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Live Spectacle Naruto Stage Play Visuals Revealed

The 2015 Naruto stage play was a hit, it seems, because the crew is back for more headbanded ninja action this summer.

The 2016 version of Live Spectacle Naruto, which stars largely the same cast as last year, will add character Rock Lee, who will be played by Yūgo Satō.

So far five cast photos have been revealed, with more, including Satō as Lee, set to be slowly revealed as the opening approaches.


Kōdai Matsuoka as Naruto Uzumaki



Ryūji Satō as Sasuke Uchiha



Yui Itō as Sakura Haruno



Kenta Suga as Gaara



Yūki Kimisawa as Kakashi Hatake


The play runs from July 30 to August 7 in Osaka and August 13 to 28 in Tokyo, and may include English subtitle glasses. The English ticketing site opens May 29.

If you’re in Tokyo in August, there are definitely worse ways to escape the heat than taking in a bit of live Naruto.

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.