Two years after the Fourth Ninja World War and Kakashi Hatake becomes the Sixth Hokage, the moon is falling towards onto Earth and will soon collide. The crisis is caused by Toneri Ōtsutsuki, a descendant of Hamura Ōtsutsuki of the Branch House, who is determined to fulfill his legacy and punish mankind for abusing chakra over a millennia. During the Rinne Festival, as Hinata Hyuga knits a red scarf that Naruto Uzumaki used to wear since childhood, Sakura offers to help her, but Hinata becomes doubtful while Naruto receive various gifts from everyone, including another scarf. Toneri infiltrates the Leaf Village but fails to kidnap Hinata due to Naruto’s intervention, though Toneri successfully kidnaps Hanabi, Hinata’s younger sister.
Naruto, Hinata, Sakura, Sai and Shikamaru Nara are assigned to rescue Hanabi, after Kakashi gives a special clock to Shikamaru that counts down to doomsday. Traveling in an abandoned village of the Ōtsutsuki Clan, Naruto recognizes the concept of romantic love from Hinata’s memory while being caught in a genjutsu and from spending more time with her. Toneri transplants Hanabi’s eyes in himself to awaken the Tenseigan that his ancestors sealed over the last millennium and proposes to Hinata. To have a chance at saving Hanabi, Hinata accepts his offer after rejecting Naruto’s confession, causing Naruto to fall into depression. Back on Earth, the villagers defend themselves and intercept the moon’s meteorites, evacuating the civilians from Toneri’s genocidal assault, while Sasuke Uchiha returns to protect the village.