Eight-member Japanese rock band Wagakki Band is confirmed to provide music
To promote the upcoming general ticket sales starting on June 23, the official website for the kabuki stage play adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular ninja action manga Naruto was updated with a new main visual introducing its four main cast: Bando Minosuke II (Naruto Uzumaki), Hayato Nakamura (Sasuke Uchiha), along with Ennosuke Ichikawa IV and Ainosuke Kataoka VI (Madara Uchiha). Ichikawa and Kataoka play the the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan alternately.
The first kabuki play adaptation of the manga is scheduled to be performed at Shinbashi Enbujo in Tokyo from August 4 to 27, 2018, twice in a day at 11:00 and 16:30. Ichikawa plays Madara mainly in the 11:00 shows, while Kataoka appears in the 16:30 shows. G2, who recently worked on "Musical Bio Hazard ~Voice of Gaia~" based on Capcom's survival horror game Bio Hazard/Resident Evil, serves as writer/director.
本日、記者会見が行われ、メインビジュアルが公開されました— 新作歌舞伎『NARUTO -ナルト-』公式 (@narutokabuki) 2018年4月27日
It is also confirmed that eight-member Japanese rock band Wagakki Band, known for its unique blend
of traditional Japanese music and modern rock, will provide music for the kabuki adaptation. This the
first time for them to work for the Naruto franchise and a kabuki play. The band's leader/singer Yuko
Suzuhana says, "All members have loved Naruto since long before, and we are so excited to provide
music for the representative title of Japan."
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