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Naruto 5: Blood Prison (劇場版 NARUTO-ナルト- ブラッド・プリズン, Gekijōban Naruto: Buraddo Purizun) is the eighth overall Naruto film and fifth Naruto: Shippuden film which was released on July 30, 2011 in Japanese theatres. Naruto is sent to a criminal confinement in the Land Hidden In the Grass, Naruto must find the culprit behind the incident and prevent him from opening a box of evil power.

Blood Prison features the following tropes (Beware of spoilers):

  • The Alcatraz: Said "Blood Prison"
  • Anti-Villain: Mui.
  • Batman Gambit: Tsunade purposefully sent Naruto to the prison so they could expose the box and destroy it.
  • Big Bad: Muku.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Mui can stop a person from using chakra. But luckily it doesn't work on Sage chakra.
  • Clear My Name: Seems to be the initial premise while Naruto dealt with things in the prison Subverted, he was innocent all along and Tsunade knew it. It was a ploy to find the box.
  • Determinator:
    • This being a Naruto film, this trope is mandatory. But special mention to:
    • Naruto taking a hit from the Satori's claw, that is almost as wide as his body, and keep on fighting.
    • Mui after getting impaled by Muku in the chest, got up for the final battle.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Mui.
  • Disney Death: After the film's climax, Naruto actually dies. Ryūzetsu has to save his life at the price of hers.
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  • Eldritch Abomination: Satori, a black winged, gaunt creature with a mouth on his chest instead of a head.
  • Energy Ball: Satori can fire from its mouth and feet.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Masked Figures that showed no regards of manipulating the Hidden Grass are horrified with Muku's slaughter of Kazan.
  • Evil Old Folks: When the Satori breaks one of masked figures' masks, it reveals an old man. It's assumed that they're all this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Mui lets himself get hit by Naruto's Rasengan attack while on Satori as atonement for his actions and dies shortly after reconciling with his son. Once Muku comes to his senses, he re-seals himself back in the box to prevent the Satori from hurting anyone else. And Ryuzetsu later gives her life to save a dying Naruto.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Mui seemed to be the Big Bad, but once his true motives were revealed, Muku upon revival, takes this position away from him.
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  • Jerkass: Maroi is Bee's friend and was asked by him to protect Naruto. Naruto realizes, Maroi was very willing to let him die.
  • Kick the Dog: Muku stabbing Mui after the latter went through much effort to revive him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma Subverted. Mui being stabbed by Muku after sacrificing the latter to the box would be karmic, had the former revive the latter out of his guilt as a father. The fact that Muku stabs Mui so callously comes across as both ungrateful and major Kick the Dog moment.
  • Loophole Abuse: Mui's jutsu stops ninja from using chakra. Naruto figures that Sage chakra is still usable.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: The four masked figures who work with Mui, presumably the leaders of the Hidden Grass.
  • Mind Reading: Satori's power.
  • Mook Chivalry: Heroic example. When the rest of the Konoha ninja (and Killer Bee) are fighting Satori while Naruto gathers nature chakra to reenter Sage Mode, they all attack one or two at a time instead of making any effort to overwhelm his mind-reading by attacking from too many directions at once for him to dodge everything.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Naruto is shirtless quite a bit in this movie. Muku before he transforms is a Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Painful Transformation: Muku's transformation into the Satori involves grotesque body contortions and his face is veined out just before the transformation completes itself.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The fact that Mui actually does do a Slasher Smile, it's a hint that it's an imposter.
  • Prison Episode: The first time Naruto has been sent to jail.
  • Prison Riot: Naruto and Ryuzetsu start one to serve as a distraction so Naruto can get into Mui's lab.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Satori
  • Series Continuity Error: Everywhere.
    • First, A still has both his hands in the movie and Naruto knows Bee but when Naruto meets Bee, A had cut off his left hand already.
    • Gamabunta says Kusagakure existed during the Sage of Six Path's time. When the manga and anime state Konoha was the first hidden village to exist and it was created long after the Sage died.
    • Naruto automatically summons the Red Coat he wore in Invasion of Pain arc when he activates Sage Mode. This never happens in the manga or anime. Although this is excused by Rule of Cool.
    • There are guns in the movie. Kishimoto stated in the Narutoverse, there were no guns. Nobody ever actually uses them, but there are scenes where prison guards are blatantly carrying Japanese-style matchlock muskets.
  • The Stinger: After the credits we're taken back to when Naturo was being carted off to the prison. Once he's gone, we see Tsunade, Team 7 and the others feeling guilty over having to "act" like Naruto's crime was real and agreeing to make it up to him.
  • The Stoic:
    • Mui, the fact that he does a Slasher Smile is usually a hint that he's an imposter.
    • Ryūzetsu is one as well
  • Straw Nihilist: What Muku becomes as Satori, a nihilistic beast that cares only for destruction.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Mui, he framed Naruto for a crime he didn't commit, sent him to jail and extracted his chakra all to see his son again.
  • Winged Humanoid: Satori is certainly winged, but barely passes as humanoid.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Gamabunta strongly implies with supplementary imagery is what the Box of Paradise causes to those trapped in it to become mindless attackers.


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