*The movie takes place after episode 196, during the anime’s filler arcs.
A spoiled prince from the Moon Country (which is located on Crescent Moon Island, on a southern sea) is traveling the world and is to be escorted back to his home island by Naruto, Kakashi, Sakura and Lee. The Prince ends up purchasing a circus and hilarity ensues. Team Kakashi then has the duty of protecting both the Prince and his new purchase. All the while three mysterious ninja arrive to cause trouble.
It was for me, a slow moving plot. It’s like a longer version of the series’ episodes. I think the mission isn’t worth being made as a movie. Naruto movies are becoming more and more childish each time. But this one’s way satisfactory than the second one. It didn’t bore me the same way it did when I saw the 2nd movie. In short, it’s OK. I don’t know what other Naruto fans would say about it, but when it was yet to be released a lot of us were already anticipating it. I was expecting something better though, but it’s not that bad, as I have mentioned. It’s just that it’s like a movie kids should really watch, not just for Naruto fans out there. Is Studio Pierrot trying to convert action into a more child friendly stuff?