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Meet the next generation of ninja.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie is the eleventh Naruto film. It was first announced at the ending of The Last: Naruto the Movie and was released in Japanese theaters on August 7, 2015, with an English-subtitled version later released on October 10, 2015. It's the second Naruto film after The Last to be considered part of the main series canon, as Masashi Kishimoto is the main storywriter for this movie alongside Ukyo Kodachinote  and serves as the main character designer. This movie ties into the ongoing Naruto Project, which includes the aforementioned The Last as well as Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring and the light novel series Naruto Hiden.

The movie takes place after the events of Naruto Gaiden, which itself took place after the events of The Last and Chapter 700. Naruto, now the Seventh Hokage, is busy preparing Konoha for the upcoming Chuunin Exams. However, focusing his attention on the village has left Naruto little time to spend with his family, something that his son Boruto Uzumaki does not take well. Meanwhile, Sasuke Uchiha returns from a mission in another dimension with news of an imminent threat. After learning from his daughter Sarada that Sasuke is Naruto's rival, Boruto seeks him out of anger at his dad for splitting time between the village and his family and asks to become his apprentice in order to surpass his father. Sasuke accepts on one condition: Boruto must learn his father's signature move, the Rasengan, and prove that he's willing to work for his goals rather than always looking for the easy way out. At the same time, Boruto enters the Chunnin Exams alongside Sarada and Konoha newcomer Mitsuki in order to demonstrate his abilities to Naruto and finally win some attention and respect from his busy dad. As the Chunnin Exams take place, the festivities are interrupted by the sudden appearance of two ominous individuals: Momoshiki and Kinshiki Ootsutsuki. They launch an attack against Naruto and the Kages, prompting a new battle to defend the ninja world.

The first two teasers can be seen here and here. The official full trailer can be viewed here. The movie has been adapted into a novel.

For more information on the main characters from the original series, particularly characters such as Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata, etc., click and navigate here. For the main stars of the movie and next generation of ninjas such as Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki, click here. For the villains of the movie, click here.

Much like the The Last versions of their parents, this movie's versions of Boruto and Sarada are available as playable characters in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

Be wary of spoilers below...

This movie contains examples of:

  • Actionized Sequel: From people who complained about The Last being too slow, this movie certainly ups the amount of action scenes. The Final Battle between Naruto and Sasuke against Momoshiki, including the final blow given by Boruto was epic.
  • Adorkable:
    • Naruto looks so happy and goofy lighting the candles to Himawari's birthday cake. The mood quickly falls when the Naruto goes *poof*, proving he was a clone and putting Boruto in a "This Is Unforgivable!" state. Later he can't help but jump in joy when he hears his son made it through the second day of the Chunnin Exams.
    • Boruto falls into this too when his father comes to congratulate him on a job well done after the second day of Chunnin Exams finished. He's practically shaking with happiness on his bed.
  • Adult Fear: Several present:
    • For Naruto and Hinata: seeing their children in danger. Also seeing their child go down the wrong path; Boruto is willing to cheat in order to ahead in life, which led to his embarrassing expulsion from the Chunnin Exams.
    • For Boruto and Himawari: seeing their parents in mortal peril. Himawari is crying in despair over seeing their mother injured as a result of her trying to save her husband. Boruto feeling guilty that he accidentally powered up Momoshiki with his ninja tool and said several hurtful things to his parents.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite being one of the "main" characters during the Gaiden and being featured on the movie poster, Chocho doesn't have much of a role this time around in the film; in fact she doesn't say anything!
  • An Aesop: Parents need to keep track of how much time they're spending with their children, as if they don't, in can lead to them making the wrong choices about life. Oh, and Cheaters Never Prosper, as Boruto learns the hard way.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Even after all these years, Sasuke is still missing his dominant left arm as a result of his final battle with Naruto; he didn't even bother to get a replacement like his rival did, preferring to keep only one arm. This doesn't slow Sasuke down in the slightest; he still rivals Naruto in sheer power, speed and talent and can give the villains of the movie, particularly Kinshiki, a run for their money.
  • Badass in Charge: The Seventh Hokage, Naruto Uzumaki.
  • Badass in Distress: Short synopsis about the movie hints at Naruto being captured by Momoshiki and Kinshiki while he was protecting Boruto. The latest trailer shows Gyuki captured as well.
  • Big Bad: Momoshiki and Kinshiki serve as the antagonists of this movie.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being abrasive to other people, Boruto is very protective of his sister Himawari. In fact, Boruto warns Naruto not to ruin her special day.
    Boruto: "If you even forget about my little sister's birthday, I'll never forgive you."
    Naruto: *gulp*
  • Big Brother Worship: Himawari adores Boruto and is very supportive of her brother.
  • Blatant Lies: Hinata's claim that Naruto is always there for his children, coming right on the heels of the revelation that he couldn't be bothered to show up at Himawari's birthday party in person after he promised he would.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Towards the end of the movie, Boruto voices his desire to support Sarada's dream of becoming Hokage and becoming her right-hand man. She blushes crimson as a result, confirming her crush on the guy. Earlier in the movie, Boruto blushed red too when Sarada's face was inches away from his own.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Boruto comes off as this due to his anger toward his father for not being around.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: Boruto dons his father's orange outfit as well as Sasuke's scratched head protector, both of which haven't been worn by either person since Part 1 of the manga.
  • Call Back: Several throughout the movie:
    • As Boruto receives energy from Naruto in order to deal the final blow against Momoshiki, the movie flashes back to important events during Naruto's life such as Jiraiya teaching him the Rasengan, Naruto utilizing the Rasengan against Kabuto, Neji's death with Naruto and Hinata watching on in grief, and finally Naruto and Minato combining their Rasengan against Ten-Tail Obito.
    • Sasuke and Hinata mistaking Boruto for 12 year old Naruto.
    • Shikadai quitting in his match against Boruto, mirroring his father. This is not lost on Ino, Sakura and Temari, with the former grasping her head in exasperation and the latter two actually amused by history repeating itself.
    • Boruto transforms into Sasuke's sword in order to catch the enemy off guard, similar to how his father once transformed himself into a shuriken in order to do the same to Zabuza.
  • The Cameo: Characters from the original series make a brief appearance in the movie, but either have only one to two lines or no lines at all. These include: Sakura, Ino, Temari, Kankuro, Kiba, Akamaru, Tamaki, Shino, Iruka, Rock Lee, Tenten, Chouji, Karui, Omoi, Tsunade, Shizune, Kakashi, Kurenai, and Mirai.
    • Killer B suffers from this as well:he's already defeated and captured offscreen by Momoshiki and Kinshiki just to showcase how dangerous these two are. He is then thought to be killed when Momoshiki fires his own Tailed Beast Bomb back at him but the ending credits show that he's thankfully still alive.
    • Orochimaru makes a very brief appearance after the end of the credits when Mitsuki reveals who his parent is.
  • Continuity Nod: A given, considering that this movie is part of the main canon and not a side story like previous Naruto movies (minus The Last, of course).
    • Naruto is the Hokage of Konoha, as depicted in Chapter 700 of the manga and throughout Naruto Gaiden.
    • Sarada's goal is to become Hokage, the same goal she set for herself at the end of the Gaiden.
    • Sasuke is still very much an aloof wanderer, hellbent on accomplishing his goal from the shadows.
  • The Cutie: Himawari is extremely adorable; her entire family are adamant that her birthday party flows smoothly and completely dote on her. She responds to all this attention with the biggest, most endearing smile on her face.
  • Death Glare: Boruto gives one to his dad when he sternly tells him not to mess up Himawari's birthday party.
    • Momoshiki and Kinshiki also give these to their enemies whenever they manage to get the upper hand.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Boruto is ultimately redeemed (especially to his father) by rescuing his father and assisting the Five Kages. His Genin rank is restored and his relationship with Naruto has started to heal. Even Sasuke can't keep himself from joining in on the smiling.
  • Energy Ball: Boruto learns how to use the Rasengan; he even takes it one step further and is able to throw it, compared to Naruto who first has to add a wind element to his first. Much like his dad's original technique, it's rather puny in size.
  • Evil Albino: Momoshiki and Kinshiki, similar to Kaguya and Toneri. This has led to speculation that the two are part of the Otsutsuki clan, which is outright confirmed in the movie.
  • Evil Plan: The goal of Momoshiki and Kinshiki is to capture Naruto and obtain Kurama for their own purposes, which is to retrieve the splitted chakra of the original Shinjuu (the Tailed Beasts) to create a new Chakra Fruit for themselves. They ambush Konoha during the Chuunin exams and successfully capture him, disappearing along with Naruto.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Naruto gains noticeable lines around his eyes as a result of his exhaustion.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Momoshiki (pictured on the poster for the movie) wields the Rinnegan on the palms of his hands. Later after absorbing Kinshiki, Momoshiki grows another Rinnegan on his forehead.
  • Fusion Dance: Two variants of this:
    • Whenever Naruto and Sasuke combine their powers together: Kurama wearing Susanoo's armor on itself.
    • After Momoshiki kills and absorbs Kinshiki into himself, he takes on his servant's giant size and retains his godlike speed and ability to create Chakra Energy Weapons.
  • The Giant: Kinshiki is a large man who is able to effortlessly carry Momoshiki and can face off against Sasuke. He's also quite fast for his size, being able to keep up with Sasuke and the Five Kage, while holding them all off.
  • Grand Finale: Set 15 years after chapter 699, the movie concludes the tale of Naruto Uzumaki and brings forth a beginning for the new generation of shinobi. Masashi Kishimoto even said, "This is the pinnacle of all my creations."
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Momoshiki and Kinshiki are this compared to the most dangerous villain in the Naruto Universe, Kaguya Ootsutsuki. Even the most powerful goddess, who can practically accomplish anything, fears these two and explains the reason for her goal in creating the White Zetsu army.
  • The Hero: Boruto Uzumaki, the eldest child and son of Naruto and Hinata.
  • I Am Not My Father: Boruto resents his father for not being around all the time due to his position as the Hokage. This even extends to the Hokage position itself, as he vehemently states that he doesn't want to become Hokage and wants to surpass his father instead. Later comes to a compromise after the events of the movie, which humbles Boruto and admit how alike he really is to his dad, though he still points out that he has no intention of ever becoming Hokage.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Sarada notes how blue Boruto's eyes are, even more so than his father.
  • Kaiju: Momoshiki was able to combine various chakra elements into giant animals to fight on his behalf such as a fiery phoenix or a stone golem or wood snakes. These proved very useful when fighting off a Susanoo clad Kurama during the film's climax.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Katasuke suffers this fate at the end of the movie, forced to abandon his position as head of the Science Division and go into manual labor to repair the damage that Momoshiki and Kinshiki caused to the village.
  • Laughing Mad: Momoshiki is prone to this whenever he gets the upper hand on the heroes and/or causing mass destruction and pain against innocents.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Naruto and Sasuke attack Momoshiki at full power after he absorbs Kinshiki into himself. They barely win before Katasuke's interference recharges Momoshiki and gives him a second wind.
  • Mana Drain: Momoshiki is able to absorb Ninjutsu through his Rinnegan located in his right arm and shoot them out with his Rinnegan located on his left arm. The resultant blasts carry a lot more energy than what went in, making Momoshiki very dangerous to fight and leaving one to rely purely on Taijutsu when dealing with him. Absorbing Ninjutsu also recharges Momoshiki should he ever be running low on energy. In the film's climax, Boruto's clone stabs and blinds Momoshiki's right Rinnegan, taking away his ability to absorb and leaving him vulnerable to Boruto's Parent/Child Super Rasengan, contributing to his death.
  • Married to the Job: Naruto is so busy with his job as Hokage that he employs Shadow Clones to multi task everywhere, even helping out with groceries at a supermarket! He spends more time at work than he does with his family, so his relationship with them, particularly Boruto, suffers.
  • Me's a Crowd: Boruto and Sasuke are able to use the Shadow Clone Jutsu. Naruto employs his signature technique to help out around Konoha itself. This backfires on Naruto at times, as Shadow Clones don't last forever and can disappear at inopportune times, such as holding and dropping his daughter's birthday cake. The real Naruto collapses from exhaustion at the end of the day, realizing how much he hurt his family by doing so.
  • Mood Whiplash: The movie is prone to this:
    • Naruto is carrying Himawari's birthday cake while Hinata and Boruto are singing a heartfelt song to her, everyone is happy...and then Naruto disappears (being just a Shadow Clone) dropping the cake and upsetting everyone present, particularly Boruto.
    • Boruto actually manages to win against Shikadai in the Chunnin Exams...and gets called out by Naruto, which leads into one long Humiliation Conga for the kid.
    • It looks like Naruto managed to repel the mysterious invaders and fend off their giant Energy Ball of Doom...and Boruto wakes up to find his mother injured, his sister in distress, his home village in ruins, and his father kidnapped.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The trailers like to place heavy emphasis on Boruto's use of Lightning Release, with fans even going as far to believe Boruto learned the Chidori from Sasuke. As it turns out, Boruto channeled Lightning Release through an illegal item.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Sarada is inches from Boruto's face in order to comment on his blue eyes. He blushes as a result.
  • Number Two: Kinshiki is the subordinate of Momoshiki. The novel reveals that Kinshiki was something like a parent to Momoshiki. Doesn't stop Momoshiki from callously absorbing his loyal retainer, despite Kinshiki's permission.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Hinata rushed after Momoshiki and Kinshiki when they kidnapped Naruto in an attempt to save him. Sure, she failed, but the fact that she did it shows just how much she loves her husband.
  • One-Winged Angel: Momoshiki mutates into a giant red monstrosity of himself after absorbing Kinshiki into himself. He becomes even bigger during the final clash with Boruto.
  • Prophet Eyes: Momoshiki and Kinshiki wield the Byakugan, with Momoshiki ALSO wielding the Rinnegan.
  • Protagonist Title: Both father and son share the title of the movie.
  • Reality Ensues: Naruto has finally reached his dream of becoming Hokage, but that does not mean it's what all he expected.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Momoshiki's Rinnegan is colored red, as seen here. The resemblance is similar to Kaguya's Rinne Sharingan. This is later subverted after Momoshiki absorbs Kinshiki and his Rinnegan take on its "regular" color from the main series.
  • The Rival:
    • Sarada is this to Boruto. The first teaser even describes her as such.
    • There also appears to be a rivalry between Boruto and Shikadai given how much emphasis is placed on their big fight in the Chunnin Exams.
  • Rubber Man: One of Mitsuki's techniques involves him extending his arms to great lengths. This serves as the first hint as to who Mitsuki's parents are, which turns out to be Orochimaru.
  • Shock and Awe: Boruto is shown utilizing Lightning Release in the film. Turns out that while Boruto could potentially use Lightning Release, in addition to Wind AND Water Release, Boruto relies on a ninja tool to release lightning.
  • The Sleepless: Naruto's new position as Hokage causes him to work overtime at his job, to the point that he's now falling asleep at his desk. Kakashi had to prod him awake.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Momoshiki and Kinshiki are every bit as powerful as Kaguya, quite possibly even more so seeing how they can fuse in order to go One-Winged Angel. In fact, a main anime Filler puts forth the theory that Kaguya was trying to raise an army to defend herself from them in case they ever arrived on Earth, with the strong implication that she feared them.
  • Spin-Offspring: Boruto/Himiwari (Naruto and Hinata), Sarada (Sasuke and Sakura), Shikadai (Shikamaru and Temari), Chocho (Choji and Karui), Inojin (Sai and Ino), and Metal Lee (Rock Lee) are the main focus of this movie.
  • Smug Snake: Katasuke, the head of the Science Division who created the ninja tool item that Konohamaru, and later Boruto, utilize, is this trope to a tee. He only pretends to be friends with Boruto and manipulates the boy to participate in the Chunnin Exams with his tool to promote his technology to the world in order to rake in the money.
  • Smug Super: Boruto, at first. He grows out of it. Momoshiki plays this trope straight throughout the entire movie.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: The ninja tool that Boruto uses, which can allow anyone to instantaneously perform advanced Jutsus. Naruto is opposed to the usage of it in the Chunin exams due to the fact that the exams should be a test of personal skill and the device is too much of a potential crutch to fall back on.
  • The Stinger: A post-credit scene has Mitsuki reveal that his parent is Orochimaru. Cue a quick overhead shot of Orochimaru, watching the children from above.
  • Tears of Joy: Boruto weeping with happiness whenever he earns his father's praise, or gets the chance to work together with him.
  • Theme Naming: Much like Kaguya, Momoshiki and Kinshiki are named after figures of Japanese folklore. Momoshiki is named after Momotaro, while Kinshiki is named after Kintaro.
  • This Cannot Be!: Combined with the most epic Oh, Crap! face, Momoshiki wordlessly expresses this on his face when he loses one of his Rinnegan and is about to get hit by Boruto's charged Rasengan.
  • To Be a Master: Boruto and Sarada each have different goals with regards to being Hokage. Whereas Sarada wants to follow in Naruto's footsteps and become Hokage, Boruto wants nothing to do with the position and instead wants to become greater than his father. Boruto later voices that he wants to become a powerful shinobi like his teacher Sasuke; one who protects from the shadows.
  • Wham Line: Mitsuki revealing who his parent is. It's Orochimaru, though it's unsure whether or not Orochimaru is the father or mother.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Naruto gets called out numerous times by Boruto for neglecting his family, in particular commenting that his embarrassment over Boruto cheating wouldn't have happened in the first place if Naruto had simply been home more often and lectured his son from time to time.
    • Boruto himself is on the receiving end at times throughout the movie:
      • When his friends accuse him of cheating in their video game and leave in disgust.
      • When Sarada and Mitsuki, but mostly Sarada, berate Boruto for not signing up along with them and holding their team back from participating in the Chunnin Exams. Later they're both disappointed when they discover that Boruto had been cheating the entire time throughout the tests.
      • As mentioned, Naruto and Hinata catching their son in act of cheating, with the end result being Naruto embarrassing his son in front of the entire stadium when he calls him out on it.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: The biggest grievance Boruto has toward his father is that his Hokage job leaves him very little time to spend with his family. Hinata supports her husband all the way, but does admit to Boruto that she feels how hard it is when he's not there during important moments like Himawari's birthday.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Momoshiki was willing to kill Boruto for the sheer audacity of ruining his clothes. Overreact, much?

Alternative Title(s): Boruto Naruto The Movie

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