Anime / The Last: Naruto the Movie

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The last story of Uzumaki Naruto... is love.

The Last: Naruto the Movie is the tenth Naruto film, the seventh Naruto Shippuden film, and the first Canon film in the franchise.

In the movie, it's been two years since the events of the Fourth Shinobi World War and the moon begins to descend towards the Earth. With the moon now a meteor that would destroy everything on impact, an older Naruto must deal with this new threat. Meanwhile, a mysterious man tries to kidnap Hinata Hyuga, and her younger sister and heiress of the Hyuga clan, Hanabi. Albeit the former manages to escape with Naruto's help before she's taken. The name of the man is Toneri Otsutsuki, a descendent of Kaguya. Naruto, Hinata, Sakura, Sai and Shikamaru are deployed to get Hanabi back, while the rest of the shinobi world try to find a way to stop the moon from crashing on Earth.

Despite the action-orientated premise and plot, the central theme of the story is actually Naruto and Hinata's relationship and how they became the main Official Couple in the end.

The movie was first announced on December 22, 2012, as described here.

The first teaser was released on July 31, 2014, and can be viewed here. The second teaser was released on October 30, 2014, and can be viewed here. The official trailer was released on October 31, 2014 and can be viewed here.

A novelization came out shortly afterwards on December 8, 2014. A French release was announced for May 13, 2015 in movie theaters. The film's DVD and Bluray were released on July 22, 2015.

Here is the official website.

This movie's versions of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Hinata, Hanabi, and Kakashi are all be playable in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the first time since Doto Kazehana from Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow that a movie character is playable in an Ultimate Ninja game.

The Last: Naruto the Movie contains examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Toneri is one to Hinata.
  • Action Girl: Hinata and Sakura. The franchise as a whole has always been iffy in its treatment of the female characters, and Sakura in particular has always Zig-Zagged between this and Faux Action Girl, but this movie makes both girls fully competent heroines on par with their companions.
    • The fact that Hinata is this is the reason Naruto is puzzled when Sakura asks Naruto to walk Hinata home because it's dangerous outside.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Naruto's Rasengan are alternately colored blue (as in the original anime) or yellow (as in the manga), and when pushed out of his body by Toneri's attack his chakra is shown as yellow.
  • Adorkable: Part of this movie's reputation as a cheese factory is the cute, awkward interactions between Naruto and Hinata, who both embody this trope to its fullest extent throughout the entire movie.
  • Adult Fear: Several present:
    • For Hiashi: Your children get kidnapped and their organs get removed.
    • For Naruto: The woman you love coldly rejects you and abandons you for another man, only two days after you finally realize just how important she's always been to you.
    • For Hinata, on the flip side: just when the man you've been in love with your whole life finally loves you back, you just can't be with him. And on top of that, because of yet another Adult Fear to boot: your little sister has been kidnapped. Basically, you are forced to choose between two of the most important people in your life.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite being all over the promotional material for it, Sasuke hardly appears in the movie at all. In fact, he only gets a single line of spoken dialogue!
  • After the End: A massive civil war between the Otsutsuki Clan has turned the Moon into a post-apocalyptic state. The Moon is now a Ghost Planet covered in Ghost Cities and mass graves with Toneri as the last surviving person on the Moon.
  • Alien Sky: When the Hanabi Rescue Team passes through the strange cave, they look up and see the ocean and an island in the middle of the sky. The reason for this is because the cave is actually a passageway between the Earth and the Moon and the Moon is a Hollow World where the internal curvature of the Moon causes faraway terrain to appear in the sky.
  • All for Nothing: Hinata and Naruto avert this. Toneri, on the other hand, plays it straight.
  • All There in the Manual: Some parts of the plot are expanded and better explained in promotional materials and tie-ins.
    • The film ends showing Naruto and Hinata's wedding during the closing credits, which may give some people the idea that they get married immediately after defeating Toneri in a case of Fourth Date Marriage. However, Masashi Kishimoto created a two-page mini-story for a databook released with the movie that shows Naruto and Hinata's first date, explicitly stating that it takes place after the events of the film and implying they built up their romantic relationship.
    • A line delivered by Sakura in Shikamaru Hiden reveals that Naruto and Hinata have been hanging out together a lot before the Moon Mission—chronologically, the novel takes place a few months before the events that transpire in this movie. This confirms that Naruto and Hinata developed a closer friendship after the Fourth Shinobi World War ended. It just took the events of this movie for Naruto to realize that Hinata didn't see him as just a friend, and ultimately for him to realize that he didn't see her as just a friend either. The fact that Sakura was the one who noticed and pointed out their growing relationship actually explains why she became such an avid Naruto/Hinata shipper in this movie.
    • The novelization reveals Toneri was raised by his dad who showed him Hinata when he was young and put the idea of them marrying in his head in the first place.
  • Almighty Janitor: Naruto is still a genin. Though at this point, seeing as his sensei is now Hokage, it's probably due to a lack of concern and/or interest more than anything else.
  • Altar the Speed: Toneri's statements seem to imply that his wedding to Hinata would occur only after his Tenseigan had completely matured. But due to his discovery of Hinata's true intentions, he was forced to move up the ceremony. This resulted in Toneri going through a seizure due to his still-maturing Tenseigan, giving Hinata a chance to escape with her rescuer Naruto.
  • And I Must Scream: This happens to Hinata when she gets turned into one of Toneri's puppets. The "I must scream" part comes from the scene where she utters Naruto's name while she's slowly losing her free will. This means she is actually still conscious while the jutsu takes place. Which means that Hinata lies there in that portrait frame, thinking that the world is about to get destroyed because she failed in her mission, her sister will get killed in the process, and the man she loved all her life died thinking that she betrayed him and stopped loving him.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Toneri tries to do this to Hinata.
  • Angst Coma: After Hinata "rejects" Naruto and leaves with Toneri, Naruto passes out for three days.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: Naruto delivers an extremely powerful one to Toneri while holding the remains of Hinata's red scarf. The impact manages to force Toneri out of his enhanced power mode and revert his Tenseigan back into Hanabi's Byakugan.
  • Ascended Extra: Hinata is upgraded to the main female lead in this movie.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: What Toneri employs against Naruto in the Final Battle. Spamming rocks, spamming truth orbs, and a giant chakra laser. All cause massive damage, but leaves him with a lot of openings for Naruto's counterattacks.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The chakra cannon built by the Cloud village is one of the most terrifyingly powerful weapons depicted in the Narutoverse. It's destructive power can wipe out hundreds of meteors at once, and it supposedly has the ability to send something the size of the moon into another dimension. However, its long charge time would make it impractical to use in a typical war (meteors were falling for days before it was ready to fire).
  • Babies Ever After: The Stinger shows Naruto and Hinata's children, Boruto and Himawari.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Naruto's fight against Toneri in the moon definitely qualifies.
  • Battle Couple: Naruto and Hinata. By holding each other's hands, they share and combine their unique chakras to destroy Toneri's Tenseigan Core orb, fusing Naruto's Rasengan with Hinata's Eight Trigrams Twin Lions Crumbling Attack. The scene where they do this even has them standing like a bride and groom facing the altar.
  • Beta Couple:
  • Big Bad: Toneri Otsutsuki, a descendant of Kaguya.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Twice, unsurprisingly, between Naruto and Hinata.
  • Bodyguard Crush: As the strongest member of the Hanabi Rescue Squad, Naruto is assigned to protect Hinata in case Toneri tries to kidnap her again. As they spend more time together, Naruto realizes he has more personal reasons to keep Hinata safe.
  • Break the Haughty: This happens to Toneri by the end. Compare his speaking tone at the beginning of the movie to the one at the end.
  • Breakout Character: Hinata, for the main franchise, in what is easily one of the most extreme cases of this in recent history. Her popularity was so great that she is promoted from supporting to main character, goes from having significant Ship Tease with Naruto to becoming his main love interest, and has this canonical movie entirely dedicated to how she and Naruto fell in love.
  • Brick Joke: Hanabi warns Hinata that she should eat something because she doesn't want her stomach to growl when she is confessing to Naruto. When she encounters Naruto later as she is about to give him the red scarf she made, her stomach growls loudly effectively ruining the moment.
  • Bridal Carry: Naruto carries Hinata like this a couple of times in the movie's climax.
  • The Bus Came Back: After not appearing for six hundred chapters (except in a dream), Hanabi, Hinata's younger sister, appears in this movie. In order to make her reappearance easier to swallow, the anime aired a two-parter filler that retells most of the series from her perspective; the first episode even aired the same week the film was released in Japan.
    • Also for the general relevance of the Byakugan. which was originally introduced as the equal of the Sharingan, only to be rendered more and more irrelevant by the repeated focus on the Sharingan and later Rinnegan as the most powerful eye-based bloodlines. Turns out this is because while the Rinnegan and Sharingan originate from the Rikudo Sennin, the Byakugan came from his brother, who was the ancestor of the film's Big Bad.
  • Call-Back: Considering this is the first movie in the franchise to be canon, there are a lot of references to the manga.
    • One scene in the first act of the movie shows Naruto in his small, dark apartment, all alone as he stares out the window. After the credits, The Stinger shows his and Hinata's wedding, sees him training in the backyard of a large, lit up home, being greeted by Boruto and Himawari as his wife Hinata watches on, emphasizing the fact that after a childhood of loneliness, Naruto doesn't have to return to an empty home anymore.
    • One from the Introduction arc: Naruto having a crush on Sakura because she liked Sasuke was implied in Chapter 3note .
    • Early in the series, Haku asked a rookie Naruto this: "You said you wanted to become the best Ninja in your village and have everyone acknowledge you. Now, if someone who acknowledged you from the bottom of your heart appeared, wouldn't that someone become the most important person to you?". Now, Naruto has become one of the best ninjas in the world and has won everyone's acknowledgement, but still hasn't found "that someone". Until he realizes that "that person" was Hinata all along.
    • When Naruto falls down and hurts his back, Hinata gives him her ointment, only for Naruto to reference the Chunin Exams when she gave him some after his preliminary match with Kiba.
    • Also in the Chunin Exams arc: Sakura being a Naruto/Hinata shipper was implied in Chapter 80.
    • Also in the Chunin Exams arc, Naruto made a Heroic Vow on Hinata's blood to defeat Neji for her. Here, he makes another vow, this time to save Hinata from Toneri and properly return her love for him.
    • From the Kazekage Rescue arc: This isn't the first time Sakura had to fight through an army of puppets.
    • Naruto demanding that Toneri should "Give Hinata back!" is very similar to him demanding that Orochimaru should "Give Sasuke back!" in the Sai and Sasuke arc. However, this time there's no anger in his voice or Superpowered Evil Side taking over—just desperation.
    • In the Invasion of Pain arc, Shikamaru told Naruto that "eventually, you'll be the one paying for the ramen and someone will be calling you 'Naruto-sensei'". Nowadays, Naruto is teaching kids some of his moves and treats them to Ichiraku Ramen.
    • Also in the Invasion of Pain arc, Hinata confessed her love to Naruto, which left him completely stunned, and she got stabbed before he could respond or let her confession truly sink in. Upon being Forced to Watch her get stabbed, Naruto got his worst Heroic B.S.O.D. ever. Here, Naruto confesses his love to Hinata, which leaves her completely stunned, and Toneri ruins the moment before she can reaffirm her love for him. Upon Hinata "rejecting" him and leaving with Toneri to have a better chance at saving Hanabi, Naruto gets a Heroic B.S.O.D. so bad that he comes very close to giving up on everything.
    • Naruto's fight against Toneri references his previous fights against Neji and Pain. Both fights involved Hinata in some capacity. In both fights, she missed the outcomes due to being unconscious or the battle being moved somewhere else. Here, she gets to see the fight to the very end.
    • A subtle one to the Five Kage Summit arc: Dependence on powerful doujutsu can only get one so far. A much more skilled and experienced opponent can lay the odds to his favor, much to Toneri's consternation.
    • Also in the Five Kage Summit arc: This isn't the first time a girl tries to break Naruto's heart. However, this time it actually works, and it leaves Naruto completely heartbroken afterwards.
    • In the Fourth Shinobi World War Arc, when Hinata is running to aid in the battle against Obito and Madara, she tells Naruto to wait for her. Here, when he makes his Heroic Vow, Naruto tells Hinata to wait for him.
    • Toneri using Hanabi's eyes to recreate the Tenseigan is reminiscent to Madara who used Hashirama's DNA in getting the Rinnegan.
    • From the Ten-Tails Revival arc: Naruto being insecure around Hinata was implied by Kiba in Chapter 611.
    • Also in the Ten-Tails Revival arc: During the final fight here, Hinata is the one who holds Naruto's hand, empowers him and protects him by sharing chakra with him.
    • Also in the Ten-Tails Revival arc, Hinata states that she wants to stay by Naruto's side. In the novelization, after he sees Toneri and the brainwashed Hinata standing together at the altar during their wedding, Naruto states that he will be the one to stay by Hinata's side.
    • Like Obito, Toneri manages to create a giant sword out of his truth seeking orbs, that Naruto manages to destroy.
    • Like in the Infinite Tsukuyomi sequence, Hinata's final thoughts before she loses her free will are to mentally call out to Naruto in despair.
    • In the final arc, Naruto told Kaguya that "A mother should be happy when her sons become independent!!" In the first act, Naruto clearly remains attached to his late mother Kushina by wearing her green scarf. After he realizes his love for Hinata, he sets aside Kushina's scarf in favor of Hinata's red scarf, which signifies his desire to become independent from Kushina and move on from his past so that he could properly pursue a relationship with Hinatanote .
  • Call-Forward: Plenty towards the epilogue.
  • The Captain: Shikamaru commands the rescue team to save Hanabi.
  • The Cameo: Several characters are featured throughout the movie in small roles, including Tsunade, Killer Bee, Kankuro, Temari, Gaara, Pain, Gai, Lee, and Sasuke.
    • The stylized ink picture scroll prologue showcases key characters in the series' history such as Kaguya, Hagoromo, Indra, Ashura, Hashirama, Madara, Tobirama, Hiruzen, Minato and Kushina.
    • The post-credits sequence also features the first animated look at Naruto and Hinata's children, Boruto and Himawari.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: This time it's Naruto who has trouble confessing his love to Hinata. At least he managed to spit it out in the movie, compared to the years it took Hinata to finally confess to him.
  • Central Theme: Don't let the past stop you from living a happy life.
  • Chakra Drain: Toneri can apparently absorb all forms of chakra from a distance, which means that anyone who doesn't have Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra that attempts to fight him will be rendered useless and powerless in a very short amount of time. Naruto finds this out the hard way when he fights him face to face for the first time right after he confesses his love to Hinata, although his bad condition after that fight also has to do with something else. Toneri tries this again on Naruto after losing to him. Fortunately for Naruto, Hinata shares the chakra she received from Hamura with him in order to protect him from it.
  • Cherry Blossoms: In the credits where Naruto and Hinata's wedding reception is surrounded by cherry trees in full bloom.
  • Chick Magnet: After essentially saving the world, Naruto's popularity with the females of Konoha has skyrocketed — much to his utter confusion.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Hinata has harbored feelings for Naruto since their childhood, and the trailer shows scenes of them from when they were kids. A dream sequence shows them at the Academy, where they were asked to write the name of the person they would spend the end of the world with. Naruto didn't write any names since he didn't know his family nor had any friends, but when he looks at Hinata's paper (their dreams were connected), he saw his name on it.
  • The Chosen One: It's revealed that Hinata is the Byakugan Princess, which means that she is the only one that can yield Hamura Otsutsuki's chakra, the only thing that can resist Toneri's Chakra Drain, destroy his Tenseigan Core orb and harm him. Somewhat Subverted in that she lacks the brute strength required to destroy the Tenseigan Core orb and fight Toneri on her own and has to combine her Eight Trigrams Twin Lions Crumbling Attack with Naruto's Rasengan in order to eventually fulfill her destiny.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: The purpose of this movie is to show how Naruto and Hinata fell in love and became the main Official Couple.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Toneri's attempt at pulling a Your Princess Is in Another Castle maneuver backfires horribly when he gets too close to the sun. He would have died if Naruto didn't decide to save him at the last minute.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: No doubt due to his emotionally and socially stunted childhood — Naruto's more popular than Sasuke ever was, yet since he no longer craves attention (and hasn't since the Invasion of Pain arc), he has no idea how to react to his Chick Magnet status, if he's even aware of it at all.
  • Color Motif: Naruto is associated with the color Orange, and Hinata is associated with the color Purple. Orange and Purple are placed on opposite ends of each other on the color wheel. What do they have in common? Red.
  • Cool Big Sis: Sakura's role in the movie, as she takes Hinata under her wing and encourages her to get closer to Naruto.
  • Continuity Nod: Given how the movie is canon with the manga series, this is to be expected.
    • Kakashi is Hokage, having been made the Sixth prior to the Distant Finale, and no longer possessing a Sharingan.
    • Naruto has a bandaged right arm, having lost the original and replaced it with a new one, while Sasuke is still missing his left arm because he left the village before getting a new one.
  • Colony Drop: The moon is falling towards Earth.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Sakura suggests that Naruto walk Hinata home because it's not safe for a lady to be alone after dark. Naruto can't understand why because Hinata is so strong no one would dare mess with her.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: After Naruto realizes his love for Hinata, he acts like this every single time his rival in love Toneri shows up. Screenwriter Maruo Kyozuka stated that, with Kishimoto's direct and complete editorial supervision, he deliberately wrote Toneri to be so smug and good-looking that Naruto's romantic feelings "flare up" whenever Toneri tries to get close to Hinata.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Toneri's fighting style is completely reliant to the Tenseigan and nothing else. When Naruto punches it out of him, he is rendered powerless.
  • Damsel in Distress: Hanabi. Toneri kidnaps her in order to take her Byakugan for himself. They also try to kidnap Hinata, but Naruto manages to rescue her before she's taken.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Hinata "rejects" Naruto and turns herself in to Toneri in the second act. However, it's all an act to save her sister and destroy Toneri's plan.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • As stated above, Sasuke. Though seeing as his main character arc in the series has been resolved by this point due to him giving up revenge and becoming The Atoner his limited screentime here simply showcases the results of his development. In the scenes where he rescues an injured Hiashi, and brings him back to the village for treatment, as well as protecting the Leaf from an oncoming meteor. By extension his clan is this as well, as the plot of the movie, and villain's motivations has nothing to do with the Uchiha.
    • Aside from Sasuke, several of the Konoha 11 (with the exceptions of Hinata and Shikamaru) end up this way, only making appearances at the start and/or having only a single line of dialogue. Characters like Tenten, Kiba and Shino don't even speak at all!
  • Deuteragonist: Hinata gets promoted to this role.
  • Devoted to You: Naruto becomes this to Hinata after he realizes his love for her, and he vows to properly return the love she has held for him since forever, which is the impetus for them to finally become an Official Couple.
  • Distant Finale: The Stinger of the film takes place a few years before Chapter 700, showing Naruto, Hinata and their children playing around at their house.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Downplayed. When Naruto and Hinata eat ramen together in an abandoned house on the moon, he gets up and she asks why, and he replies that he has "to take a leak." When he said this, he turned his head around to look at her as he was walking away, and because he was distracted by her, he walked right into a spider web.
  • Distress Ball: Eventually picked up by Hinata. She pretends to go along with Toneri's marriage proposal in order to infiltrate his base, rescue Hanabi, and destroy Toneri's Tenseigan Core orb. She winds up getting caught red-handed, becoming mind-controlled by Toneri, and must be rescued by Naruto during the movie's climax.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Or, more accurately, she gouges her sister's eyes out of your eyesockets. Given that Toneri kidnaps her sister, removes her eyes, almost kills the man she loves, cruelly turns her into one of his puppets, and stuffs her into a cage to watch as he tries to kill the man she loves again, Hinata's extreme reaction is definitely understandable.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Averted at first then Subverted later. In the first instance, Toneri is watching Hinata sleep with a Longing Look in his eyes, comments on how beautiful she is, but doesn't kiss her. He opts to read her mind instead. In the second instance, Hinata is not asleep, but she is mind-controlled and unable to consent while Toneri leans over to give her a wedding kiss, that gets interrupted when Naruto bursts in.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The entire purpose of the movie is to show how Naruto and Hinata fell in love and have their Happily Ever After, after the long and hard road that was the the main series. It also doubles as the story of how Naruto, after spending an entire lifetime alone, learned to let go of the past and not give up on the future.
    Trailer #1: The hero who was once an outcast... what will he find at the end of his journey?
  • Embodiment of Vice: Toneri manages to a fourfold.
  • Entitled to Have You: What Toneri's attraction to Hinata essentially boils down to.
  • Everyone Can See It: Hinata's feelings are as painfully obvious as ever. And, after Naruto's feelings sink in, he has just as hard a time hiding his affections.
  • Evil Albino: Toneri. See White Hair, Black Heart below.
  • Evil Counterpart: Toneri manages to be this with both Hinata and Naruto.
  • Evil Is Petty: Despite how Toneri presented himself as a Well-Intentioned Extremist, he's not above committing acts of petty cruelty.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title of the film is The Last: Naruto the Movie, because it is literally the last movie in the franchise with Naruto as the main character. The next movie starred Naruto and Hinata's son Boruto.
  • Eye Scream: Hanabi has her eyes removed by Toneri. Later, Hinata rips her sister's eyes out of Toneri's eye sockets herself, ala Madara, so she can give them back to Hanabi.
  • Falling in Love Montage: There's one with Naruto and Hinata in the second act, after Naruto realizes his love for her. Their Adorkable interactions make it very clear that they aren't fooling anybody — not their teammates, not the Big Bad, and most definitely not the audience.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Toneri gives this impression. When Hinata keeps questioning the validity of his interpretation of Hamura's decree, he angrily tells her to never ask him about this again.
  • Fictional Holiday: The Rinne Festival, which seems to be the Narutoverse's counterpart to Christmas.
  • Fighting Your Love Interest: A brainwashed Hinata is forced by Toneri to fight Naruto. Fortunately, Naruto manages to free her without harming her.
  • Final Solution: Toneri plans on exterminating the human race... simply because they use chakra as a weapon for war.
  • First Girl After All: While the anime had already attempted this trope in Shippuden episode 166, this movie canonized Naruto and Hinata's relationship this way. It is revealed that Naruto and Hinata met on a snowy day when they were children, when Naruto got beaten up trying to protect Hinata from bullies.
  • First Kiss: Hinata finally gets hers with Naruto. Unfortunately for Naruto, he already had his a long time ago with... Well... let's just say it's the page image for Accidental Kiss for a reason. It is, however, the first True Love's Kiss for both of them.
  • First Love: Hinata for Naruto. The movie's Tagline is even "The last story is the First Love."
  • Forced to Watch: Toneri locks Hinata in a cage so she can see him kill Naruto. It backfires since all she got to see was him suffering a humiliating defeat.
  • Foregone Conclusion: People who read the manga to the very end know exactly whether Naruto and Hinata Will They or Won't They? (The movie is more a case of "How will they"). Also, the moon isn't going to destroy the village, since it's intact in the Distant Finale.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: As revealed in the first flashback of the prologue, Hinata was being bullied by three boys because of her Byakugan eyes and Naruto tried to protect her. He ended up getting beaten up instead. Even though they were classmates in the Academy for many years, they didn't interact much and didn't establish a real friendship until they became genin in the Chunin Exams arc. Naruto later recalls their first meeting in the movie, while Hinata always remembered it. Interestingly, this scene was originally not in the manga, having first appeared as a flashback in the considerably-expanded fight between Hinata and Pain in Shippuden Episode 166, but it fit so well that it was officially confirmed as canon in this movie (which is explicitly the first of two canon movies in the franchisenote ), albeit with a few changes, such as the event happening during the wintertime and the inclusion of a red scarf.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • For a brief moment in the beginning, Kushina's green scarf can be seen among all of the other things in the Third Hokage's box.
    • Also in the beginning, when Hinata is knitting her red scarf in her house, there are two dolls that look like Hinata and Naruto sitting together on a drawer.
  • Freudian Slip: As Naruto tries to lift Hinata's spirits when she's depressed about her sister's kidnapping, he assures her he's not just being kind because he's in love with her, but because he really is worried about Hanabi. It does not go unnoticed by Hinata.
  • Generation Xerox: Many of the events that occurred during Minato and Kushina's romance are echoed in Naruto and Hinata's, such as Rescue Romance and the Red String of Fate. Even Opposites Attract is in play, except Gender Inverted, where Naruto is the boisterous one oblivious to his One True Love's affections until this movie (like Kushina), while Hinata is the quiet one who has loved and admired him from afar since the day they met (like Minato).
  • Ghost Planet: The Moon is a ghost planet as a result of an apocalyptic civil war taking place within the Otsutsuki Clan. When Naruto and his friends arrive on the Moon, they find it to be covered in Ghost Cities and mass graves.
  • Gilded Cage: Toneri's castle can be considered one for Hinata. It's fairly luxurious, with staff comprised of puppets to cater to your every whim. However, make one wrong move, get caught by the surveillance puppets oranger Toneri and you'll end up becoming a puppet yourself.
  • Girl of the Movie: Subverted. For once, the main female character isn't Sakura or the local girl; it's Hinata. Justified, as this movie is the canonical bridge between the second-to-last chapter and the Distant Finale epilogue, detailing how Naruto and Hinata fell in love.
  • Glass Cannon: For all the power the Tenseigan gives Toneri, a sufficiently powerful attack can get it to revert back into a Byakugan. Also, he has zero defense against physical attacks. When Naruto punches him in the movie's climax, he is immediately incapacitated.
  • Grasp the Sun: Naruto "reaches out to the sun" when he makes his Heroic Vow to save Hinata from Toneri and properly return her love for him. Goes hand-in-hand with Visual Pun, as Hinata's name means "sunny place/towards the sun".
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: Part of the reason Naruto realized he was in love with Hinata was because he noticed that Toneri took an obsessive interest in her.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Toneri is the romantic variation. He takes a brief look into Hinata's heart and finds out that it is still filled with thoughts of Naruto. He doesn't take it very well. To his credit he actually tries to win her over and even requests of her to make him a scarf like the one she made for Naruto. When this doesn't work out since she was actively trying to undermine him and her feelings for Naruto are just too strong, he decides to hypnotize her and try to force her to choose him over Naruto.
  • Grow Old with Me: Naruto makes it all too clear in the movie that he loves Hinata, and at the end of the movie, he tells her that he wants to spend every single day until the day he dies with her, and only her.
  • Held Gaze: Naruto and Hinata, several times throughout the movie.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Hinata goes with Toneri (in order to have a better chance at saving Hanabi) right after Naruto confesses his love for her. Thinking it's a real rejection, Naruto does not take it well at all for three days, spends a whole day and night curled up in a Troubled Fetal Position, and even comes very close to giving up on everything, until Sakura snaps him out of it by telling him that Hinata has only ever loved him, similar to how she herself has only ever loved Sasuke, and that will never change.
  • Heroic Second Wind: After receiving Sakura's pep talk, Naruto gets back into action after recovering from his Heroic B.S.O.D., now more determined than ever in saving Hinata and properly returning her love for him.
  • Heroic Vow: Naruto makes a promise to rescue Hinata and properly return her love for him.
    Naruto: Wait for me. You've loved someone like me forever and ever. Now, as a man, there's something I've got to say to you. Hinata, I swear I will save you!
  • Holding Hands: Naruto and Hinata do this several times in the movie. Also doubles as a Call-Back and Meaningful Echo, as throughout the series, it's been stated that this is the one thing that Hinata has always wanted: to walk side-by-side with Naruto and hold his hand. In the final fight it's especially significant as Naruto and Hinata perform their combination attack this way. Hinata does this in order to protect Naruto from Toneri's chakra drain by sharing Hamura's chakra with him. When Naruto proposes to her, the scene is spent with them doing this. Finally, they hold hands as a prelude to their first kiss.
  • Hollow World: The Moon is a Hollow World with a large ocean, dense vegetation, a breathable atmosphere, and Ghost Cities on the inside of its surface and an artificial sun in the center. A thousand years ago, Hamura and the Otsutsuki Clan came to live on the Moon and were able to Terraform the Moon to make it inhabitable.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • In the first act, Hinata thinks she is this to Naruto. Only to be proven dead wrong in the second act, much to her surprise.
    • Toneri is this to Hinata. This is underlined during his time with her, which shows how incompatible he is. He never had a chance with her at all.
  • Humble Hero: By this point, Naruto has managed to completely outgrow his Glory Seeker phase.
  • Humiliation Conga: After spending most of the film drawing ire from not just Naruto but also the audience due to his callous actions, Toneri gets a well-deserved one at the end. It starts when his wedding ceremony gets crashed by Naruto; his still-maturing Tenseigan causes him to have a seizure making him reel in pain while Naruto runs off with Hinata. He then goes to the Tenseigan core orb, only to find it destroyed. Later, he gets beaten by Naruto's powerful chakra-imbued punchnote  that pins him to a wall of rock, to which his Tenseigan eyes revert back into the Byakugan. Now immobilized, Hinata proceeds to retrieve Hanabi's eyes by gouging them out of his sockets, causing him to wail pathetically at the top of his voice. His last-ditch attempt to drain Naruto's chakra again using his ancestor's Byakugan, gets foiled by Hinata who protects Naruto by sharing her chakra with him. He then gets launched into space by his giant mook, and in the process goes through a painful superpower meltdown by absorbing the sun's energy. As such, said Conga is not only funny, but also downright cathartic.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Played Straight with Hinata right after Toneri catches her in the act of trying to destroy his Tenseigan Core orb.
  • Hypocrite: Toneri. He is horrified when Hinata goes to reclaim Hanabi's eyes, despite being the one who stole said eyes to begin with.
    • Earlier, he claims to Hinata that he dislikes getting into petty fights, later he goes and uses Hinata as a puppet against Naruto, in a clear display of Villain Ball.
  • In Love with Love: Toneri deconstructs this.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Part of Toneri's obsessive interest and lust towards Hinata is due to the strength and potency of her untapped chakra of their mutual ancestor Hamura.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: In the novelization, Naruto tries to confess his love to Hinata when they're alone together, after he finally realizes he's in love with her. Just when he's about to tell her, Hanabi's kunai falls out of her backpack. This causes Naruto to come to his senses, knowing very well that, despite the newfound special happiness that he feels from being with Hinata, he shouldn't be in high spirits while her sister is still missing.
  • Internal Reveal: Naruto is surprised when he learns that Hinata has been in love with him since they were children. However, all of their friends and most of the public have known it for years — Hinata isn't really subtle with her feelings for him, and she outright confessed to him two years ago; Naruto's just too dense to realize it was that kind of love, instead of the love he has for ramen. You can see the sadness on his face when he realizes that all those years he was trying to get acknowledged by the village, he was blind to the one person who has acknowledged, admired, and loved him for the way he is since the very beginning, long before Iruka even acknowledged him.
  • Interquel: It's set between the penultimate chapter and the epilogue of the manga. The movie gets its own Interquel in the form of a light novel called Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding, which focuses on the rest of the Konoha 11 as guests in Naruto and Hinata's wedding.
  • Ironic Echo: Hinata was told by Toneri that she will be shown the Tenseigan core once they are married. Later, she and Naruto destroy the core while positioned like a bride and groom.
  • Irony:
    • Hinata has not-so-subtly pined after Naruto for years, and he was unable to register both her feelings and his own as romantic love, even after she spit it out to him in the Invasion of Pain arc and then they held hands in the War Arc. Then, when he finally realizes what romantic love actually means, Hinata can't see it even though everyone else can. The sheer irony of the situation is so painful that it makes it funny.
    • Toneri constantly brags to Naruto that his fists would never reach him. In the final battle, he fires a chakra laser against Naruto who plows through it using his fist, closing the gap. This also left him a sitting duck (since he had to remain still to aim in the fist place) to Naruto's followup punch which connects and sends him flying.
  • It's All About Me: One of Toneri's most defining traits without a doubt. The movie makes it ultimately clear that he is selfish and highly egotistical. Adding his complete Lack of Empathy, he's close to being a full-blown Sociopath.
    • By extension, he clearly displays self-centered affection towards Hinata. Getting her to knit a scarf for him seems less an attempt at winning her over and more as something to nurse his bruised ego.
      Toneri: I'm happy that you understand how I feel, Hinata.
      Toneri: Will you knit me a scarf... A scarf just for me.
    • He eventually hypnotizes her to become one of his puppets, showing that he treats her more as his trophy rather than actually caring for her as a person.
  • It's Personal: For a person who antagonizes the entire world with his Colony Drop plan, Toneri manages to give both Hinata and Naruto very personal reasons in taking him down.
    • Hinata, because Toneri kidnapped and later blinded her younger sister.
    • Naruto, because Toneri forced Hinata into a position where she had to make a choice that would hurt both her and him (Naruto), turned her into one of his puppets through mind control, and destroyed the red scarf she worked so hard to make out of spite.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Hinata mistakes Naruto's green scarf as a gift from another womannote , she tearfully wishes him well with the supposed owner of that scarf and decides to stop pursuing him. This is ultimately why, when Naruto realizes his love for her and starts being incredibly unsubtle with his feelings, she became, ironically, Oblivious to Love.
  • Kaiju: Naruto summons Kurama to fight against a giant golem that Toneri summons.
  • Karma Houdini: Toneri is a Subversion. Sure, he gets easily forgiven by Naruto and Hinata, but he has to live with the realization that his actions went completely against his ancestor's wishes. It causes so much guilt and, for someone who went on about honoring his ancestor, this is a fate worse than death. Also he's actually much worse off than before. Because not only is he blinded again, The Tenseigan core's destruction renders him powerless with his puppets remaining deactivated, and by staying on the moon he condemns himself with the very thing he was trying to escape.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Hinata spends the latter part of the film wearing a very pretty black wedding dress, most notably the scene where she and Naruto perform a combination attack to destroy the Tenseigan core orb. It should be noted that the dress gets progressively damaged as the final part of the movie goes on.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Toneri's only weakness is Hamura's chakra. Not only is Naruto not affected by it but it also protects him from Toneri's chakra drain during his final confrontation.
  • Lack of Empathy: Toneri clearly shows this, performing Eye Scream on a young girl with no hint of guilt, using said girl as a bargaining chip for her sister, shooting down Hinata's attempts to dissuade him from his plan, not giving Hinata a chance to explain herself when she is caught trying to destroy his superweapon, and hypnotizing her to become one of his puppets. Our heroes even Lampshade the remorselessness of his actions at multiple times in the movie.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Everything Toneri has done, ultimately returns to bite him back hard by the end of the film. In short, the eyes he stole were reclaimed by the woman he forcibly attempted to marry right after suffering defeat at the hands of the guy he tried to kill off.
    • For ruining Naruto's first Love Confession to Hinata, he would later get his wedding crashed by Naruto, who would run off with Hinata, while he remains reeling in pain from his eyes.
    • For spitefully destroying the red scarf that Hinata worked so hard to make, Naruto would later hold the scarf's remains as part of a powerful attack that defeats him and depowers his Tenseigan.
  • Last Minute Hookup: So last minute that the title of the movie is even The Last. The movie is a canonical Interquel set between the second-last chapter and the last chapter of the manga.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Pun aside, this is the only canon movienote .
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The movie's teasers and especially the trailer don't try to hide what happened during the final chapters of the manga. The trailer also gives away that Naruto and Hinata become an Official Couple.
  • The Leader:
    • Kakashi is the 6th Hokage.
    • In Naruto's group, that role is fulfilled by Shikamaru.
  • Leave the Two Lovebirds Alone: Shikamaru, Sakura, and Sai do a version of this trope without the leaving part. While Naruto and Hinata are having a very tender moment, the three of them stand in the background, being quiet in order to preserve the moment, all while smiling at the couple for finally coming together.
  • Light Is Not Good: Toneri, who spends most of the movie clad in a white robe. He switches to black at the end of the movie, implying he's turning into a good guy.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Naruto and Hinata's relationship. Naruto's spirit and determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata is the one who always brought Naruto back from the brink of despair during some of the darkest moments of the series. When Hinata "rejected" him, Naruto came very close to giving up on everything. Only a pep talk from Sakura about the unwavering love and devotion Hinata has had for him for years—which is identical to Sakura's own love and devotion for Sasuke—does he snap out of it.
  • Longing Look: Naruto gives a rather incredible one to Hinata in the village scene — his eyes shine in a way that makes it look as if he's seeing her, really seeing her, for the very first time.
  • Love Hungry: Toneri's defining character trait.
  • Love Informant: Sakura takes this role, as Naruto and Hinata's Shipper on Deck, where she gives Naruto an important pep-talk regarding Hinata, by telling him that Hinata has only ever loved him, just like how she herself has only ever loved Sasuke. It works.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: Inverted. Naruto thinks Hinata is this after she runs off with Toneri right after he confessed his love to her. In reality, she intends to betray Toneri, rescue Hanabi and destroy the Tenseigan Core orb. Thankfully, Sakura sets Naruto straight afterwards.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: Naruto realizes the true nature of Hinata's feelings for him, and his own for her, after witnessing her feelings for him firsthand when they were trapped in a genjutsu that makes them relive their memories. Considering Kakashi once stated that Naruto is a kinesthetic learner (someone who learns with his body or by doing, just like his father Minato), this actually makes sense.
    • Demonstrated when he stops wearing Kushina's green scarf after realizing that the red scarf Hinata was knitting was for him, understanding that he can't remain attached to the past, and accepts that it's time to move on in order to pursue a relationship with Hinata by wholeheartedly accepting the scarf she made.
  • Love Triangle: Hinata finds herself in one with Naruto and Toneri. Type 4.
  • Love You and Everybody: During the Invasion of Pain arc, Hinata told Naruto she loves him, but Naruto interpreted Hinata's confession as her saying she likes him as a friend. He finally gets it right after seeing her memories.
  • Loving a Shadow: Sakura helps Naruto realize that his former crush on her was ultimately another facet of his rivalry with Sasuke than any actual romantic feelings, because when they were younger, particularly in their Academy years and early on in Part I, Naruto just wanted to beat out Sasuke at something for once—which was implied in Chapter 3. What Naruto has with Hinata is his first (and only) experience of both First Love and true love, because he genuinely fell in love with the person, rather than the idea of winning someone over by beating out someone else. Finally, Kishimoto himself explicitly stated that Sakura was his first crush while Hinata is his First Love.
  • The Medic: Sakura is credited as the Leaf's Strongest Healing Ninja.
  • Mind-Control Device: Toneri's green orbs seem to act this way combined with his Tenseigan.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: A very interesting case with Hinata. The basic design of her eyes (as in the eye design from start of the manga until now) already fits the description of the trope, so it's not the eye design itself that indicates she is being controlled. Rather it's her expressionless face when she is forced to fight Naruto that gives it away.
  • Mythology Gag: Naruto and Hinata's combination attack greatly resembles the "Joined Hands" team-up from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • Toneri's attempts to push Naruto and Hinata apart only result in the two of them getting back together with their bond much stronger than before, and becoming a couple.
    • Toneri coming out of his base to pick up Hinata personally, eventually gets Shikamaru and Sai (who have spent days looking for it on their own) to successfully locate it.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: After being played straight for 700 chapters in the manga, this trope finally gets kicked in the ass in this movie. Masashi Kishimoto (who never wrote any on-page romance in the manga due to his self-admitted embarrassment) attended the premiere screening and said that he thought he wouldn't be able to watch Naruto and Hinata share their Big Damn Kiss at the end, but surprisingly enough he managed it and felt like "his kids had finally grown up and flew away from home."
  • Not Good with Rejection: Naruto and Toneri both play this straight. Naruto right goes into a Heroic B.S.O.D. that he only manages to recover from after being told that the "rejection" was obviously a facade and Hinata's feelings for him would never change, while Toneri goes crazy and decides to hypnotize Hinata, which gets undone by Naruto.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: What sets this film apart from the other films is that the existing Status quo is different from before, to the point that the entire cast wears different outfits. Furthermore, the events of the film have impact on the manga. Namely, that in this movie, Naruto and Hinata finally get together and become a couple.
  • Oblivious to Love: Naruto remains oblivious to the affections that many Konoha females have for him. Ironically, after years of being unable to register Hinata's feelings, Naruto finally acknowledges them and realizes the true nature of his own feelings for her being romantic too — only for Hinata to be completely unaware until he finally spits it out.
    Sakura: He's so dense. I don't think he really understands what the word "love" implies.
    Hinata: What do you mean?
    Sakura: He doesn't understand that loving a person romantically is different from liking miso ramen.
  • Official Couple: Naruto and Hinata. The movie is the story of how they fell in love.
  • Official Kiss: Between Naruto and Hinata, to show that They Do become the above trope.
  • One True Love: Though he never fully realized the romantic implications, Naruto has spent his entire life searching for the one person who would love him in spite of everything that has and will transpire in his life, along with all of his flaws. He wanted that person to be Sakura, because he saw her love for Sasuke, and being Sasuke's rival and wanting to beat him out at something for once, sought that love for himself. However, after her infamous fake love confession in Chapter 469, he realized that she would never be this for him, and as a result he rejected her outright and stopped having a crush on her. It's this movie that has him realize that the person he's been searching for all this time, the person he's meant to protect and be with, is Hinata, the girl who has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for the way he is since the day they met.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Shikamaru attempts to break Naruto out of his Heroic B.S.O.D. by telling him that since he gave up on Hinata so easily, he might as well give up on becoming Hokage. Naruto responds by grabbing his friend from the collar and angrily asking him if he's looking for a fight. After chewing out Naruto some more for forgetting about their mission, Shikamaru realizes he can't do anything else and gets Sakura to snap him out of it.
  • Organ Theft: Hanabi's eyes get removed by Toneri and transplanted into his eyesockets to become his Tenseigan.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Hinata's "rejection" tips off Sakura, who in turn, tells Naruto that it's obviously a ruse, that Hinata has a plan up her sleeve in saving Hanabi, and that Hinata isn't that fickle. Later, when Hinata is forced to fight Naruto, her expressionless face tips off Naruto that she is under mind-control, who promptly proceeds to undo the control without harming her.
  • Poorly Timed Confession: When Naruto confesses his love to Hinata, she's depressed about Hanabi, so she doesn't respond. Then Toneri ruins the moment, and Hinata coldly "rejects" Naruto and goes with Toneri (in order to save Hanabi). Thinking it's a real rejection, Naruto does not take it well, nearly gets killed, passes out for three days, and comes very close to giving up on everything. Thankfully Sakura sets him straight.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: The film's opening is set to a bagpipes rendition of Greensleeves.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Hamura's chakra given to Hinata glows purple.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Did Toneri manage to steal Hanabi's eyes? Yes. Did he manage to get Hinata into becoming his bride? Yes. Did he trounce Naruto as adding injury to insult to his (Naruto's) Love Confession? Yes. Does all of this mean that he gets final victory? Nope. In fact, the fallout of all of his initial successes lay the groundwork to his ultimate defeat.
    • This is underscored in the scene where Naruto manages to sever Toneri's hold over Hinata. Toneri pulls Hinata back, uses a strong jutsu to push Naruto against a wall, and then attempts to reestablish control, only for the strain of having his Tenseigan mature to make him reel in pain giving Hinata an opportunity to reunite with Naruto and the two of them to destroy the Tenseigan Core orb.
  • Red String of Fate: The red scarf given to Naruto in the movie is from Hinata, as a Call-Back and Meaningful Echo to how his parents fell in love. It's to emphasize that the fates of Naruto and Hinata are tied together in the same way.
  • Relationship Upgrade: For Naruto and Hinata. Pretty much the whole point of the movie.
  • Ret Canon: Naruto and Hinata having their first meeting as children (with Naruto protecting her from the trio of bullies) was a scene originally created in Shippuden episode 166, with no counterpart in the manga. While the anime scene was considerably modified in the movienote , its adaptation in the movie retroactively canonized the previously anime-only scene.
  • Returning the Handkerchief: Albeit with a red scarf, the intent is the same.
  • Rescue Romance: Hinata first met Naruto when he protected her from some bullies when they were kids. Now adults, Naruto again saves her, this time from Toneri, and at the end of the movie, the two finally become a couple. It also serves as a Call-Back and Meaningful Echo to the story of how Naruto's parents fell in love.
  • Reality Ensues: As the canonical Interquel between the last two chapters of the manga, in this movie it is revealed that Naruto does not completely understand the concept of romantic love, thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen. When you consider the fact that Naruto never had the unconditional affection that most people had with their families due to being both an orphan and the village pariah for most of his childhood, it actually makes a lot of sense. Naruto would be starved for any sort of affection, and would have a hard time differentiating them and takes a great amount of time, love and patience to heal. Luckily, Hinata has that in spades for Naruto.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue/Storming the Castle: In the climax, Sakura, Sai, Shikamaru, and Naruto storm Toneri's base to rescue the Hyuga sisters. They accomplish this by splitting into two pairs: Naruto and Shikamaru lead the rescue for Hinata, while Sakura and Sai go for Hanabi.
  • Romance Arc: The movie is billed as one for Naruto and Hinata, with Masashi Kishimoto himself saying that the film is about romance and love. Appropriately they hired Tsuneo Kobayashi (known for directing romantic anime) as the film's director. The movie poster further emphasizes this: every single person on the poster is facing forward except for Hinata, who is facing the side with the red scarf Naruto is wearing flowing beneath her, making it blatantly clear who Naruto's true Love Interest is.
  • Running Gag: Naruto failing to land a hit on Toneri and Puppet!Toneri. It just makes the final punch that much sweeter.
  • Saved by Canon: Seeing as how the Distant Finale of the manga is set well after this film, and the entire main cast is featured in it, by necessity they're going to survive.
  • Say My Name: "HINATAAAAA!" by Naruto several times in the movie.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Hinata has wanted to give Naruto a handmade red scarf since she was a young girl. Subverted in that all of the scarves she makes in the movie eventually get destroyed before Naruto can even wear them, but he holds the last scarf's remains while delivering an emotional and powerful chakra-imbued punch right to Toneri's face. When we finally do see Naruto wearing the scarf right before they share their first kiss, it's not actually real; it symbolizes how Hinata's love has finally reached him. The very end of the movie, set years later, shows Hinata knitting a new scarf.
  • Scenery Porn: Toneri's Castle is breathtaking to look at.
  • Schizo Tech: The Chakra Cannon isn't too hard to swallow, considering it's still basically a ninja weapon, but during Naruto and Hinata's wedding, Ino has a freakin' iPhone!
  • Sealed with a Kiss: The film ends with Naruto and Hinata sharing their First Kiss.
  • Second-Act Breakup
  • Serial Escalation: Even more so than the Fourth Shinobi World War. And this time, the latest trailer has giant falling rocks that can blow up a planet, Frickin' Laser Beams, and Naruto fighting Toneri IN SPACE!
  • Ship Sinking: Word of God even states that this movie is not only the story of how Naruto and Hinata fell in love, but it is the story of how Naruto and Sakura parted waysnote .
  • Shipper on Deck: Sakura turns out to be quite the Naruto/Hinata fangirl, assuming a Cool Big Sis role towards Hinata and helping Naruto to realize Hinata's feelings and intentions.
    • In the novelization, upon finding out that Naruto confessed his love to Hinata and got rejected, Shikamaru thinks to himself that over the years, everyone in the Konoha 11 became a Naruto/Hinata shipper long before the events of this movie took place, but they worried over it because of Hinata's shyness and Naruto's obliviousness towards her feelings.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Hinata has only ever loved Naruto. As the movie goes on, Naruto starts developing this for Hinata. It's this fact that allows Sakura to snap Naruto out of his depression in order to rescue her, and at the end of the movie, Naruto tells Hinata that he wants to spend every single day until he dies with her, and only her.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Toneri is a villainous version, he is shown to very skilled with the power that the Tenseigan gives him. But due to a lack of proper battle experience, overconfidence in his own abilities, as well as underestimating his opponents make him this trope. He even gets a literal green-horn in his enhanced power mode. His inexperience leads to his undoing. In the final battle, he falls for Naruto's clone feints, and that leaves him open to Naruto's powerful chakra-imbued punch.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Sasuke may have been Demoted to Extra, but if he hadn't arrived in Konoha when he did with Hiashi in tow, then the Hokage Monument would have been reduced to dust, Kakashi and countless others would have been killed and the Raikage would have blown up the moon, killing Naruto and co.
  • Smug Super: Toneri believes that with the doujutsu at his disposal he's invincible. It takes Naruto defeating him and Hinata taking out those eyes (as those were her sister's) to disabuse him of that notion.
  • Snow Means Love: Naruto and Hinata met on a snowy day when they were children, their first kiss takes place in the snowy sky, and the very end of the movie shows them playing in the snow with their children.
  • The Sociopath: Toneri clearly shows sociopathic tendencies.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: The mayhem resulting from Naruto and the others trying to save Hinata and Hanabi manages to interrupt Toneri's attempted marriage to Hinata.
  • Spoiler Opening: In commemoration for the premiere of this movie, a two episode special of Naruto Shippuden was dedicated to exploring the sisterly relationship between Hinata and Hanabi. For those two episodes, and for a few episodes afterwards, the opening, while still retaining the same song (Opening 16: "Silhouette" by KANA-BOON), had the visuals changed to be a trailer for this movie. It had many snippets of the fight scenes, along with showcasing snippets of Naruto and Hinata's gradual romance over the course of this movie and the series as a whole.
  • Squishy Wizard: Toneri manages to display powerful jutsu with his Tenseigan but suffers from a lack of close combat skills. He does get a Super Mode later and does match Naruto for a time, but it soon becomes clear that even with that new power he is completely unable to last a protracted battle against the equally powerful but more highly trained and experienced Naruto.
  • Stalker With a Crush: Downplayed. After Naruto realizes his love for Hinata, he is twice shown following her at night when they're on the moon. First was when he notices her walking through the forest and he realizes that she was making the red scarf for him. Second was when he stands by a tree and she is sitting on a rock near a lake, still knitting away at the scarf, after she spent the whole day not talking to him (because she was thinking about her vision in the ruins and was also depressed about Hanabi). However, his love for her is genuine and he is very clearly shown to truly care about her, which is in stark contrast to Toneri's lustful overobsessive crush on her. This is ironic since Hinata herself was a Downplayed version of this trope towards Naruto in Part I (and only in Part I, because she completely dropped this behavior in Part II).
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: Hinata worked so hard to give Naruto a red scarf, only for Toneri to destroy it out of spite. When its remains were brought to Naruto (who saw how much effort she put into making it), he wholeheartedly accepts it anyway, and he tells her that he'll cherish it forever, which makes her happy.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Despite everything Toneri has done and the two mutually hating each other because they both love Hinata, Naruto still finds it in himself to save Toneri from a painful and excruciating death at the last minute. Hinata then shows Toneri the place where his branch family exterminated the main branch explaining why his views were misguided, and they both offer him a chance to return back to Earth with them.
  • Table Space: Toneri and Hinata dine fine meals while positioned at opposite ends on a long table. When Hinata tries to strike a conversation with Toneri on why he shouldn't destroy the earth, he shoots it down, symbolizing the "opulent but hollow" aspect of the trope. This is in contrast to an earlier scene, where Naruto and Hinata ate fairly simpler fare, yet are seated relatively closer together and are able to talk with one another.
  • Tears of Joy: Hinata does this twice, when Naruto wholeheartedly accepts her red scarf, despite it being ruined by Toneri, and later when Naruto reaffirms his love for her when he proposes to her, happy that her affections have at long last been reciprocated.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Naruto being the Technician to Toneri's Performer. Comes up in the climax when they fight each other, Toneri's newly acquired Tenseigan gives him access to a lot of flashy and destructive jutsu. Naruto while not lacking on the flashy himself, by this point employs the skills he acquired from years of fighting experience along with his strength and determination. The Technician wins out as the Toneri's newly acquired abilities couldn't match up to the battle-hardened Naruto. Case in point: Toneri's BFS lazer gets defeated by a fairly basic move (a chakra imbued fist).
  • Time Skip: The movie takes place about two years after the Fourth Shinobi World War ends. The film takes place during the winter, while Naruto and Hinata's wedding takes place during the spring (which may or may not be the following spring as implied by supplemental materials).
    • Kishimoto explained why there is a Time Skip: He wanted Naruto to be at least 18 (legally an adult) before he and Hinata got married. Since Naruto's birthday is in October and he turned 17 during the War, he's actually 19 here. Screenwriter Maruo Kyozuka even confirmed that Naruto's 19 in this movie.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: A reprised version of the main theme of the the first series is used as a Recurring Riff throughout the film. The actual theme itself plays during the final battle.
  • They Do: Naruto and Hinata, as shown during the closing credits.
  • This Cannot Be!: Toneri is in complete disbelief when he got defeated by Naruto's punch, and when the Tenseigan reverts back into a Byakugan immediately afterward.
  • Toneri No Destroying: Hinata tries to talk-no-jutsu Toneri out of his omnicidal plan twice. One when they are both having dinner together and one when she is caught red-handed trying to destroy the Tenseigan Core orb, right before Toneri inserts his green orbs inside her and turns her into a mindless puppet. Given Toneri's Omnicidal Maniac and Smug Super status, it's not surprising that it fails both times. It takes Toneri breaking down and being utterly humiliated upon being defeated by Naruto to finally get him to listen.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: Thanks to the trailers for the movie being released a few weeks before the manga actually ended, several parts of the manga finale were spoiled, such as the fact that both Naruto and Sasuke survive their final battle, Sasuke fully completing his Heel–Face Turn, Kakashi becoming the 6th Hokage, and (rather subtly) Naruto losing his right arm. They also give away that Naruto and Hinata become an Official Couple.
  • Tritagonist: Sakura is this here, as she actively helps Hinata in getting her feelings across to Naruto, she later helps Naruto out of his depression by giving him an important talk on Hinata's feelings and intentions, and is ultimately the one who rescues Hanabi (along with Sai). She even gets the remains of Hinata's ruined red scarf, which sets up a heartwarming scene between Naruto and Hinata.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Naruto spends a whole day and night curled up like this after he wakes up from his three-day Angst Coma because he's still depressed about Hinata "rejecting" him.
  • Twice Shy: When Naruto realizes the true nature of his feelings for Hinata, they both end up in this situation...as ironic as it is.
  • The Unchosen One: Despite being The Chosen One in the main series, Naruto is this here as he stumbled across Toneri's plan via saving Hinata from being abducted by being at the right place at the right time, his love for Hinata being the driving force of his involvement, with his assistance being instrumental to Hinata destroying the Tenseigan Core orb, and Toneri's defeat.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Toneri's explanations are filled with half-truths and biases, painting Hagoromo in the worst possible light while making his brother Hamura out to be the one who needs to put everything back into order by way of genocide. These claims are later refuted by Hamura himself. Furthermore, his argument of using the Tenseigan to punish the world for using chakra for war falls flat when you know that while the shinobi world has undergone war it also went through periods of peace. It's later revealed that the clans of the moon were wiped out by infighting from using the Tenseigan.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Played With. While Hinata does still love Naruto, by the first act of the movie she thinks that she will forever be a Hopeless Suitor and decides to stop pursuing him. Thus, when Naruto realizes he's in love with her, she is completely oblivious to his very obvious feelings. When he confesses his love to her, she is incredibly happy about this... for a moment. She chooses to "reject" him, not because she doesn't reciprocate but because she had already resolved to "accept" Toneri's marriage proposal as a ploy to save Hanabi. Of course, it all works out in the end.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Naruto and Hinata, for most of the movie. It first became apparent during the Fourth Shinobi World War Arc, but judging by the dialogue from the other characters, it's actually been going on for much longer than that — Naruto's Oblivious to Love status meant he didn't realize that many of his interactions with Hinata throughout the series did have underlying romantic implications. The purpose of this film is to finally resolve it.
  • Villain Ball:
    • Toneri holds this when Naruto confronts him in his base, ordering a brainwashed Hinata to fight Naruto as a display of his power and thinking that Naruto couldn't bear fighting the woman he loves. Instead Naruto uses this as an opportunity to rescue Hinata by breaking Toneri's hold over her. The two of them then destroy the Tenseigan Core orb making Toneri's eventual defeat assured.
    • In their final fight, while Hinata is locked in a cage, Toneri could have easily defeated Naruto by using his chakra drain on him. Instead he opts to have a big flashy Cock Fight with him in order to test his Tenseigan and brutally kill Naruto in front of Hinata. It doesn't end very well for him, as noted in the Humiliation Conga entry.
  • Villainous Breakdown: By the end of the film, Toneri goes through one. It starts when he goes to the Tenseigan Core orb only to find it destroyed by Naruto and Hinata, His composure starts to crumble but its not until after he loses his fight against Naruto, and Hinata reclaiming Hanabi's stolen eyes that he completely loses it and becomes unhinged.
  • Villainous Crush: Toneri has one on Hinata. And if you look here, both of them are dressed in wedding attire.
  • Villainous RROD: Toneri suffers blackouts and seizures as a side effect of acquiring the Tenseigan.
  • Walking the Earth: Sasuke Uchiha has been doing this. He still stops by Konoha to destroy a giant meteor as a favor to Naruto.
  • Warts and All: Several scenes in the movie show that Hinata loves Naruto for who he is, not for the hero he is supposed to be, which is one of the reasons why Naruto marries her in the end. Hinata has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for him since the very beginning. Both the flashback in Chapter 538 and a post-series interview with Kishimoto confirm that she was the very first person to acknowledge him for who he is, long before Iruka did. She loved him long before he ever became the hero in the public's eye and she'll love him long after his story fades into legend.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Tenseigan Core orb has wiped out almost everyone on the moon. Toneri's Tenseigan also counts. In the climactic final fight it turn into a BFS which cleaves the freaking moon in half!
  • Wedding Smashers: In the climax, our heroes crash in on Toneri's attempted wedding with Hinata. Averted however for Naruto and Hinata's wedding, as it goes off without a hitch.
  • Weddings in Japan: Naruto and Hinata opt for a Shinto ceremony as their wedding. This explains why their second kiss takes place during their reception, as Shinto weddings don't have the bride and groom kiss each other.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • Toneri claims to be this as he states that he is upset with the wars mankind has caused and fought in using chakra; thus he wants to "punish" them according to Hamura's decree. He's deluded, his branch distorted Hamura's decree, and Hamura himself telling Hinata that he never wanted to destroy the world his brother developed.
    • The Fourth Raikage, A, plays this straight. His plan to blow up the moon as a last resort makes perfect sense from a pragmatic standpoint - but doing so while a Hyuga and several Leaf ninja are on there is met with understandable derision from some of Naruto's allies.
  • Wham Shot: During a dream sequence/flashback of the day when Iruka asked his students who they'd want to spend their last day with, the adult version of Naruto notices that Hinata wrote his name down. This should not come as a surprise to the audience, but it does come as a shock to Naruto.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the credits scene showing Naruto and Hinata's wedding, Sasuke is notably absent. Why he would miss his best friend's wedding is anyone's guess, and many fans are making a ruckus over it. The closest explanation the movie provides it that as soon as the threat to Konoha had passed, Sasuke went back on whatever journey he set for himself.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Naruto himself, but only when it comes to romantic love. It functions as the final lesson he has to learn in order to fully move on from his depressing childhood and live a happy, fulfilling life. Thus, when he finally gets an answer, he can't look Hinata in the eye afterwards, as it becomes clear to him that she is the one with the unconditional love he has been searching for.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: A two-page manga set after the events of the movie was released in the movie booklet, and it features Naruto and Hinata's first date.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Toneri has medium-length white hair, and is the main villain of the movie.
  • Will They or Won't They?: The entire point of the movie is to answer the question of whether or not Naruto and Hinata will get together — a question that has been there since nearly the beginning of the series. Although for people who read the ending of the manga, this is Foregone Conclusion: They Do.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Due to having just recovered from a near-fatal chakra drain, Naruto was left unable to use the Six Paths mode he used against Kaguya when fighting against Toneri. True to form Naruto manages to win despite this because he still had a great amount of chakra to fall back on and he is a seasoned fighter, having years of battle experience on his side.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Toneri forces the brainwashed Hinata to attack Naruto, thinking that Naruto wouldn't be able to fight back because of his love for her. This is true to an extent: Naruto doesn't even try to attack Hinata; he ends up dodging her attacks instead. However, once he realizes that she's been hypnotized by Toneri, he frees her from the mind-control without harming her.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Hinata's original plan in destroying the Tenseigan Core orb was to wait for Toneri to drop his guard while she covertly went to where the orb was held in order to destroy it. It hit a snag when she gets caught and ends up hypnotized. She later gets freed by Naruto and she takes advantage of Toneri going through a seizure to resume her original plan and does so, but her attacks alone are not enough to destroy the orb. She then accepts Naruto's assistance, and they perform a combination attack together which manages to destroy the orb, fulfilling her objective.


Alternative Title(s): Naruto 7 The Last

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