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Live Spectacle Naruto Poster

The official poster of the Live Spectacle Naruto 2015.

Live Spectacle Naruto (ライブ・スペクタクル NARUTO -ナルト-, Raibu Supekutakuru Naruto)[1] 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.

Synopsis

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.

Main Cast

Live Spectacle Naruto 2016

Live Spectacle Naruto Poster 2016

The official poster of the Live Spectacle Naruto 2016.

Live Spectacle Naruto had another run during the summer of 2016 in Osaka and Tokyo.[2] 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.[3]

Main Cast

  • 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

Live Spectacle Naruto 2017

Live Spectacle Naruto returned for the 2017 year, titled Live Spectacle Naruto: The Akatsuki Investigation. The musical will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from May 19 to June 4. The play will then run at Osaka's Mielparque Hall on June 16-22, and then again at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from July 29 to August 6. This new run will feature new characters such as Itachi, Yamato, Sai, and various other Akatsuki members. [4]

Main Cast

  • Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto Uzumaki
  • Ryūji Satō as Sasuke Uchiha
  • Shinji Rachi as Itachi
  • Yui Itō as Sakura Haruno
  • Yūki Kimisawa as Kakashi Hatake
  • Hiro Yūmi as Orochimaru
  • Ryōsuke Okada as Kabuto Yakushi (replacing Tatsunari Kimura)
  • Rei Fujita as Yamato
  • Ryō Kitamura as Sai
  • Seshiru Daigo as Tsunade
  • Keishi Hagio as Suigetsu Hōzuki
  • Kanon Nanaki as Karin
  • Tomoya Yamaguchi as Jūgo
  • Takeshi Hayashino as Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Ryō Tsuji as Deidara
  • Hironori Katayama as Tobi
  • Seiya Shirasaki
  • Shōgo Komagawa
  • Ren Miyagawa
  • Riku Noma
  • Atsumi Matsubayashi
  • Saya Chinen

References

  1. Live Spectacle Naruto
  2. Live Spectacle Naruto
  3. "Key Visual Revealed For Naruto Stage Musical's New Run"
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