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Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison Review *spoiler free*

April 30th, 2012 in Anime, Movies by

While Naruto has been the bane of my existence recently (the annoying recap/flashback spanning multiple episodes), if the producers were simply working on this movie then it was definitely all worth it. Naruto movies have always been noted for bring pretty good (can’t say the same about the OVA’s) and this one was no different. This movie revolves around…. Hey! Instead of a boring synopsis, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so heres a video/trailer for ya! (Watch in HQ)

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As you can tell from the Trailer (assuming you watched it) Naruto gets accused of killing multiple people as well as for an assault on the Raikage resulting in him being sent to a shinobi prison. Now if you are an avid naruto fan throughout the the rest of this trailer your thoughts went something like this:

Of course poor goody goody Naruto couldn’t kill anyone so its clear he was framed but why? *pause* :O There seems so be something huge going on here *pause* :O Gamabunta (The Chief toad) was summonned which means there must be a really powerful enemy! *pause* :O Is that Killer Bee! *pause* OMG Sage Mode! *pause* ROARRRRR!!!! THIS IS GONNA BE EPIC! DOWNLOADD!! (or if you’re like me) WHERE CAN I STREAM THIS!!

Anyways back on topic, Naruto Blood Prison somehow managed to keep the stubborn and hard-headedness that makes Naruto Naruto without it being painfully annoying for viewers. Throughout the movie I found myself thinking “mannnn, what can’t the series be as cool as this all the time”. But hey, guess thats what happenes when you have an ongoing series with no end in sight.

The plot was pretty good and was well exceuted, even though we all Know Naruto’s obstinate nature there were still a few surprises throughout the show that you can look forward to. And hey, as I know the majority of Naruto lovers don’t really care about the plot and are just there to fawn over fight scenes, yes, there are cool fight scenes too.

A short note though, I was trying to figure out the exact timeline where this movie took place, is it before or after Naruto gained control of his tailed beast powers? While he never used it in the movie, I suppose you could say he simply couldn’t due to a random seal (don’t go crying spoiler, its a shinobi jail, what do you think keeps them in check?). If I had to guess I’d say it was right before he went to train on the moving turtle island… but wait.. he knew Killer Bee so that couldnt be…. o well, moving on.

Music and Artwork. The Artwork is pretty much comparable to the average Naruto Shippuden episode with a little extra polish. The same can be said about the music, we pretty much have the usual Naruto OST’s we have grown to love so 2 thumbs up for that.

The Conclusion (ref. this post) was cool so I have no complaints. It won’t leave you as pissed as you were after the last Episode of Death Note nor as “wtf where is the next episode” as you were after Claymore. Overall I’d say it’s a pretty good watch so grab your popcorn, spread that butter and enjoy!

Artwork: 8/10
Plot 8/10
Music 8/10
Effectiveness 9/10
Conclusion 8/10

Overall 8.2/10 (Yea for once my overall actually make mathemetical sense >.<b )

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One last comment though, why is it that that these guys can get Dragonball-z sized holes in their chest and still fight for hours on end? Then as soon as the fighting is over they just fall over and die (sort of like those huge inscets in Naussica and the Valley of the Wind). I’m sorry but if I get shot with a bazooka and it leaves a hole that size. Imma simply fall on the ground, roll around.. and die.
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15 responses to “Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison Review *spoiler free*”

  1. I wish I could get back on watching Naruto again. Too bad that everything is just ruined with those pesky Fillers. But still…. I’m thinking if I’ll get back on following the show, Naruto played a big part on my highschool days and whenever I see the show playing in animax I still stop by and watch the show.

  2. Avatar Don't Worry says:

    Deleting my comments? I hit a nerve, didn’t I? 😉
    Stop writing and watch some better anime. You know damn well you’re a shitty writer. Especially when there are two fucking typos in the first sentence. Goddamn, I think this review brought down my IQ.

    • Avatar Façade says:

      :O You mean that wasn’t spam? My apologies. You must be the guy from Whiners.pro, I must say your reputation precedes you sir.
      ps. I think you might be losing your touch because there were four ‘fucking typos’ in the first sentence >.<b

    • Avatar Façade says:

      but still, i’m glad you decided to stop by. Hope to enjoy your stay and that I see you here more often 😉

      • Avatar Don't Worry says:

        Heh, I’m actually not Dark Sage. I am an avid reader of his blog, however, and he pointed me toward this… thing you call an article. And yes, I did miss a few more errors in that first bit; my apologies. I love how you touch up that first sentence but leave the rest of the review as-is. That’s effort at its finest. Take your writing seriously or don’t write at all, because if you consider this QUALITY “serious,” you seriously need to stop writing entirely.

        • Avatar Façade says:

          Okay, but still I’m glad my writing has caught your interest, pretty sure if it was impeccable (as i’m sure yours is).. You would not still be here 🙂

          • Avatar Don't Worry says:

            My writing is quite impeccable, thank you very much. I’m an English major, actually. Fix your grammar and don’t write like an idiot. Or, as an alternative, take my advice and get out of the blogging community.

          • Avatar Façade says:

            ah yes, the arrogance of someone who thinks their writing is perfect. I guess I need say no more. as they say ‘where ignorance is bliss is it folly to be wise’

            btw. would love to see your blog 🙂

          • Avatar Don't Worry says:

            I never claimed my writing was perfect, but impeccable in comparison to yours. And why do I need to write for a blog in order to judge writing? Though, I have been considering starting one.

          • Avatar Façade says:

            whenever u do…. http://infinityanime.com ! will give you free… cookies

  3. I still don’t understand where Naruto just suddenly got his red sennin cloak in the middle of a fight. guess it comes with the sage mode.

  4. Avatar Michael Thigpen says:

    I completely disagree with you about this movie. If you are an avid Naruto fan and don’t care about things like plot or consistency, then sure go ahead and watch it. The art and action are fine. However, the plot of this is horrible.

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    First, the premise is ridiculous. The idea that Tsunade wouldn’t trust Naruto to know about his mission, the idea that a henged assassin (that infiltrates the Raikage’s office and goes toe to to with Ai) is even considered as an excuse, and the whole concept of a multinational ninja prison goes against canon information.

    Then idea that if the location of a wish-granting magic box is known to the strongest villages and they don’t just send a team in to go get it directly and instead they send in Naruto–a frickin jinchiriki–and he doesn’t even know what he’s there to do while the enemy gets to use him the way they want? After that they parade in several new characters with paper-thin motivations and characterizations who (REALLY SPOILERS!) are-all-jus-ttheretodiei-n-an-attempt-to-make-us-care (I told you)

    And then there’s the whole “if Naruto is thrown in solitary, he’ll be protected” idea, which is stupid considering that it’s the prison warden and his needlessly masked accomplices who it’s supposed to protect him from. All the warden would have to do would be order the guards to take him out to the box.

    Then there’s the constant barrage of cliched actions and dialog, even having the OC girl give her life so Naruto can heal a deadly wound–completely ignoring his rapid healing. Both Sakura and Tsunade were there, legendary medics, but their glowing green chakra healing fails even though Naruto is still alive. Nope, gotta have the new OC chick give up her life. Why? Because angst.

    I love Naruto, but I couldn’t stand this one. If you can overlook ridiculous plot holes, then you might enjoy it. Otherwise….give it a pass.

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