Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja – Story, Design by Kishimoto

Naruto fans, get ready for a brand new Naruto movie! It was originally announced back in December, but a brand new scan from Shonen Jump reveals Japanese theaters will play host to the 9th Naruto movie – Road to Ninja – beginning on July 28, 2012!

Naruto’s legendary creator, Masashi Kishimoto, is taking the time to personally come up with the story and character designs for the movie. Not much else is revealed, but based on the scan, it looks like Minato and Kushina will play some part in the movie along with Tobi and the Nine-Tails.

Although the scan states “Road to Ninja Naruto the Movie” we expect the final title to be around the lines of Naruto Shippuden: Road to Ninja. It would be Naruto Shippuden Movie 6 (9th overall), if true.

Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison, the fifth Naruto Shippūden movie, was released in Japanese theaters July 2011. We expect it will make its way onto the Internet in some shape or form, English subtitled, after April 25, 2012, the DVD’s release date in Japan.