The DVD of Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
placed 25th on Nielsen's VideoScan list of the Top 100 DVD titles for the week ending September 9, Viz Media announced Tuesday.
The movie, which is based on the popular Japanese animation, Naruto,
was shown in American theaters on June 6, while Viz Media released the DVD in North America on September 4. In the movie, Naruto and his team are tasked to guard a famous actress named Yukie Fujikaze. Yukie is filming a new film called The Adventures of Princess Gale
, and for the last scenes, the crew must head to the Land of Snow. Yukie refuses to go and escapes, but Naruto and his team bring her back. However, unbeknownst to them, three rogue Snow Ninjas with a sinister purpose awaits them, forcing Yukie to make an important decision and face her past.
brand has been passionately embraced by a truly diverse fan base and the impressive debut of the DVD of Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
validates the continued popularity of the property,” Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice Viz Media's President of Sales, said in a press release. “The special theatrical screenings of this film last summer drew enthusiastic responses from thousands who attended.
“As Viz Media continues to bring new Naruto
anime and manga products to domestic shores, we look forward to audiences discovering these new stories. Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
is a fun and action-filled exploit that will have viewers on the edge of their seats and we hope that both new and established fans will enjoy it on DVD.”
At present, Naruto
is one of the most popular and successful manga and anime brands in North America. Like the comics, the animated series revolves around a young boy named Uzumaki Naruto who trains to become a ninja. The spirit of the nine-tail fox is sealed within his body, and leads a bullied life at the hands of his fellow villagers. Despite this, he is determined to become the best ninja there is.
is part of the Cartoon Network's Toonami
block, which airs every Saturday.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Viz Media
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