Naruto Stage Musical's Overseas Plans, Cast Unveiled

posted on 2014-12-11 14:35 EST by Karen Ressler
Play to open in Macao, Malaysia, Singapore after starting in Tokyo in March

The third 2015 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the upcoming Naruto stage musical Live Spectacle Naruto will open overseas in Macao, Malaysia, and Singapore after it runs in Japan.

The cast includes:

Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto
Ryūji Satō as Sasuke
Yui Itō as Sakura
Kenta Suga as Gaara
Yuuki Kimisawa as Kakashi
Kazuhiro Hirakawa as the Third Hokage
Hidekazu Ichinose as Iruka
Tatsunari Kimura as Kabuto
Asahi Uchida as Zabuza
Miho Imamura as Haku

Other characters that will appear in the musical include Ino, Shikamaru, Chōji, Kiba, Shino, Hinata, Jiraiya, and Orochimaru.

Akiko Kodama will direct the play, and Toshio Masuda will compose the music at Nelke Planning production company.

The musical will run from March 21 to April 5 in the AiiA Theater Tokyo, followed by performances in Fukuoka (April 10-12), Osaka (April 17-19), Miyagi (April 23-25), and then Tokyo again (April 29-May 10).

The magazine also unveiled a visual for the upcoming Naruto exhibit, which will open in Tokyo in the spring, and then head to Osaka in the summer.

The play and exhibit part of the ongoing Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) that continues after the ending of the original manga in November.

[Via Kazu, link 2]

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