"Naruto" Kabuki Play Adaptation Reveals Main Visual Introducing Naruto, Sasuke, Two Madara

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. 

 

 


 

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."

 

 

 

 

Source: "Naruto" kabuki play official website, Twitter

 

© Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha Inc.

 

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