Anime Games Online believes the spiky black haired character is the alternate, evil version of Naruto. As for the other masked characters, there is a Hebi (Snake), Nanto Sennin (Southern Dipper Sage), Hokuto Sennin, (Northern Dipper Sage), Shinigami (Death God), Tennyo (Celestian Maiden), Byakko (White Tiger), Suzaku (Vermilion Bird), Seiryu (Azure Dragon), Genbu (Black Tortoise), and Kogitsune (Little Fox).
Where did all these masked characters come from? We’re not exactly sure, but we know their function is to be the real Naruto and Sakura’s enemyin some capacity. Less than one week left until the July 28th Japanese theatrical release of Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie!
Also known as Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja, Naruto Shippuden Movie 6, among others, Road to Ninja is the 9th movie overall in the Naruto series. It will debut in Japanese theaters July 28, 2012. Naruto’s creator, Masashi Kishimoto will be personally involved with the movie, creating the story and providing character designs. To learn more, please visit the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie section.