Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom

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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 anime film written and directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru. read more
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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 anime film written and directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru. It is the third film based on the popular Naruto anime and manga series by Masashi Kishimoto. It is the last of the original Naruto series films before the Naruto: Shippūden series and Naruto: Shippūden the Movie started the following year. It was announced on August 6, 2005 at the opening of Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel. TVTokyo's website states that Great Excitement! The Animal Panic of Crescent Moon Island! was released in DVD format on April 25, 2007. The movie takes place after episode 196, during the anime's post Sasuke era. Footage of this movie is seen in the opening and ending credits for episodes 197 through 199. In the United States the film was first shown on Cartoon Network on November 8, 2008 and was released on DVD on November 11, 2008. The film's theme music is "Tsubomi" by MARIA. The first 100,000 people to see the movie in certain theaters were to receive a Naruto themed yo-yo. It has a picture of Naruto Uzumaki on it, and when spun it lights up, imitating the appearance of a Rasengan.

Original Release

08/05/2006

US Release

12/01/2006

Cast

Junko Takeuchi Naruto Uzumaki / Naruto Uzumaki (voice)
Chie Nakamura Sakura Haruno / Sakura Haruno (voice)
Yoichi Masukawa Rock Lee (voice) / Rock Lee
Kazuhiko Inoue Kakashi Hatake / Kakashi Hatake (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka Michiru Tsuki / Michiru Tsuki (voice)
Kenji Hamada Korega / Korega (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Principal / Principal (voice)
Hisao Egawa Kongo / Kongo (voice)
Rokuro Naya Kakeru Tsuki / Kakeru Tsuki (voice)
Umeji Sasaki Shabadaba / Shabadaba (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Toshiyuki Tsuru

Writers

Toshiyuki Tsuru, Masashi Kishimoto

Cast

Junko Takeuchi Naruto Uzumaki / Naruto Uzumaki (voice)
Chie Nakamura Sakura Haruno / Sakura Haruno (voice)
Yoichi Masukawa Rock Lee (voice) / Rock Lee
Kazuhiko Inoue Kakashi Hatake / Kakashi Hatake (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka Michiru Tsuki / Michiru Tsuki (voice)
Kenji Hamada Korega / Korega (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Principal / Principal (voice)
Hisao Egawa Kongo / Kongo (voice)
Rokuro Naya Kakeru Tsuki / Kakeru Tsuki (voice)
Umeji Sasaki Shabadaba / Shabadaba (voice)
Kyosuke Ikeda Hikaru Tsuki / Hikaru Tsuki (voice)
Marika Hayashi Amayo / Amayo (voice)
Masashi Sugawara Ishidate / Ishidate (voice)
Haruhi Nanao Karenbana / Karenbana (voice)
Steve Blum Additional Voices
Brian Donovan Rock Lee
Maile Flanagan Naruto Uzumaki
Michael Forest Kakeru Tsuki
William Germain Additional Voices
Kyôko Hamaguchi Dancer

Editors

Seiji Morita, Yukie Oikawa

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