Since the original Naruto manga ended in November, a Naruto musical titled Live Spectacle Naruto will be playing in Japan starting next year in March. The musical is part of the Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project). The musical will also take place in Macao, Malaysia, and Singapore after it’s finished in Japan.
After the manga ended, Naruto also had its last film, The Last -Naruto the Movie-. The film has already been playing in Japan theaters since December 6.
The musical will be directed by Akiko Kodama and Toshio Masuda will compose the music at Nelke Planning. The musical will cover volumes 1 – 27 of the manga through songs, dance, and acrobatics. Character stills of the main cast Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Gaara in full costume has been revealed.
Taking on the role of Naruto is Kodai Matsuoka,
Sasuke is played by Ryuji Sato,
Sakura is played by Yui Ito,
Gaara is played by Kenta Suga.
Other cast for the musical consist of Yuuki Kimisawa as Kakashi, Kazuhiro Hirakawa as the Third Hokage, Hidekazu Ichinose as Iruka, Tatsunari Kimura as Kabuto, Asahi Uchida as Zabuza, and Miho Imamura as Haku.
also including Shikamaru, Chōji, Kiba, Shino, Hinata, Jiraiya, and Orochimaru from the Manga.