For years, people have wondered about the future of live theater in the age of multimedia. "It's so expensive" they say. "It's too pretentious" they'll scoff. But the future of drama is bright indeed because Live Spectacle Naruto is going to be Ninja Storming its way across Japan and Continental Asia starting in March. The production will be a condensed version of the show/manga's first major arc and feature a whole bunch of martial art pyrotechnics.

 

Not going to lie, seeing the cast in full costume is filling me with nostalgia for my youth spent/wasted watching Toonami after school:

 

1. Naruto

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2. Sasuke

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3. Sakura

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4. Kakashi

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5. Orochimaru

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6. Kabuto

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7. Hinata

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8. Chouji

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9. The Third Hokage 

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10. Ino

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11. Zabuza

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12. Gaara

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Here's a preview trailer:

 

 

Tour schedule (via crunchyroll.com)

 

Japan

March 21-April 5: AiiA 2.5 Theater, Tokyo

April 10-12: Canal City Theater, Fukuoka

April 17-19: Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall, Osaka

April 23-25: Tagajo City Cultural Center, Miyagi

April 29-May 10: AiiA 2.5 Theater, Tokyo

 

Macao

May 22-24: Venetian Theatre

Malaysia

May 30-31: Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Center

Singapore

June 6-7: Resorts World Theater