North American anime distributor Viz Media announced the theatrical schedule for the limited screening of The Last: Naruto the Movie.
The final movie based on the Naruto anime series will be subtitled in English and premier at the following theaters on February 20th:
State City Theater AZ Tempe Harkins Theatres – Valley Art CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent CA Sacramento Tower Theater CA San Diego Gaslamp 15 CA San Francisco New People CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton DC Washington Angelika Pop-Up HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema NY New York Village East Cinema OH Columbus Gateway Film Center PA Pittsburgh Hollywood Theater TX Dallas Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres – Jordan Commons VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Café – Mosaic WA Seattle Grand Illusion
A special commemorative Naruto film poster will be given out to attendees, but supplies are limited.
Taking place between #699 and #700 in the Naruto manga, The Last takes place two years after the second-to-last chapter. Here’s how Viz Media described the movie:
In the film, the moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth! Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis?
While the movie delivers the action expected of a Shonen Jump series, The Last is also a romance, as it elaborates on the relationship between Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga. Tsuneo Kobayashi (The Twelve Kingdoms, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Kurokami The Animation) directed the final Naruto movie, while manga creator Masashi Kishimoto wrote the original story and provided character designs.
Below is the official trailer for the North American limited theatrical release of The Last.