Friday, December 11, 2015


Action-Filled Anime Adventure Depicts The Rebellious Son Of The Legendary Ninja Naruto; Special Events on December 13th and 14th To Feature A Special Introduction By NARUTO Creator Masashi Kishimoto

San Francisco, CA, December 4, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, along with Los Angeles-based film distribution company, ELEVEN ARTS, and event cinema distribution leader FATHOM EVENTS, give NARUTO fans a final opportunity to catch BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in cinemas as the critically acclaimed anime action feature plays at approximately 200 theaters across the U.S. on Sunday, December 13th at 12:55 p.m. local time and Monday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. local time.

BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE will be presented with its original Japanese dialogue and English subtitles. For a comprehensive list of all participating theater locations and to purchase advance tickets, please visit: or

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

The BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE event will feature a special introduction and opening remarks by Masashi Kishimoto, the film’s executive producer and the creator of the bestselling manga series (also published by VIZ Media) on which the film’s characters are based, as well as Junko Takeuchi, the famed Japanese voice actor of the Naruto character. Their remarks were taped at the premiere of BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE at the Hammerstein Ballroom during the pair’s first-ever U.S. appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con.

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!

“BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE has been widely lauded by fans and critics alike and serves as a must-see capstone to the epic anime/manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Animation Marketing Manager. “Following all of the excitement that surrounded his appearance at the 2015 New York Comic Con, we’re honored to bring BORUTO back to every state and major city in the U.S. for its most extensive theatrical run ever. Don’t miss this special opportunity to catch all of the action and drama on the big screen!”

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ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, 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, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1: Beginnings/ Part 2: Eternal, Blue Exorcist: The Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie- Rebellion, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The Last: Naruto the Movie and Boruto: Naruto the Movie. 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

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit


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