There’s going to be a Naruto stage play in Japan, shochiku opened an official website for the upcoming kabuki stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s popular ninja story manga known as Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto today on April 2, revealing character visual of Naruto Uzumaki portrayed by 28-year-old kabuki actor Bando Minosuke II and Sasuke Uchiha by 24-year-old Hayato Nakamura.

The first kabuki play adaptation of the manga is scheduled to be performed at Shinbashi Enbujo in Japan,Tokyo in August 2018, and tickets will be on sale in June. G2 the producers , who recently worked on “Musical Bio Hazard ~Voice of Gaia~”  which is based on game developer/publisher Capcom’s survival horror game Bio Hazard/Resident Evil, who is the writer and director. Adtionally actors 42-year-old Ennosuke Ichikawa IV (Luffy in the One Piece kabuki) and 46-year-old Ainosuke Kataoka VI are confirmed to play Madara Uchiha alternately.  

This not the first attempt for Bando and Nakamura to play in an adaptation based on popular Japanese manga. In the  ongoing “Super Kabuki II One Piece,” Bando has been playing Zoro, Bon Kure, and Squad, while Nakamura has been portraying Sanji and Inazuma. 


Photo credits to Masashi Kishimoto,Scott / Shueisha Inc. and Crunchyroll







Date published: 02/05/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) Spiraling Sphere [Twitter] (2) Crunchyroll [Naruto Kabuki stage show]

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