On a dark and stormy night in Kumogakure, the Raikage is holding a small council with his closest advisers and confidants. Things are disrupted as sleeping gas slowly edges into the room through the doors. While his usually quite capable jounin are distracted and fall prey to this gas, Raikage has time to react and actually see this attacker. As they fight, the Raikage tears off the hood, and sees the face of the most recognizable ninja in Konoha: Uzumaki Naruto.
Anyone still watch Naruto? If you do I am sure you are outraged by the number of fillers that are plaguing Shippuuden at the moment. Well, dive into Blood Prison for a much needed distraction and things should get better for you! Thrown in a prison for Shinobi only, Naruto becomes a participant although non-consensual of having his powerful Chakra stolen by the Prison head for himself. The Chakra will then be used upon a box, or The box of enlightened bliss. For who so ever uses it, is granted a wish in exchange for the Chakra. Yet the prison head does not realize that when he resurrects his son, after sacrificing him in the first place, has now a nearly unstoppable force to be reckoned with. Naruto, with his never ending ways of using his talents, along with a close friend, both become a united force for which Muku (Reserrected Son) has to deal with. In a transformed state Muku uses fear in the hearts of men to avoid any attacks. Which makes him a weapon of choice. Yet Naruto and for all of his training, uses the Sennin technique to block off any fear which Muku can sense. Now armed with more wisdom, both Naruto, and Ryuzetsu, finally stop Muku and his barrage of chaos. At the expense of her life. I have to say every Naruto film is always enjoyable. To see brand new stories, new episodes, and more laughs. This makes the series one the greatest on television. And one of the longest running Animes to date.
His many attempts to escape rides through the film and eventually leads him to understand the purpose of the prison: a secret tomb, hidden underneath the jail’s courtyard, was used by the Grass Country to take over the world during the great Rokkudo Sage. It is also very nice to simply watch Naruto do what he does best, inspiring others and kicking ass. It’s still a lot of the same old when it comes to powers, but it’s still fun to watch because the quality is that much better than the TV series. In terms of animation, it’s okay. I wasn’t really blown away during any point in regard to the visuals. The guy that controls the prison has this ability to bond your chakra. That means Naruto and all the other prisoners were not able to use there powers. So in the movie, Naruto has to fight hand to hand and be fast as hell. A very interesting turn of events!
At the end of the movie we are treated to an excellent fight that features not only Naruto’s Konoha friends but also Killer Bee. While the movie is a bit ahead of the anime (Bee and Naruto already know each other, and as of last Thursday, Naruto was only just setting out to the Island where he will meet Bee), it is still quite amazing to hear Killer Bee’s voice on the big screen. It looked really nice and gave the fans of Naruto the opportunity to get some higher quality animation with a more put together storyline. Fans of Naruto will eat this up, but to general anime fans? I’d say you’re not missing much by skipping this one, as it is catered to an already-established audience. Creator Masashi Kishimoto may have had nothing to do with this year’s movie, but it was an amazing improvement from previous series.