'Boruto: Naruto The Movie' U.S. release date set for October 10


After a long wait, Boruto: Naruto The Movie will finally hit select US theaters on October 10.

The movie which smashed box office records in Japan earned itself 680 million yen ($5.46 million) in the span of three days, reported Anime News Network.

The performance of the film release was a testament to the loyal following for the Naruto franchise which has grown exponentially in recent years. The box office take of the new movie The Last: Naruto the movie, released last December, by 115.1 percent, an iDigital Times report added.

The movie’s synopsis reads:

“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.”

A portion of the synopsis also indicates some harm to come to Naruto and it seems that a rescue mission may be needed to save him from a powerful enemy.

“An inconceivable foe lies in wait as Sasuke, the Five Kage and Boruto with a determination of steel, charge into another dimension!”

The film will serve as an epilogue to the franchise as the story shifts to the children of Naruto and Sasuke. It is expected Boruto’s issues with his father will be part of the focus of the story as he trains with Sasuke, who is a known rival of Naruto.

The movie will also introduce a new character Mitsuki, who is already familiar with readers of the manga. Some insight into his backstory could also be explored as it is rumored that he has links to Orochimaru.