And some details for the “Live Spectacle: Naruto” live action musical have been released!
Earlier this month, we wrote that the live action musical version of the popular manga Naruto is slated to begin its run in March 2015 in Tokyo. The musical is part of the Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project).
The play will be held over at the AiiA theater in Tokyo from 21st March – 5th April before heading to Fukuoka from 10th – 12th April, Osaka from 17th – 19th April. Miyagi from 23rd – 25th April, and then it returns to Tokyo from 19th April – 10th May. After which, there will also be performances in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Miyagi as well as international performances in Singapore, Malaysia, and Macau. Yes, Malaysia!
Recently, the production team behind the stage adaptation announced on the show’s official website that it will be staged in Singapore on 6th and 7th June at the Resorts World Theatre. Apart from Singapore, the show, titled “Live Spectacle: Naruto”, will also be staged at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre on 30th (1pm and 6pm) and 31st May (1pm and 6pm), as well as at The Venetian Macao from 22nd – 24th May.
Watch the announcement video here:
The production team also released a few more photos of the cast in costume, with Yuki Kimisawa as the veteran ninja Hatake Kakashi, Kazuhiro Hinakawa as the Third Hokage, the leader of a ninja village, Miho Imamura as the enigmatic ninja Haku, and Asahi Uchida as Momochi Zabuza. Actor Koudai Matsuoka plays the titular hero Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who has a demon fox sealed within him, while Ryuji Sato plays his rival Sasuke Uchiha, in the production.
See the full gallery below:
*Pictures from here.
No further details have been released as of yet but are you excited or what? Keep checking back with us and we’ll update this post with more details as soon as we have ’em ;)
UPDATE (24th March, 7am):
The ticketing deets and seating plan for “Live Spectacle: Naruto” in Kuala Lumpur have been released.
Tickets can be purchased via TicketPro from 27th March onwards.