Monday, August 10, 2015


Action-Filled New Anime Adventure Features The Rebellious Son Of The Legendary Ninja Naruto Who Seeks To Become An Even Greater Ninja

San Francisco, CA, July 27, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to present BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements around the United States starting on October 10th. Theatregoers will have a very special opportunity to catch the big-screen debut in over 80 cities, including New York, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and more!

Featuring the son of the world’s most popular ninja, BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE is executive produced by Masashi Kishimoto, the famed creator of the epic bestselling manga series (also published by VIZ Media) on which the film’s characters are based. BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE also features screenplay and character design by Kishimoto, and was directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita, with screenplay cooperation by Ukyou Kodachi; Chief Character Designers and Chief Animation Directors are Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki.

BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE will be presented with original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. For additional information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit:

In BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, famed ninja, Naruto Uzumaki protects the Hidden Leaf Village as the Seventh Hokage, while Boruto, his troublesome son, resents his father's responsibilities that take his time away from him. Seeing this, Sasuke takes Boruto under his wing, while Sasuke's only daughter, Sarada, dreams of being Hokage one day. 

With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, the Hidden Leaf Village plans to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… and Boruto, Naruto's talented but impetuous son. Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto's own eyes!

To view a trailer for BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, please visit:

Cities confirmed to host BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE screenings include:

AZ, Tempe: Harkins Theatres - Valley Art
CA, Bakersfield: Valley Plaza 16
CA, Los Angeles: Downtown Independent
CA, Murrieta: Cal Oaks17
CA, Rohnert Park: Rohnert Park 16
CA, Sacramento: Tower Theater
CA, San Diego: Camel Mountain 12
CA, San Diego: Gaslamp 15
CA, San Francisco: New People
CO, Denver: Sie FilmCenter
CO, Littleton: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton
DC, Washington: Angelika Pop-Up
DC, Washington: Mosaic Theater Company
HI, Honolulu: Ward Stadium 16
IA, Cedar Rapids: Cedar Rapids Galaxy 16 Cine
IL, Bloomington: Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cinema
IL, Chicago: Music Box
IL, O’Fallon: O’Fallon 15 Cine
MI, Bloomfield: The Maple Theater
MI, Kalamazoo: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kalamazoo
MN, Rochester: Rochester Galaxy 14
MO, Cape Girardeau: Cape West 14 Cine
MO, Chesterfield: Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine
MO, Kansas City: Alamo Drafthouse Main Street
MO, Springfield: Campbell 16 Cine
MO, St Peters: Mid Rivers 14 Cine
MO, St. Louis: Ronnies 20 Cine
MO, St. Charles: St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine
NJ, Manville: Manville 12 Plex
NM, Albuquerque: The Guild Cinema
NY, Douglaston: Movie World Cinemas
NY, New York: Village East Cinema
NY, Yonkers: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers
OH, Cleveland: Cleveland Cinemas – Cedar Lee
OH, Columbus: Gateway Film Center
OK, Broken Arrow: Warren Theatre
OR, Portland: Hollywood Theater
PA, Pittsburgh: Hollywood Theater
TN, Memphis: Malco Theaters
TX, Austin: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz
TX, Dallas: Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas
TX, Dallas: Angelica Plano
TX, Houston: Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
TX, Katy: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mason Park
TX, Lubbock: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lubbock
TX, San Antonio: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes
UT, Sandy: Megaplex Theatres - Jordan Commons
VA, Fairfax: Angelika Film Center & Café - Mosaic
VA, Ashburn: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema One Loudoun
VA, Winchester: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Winchester
WA, Seattle: Grand Illusion

For more information on NARUTO anime, manga and feature film titles, please visit:

ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animated features, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with The Twilight Samurai in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, K Missing Kings, and Short Peace. For additional information, go to

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at


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