Few anime franchises have been as durable or well-received outside of Japan as Naruto, now in its fifteenth year. Aside from the TV series and OVAs that have been spun off from the original comic, so have several feature-length motion pictures, gradually being released in English after debuting abroad.
The latest of these to find their way over here, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will of Fire, was released about a month ago by VIZ Media (Naruto's English-language distributor). Now we've taken a look at it.
The Will of Fire pits Naruto not only against a rival expostate ninja of terrible power, but also his own comrades -- who are determined to stop him when he sets out against impossible odds to rescue his mentor and friend Kakashi. But this being Naruto, he has a way of making true believers out of skeptics when it comes to the things he cares about most ... like his friends.
See our full review of The Will of Fire here.
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