Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has officially announced that the anime movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 9.
The latest film in the highly-popular Naruto franchise will be released exclusively in the Philippines at selected SM Cinema branches.
The movie will be screened in Japanese audio with English subtitles, and distributed by Singapore-based licensing company ODEX Pte. Ltd.
The theater chain has posted the poster for the Philippine release, as well as posted the official trailer on their Facebook page.
With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from five of their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, who adores Naruto, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s son who shows great potential, but despises his father.
Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger he has sensed. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear during the Exams and attempt to assassinate Naruto with the Rinnegan. Boruto is petrified and unable to do a thing while Sasuke guards him. As Naruto steps in front to shield them, he smiles faintly and disappears in front of Boruto.
An inconceivable foe lies in wait as Sasuke, the Five Kage and Boruto with a determination of steel, charge into another dimension!
Boruto: Naruto the Movie is the 11th theatrical anime film based on the highly-popular Naruto franchise, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The movie is a part of the “New Era” project, commemorating the franchise’s 15th anniversary.
Hiroyuki Yamashita, who worked in character designs & animation of previous Naruto Shippuden adaptations, has made his directorial debut on the anime movie, while screenplay was made by Kishimoto. Hirofumi Suzuki and Tetsuya Nishio, who is also the chief animation director, adapted character designs from Kishimoto, which was produced by anime studio Pierrot and distributed by Toho.
Yuko Sanpei, who portrayed “Chizuru Yoshida” in the highly-popular anime Kimi ni Todoke, played the title character Boruto, while Kokoro Kikuchi, who portrayed “Potpourri” in Heartcatch Precure!, played Sarada Uchiha. Junko Takeuchi has returned to play Naruto Uzumaki, while Noriaki Sugiyama also returned to play Sasuke Uchiha.
The movie has earned about JPY680,134,700 (around USD5.30 million) in its opening weekend last August 7, which became the highest box office sales for any Naruto movies in the Japanese box office.