Boruto: Naruto the Movie: New, Key Art by Kishimoto, More Plot Information

Posted on June 11, 2015

Warning: Naruto manga spoilers ahead!

New, key art for Boruto: Naruto the Movie is here and it’s been designed by the creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto! It features Naruto, Sasuke, Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki, Inojin, Shikadai, and Chocho as what we believe are the main characters for the movie. In the background, we aren’t sure who that is, but it looks like Kaguya Otsutsuki with the Rinnegan in her hands as the main villain. Again, we aren’t sure if it’s Kaguya, but we have seen Sasuke mention there being a chance for her to return in the currently-running Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga, so it is very well possible. The tagline mentioned in the key art is

The curtain rises on the legend that will surpass all!

More information on the plot has also been revealed. According to AnimeNewsNetwork, the scan below says

The ‘will of fire’ is already old!? A new story will be told about the next generation hero!! The ‘ninja way’ and the ‘will of fire,’ that way of thinking is already old!? Aiming to become a new type of shinobi, the efforts of the new hero Boruto!!

The image quotes Boruto as saying “My father’s era is wrong!!” and gives a bit of information on the four lead characters – Boruto, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sarada.

  • Boruto, the scan mentions he is a prodigy who is blessed with the ability of a ninja. It also mentions Boruto hates his father, Naruto, who is always working.
  • Naruto, it mentions he is the Seventh Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village and is always really busy.
  • Sasuke, it says he is Boruto’s master and that Boruto is training under him with the goal to surpass Naruto. Boruto is the one who has specifically asked Sasuke to be his master.
  • Sarada is mentioned to be comrades with Boruto, while at the same time having great respect for Naruto.

Last, but not least, is a new visual of future teammates Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki which served as the cover for Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring chapter 700+7. Due to each ninja not wearing a headband, it seems as if this image is of the three before becoming Genin.

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Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto: Naruto the Movie hits theater in Japan on August 7, 2015. Madman Entertainment has announced the movie will also make its way to Australia later this year. No word on if or when the movie will make its way to North America, but Anime Games Online hopes to have the latest details as soon as they are available!