Live Spectacle Naruto (ライブ・スペクタクル N A R U T O-ナルト-, Raibu Supekutakuru Naruto) is a stage play adaptation of the manga that started March 2015 in Tokyo. Part of the Naruto Project, Live Spectacle Naruto incorporates events from volumes 1 through 27 of the manga. It is written and directed by Akiko Kodama.
One day, at dawn, a mischievous boy called Naruto gets suspected of stealing a missing book full of Ninja's prohibited alchemies. Amid the furor, he was trapped to know the secrets of his birth. When he was born, the legendary Nine-Tailed Demon Fox was sealed up in his body. Naruto gets terribly shocked to know the fact, however, he was encouraged and supported by Iruka, one of the teachers at the Ninja Academy, and Naruto managed to graduate from the school. Now that Naruto and his class-mates start their duty as freshmen, it means the beginning of a journey where they are forced to face challenges and fatalities as well as Naruto's personal struggle and friendship with his fatal friend Sasuke.
Live Spectacle Naruto 2015
Besides Tokyo, Live Spectacle Naruto was also performed in Fukuoka, Osaka and Miyagi. Outside Japan, the stage play went to Macao, Malaysia and Singapore. The DVD of this stage play was released on August 26, 2015.
Live Spectacle Naruto 2016Live Spectacle Naruto had another run during the summer of 2016 in Osaka and Tokyo. Most of the original cast members came back, except for Anju Inami and Tsubasa Hattori, who played Ino and Shikamaru respectively. They were replaced by Kaoru Fujiki and Tatsuya Kobayashi, respectively. Rock Lee and Orochimaru's Incarnation were new characters added to this run.
- Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto Uzumaki
- Ryūji Satō as Sasuke Uchiha
- Yui Itō as Sakura Haruno
- Kenta Suga as Gaara.
- Yūki Kimisawa as Kakashi Hatake
- Kazuhiro Imagawa as the Third Hokage
- Hidekazu Ichinose as Iruka Umino
- Tatsunari Kimura as Kabuto Yakushi
- Asahi Uchida as Zabuza Momochi
- Miho Imamura as Haku
- Kaoru Fujiki as Ino Yamanaka
- Tatsuya Kobayashi as Shikamaru Nara
- Ryō Katō as Chōji Akimichi
- Yūta Iiyama as Kiba Inuzuka
- Shinichirō Ueda as Shino Aburame
- Saki Takahashi as Hinata Hyūga
- Yūgo Satō as Rock Lee
- Shigeki Yamada as Orochimaru's Incarnation
- Yoshiaki Umegaki as Jiraiya
- Hiro Yūmi as Orochimaru