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Naruto: Song of the Akatsuki Musical Gets New Run in Fall 2019

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Returning cast members include Kōdai Matsuoka, Ryūji Satō, Shinji Rachi

Shueisha announced on Saturday that the Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe (Live Spectacle Naruto: The Akatsuki Investigation) stage musical is getting a new run in fall 2019.

Returning cast members include Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto Uzumaki, Ryūji Satō as Sasuke Uchiha, and Shinji Rachi as Itachi Uchiha. Akiko Kodama again is directing the musical and writing the script, and Shunsuke Wada is again composing the music.

Live Spectacle Naruto: Akatsuki no Shirabe first ran in Tokyo in May-June 2017, in Osaka in June 2017, then again in Tokyo in July-August 2017. The musical had a performance in Singapore in June 2017 with the English title Naruto: Song of the Akatsuki.

The first musical held performances from March to May 2015 in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Miyagi. The musical then held international performances in Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore. The second run of the musical ran in Osaka and Tokyo from July-August 2016.

The first Live Spectacle Naruto musical covered the manga's story from the first to 27th volume. The production included drama, songs, dance, and acrobatics.

Masashi Kishimoto's original manga has also inspired a kabuki play that ran from August 4-27 at the Shinbashi Enbujō theater in Tokyo, and will also run at the the historical Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto in June 2019.

Source: Comic Natalie


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