After a solid run in theaters this summer, the home video release of Naruto: Road to Ninja has arrived this week and Viz Media is doing some extra promotion for it with a new 90 second video. Naruto is definitely trending overall in the last couple of months with the manga series ending and some of how things played out there alongside the growing scale of events in the anime adaptation as well. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is a 2-disc set and will be priced at $29.99 while the DVD edition is a single-disc release that will be priced at $19.98.
Viz Media continues to beef up their releases with what’s available in them and this set is no exception, including a little extra bonus for the Blu-ray fans. This set includes the original Japanese theatrical trailers, broadcast commercials, and promotional videos offered on both the DVD and Blu-ray editions. The Blu-ray edition features crisp 1080p High Definition video and also includes a special bonus art gallery. The Blu-ray edition contains DTS-HD audio, also with English and Japanese dialogue options and English subtitles. DVD audio selections include English 5.1 as well as Japanese 2.0 dialogue options, with English subtitles.
Plot concept: In ROAD TO NINJA – NARUTO THE MOVIE, long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son, Naruto, to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan.
Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it’s like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him – the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents!