Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is a 2012 Japanese anime film, the ninth overall Naruto film and sixth Naruto Shippūden film. It was released in theaters in Japan on July 28, 2012 and made its debut in North American theaters on August 29, 2014. Series creator Masashi Kishimoto has supervised the movie. The film is set between the Kage Summit and the Fourth Great War arcs, the anime series having two episodes connected to the movie storyline, with Naruto and Sakura ending up in an alternate reality in a test version of Project Tsuki no Me where the former never lost his parents and many characters have different personalities. The band Asian Kung-Fu Generation performs the film's theme song "Sore de wa, Mata Ashita". Both the single CD and the film's original soundtrack were released on July 25, 2012. The first 1.5 million movie-goers were given Motion Comic: Naruto, a DVD that shows scenes by Kishimoto. The film was released on November 25, 2014 by Viz Media on DVD & Blu-ray.PlotNaruto Uzumaki and his Hidden Leaf peers track and drive off members of the Akatsuki who should no longer be alive. While his friends are praised by their families, Naruto wallows in loneliness before he is taken by Sakura Haruno to the park to hear her complain about her parents. However, Naruto revealed to have been tagged by the Akatsuki, the two are ambushed by Tobi as he uses the Limited Tsukuyomi to transport them into an alternate reality based on their inner thoughts. Being called Menma, Naruto and Sakura are surprised to find their friends acting the exact opposite of their usual selves along with a flirty Sasuke who never left the village. While Sakura learns that her parents are dead with her father as the reality's Fourth Hokage, Naruto sees his parents, Minato and Kushina, alive and well. Shortly after, Naruto and Sakura participate in a mission to retrieve a Red Moon scroll which details on how to defeat a mysterious masked ninja. During the mission, Kushina is injured when she protects Naruto and dissuades the youth's refusal to bond with his parents.