VIZ Media has announced the exclusive U.S. theatrical premiere of the latest Naruto Shippuden feature film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (English subtitled), during the 2011 New York Comic-Con, on Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. A special pre-show red carpet event featuring Japanese voice actress Junko Takeuchi, who provides the original voice for Naruto, will take place at the theatre beginning at 6:00pm.
The School of Visual Arts Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street in New York City, within walking distance of the Jacob Javits Convention Center where New York Comic-Con will take place from October 13–16, 2011. Seating is on a first-come/first-served basis. Comic Con attendees can secure free tickets to the premiere at VIZ Media’s Booth #932. Check the NYCC 2011 schedule posted at the VIZ Media booth for designated times to get free ticket giveaways.
The first 200 attendees in line for the premiere will receive a Naruto plush toy. Premiere attendees will also receive a special VIZ Media Heroes Of Anime gift bag with an amazing assortment of goodies, including the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact video game for the PSP (courtesy Namco Bandai), Naruto Shippuden Collectable Card Game packs (courtesy Bandai America), Naruto keychains (courtesy Great Eastern), and other assorted collectibles.
In Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, a group of mysterious flying ninja have arrived from overseas to launch a sudden attack against the Hidden Leaf Village, leaving behind a wake of destruction. The group is revealed to be the “Sky Ninja” from the Land of Sky, a nation thought to have been destroyed by the Hidden Leaf Village long ago. To save their village, Naruto and his friends set out to stop this new threat. During the course of the mission, Naruto crosses paths with Sasuke, his friend who has parted ways from the Leaf Village.