Tsuneo Kobayashi directed The Last: Naruto the Movie, a 2014 Japanese animated action-romance film produced by Studio Pierrot. It stars Junko Takeuchi, Nana Mizuki, Chie Nakamura, Shotaro Morikubo, Satoshi Hino, Kazuhiko Inoue, and Noriaki Sugiyama and is based on Masashi Kishimoto’s comic and anime Naruto.
The movie follows Uzumaki’s ninja squad on a quest to save Hanabi Hyuga, Hinata Hyuga’s sister, from Toneri Otsutsuki, a man who wants to marry Hinata and punish mankind for weaponizing chakra. During their journey, Naruto and Hinata from a romantic relationship. On December 6, 2014, the film premiered. Because the characters are now young adults rather than teenagers like they were in Naruto: Shippuden, Kishimoto devised new designs for them. Kishimoto and the writers focused on the main characters’ romantic bond; while Kishimoto was uncomfortable presenting romantic sequences, he enjoyed seeing the finished product. Sukima Switch’s ‘Hoshi no Utsuwa’ is the film’s theme song.
The Last was the highest-grossing film in the franchise until it was overtaken by Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015). The film was also a critical triumph, with a number of critics applauding the plot, as well as the animation and focus on Naruto and Hinata’s friendship. Its lack of a compelling enemy, on the other hand, has been criticized. The movie’s home video release in Japan was one of the year’s best-selling titles.