ANIME: Animated Road to the NARUTO MOVIE!


To celebrate the recent theatrical release in Japan of Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, last week’s issue of SJ Alpha had a special Naruto manga one-shot. But that’s not all! Both the Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals and Naruto Shippuden anime aired episodes commemorating the event!

Naruto Shippuden
[Episode 491: Road to Sakura]

Kiba as a cat lover?! Shino as a horticulturist?! Shikamaru as an idiot?!

In the movie, Tobi’s dastardly plan switches the Leaf ninja’s personalities to their complete opposite! In this special episode, Sakura loses her memory, so her friends take on ill-fitting roles to help an amnesiac Sakura recover her memory.

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Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

[Episode 17: The New Naruto Movie Premiere!]

Lee and Tenten fight over an issue of JUMP to get Naruto movie news.  While there, a bright light blinds them, and now everyone’s personalities are totally different!

The movie’s almost here, but Tsunade’s worried it’s lacking something. Tenten overhears  her and teams up with Lee and Neji to figure out what’s wrong.


Watch both Naruto Shippuden and Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals over at!

Related Links:
Naruto Shippuden
Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
Naruto Manga
Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha 


Submitted by blueninja777 on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 17:38

I saw these episodes, and I can't wait to see what the movie is like. These episodes best help me picture the plot.

Submitted by Cisco9630 on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:37

1. The characters were soooo ADORABLE!!! xD
2. wait does that mean Neji likes Hinata? lol

Submitted by Lizzy on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:56

I so loved both these episodes! But, Is Road To Ninja the 4 th Naruto Shippuden movie?

Submitted by sebastiansgal1 on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 13:47

I just love sasuke but seriously sakura seriously needs to get over it and face facts its not gonna happen like I do lol