The Last: Naruto The Movie will be 'a love story'


Get your fanfiction ready

The main plot of Naruto may be over, but that won't be stopping this ninja train. No, sir. After all, there's still the upcoming film, The Last: Naruto The Movie to take into account. And if you're in the crowd that ignores the animated work due to its non-canonical status, you may want to lift that policy for this film.

An interview with creator Masashi Kishimoto by The Asashi Shimbun suggests that The Last will bridge the story between chapters 699 and 700. It'll be a love story, and detail the incidents that led to NaruHina and SakuSasu becoming the true pairings, aspects that Kishimoto felt he couldn't cover in the manga. Said the creator himself:

“Although I wanted to write about the romances of Naruto and his friends in the manga series, it was too difficult...I am not good at writing romances because I feel embarrassed when trying to do so.”

To be perfectly honest, I'm not about to disagree that Kishimoto's not good at writing romances, but there is something cute about that puppy-love approach. And there's no denying the power it's had over the fans, at any rate. 

The Last: Naruto The Movie opens in Japan on December 6th.

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