The first three feature-length spin-offs of the anime following the adventures of ninja-in-training Naruto Uzumaki (voice of Junko Takeuchi). In ‘Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie’ (2007), a sinister ninja has been using black magic to raise the spirit of the long-imprisoned demon Moryo (Seizo Kato).
If Moryo is resurrected, he will establish a Thousand Year Kingdom that will put an end to all human life. Only Shion (Ayumi Fujimura), the priestess of the Land of Ogres, can stop Moryo by keeping his body sealed within a hidden temple. In a bid to foil Moryo’s evil plans and save the world, Naruto sets out with Sakura (Chie Nakamura) and Rock Lee (Yoichi Masukawa) to protect Shion on her journey. In ‘Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie 2 - Bonds’ (2008), Naruto, Sakura and Hinata (Nana Mizuki) are on their way to help a troubled village when a mysterious ninja group, the Sora, launch a surprise attack on Konoha. The Sora are from Sky Country and claim their attack is motivated by the fact that their homeland was nearly destroyed in the last Shinobi World War. When Naruto and his friends reach the village, only to discover that all its inhabitants are missing, they wonder if it is the work of the Sora. As they set out to get to the bottom of the mystery the trio will be forced to do battle with powerful monsters and to look within themselves for powers they may not have believed they possessed. In ‘Naruto - Shippuden: The Movie 3 - Will of Fire’ (2009), Hiruko (Soichiro Hoshi) is a ninja with special skills who has stolen the Kekkei Genkai of four of the five Great Shinobi Nations. Once he takes the Kekkei Genkai of the Land of Fire from Kakashi (Kazuhiko Inoue) he plans to start the Fourth Great Ninja War and take over the world. When Kakashi goes to face Hiruko, Naruto, Sakura and Sai (Satoshi Hino) go after their sensei to save him and protect the world from a disastrous fate.