Anime: Naruto The Movie Road To Ninja
"My name is Uzumaki Naruto. My sensei told me that a shinobi is one who endures."Naruto Road To Ninja
is the ninth film in the Naruto
franchise and the sixth film of the Shippden
series. The film was made in lieu of Naruto's 10th Year Anniversary
(of the anime, rather than the manga) and as such, series creator, Masashi Kishimoto
, came up with the concept and character designs.
After a odd bout against members of the Akatsuki (including a few that have been killed), Naruto and Sakura reflect on their lives and wonder if things would've turned out differently if their roles were reversed. They get their wish when Madara (aka Tobi) suddenly appears and seemingly transports them into an alternate world where their friends personalities are different (Rock Lee and Neji are perverts, Kiba is more of a cat person, Hinata is more assertive and brash, Ino is a Shrinking Violet
, etc), Sasuke never defected and is still around (if not a bit of a playboy now), and perhaps more shockingly Naruto's parents are still alive while Sakura's were the ones who died saving the village and became the hometown heroes. As the two try to figure out what's going on and if they can get back to their world, Madara conspires with a masked ninja to kill Naruto and gain the Nine Tailed Fox from him.
Road To Ninja features the following tropes: