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Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Complex anime tale with violence and demonic imagery.

Movie NR 2011 90 minutes
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This movie is best for fans of the Naruto Shippuden enterprise. While the animation is beautiful and the action is engaging, it's easy for those not well-versed in anime and especially the Naruto series to get lost in talk of "chakra" and the history of the Five Great Nations rivalry with the Sky Country, to say nothing of the fact that there's a character named "Pervy Sage."

For young or sensitive viewers, the demonic imagery in this one seems tailor-made to cause nightmares. For parents of anime-obsessed kids, you'll probably need them to explain what exactly is happening in each twist, turn, and knot in the complicated story. The quality is there, even if some of the ideas get lost in translation, but this really isn't something everyone in the family can enjoy unless you all are anime superfans.

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