One of the well-loved anime cartoon TV series is now conquering the big screen! And I'm one of the witness as he unleashed his power on the silver screen!
Two weeks ago, I got an invite for the grand premiere night of Naruto's movie called "Naruto: The Road to Ninja" in the Director's Cut Cinema of SM Mall of Asia. I used to be a fan and an avid viewer of different cartoons and anime TV shows way back in my childhood days that's why upon receiving the invite, I immediately RSVP the PR.
I was not able to watch the whole "Naruto" series on TV because of work and busy schedules. But I've heard good reviews from this cartoon character from my friends, classmates, officemates, and co-bloggers. Therefore, I came with my friend to watch its movie version!
The story in the movie version is different from the TV series. And yes, it's much intense and powerful specially when watching it seating on the very relaxing VIP seat of Director's Cut Cinema!
To give you a glimpse of the story, here is its synopsis:
Sixteen years ago, a gigantic demon called Nine Tails was secretly released by an unknown ninja. The Nine Tails caused grave destruction to the village of Konohagakure. In order to save the village, Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki—who was the jinchuuriki at the time of the attack—sealed away the demon inside their new born son Naruto Uzumaki. This act cost them both their lives leaving Naruto alone to grow and survive in the ninja world.
Though the demon has been sealed off, the town did not enjoy the peace for long when members of a dreaded shinobi group called the Akatsuki caused chaos in Konohagakure. Naruto managed to launch a counter-attack however, he wonders why these ninjas are alive when they were meant to have died. Naruto feels lonely of the thought that he doesn’t have any parents left to care for him and congratulate him on his success against the shinobi group. During that time, a masked man appears in Konoha where Naruto and Sakura are both attacked by the man's mysterious new dōjutsu.
Suddenly, Naruto and Sakura found themselves in a different dimension where everyone they know is acting differently. However, this got more complicated when they saw Naruto’s parents alive in that world.
And take note, we were not only watched Naruto in the movie, I even met him in person together with his counterpart! And we posed great shots as seen below:
Hahaha! But did you know that the Naruto I've met in person was a girl?! Yes, she was a girl! Did you noticed it?! She has a long black hair when she transformed back in person! That's the power Naruto unleashed!
The said movie officially opens exclusively in SM Cinemas on April 9, 2013. The premiere night took place on April 8.
During that night, all of us truly felt that we were one of them! We joined and merged with Naruto in his quest and battle for the road to Ninja! (RCB)