A, and Onoki, have an emergency meeting in regards to the threat of the moon, which is revealed to be falling out of orbit and onto the Earth. They deduce if nothing is done soon, then the moon will break apart and crash into the Earth and kill all life on the planet.

At night, Hinata finishes her gift for Naruto and attempts to give it to him, but her shyness stops her from doing so. Her little sister, Hyuga Hanabi, playfully encourages her to give it to him while warning her sister that there are various girls after him now as well. She meets Naruto, Sakura, Ino and Akimichi Choji at Ramen Ichiraku. Just as she sits down to eat, three kunoichi show up while one wraps her arms around his and another offers him food. After seeing this, Hinata decides to leave, and Sakura tries to stop and tells Naruto to walk her home. However, he doesn’t understand why he has to given Hinata’s powerful abilities, and Hinata leaves with Sakura chasing after her. Sakura tells Hinata that Naruto is very dense about love due to not having anyone in his life to express it for him and assures Hinata she'll be able to win him over if she’s confident enough.

Meanwhile, various puppets secretly invade Konoha, raid the Hyuga Estate and kidnap Hanabi. On the outskirts of the village, Sai, who has been painting a portrait and noticing the moon’s descent towards Earth, sees Hanabi’s captors flying overhead and gives chase. However, after a quick chase, the kidnappers shoot down Sai with a chakra blast.

Back in Konoha, in front of Naruto's home, Hinata practices her confession, but is interrupted by Naruto’s arrival. She then notices a scarf around his neck and after her stomach growls and Naruto's invitation to eat ramen in his apartment, an embarrassed Hinata runs off, much to Naruto's confusion. As Hinata sits on a park swing, she wonders who gave him the scarf and begins to cry uncontrollably, thinking he must be happy that way, and that she has lost her chance to be with Naruto. Just then, Toneri appears before Hinata, stating that he came for her. She is rendered unconscious by Toneri, who affirms the strength of her Hamura Chakra as Naruto shows up and gives chase. Naruto is able to save her from the puppet army, but the scarf she knitted is ripped as a result of her chakra being distorted. Toneri leaves a message that the end of mankind is approaching and he will return for Hinata. As he leaves, Naruto and Hinata witness a meteor crash outside the village.

After Hanabi's capture by Toneri, Naruto, Hinata, Sakura, Sai, and Nara Shikamaru are deployed by Kakashi to go and rescue Hanabi. Shikamaru is also given a special clock held only by the five Kage, which apparently is counting down to doomsday.

As the group follow Toneri's trail, courtesy of Sai, Hinata finds Hanabi's kunai and puts it in her bag where Naruto sees the ripped scarf. They eventually find a cave with a secret path towards Toneri's location. Hinata is unable to use her Byakugan due to the lake distorting her vision for an unknown reason. Naruto proceeds to make sure his scarf is not wet proclaiming it to be special to him, leading Sakura to state it can't be that important and Hinata will feel upset. Sai realizes that the water is incapable of making them wet.

They dive into the lake, only to discover it is a genjutsu set by Toneri. They are all trapped in their various own memories from the past. Naruto recalls his fight with Inuzuka Kiba in the Chunin Exams. Then Hinata's scarf begins to wrap around Naruto and her memories flood into his. Naruto then visits past thoughts once again, except he views it from Hinata’s perspective. Naruto views the earliest memory, the question when Naruto was in the ninja academy “Who would be the last person you would spend your days with, if the world were to be destroyed?”. He notices that Hinata wrote “Uzumaki Naruto”, he sees when Hinata gives him the medicine in the chunin exam as Kurenai says “She’s giving her medicine just to you!”, and another memory when Hinata overcame her shyness and tried to save him from Pain and ended her speech by saying “..Because I love You, Naruto!”.

The final flashback he views is a recent memory where he sees Sakura and Hinata talking after Hinata leaving Ichiraku, he notices that she wanted to give him something: her scarf, and this is when he realizes that Hinata has always loved him. Hinata and Sakura's talk about giving him her scarf. Naruto is left utterly bewildered by how much she's loved him for so long. All of these previous memories were genjutsu traps by Toneri, in which Sakura saves them all with her advanced powers of disarming genjutsu.

As the team all jump into the dry spring, Naruto shows how shy he is for the first time with Hinata then proceeds to jump into the dry spring. As they descend further, Hinata is found by Toneri who calls her the “Byakugan Princess” and announces his desire for them to be wed. Hinata refuses demanding the safe return of her sister. Toneri then reveals he has taken her sister’s Byakugan and if Hinata agrees to his proposal, he will spare both Hinata and Hanabi’s lives and, eventually, return Hanabi’s Byakugan. While Sakura, Sai and Shikamaru fight against The Gatekeeper of the spring, Naruto comes back to protect Hinata and fights Toneri only for the two to realize “Toneri” is a puppet. The puppet Toneri explains he will return in person to hear Hinata's answer. Now knowing Toneri is targeting Hinata, Naruto proclaims he will not let Hinata out of his sight, now having realized his own romantic feelings for her as well.

The team arrives outside the cave seeing an artificial sun inside the moon. They make their way to an abandoned shinobi village of the Otsutsuki clan. After taking Hanabi's Byakugan, Toneri remarks that they are incredibly “pure”, and implants them in his own empty eye sockets, awakening the Tenseigan sealed by Hamura's descendants over the last millennium. He tells his guards he will go after Hinata, but not till his eyes are adjusted. Later that night Naruto spies on Hinata making him a red scarf, thus he decides not to wear his current scarf since he felt bad about not realizing it sooner. The next day, Hinata notices Naruto isn't wearing his scarf anymore.

As Naruto and Hinata spend more time with each other, Naruto begins to slowly realize that he has fallen in love with Hinata and she remains humorously oblivious to his feelings. As they search the ruins, Shikamaru realizes Toneri’s plan and that he is the orchestrator of the falling moon. With Hinata’s arrival, a monument of the clan awakens for her revealing a puppet, calling her the “Byakugan Princess”, shows Hinata a vision only she can see of Hamura. Hamura awakens her latent Hamura chakra, transfers his own and orders her to stop Toneri as only she can destroy the Tenseigan as she is the “Byakugan Princess” and that Toneri, a member of the Otsutsuki’s Branch House, has misinterpreted his Celestial Decree. When Hinata awakens, she tells the others what she saw was “nothing”.

After the ordeal while everyone is in a separate room. Naruto decides to go speak with Hinata. Upon coming into her room he noticed that she's still working on the scarf, but he keeps this to himself. While getting Hinata's attention Naruto wants to ask her about something, but Hinata ignores it since she's working on a new red muffler for Naruto.

Later that night, Naruto follows Hinata to a pond, seeing her knit away at the scarf. Naruto consoles her when Hinata thinks she's a horrible big sister since she just knits a scarf rather than spending more energy to find her sister. Naruto disagrees, recounting the amount of time and energy she’s been putting into finding Hanabi. When Hinata thanks him for his reassuring kindness, Naruto accidently reveals his new found feelings for Hinata greatly shocking her. However, the tender moment is interrupted with Toneri’s arrival who Hinata freely goes with after giving the scarf to Naruto. Confused and heartbroken at Toneri’s declaration that Hinata is about to become his bride, he gives chase only to have his vast chakra drained and turned against him. The resulting explosion of Naruto’s vast chakra destroys a massive part of the Moon and destroys Hinata’s scarf yet again leaving her heartbroken at Toneri’s assault on Naruto forcing him to put her into a slumber.

Back on Earth, the various hidden villages defend themselves against the crashing meteorites as they protect civilians all over from Toneri’s genocidal assault. As Rock Lee and others fail to completely destroy a huge meteor, Sasuke arrives and saves Konoha from certain doom revealing he rescued Hiashi. Sasuke declares he’ll defend Konoha since Naruto is away and gives the Konoha ninja a much needed break. Elsewhere, as Naruto is being healed by Sakura, she notes his injuries are quite serious. Naruto mutters Hinata's name, and Sakura notes that he has finally realised his feelings for her.

Back on the moon at Toneri's palace, Toneri marvels at Hinata's beauty as she sleeps. Wanting to know more about her, he reads her mind only to see that she's only thinking about Naruto, much to his confusion and jealousy. When she awakens, she finds her sister safe but even while in her comatose state, Hanabi grabs Hinata silently begging for help. Toneri arrives and gives Hinata a vast army of puppet maids to do her bidding and gives her a tour of his palace. Here, Toneri tells her about his clan and how they used the Tenseigan against their enemies and, seeing mankind using Chakra as a weapon, he intends to wipe them out for as per Hamura’s Celestial Decree.

While sharing dinner, having tea and even showing the Mausoleum of Hamura with Hinata, Toneri request Hinata make him a scarf like she made Naruto and orders her to never question his plans to destroy Earth again. While Toneri rests from his inability to control the Tenseigan, Hinata attempts to destroy the Tenseigan by herself as per to Hamura’s request. However before she can destroy the Tenseigan, she is caught by Toneri's puppets. She fights off the puppets but she is stopped by Toneri. Angered by her “lies and betrayals” Toneri destroys her scarf in a jealous rage proclaiming he knew fully well she made it for “him”. He then proceeds to seal her soul into a portrait so her brainwashed body can still go through with their wedding.

After a three day recovery process, Naruto wakes up and becomes depressed about Hinata's choice, leading Shikamaru and Sai to scold and make fun of him in hopes of reigniting his drive only to fail. Shikamaru takes Naruto to Sakura revealing that she was severely weakened due to saving his life in hopes she can heal his heart (something he admits Sai and himself are nowhere near capable of). Sakura talks with Naruto and helps him realize that Hinata truly loves him, stating she noted the feelings he had for herself were just another way to compete with Sasuke but Naruto's feelings for Hinata are far more genuine and deeper than they ever were for herself and Hinata’s love for Naruto is far more genuine. With new-found strength, Naruto leads the charge into Toneri's moon base.

Naruto's team invades the palace and they split with Sai and Sakura going to rescue Hanabi, while Shikamaru and Naruto go after Hinata. As Shikamaru holds off Toneri's puppets, Naruto arrives just in time to disrupt the wedding angering Toneri. To humiliate Naruto, Toneri forces the brainwashed Hinata to attack him but he manages to remove the orb in her body. Annoyed with his constant interference, Toneri attacks Naruto but his latest Tenseigan pulsation allows Hinata to break free from Toneri and lead Naruto to the altar of the Tenseigan. With their combined effort, they are able to destroy the altar, revealing numerous Byakugan's sealed inside and halt the moon from plummeting to the Earth. After regrouping with everyone, Sakura presents Hinata with the remnants of her scarf, to which Naruto reveals he knows it was for him after seeing her memories. Despite being ruined, Naruto happily takes it, which leaves Hinata on the brink of tears of joy. Just then, Shikamaru notices the clock isn't stopping for some reason.

Back on Earth, A and Killer B use a massive chakra cannon to destroy the meteor's heading for Earth and upon learning of the moon still approaching, intends to use the cannon to destroy the moon. Kakashi is then told by Hiashi that he is certain that Toneri took his daughters to the moon and others announce they see Kurama battling on the moon confirming Hiashi’s theory. Despite now being informed that Naruto and his team are on the moon, A wishes to destroy the moon regardless. The other Kage are against this (angry that A once again has a weapon of mass destruction secretly hidden away) and order him to wait an hour as they feel Naruto can stop the moon given his actions during the previous war.

At the destroyed Tenseigan altar, Toneri, furious at Hinata and Naruto’s actions, has managed to unlock the Tenseigan, allowing him to continue his Celestial Decree. He summons a giant golem that battles with Kurama, and unlocks the Tenseigan Chakra Mode allowing him to capture Hinata and throw her into a cage so she can watch him kill Naruto who he has grown to despise, a huge duel ensues. Toneri reveals his newfound power to slice the moon in half. Near the end, Naruto grasps the last remaining shred of the scarf Hinata had made for him and seemingly redirects and channels his chakra shroud into his the scrap in his right fist and delivers a devastating punch, which is enough to depower Toneri and pin him against a wall. With his defeat Kurama uses this chance to destroy the statue with a Tailed Beast Ball and Hinata retrieves Hanabi's Byakugan. Despite his defeat, Toneri refuses to give up and summons all the Byakugan eyes around him to grant him power to kill Naruto by draining his chakra, but Hinata stops him from absorbing his Chakra any more. Toneri is unable to maintain his form and is about to burn in the sun until Naruto saves him.

With the hour up, A prepares to fire the cannon, but B refuses to kill Naruto and the others much to A’s frustration. Luckily, Kurama writes on the moon a "Mission Complete" symbol (much to the fox's annoyance as he admits his penmanship is terrible), signifying everyone safe and the disaster averted. A global declaration is made that Naruto, Hinata, Shikamaru, Sakura, and Sai have saved the planet from extinction.

Before returning to earth, Hinata takes Toneri to the sight of Hamura's soul and reveal the truth to him. Seeing this, Toneri apologizes for his actions and chooses to stay on the moon to atone for his sins and promises that “the moon will never approach Earth again” despite Hinata and Naruto offering Toneri a place on Earth. Later, Hinata asks Naruto about his scarf he was using earlier to which he reveals it was knitted by his late mother, Uzumaki Kushina for him before he was born, which is why he was so protective of it, leaving Hinata relieved and embarrassed for her actions. As they all head home on Hanabi’s request, Naruto proclaims to Hinata he wants to spend the rest of his life with her moving her to tears. As they leave through the portal they then see past memories of their childhood and life in green bubbles.

Then Hinata and Naruto are shown in the same hand held poses, as they begin to get younger through past memories with Naruto wearing the red scarf. From current Naruto and Hinata then Shippuden Naruto and Hinata, Pre Teen Naruto and Hinata and finally young Naruto and Hinata running hand in hand. Hinata falls but is caught by Naruto who tells her to grab a hold of him and not to let go, to which she happily states she never wants to. He uses a Rasengan to break him and her out of the dry spring cave. Then Naruto and Hinata fly out of the cave, leaving the others behind at the exit as they burst into the sky. While floating in the sky with the moon behind them, lean in and share their first kiss. The last words before the credits are of Naruto saying “Hinata…. Thank you.”

The movie ends with a series of flash-forwards of Naruto and Hinata's wedding. Naruto has his rose put on by Iruka, all of the males of the Konoha village are wearing suits and the females are all wearing Kimonos. Including picture of Sasuke continuing his journey. Then it further flash forwards to Naruto and Hinata having a peaceful morning with their two children, Uzumaki Boruto and Uzumaki Himawari who playfully order their father to play with them instigating the happy family into a snowball fight.

Voice Cast

Japanese
English
  • Maile Flanagan as Naruto & Boruto (end credit scene)
  • Stephanie Sheh as Hinata & Himawari (end credit scene)
  • Kate Higgins as Sakura
  • Ben Diskin as Sai
  • Tom Gibis as Shikamaru
  • Dave Wittenberg as Kakashi
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Sasuke
  • Liam O'Brien as Gaara & Kotetsu
  • Debi Mae West as Tsunade & Akane
  • Brian Donovan as Rock Lee
  • Robbie Rist as Choji
  • Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Ino, Konohamaru & Hanabi
  • Beau Billingslea as the Fourth Raikage, A
  • Catero Colbert as Killer Bee
  • Steven Blum as Onoki
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as the Head Maid, Katsuyu (flashback), Kurenai (flashback), & Mei
  • Quinton Flynn as Iruka
  • John DeMita as Hiashi
  • Patrick Seitz as Teuchi
  • Megan Hollingshead as Shizune & Kaede
  • Kyle Hebert as Kiba' (flashback)
  • Lex Lang as Hayate (flashback)
  • Troy Baker as Pain (flashback)
  • Richard Cansino as Izumo
  • Carrie Keranen as Konoha's Astronomer
  • Paul St. Peter as Kurama aka the Nine Tail Fox
  • Robbie Daymond as Toneri

Difference Between Film and Novel

  • In the novel, when Naruto approached the three bullies that were bullying Hinata. He angrily told them not to be mean to her, and when the bullies made contact with him face to face he just happily smiled. But in the film, Naruto remained angry with the three bullies overall when he made contact with them.
  • In the novel, Naruto fought the bullies with his non look a like shadow clones along with Hinata telling him to hang in there during the fight. But in the film, Naruto unleashed his shadow clone technique before the fight started, and just got punched by one of the bullies off screen instead.
  • In the novel, while Naruto lies unconscious on the ground after the three bullies ruined his red scarf. Hinata tried shaking his body just a little bit. This leads to him regaining consciousness. But in the film, Naruto regains consciousness on his own without Hinata's help.
  • In the novel, Naruto starts to fill the pain on his face that he got from fighting the three bullies. But in the film, Naruto doesn't fill the pain on his face at all, instead he only rubs his cheek after waking up.
  • In the novel, when Hinata tries to give Naruto his ruin scarf back. He tells her that he doesn't need it anymore, so she tries to give him her scarf instead but he stops her with his hand. But in the film, Hinata doesn't try to give her scarf to Naruto at all. Instead she tries to give Naruto his ruin scarf back but, he show cases his hand to her saying that he doesn't want it.
  • In the novel, as Hinata thanks Naruto for saving her from the three bullies. He tells her it was nothing while happily running off. But in the film, Naruto tells her it was no problem and she bows while thanking him again, he says see ya while happily running off.
  • In the novel, as Iruka tells his students to write the one person they want to be with when the moon falls towards earth. He also adds that he won’t look at the papers, including to think of this as your own secret. But in the film, this scene is not shown. Instead he just tells the students to write the person they want to be with on to their paper.
  • In the novel, while Naruto wonders who he should write on his paper. He looks around to see many kids who wrote “Mom” or “Dad” on their paper. But in the film, Naruto admits that he doesn't know both of his parents names all.
  • In the novel, after Naruto admits that he doesn't know his parents names all. Iruka kindly comes up to him saying that he's sure there is someone who cares about him, including to write whatever name pops up into his head. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead it shows Hinata nervously playing with her pencil.
  • In the novel, Naruto also sees Sakura writing Sasuke's name on her paper. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all whatsoever. Instead, Sakura nervously covers her paper as Sasuke looks up to see Naruto get scolded by Iruka.
  • In the novel, Naruto get angry knowing he doesn't have any family or friends which leads him to make his paper into a paper plane. But in the film, he gets depress on not knowing both of his parents and not having friends. To which he makes the paper plane off screen.
  • In the novel, when Hinata is having trouble writing a name on her paper. She watches Naruto toss his paper airplane out the window, and sees him get scold by Iruka. Upon seeing this she happily writes Naruto's name on her paper. But in film, she watches Naruto's paper airplane fly right pass her on scene instead of seeing Naruto throw it. This basically leads to her writing his name on her paper when she sees him getting scolded by Iruka.
  • In the novel, during the present timeline. When Hiashi is being attack by Toneri's puppets, his bodyguards tell him to leave with Hiashi voicing his fate in them while taking his leave. But in the film, Hiashi's bodyguards attacked the puppets without saying anything to Hiashi while he takes his leave.
  • In the novel, Naruto was invited to the Ninja Academy by Iruka to teach the students Taijutsu. Before Naruto taught the students, he and Iruka had a conversation about Naruto surpassing Iruka in height. This made Naruto happy and embarrassed at the same time. But in the film, this scene was never shown. Instead it shows Naruto teaching a ton of young boys Taijutsu, but he stops when hundreds of girls admire him while seeing him through a window. This basically gets him confuse upon seeing this.
  • In the novel, Team Asuma went to visit Kurenai and Mirai after seeing Naruto teach Taijutsu to the Ninja Academy students. But in the film, this scene is never shown.
  • In the novel, when Naruto eats Ramen with some Ninja Academy students. Kiba comes to the bar with Shino and Akamaru. He then teases Naruto saying that he has gotten very important to the village. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all whatsoever. Instead the group eats at a separate table next to Naruto, and the Ninja Academy students.
  • In the novel, the light blue striped scarf that Kushina made for Naruto was put in a paper bag at the Sarutobi residence. But in the film, the scarf was put in a box of belongings that belonged to the Sarutobi clan.
  • In the novel, when Konohamaru and Naruto are at the Sarutobi residence looking for the scarf that Kushina made for Naruto. Konohamaru is the one who calls his clan items junk. But in the film, it is Naruto who says this and Konohamaru gets angry at him. In which Konohamaru says that his clan items are precious and are not junk.
  • In the novel, it's reveal that Naruto's fan girls and admirers would chase him all over the village, and would wait for him at the front of his apartment. But in the film, this was never shown or mention. Instead it shows Naruto's fan girls, and admirers giving him the gifts when he is by himself, or when he is with Konohamaru.
  • In the novel, once Naruto got home from carrying all his gifts. He then decides to feel the scarf that his mother made for him, and realizes that winter is here due to him feeling cold in his apartment. But in the film, none of this scenes are shown. Instead it only shows him holding his mother's scarf in his hands, while Hinata knits a scarf at her house.
  • In the novel, Hinata told Hanabi that Hiashi will scold her for turning her Kunai into a toy. But in the film, this scene is not shown. Instead she asks Hanabi if she still treating her kunai like a toy again.
  • In the novel, Hanabi also notice that Hiashi didn't contact them to tell them when he will return from his mission. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all. Instead she hears Hinata's stomach growls, and teases her by saying Naruto will laugh upon hearing this while she confesses her love to him.
  • In the novel, Hanabi teases Hinata about focusing on making Naruto a scarf instead of taking a break to eat dinner. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all. Instead while Hinata leaves, Hanabi says to her that she should make herself more fashionable instead making Naruto a scarf.
  • In the novel, once Hinata fixed the scarf that she made for Naruto. Her argument with Hanabi was longer. But in the film, there argument is shortened to save screen time.
  • In the novel, during the Five Kage Summit when they discussed about the moon falling toward earth. Mei had ask about a question that concerned men. This question drives her fellow male Kage members to get confuse, to the point that even Kakashi couldn't answer her question. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead they decide to protect the villagers at all cost before the countdown begins.
  • In the novel, when Naruto is eating with Sakura and Team Asuma at Ramen Ichiraku. Sakura realized that Naruto's light blue stripe scarf was hand made. But in the film, this scene was never shown. Instead she was about to ask Naruto about the scarf that he was wearing, but gets interrupted by Ino shouting out Hinata's name.
  • In the novel, after Sakura left to comfort Hinata. Naruto asked Team Asuma what just happen, but the team just stayed quiet while eating. But in the film, Naruto was about ask Sakura why she called him an idiot but his fan girl asked him if he wanted to eat.
  • In the novel, right before Hinata walked into her house. She decided to go give Naruto the scarf she made him while it is night time. But in the film, this is not mention. Instead she was about to open the gate to her compound but rans off.
  • In the novel, Sai works on his drawing after Hanabi is kidnapped. But in the film, he works on the drawing before Hanabi is kidnapped.
  • In the novel, Hinata mistakenly thinks that the scarf she saw Naruto wear was gray. But in the film, this not mention at all. Instead while Naruto asks her what's wrong while she stares at his scarf, she tells Naruto face to face that he has a pretty scarf.
  • In the novel, as Hinata runs off after seeing Naruto's light blue stripe scarf. She thinks about it so much that she starts to cry. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead Naruto shows a confuse expression on his face while asking Hinata if he she wanted to talk to him, as she leaves in a hurry after telling him good night.
  • In the novel, Hinata sees Toneri's bandage puppets grab her from behind. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all. Instead it shows Naruto searching for Hinata in the park. He then hears her screen as she is about to get kidnapped By Toneri's bandage puppets.
  • In the novel, Naruto wondered how long his fight against Toneri's bandaged puppets would go on. But in the film, this is not mention. Instead he tries to get to Hinata while fighting Toneri's bandage puppets.
  • In the novel, Hinata was unconscious when she fell to where the scarf she made for Naruto impact on the pole. She didn't wake up until she hear Naruto's voice. Once Naruto told not to let go, that is when she started to walk on the tower that she was at to get the scarf. But her hands started to slip, including that the scarf started to rip even more due to her holding on to it. It wasn't until Naruto avoided Toneri's bandage puppets that Hinata fell from the pole by letting go of the scarf that Naruto rescued her from falling on impact. But in the film, the scene was played differently. Hinata wasn't unconscious at all, instead she was awake the whole time. She holded on to the scarf so she wouldn't fall, and Naruto told that he is on his way to get her. Hinata started to walk on the tower since her chakra was low. Naruto used his his Rasenshuriken and Rasengan to destroy all of Toneri's bandage puppets. Then once Hinata fell from the pole, that is when Naruto calls out to her and saves her from falling on impact.
  • In the novel, Rock Lee and Tenten had to investigate why the meteor landed outside of the village. Upon finding where the meteor had landed it made Lee excited but made Tenten more scare. But in the film, this scene was never shown. Instead it shows Naruto and Hinata witnessing the meteor fall behind the village. After they heard the meteor land on the ground, Naruto wonders what is going on.
  • In the novel, as Kakashi tells Naruto, Hinata, Sai, Sakura and Shikamaru that they have bee in assigned as a team to rescue Hanabi. Izumo, Kotetsu, and the Konoha astronomer stand behind Kakashi when he formed the Hanabi Rescue team. But in the film, only the Konoha astronomer was present beside Kakashi when he formed the Hanabi Rescue team inside the Hokage office.
  • In the novel, when the Hanabi Rescue team is formed. Shikamaru believes the problem of the team being formed is because of Naruto and Hinata. Since Naruto has more chakra than everyone on the team including that he is the hero of the Fourth Shinobi War. As for Hinata's involvement, she is Hanabi's older sister. But in the film, none of this is mention. Instead it shows Shikamaru asking questions on why Hanabi was kidnapped.
  • In the novel, when the Hanabi Rescue team is formed. Kakashi added Naruto and Hinata to the team because, Naruto is the strongest team member and that since Hinata is the target, she can easily lure the enemy to her. But in the film, none of this is mention. Instead it only shows Shikamaru getting a countdown watch attach to his hand.
  • In the novel, while the Hanabi Rescue team go save Hanabi and stop the moon from falling. That is when Konoha, Sunagakure and Iwagakure prepare themselves to battle the falling meteors. But in the film, these scenes were never shown. Instead it shows the Hanabi Rescue team on Sai's ink birds trying to search for Hanabi at the last location that Sai made contact with her.
  • In the novel, Hinata and Naruto did not say anything while they are searching for Hanabi's kunai. But in the film, they do have a small conversation while searching for Hanabi's kunai.
  • In the novel, while Hanabi is laying in the bed. She didn't have bandages on her face after Toneri kidnapped her. But in the film, she does have bandages on her face while laying in the bed after being kidnapped.
  • In the novel, when the group are about to jump into the water. Sakura also tells Naruto that he is such a little boy, since he doesn't want to get his scarf wet. But in the film, this is never mention. Instead she asks him why he doesn't want to get his scarf wet, and he tells her that it's because the item is precious to him.
  • In the novel, when the group were swimming in the water. The bubbles inside the water were heading towards them, so they had to fight off the bubbles which leaded to them being put in a genjutsu. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead the group just swim in the water without even knowing that they are placed under a genjutsu.
  • In the novel, during Naruto's flashback of the moon question. He realized that he is in his young form. But in the film, he didn't realize this at all. Instead he just laughs after hearing Choji's joke.
  • In the novel, during Naruto's flashback of the moon question while being under a genjutsu. It is Shikamaru who screams that the moon is about to crash in their classroom. But in the film, it is Choji who said this.
  • In the novel, only Sakura realize that she and the others are in a genjutsu. Since she saw Sasuke in her dream. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead shows Naruto dreaming about his match against Kiba.
  • In the novel, after Sakura released herself from the genjutsu. She tries to get her friends to wake up but to no success. But in the film, this scene was never shown. Instead it shows Hinata dreaming about Pain's invasion.
  • In the novel, while Naruto and Hinata were next to each other. They had their foreheads touching each other. Hinata then turned over in her sleep, which leaded for the red scarf to come out of her backpack, and wrapped itself around Naruto’s chest. But in the film, Hinata and Naruto's bodies were next to each other. Therefore Hinata didn't turn her body at all. Instead her bag was open which leaded for the red scarf to come out, and wrap itself around Naruto's body.
  • In the novel, while Naruto is shown in his current form under the genjutsu. While being in the Ninja Academy, he double checks to see if Sakura really did wrote Sasuke's name on her paper. To which he was right about. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all whatsoever. Instead he gets annoy by looking at Iruka's class lecture and walks around the room. He looks at the paper plane he made being thrown flying in the air. Naruto then looks at his younger self being scolded by Iruka, and turns his head upon finding out that Hinata wrote his name on her paper.
  • In the novel, once Naruto was about to give in to the genjutsu. The dream ends with him having way more memories of Hinata, before he is woken up by Sakura. But in the film, his dream ends when he tries to chase after Hinata when she had left after meeting him at the Ramen Ichiraku bar. He then looks at the paper with his name on it and looks at a 16 year old Hinata say that she loves him. Then he sees Sakura running to him.
  • In the novel, when Sakura tells Naruto that he is under a genjutsu. She slaps him really hard on his face in order for him to wake up. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead she just tells him that all of this is a dream which made him finally wake up.
  • In the novel, when Naruto speaks to Hinata he calls the genjutsu trap "Weird Bubbles". But in the film, he uses the word "Genjutsu Dream" instead.
  • In the novel Sai, Sakura and Shikamaru's battle with the gate keeper happens before Naruto battles Toneri's puppet self. But in the film, their battle with the gate keeper happens while Naruto battles Toneri's puppet self.
  • In the novel, Naruto and Hinata arrived as Sakura defeats the gate keeper. But in the film, Naruto and Hinata arrive while walking with the group to witness a new location outside of the cave.
  • In the novel, Naruto told Shikamaru that the reason he and Hinata were late was because he was fighting Toneri's puppet self. But in the film, Naruto didn't say this at all. Instead while they are still instead the cave, Sakura angrily told him that she will punch him if he ever leaves Hinata by herself again, to which he agree.
  • In the novel, Naruto took off his scarf upon seeing Hinata knitting a red scarf while it is night time which made him realize that the scarf was for him. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead upon realizing that Himata keeps knitting the red scarf, he took off his mother's scarf the next day before they are ride on Sai's ink bird.
  • In the novel, Naruto told Hinata that she has to eat something since she is exhausting herself while trying to find Hanabi, to which she happily tells him that she will eat. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all. Instead while being inside an old ruin building, Naruto and Hinata are shown eating together without being too exhausted.
  • In the novel, while Naruto and Hinata are walking in the abandoned village talking about Hinata's mission outfit. These scenes happen after Naruto and Hinata ate lunch. But in the film, these scenes happened before Naruto and Hinata ate lunch.
  • In the novel, Hanabi's kunai fell out of Hinata's bag while she and Naruto were looking for her in the abandon village. But in the film, the kunai fell out of Hinata's bag when she treats Naruto's back injury while they are inside an abandoning building.
  • In the novel, Hinata thinks that Naruto and the others can't hear the Otsutsuki zombie talking to them. But in the film, Naruto and the others can hear the Otsutsuki zombie speaking to them.
  • In the novel, while Naruto and Hinata were looking at the sunset. Shikamaru realize that Naruto is in love with Hinata, and thinks it's a huge problem for Naruto's contradiction. But in the film, this scene is never shown at all whatsoever. Instead it is Naruto who realizes that he is in love with Hinata, whereas Shikamaru realize Naruto's love for Hinata after she "betrayed" him.
  • In the novel, Toneri had bandages on his face after Hanabi's Byakugan was implanted into him. But in the film, he didn't have any bandages on his face at all after he stole Hanabi's Byakugan.
  • In the novel, Toneri knew about Hinata since his childhood. But in the film, this was never mention. Instead he only thinks about how to gain Hinata's trust.
  • In the novel, Naruto slept in a sleeping bag next to a campfire without knowing that Hinata is at a lake. He wakes up to see that she is gone, and goes to look for her by himself. But in the film, Naruto sleeps on a tree branch and wakes up to notice that Hinata is walking somewhere by herself, which leads for him to follow her without her knowing. He then does not look at her knit his red scarf while she is at the lake.
  • In the novel, when Hinata tells Naruto that she's a horrible older sister. Naruto tells her that she shouldn't be too hard on herself. Since everyone knows that she's the one who’s worried about Hanabi more than anyone else. But in the film, Naruto doesn't say this at all. Instead he tells her that she's a great older sister when it comes to worrying about Hanabi.
  • In the novel, Hinata regrets not protecting Hanabi on the night she was kidnapped. But in the film, this is not mention. Instead she thanks Naruto for being so kind.
  • In the novel, when Hinata gets kidnapped by Toneri. Sakura Sai and Shikamaru heard Naruto's voice and decided to go after them. But in the film, this scene is never shown. Instead they find out about Hinata's kidnapping after Naruto failed to save her.
  • In the novel, once Hinata is in Toneri's castle while trying to find the Tenseigan. She finds Hanabi's room twice while looking for the Tenseigan. But in the film, Himata only finds Hanabi's room once before trying to find the Tenseigan.
  • In the novel, Hanabi grabs Hinata's hand before Hinata has a tour of Toneri's castle. But in the film, Hanabi does this after Hinata had a tour of Toneri's castle.
  • In the novel, while Hinata is with Hanabi at her bedside. She vows that she won't abandon her mission. But In the film, Hinata vows that she will save Hanabi.
  • In the novel, while Sakura is healing Naruto in a cave. She admits that she always thought that Hinata was similar to her, including that she wants Naruto to be happy with Hinata. Therefore she vows that she will save Naruto while she is healing his injuries. But in the film, none of this is mention at all whatsoever. Instead Sakura was happy that Naruto finally realized his true feelings for Hinata. Even telling him while he is unconscious as he says Hinata's name that he finally gets it now.
  • In the novel, while Sai and Shikamaru are getting away from an army of Toneri's bandage puppets. Sai uses one of his techniques to help him and Shikamaru escape. But in the film, Sai never did this at all whatsoever. instead they do the technique as the run into more trouble, and got away without using any techniques.
  • In the novel, after Naruto wakes up from being unconscious. Shikamaru goes further by teasing him about love. But in the film, after Naruto wakes up from being unconscious. Shikamaru only tells Naruto to give up on being Hokage.
  • In the novel, Guy excitedly watched Lee destroy a meteor with his fifth gate technique. But in the film, Guy didn't see Lee destroy the meteor at instead Lee destroy half of the meteor while Sasuke arrived to destroy the rest of the meteor.

Trivia

  • The last film that uses the Japanese honorifics for the Japanese version of the movie. This version of the series what fans call the true fsnsub version of the franchise.
  • Original creator, Masashi Kishimoto, got the idea for the scarf that Hinata knits for Naruto from the scarf his own wife knitted for him.
  • The movie is the first film to be an official part of the canon Naruto storyline, set during the timeskip that occurs between chapters 699 and 700. In an advertisement published along with the final two chapters, the film was officially dubbed chapter "699.5."
  • This film is said to be a love story by Masashi Kishimoto, given how he always wanted to write one. As such, its tagline is "The last episode; a first love" (最後の物語は、はじめての愛).
  • The poster of the movie can be seen behind Konohamaru in Naruto Shippuuden episode 423 when the boy shows Naruto that he kept the formers old orange jacket in the Sarutobi belongs box in the village's storage area. Also in that very same episode, the box contains the same light blue stripe scarf that was knitted by Kushina in Naruto Shippuuden movie 7.
  • A character CD song call At the End of Winter sung by Nana Mizuki, the Japanese voice actress of Hyuga Hinata, was released for this film. The song is reveal to be for Hinata.
  • A character CD song call Even In A Future Day sung by Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice actress of Uzumaki Naruto, is going to be released with the special edition DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the film.
  • A drama CD call THE HOST: NARUTO THE CD which tells about a new mission arising under the orders of the Sixth Hokage, is going to be included with the special edition DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the film.
  • A limited edition official movie databook titled Retsu no Sho was released to those who watched the movie in Japanese theatres. The databook contains a one-shot movie tie-in chapter about its story.
  • A light novel adaptation, written by Maruo Kyozuka, was released in Japan on December 8, 2014.
  • The theme song for the film is Star Vessel, which is performed by Sukima Switch.
  • At the end of the film screening in Japan, it was announced that a new movie featuring Naruto's son, Uzumaki Boruto, would premiere in August 2015.
  • The new movie is also featuring the next generation of characters, (Mirai, Boruto and Himawari) that have yet to be trained. This film also became the highest-grossing feature film in the franchise, earning ¥1.94 billion (US$16.5 million). While the second is it's sequel, the Boruto movie.
  • In the Naruto Official Movie Guidebook: Retsu no Sho, it is shown in an omake-manga titled "After the Last" that Naruto and Hinata have been dating. Naruto reads Sai's book about proper human interaction and he learns that men are supposed to pay everything on a date. During his date with Hinata, Naruto takes Hinata to a restaurant and he was shocked that the food of the restaurant is very expensive. Hinata then uses her byakugan and looks inside Naruto's wallet. Seeing that he doesn't have much money, Hinata asks if they can eat at Ramen Ichiraku instead, which Naruto agrees to.
  • Naruto's red scarf throughout the movie symbolizes the "red string of fate" between him and Hinata.

There are a few errors seen in the film:

  • In the scene where Kurama is writing on the moon, it is shown with only eight tails.
  • In the post-marriage photo after the credits, Naruto's prosthetic right arm has no bandages, and looked no different from his original right arm.

According to director Tsuneo Kobayashi, the movie pays tribute to and/or was inspired by several works:

  • In the conversation scene between Hanabi and Hinata, the orange from the lights and the atmosphere resemble In Praise of Shadows written by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.
  • The color scheme in the scene where Naruto confesses to Hinata was inspired by the colors of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night.
  • The key shot of Hinata facing sideways was homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and to director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Lonely Heart.

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