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Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ!, Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!, lit. Great Excitement! The Animal Panic of Crescent Moon Island!) is a 2006 Japanese animated film based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga and anime franchise. It is the third and last film for the series during Part I, before the first film was released during Part II. It was announced on August 6, 2005 at the opening of Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel. TV Tokyo's website states that Great Excitement! The Animal Panic of Crescent Moon Island! was released in DVD format on April 25, 2007.[1] The film is set during Part I. The film's footage is seen in the opening and ending credits for episodes 197 through 199. In the United States, the film aired on Cartoon Network on November 8, 2008 and was released on DVD on November 11, 2008.

Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
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American DVD cover
Directed byToshiyuki Tsuru
Written byJunki Takegami
StarringJunko Takeuchi
Chie Nakamura
Kyōsuke Ikeda
Akio Ōtsuka
Music byToshio Masuda
Distributed byToho Company Ltd.
Viz Media
Release date
  • 5 August 2006 (2006-08-05)
Running time
95 minutes
Box office$3,224,005

The film's song "Tsubomi" is performed by MARIA. The first audience to see the film in certain theaters were to receive the yo-yo, featuring Naruto and the Rasengan.



Naruto Uzumaki, Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno and Rock Lee are assigned to protect prince Hikaru Tsuki and his father Michiru.

While heading to the wealthy crescent shape island called the Land of the Moon, the group arrive to claim the circus, where Hikaru befriends the rare sabertoothed tiger Chamu. After meeting Michiru's ex-wife Amayo, Naruto saves Hikaru and Chamu from the storm. The group arrive at the island, where self-proclaimed king Shabadaba betray them. Rock Lee first follows the Iga Bouga Clan and learns the "Mango Juul Jiutsu". Korega helps the group escape from the castle to the cave, where they mourn for Hikaru's grandfather Kakeru. At the shore, the group encounter three Shabadaba's assistants, who kidnap and bring Michiru back to the castle, where Shabadaba declares himself to be the wealthiest person himself. The group use the circus to infiltrate the palace and fight many soldiers in the courtyard. As Sakura and Lee defeat Kongō and Karenbana, Naruto and Hikaru save Michiru from falling to his death. After Ishidate petrifies Shadabada, Naruto uses the Crescent Moon Rasengan to defeat Ishidate.

While Michiru becomes the king of the island, Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura and Lee return home.



  1. ^ "TV Tokyo (Japanese)". Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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