‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ ends with satisfaction and outrage

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The final movie in Naruto’s “Shippuden” series concludes the storyline while finally addressing the love story of the main character.

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

“The Last: Naruto the Movie” was a breathtaking way to end the popular “Naruto” series with the characters and story concluding in a final conflict.

The “Naruto” franchise is about Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who is shunned by his village, but aims to become a strong ninja and to be acknowledged by others.

After 15 years, the series was wrapped up, bringing an end to the argument of the character’s love interests that “Naruto” fans have been frighting about for years.

The main focus of the movie is the budding romance between the main character Naruto, and Hinata Hyuga.

In the beginning of the film, it was shown that Naruto was oblivious to Hinata’s affection and love for him.

With a new threat lurking, there is the action and adventure present in most Naruto episodes. However, there is a tense buildup with Hinata’s desire to show her true feelings for him.

This is also intertwined with the action part of the story as the antagonist has an obsession with Hinata as a love interest.

Both the events and the way they are directed flow smoothly, with the focus relating to the creator’s desire to write a love story based on his own experiences in life.

That fact makes the film even more deep and emotional, as the story comes directly from the creator’s heart and soul.

“The Last” weaves a conflict that is even bigger than the war fought beforehand in the series’ timeline and produces just as much tension in the action-focused plot of the movie.

The background and art is solid and very detailed, blending nicely with the new designs and style of the characters and animation in general.

However, the couples confirmed by the movie received both positive and negative feedback from fans.

Despite not being the perfect end to the “Naruto” series, this movie had to be one of the best in the franchise as it addressed many untouched things in the series, and included the ending that the creator wanted.

4.5 / 5 stars