Musical ‘Live Spectacle Naruto’ with Cast of 18 Members Reveals Powerful New Visuals

Live Spectacle Naruto  © Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc.   © Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

The musical Live Spectacle Naruto, based on Masashi Kishimoto’s incredibly popular original work, will be opening on Mar. 21, 2015. It will be showing in four different locations nationally and three different locations overseas. Despite there still being a month before the opening, the buzz and excitement is already in motion. One of the reasons for this may be credited to the high-quality character visuals that had been revealed since January. The reveals of the character visuals so far have been much praised due to them perfectly matching the expectations of fans.

With this recent announcement, the visuals for the entire cast have now been revealed. All 18 members of the cast appear together on one page for the newly unveiled visual. They are shown not just in plain form, but striking dynamic poses, said to be based on the respective characters’ “battle images.” The story itself will follow the contents of volumes 1-27 of the original manga. With these last few visually intense reveals, expectations have only been further heightened for the musical, Live Spectacle Naruto.

Although the manga Naruto recently ended its serialization in fall 2014, starting with the musical, there is still much commotion about events planned for the franchise. April 25, 2015 will be the opening of an exhibit, Serialization Conclusion Commemoration: Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Exhibition, at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi. Along with the musical, these events are sure to become the center of attention this spring.

Furthermore, a new movie called Boruto - Naruto the Movie (working title) will be premiering in summer 2015. The story will be focused on the generation of Naruto’s children, and seems to be garnering much attention among fans.

Live Spectacle Naruto will be opening its first performance at AiiA Theater Tokyo in Shibuya, Tokyo. For a limited time, the theater plans to focus on 2.5D musicals (productions based on an anime, game, or manga).

Under this plan, the theater will also temporarily change its name to operate as AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo. Incredibly, a way to view subtitles will also be provided for foreigners viewing the performance! The theater seeks to distinguish itself as a famous musical venue for both domestic and international fans.

Live Spectacle Naruto Official Site

Original Work: Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto (published by Shueisha Inc. Jump Comics)
Script/Direction: Akiko Kodama
Music: Toshio Masuda

[Performers]

Kodai Matsuoka (Naruto Uzumaki), Ryuji Sato (Sasuke Uchiha), Yui Ito (Sakura Haruno), Kenta Suga (Gaara), Yuki Kimisawa (Kakashi Hatake), Kazuhiro Hirakawa (Sandaime Hokage), Hidekazu Ichinose (Iruka Umino), Tatsunari Kimura (Kabuto Yakushi), Asahi Uchida (Zabuza Momochi), Miho Imamura (Haku), Anju Inami (Ino Yamanaka), Tsubasa Hattori (Shikamaru Nara), Ryo Kato (Choji Akimichi), Yuta Iyama (Kiba Inuzuka), Shinichiro Ueda (Shino Aburame), Saki Takahashi (Hinata Hyuga), Yoshiaki Umegaki (Jiraiya), Hiro Yumi (Orochimaru), and others

[Tokyo Performance] March 21 (Sat.) – April 5 (Sun.), 2015 at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo
[Fukuoka Performance] April 10 (Fri.) – April 12 (Sun.), 2015 at Canal City Theater
[Osaka Performance] April 17 (Fri.) – April 19 (Sun.), 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall
[Miyagi Performance] April 23 (Thurs.) – April 25 (Sat.), 2015 at Tagajo City Meeting Hall Great Hall
[Tokyo Performance] April 29 (Wed.) – May 10 (Sun.), 2015 at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo
[Macau Performance] May 22 (Fri.) – May 24 (Sun.), 2015 at The Venetian Theater
[Malaysia Performance] May 30 (Sat.), May 31 (Sun.), 2015 at Malaysian International Exhibition & Convention Center
[Singapore Performance] June 6 (Sat.), June 7 (Sun.), 2015 at Resort World Theater

Live Spectacle Naruto
© Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc.
© Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

Source: animeanime

Live Spectacle Naruto  © Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc.   © Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015
*Live Spectacle Naruto* © Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc. © Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015
Live Spectacle Naruto  © Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc.   © Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015
*Live Spectacle Naruto* © Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc. © Live Spectacle Naruto Production Committee 2015

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