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Naruto Shippuden: The Movie is the fourth movie in the Naruto franchise and the first in the time skip series. Released in August 4, 2007 in Japanese and November 10, 2009 in English..

The movie opens with Naruto dying...or rather of vision of him dying. In the present time, a man named Yomi attempts to resurrect a demon named Mōryō. With the only thing that can stop him being a special priestess named Shion. As such the Leaf Village is hired to protect her with Naruto, Sakura, Neji, and Rock Lee charged with doing so till they can reach Mōryō's seal. However Mōryō has his subordinates looking for them to ensure Shion is killed. And theirs still the prophecy of Naruto's death hanging over his head, is it a true vision of things to come, or can fate be changed?


Naruto Shippuden The Movie has the following tropes:

  • All Up to You: Naruto and Shion have to save the day since Neji, Sakura and Lee have to stall the enemies currently chasing them.
  • All Your Colors Combined: Shion's fully unleashed Chakra looks like it's made of multiple colors. Granted, she appears to get it from her mother.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Shion wears a small white shirt under her long coat, revealing her stomach.
  • Big Bad: Mōryō, Yomi is this for all of five minutes before he allows Mōryō to posses (translate: kill) him and take over the position.
  • Chaste Hero: Shion makes a very obvious proposition towards Naruto. Idiot doesn't understand but cheerfully agrees to help anyway, to the dismay of his comrades.
  • Chosen Conception Partner: In the post-credits scene, Shion reveals that As Long as There is Evil, Mōryō will return to threaten mankind; so she asks for Naruto's "help" in her power to, and training, the next priestess. Because of the way she worded her request, he unknowingly agrees.
  • Determinator: Naruto's always been this, but he takes it to an extreme level in this film, considering he has his prophesied death hanging over him the whole time.
  • Disney Death: Shion when it seems Yomi's subordinates killed her. Turns out it was her servant Taruho acting in her place.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Shion likes to go barefoot a few times throughout the movie.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Near the end of the movie Shion offers a rather obvious proposal to Naruto, even though they've known each other for little more than a few days by that point.
  • Girl of the Week: This weeks girl is named Shion.
  • The Hero Dies: Well that was the tagline of the movie and it does seem to start off that way, even having a funeral for Naruto. But its just a fake out and its obvious they wouldn't really kill him off.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Shion's assistant/bodyguard/best friend Taruho uses a transformation jutsu to impersonate her, and later dies in her place during an assassination attempt.
  • Made of Iron: Naruto. The boy takes a lot of punishment, Rock Lee also.
  • Ship Tease: Shion strongly implies that Naruto should couple with her to produce an heir. Naruto unknowingly agrees.
  • Slasher Smile: Yomi/Mōryō as well as his/their henchmen indulges in some rather creepy ones from time to time.
  • Spoiled Brat: Shion, though her bratty behavior is later revealed to be a coping mechanism.
  • Undying Loyalty: Shion's bodyguards, especially her manservant Taruho.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After Shion predicts Naruto's death, Sakura takes a moment to poke fun at him (again).
  • You Can't Fight Fate: How Shion feels due to her first.
    • Screw Destiny:... but ultimately helps fight against it which saves Naruto and allows him to finish off Mōryō.
      Shion: You can't change your fate.
      Naruto: Nah, don't kid yourself. Let me show you how it's done!

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