Official Japanese Title : Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo
English Translated Title : The Illusionary Ruins at the Depths of the Earth
Japanese Theatrical Release Date : August 6th, 2005
The Naruto anime series first hit the silver screen in Japan on August 21st 2004 in the very first theatrical release of a Naruto title. Being an instant smash hit, estimated to be seen by over 13,000,000 people across Japan, it would soon be announced that a second Naruto movie was in the works due to the unexpected popularity of the first, and thus, we have this movie which was released in theaters across Japan on August 6th, 2005.
This time it isn't just Naruto, but Konoha villages Nara Shikamaru and Haruno Sakura, and from the (wind country) Sand villages Gaara, and Kankurou are making their appearance. The movies setting will take place in a moving fortification, or better yet put inside an inside an enigmatic historical ruins location in the depths of the Earth. Fierce ninjas battle it up on the big screen in a performance never before seen in an original art work nor anime!
Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura are executing their mission of delivering a lost pet to a certain village. However, right in the midst of things, troops led by the mysterious knight, Temujin, attack them. In the violent battle, the three become separated. Temujin challenges Naruto to a fight and at the end of the fierce battle, both fall together from a high cliff. Furthermore, Shikamaru, having been left behind, beholds a giant moving fortress as it appears before his very eyes. In order to get a grasp on the situation, he infiltrates the fortress by himself, however once there he witnesses a frightening sight...