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Naruto Manga Gets Stage Play Next March

posted on 2014-10-09 02:05 EDT
Part of ongoing project after manga's November ending, 'last' anime film in December

This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Saturday that a stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga has been green-lit. The production will open next March at the AiiA Theater Tokyo.

The play is part of the ongoing Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) that continues after the ending of the original manga next month.

Kishimoto has been serializing the ninja manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 1999, and Shueisha will publish the 71st compiled book volume in Japan on November 4. Viz Media published the 67th volume in North America this week. The series ranked 4th among the top 10 Shonen Jump titles in terms of volume sales in 2012.

The series has spawned multiple anime and game adaptations. The Naruto Shippūden anime is still ongoing, and a film titled The Last -Naruto the Movie- will open in Japan on December 6.


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