This summer, 2016, there will be a live-action Naruto stage play! The title of the show is Live Spectacle Naruto and the main cast members have been revealed! Judging from the photos, they look very similar to the original characters which will please Naruto fans!
Naruto, the main character who possesses the power of the nine-tailed fox, will be played by Kodai Matsuoka.
Sasuke, who is a friend, a team member, and also a rival of Naruto, will be played by Ryuji Sato.
Sakura is another team member of Naruto, and whom he has a crush on. However, Sakura has feelings for Sasuke instead. This character will be played by Yui Ito.
Rock Lee, the character with a tenacious will who is skilled in physical combat, will be played by Yugo Sato.
Ino Yamanaka becomes a rival of Sakura due to the both of them liking the same guy, Sasuke. Kaoru Fujiki will be playing this role.
Tatsuya Kobayashi will be playing the character Shikamaru Nara, who is a genius with a high IQ, but is lazy and pretty much finds everything troublesome.
Ryo Kato will be playing the character Choji Akamichi, the best friend of Shikamaru who is sensitive about being called fat.
As for Hinata, the shy girl who falls for Naruto, she will be played by Saki Takahashi.
Kiba Inuzuka is a ninja with a brash attitude and whose attacks include his pet dog. He will be played by Yuta Iiyama.
Shino Aburame is a character whose fighting technique involves the use of bugs. Shinichiro Ueda will be playing the role of Shino.
Jiraiya is one of the legendary sannin who also becomes a teacher to Naruto. The character will be played by Yoshiaki Umegaki.
Haku is one of the enemies that Naruto and his team are up against. The character, a male with a feminine appearance, will be played by actress Miho Imamura.
Zabuza Momochi is a missing-nin who is accompanied by Haku. Asahi Uchida will be playing this character.
Orochimaru, the pale and creepy character, is one of the legendary three sannin. He will be played by Hiro Yumi.
The character Kabuto Yakushi who is a spy and Orochimaru’s right-hand man will be played by Tatsunari Kimura.
Iruka Umino is one of Naruto’s teachers who also acts as a father figure. He will be played by Hidekazu Ichinose.
Hirozen Sarutobi is the Third Hokage who acts as the leader of the Leaf Village. The character will be played by Kazuhiro Hirakawa.
Kakashi Hatake is the teacher for Team 7 which consists of Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. The masked ninja will be played by Yuki Kimisawa.
Gaara is a ninja from the Sand Village who is also a strong contender due to the monster in him. He will be played by Kenta Suga.
The play will be shown at Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka starting from the 30th of July 2016, with its final performance on the 7th of August 2016. After that, the play will be performed at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo in Shibuya beginning on the 13th of August 2016, with the last performance on the 28th of August 2016. If you are excited to see the show, you can buy the tickets here. If you want to purchase offline, you can get the tickets from Lawson or Mini Stop stores. Enjoy the play, Naruto fans!