No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team Kurenai and Team Asuma. Now where’s Akamaru?
Live Spectacle Naruto launches next month in Japan, gathering the most attractive actors the country has to offer and transforming them into top-tier Naruto cosplayers.
These cosplayers will then act out a story based on a huge early chunk of the manga/anime series, from the early days of the titular ninja being a whiny ass to the “Valley of the End”chapter, where he’s a slightly-less-whiny, incredibly powerful ass.
We’ve seen the main cast and tossed in some supporting characters, but no characters are more supportive than the six young ninjas that form Team Kurenai (8) and Team Asuma (10).
Check out below the latest official shots (via Crunchyroll) to see what an outstanding casting job the producers of the show have done.
Tsubasa Hattori as Shikamaru Nara
Anju Inami as Ino Yamanaka
Ryo Kato as Chouji Akimichi
Yuta Iiyama as Kiba Inuzuka
Shinichiro Ueda as Shino Aburame
Saki Takahashi as Hinata Hyuga
Koudai Matsuoka as Naruto Uzumaki
Ryuji Sato as Sasuke Uchiha
Yui Ito as Sakura Haruno
Kenta Suga as Gaara
Yuuki Kimisawa as Kakashi Hatake
Asahi Uchida as Zabuza Momochi
Miho Imamura as Haku
Hidekazu Ichinose as Iruka Umino
Kazuhiro Imagawa as the Third Hokage
Hiro Yuumi as Orochimaru
Yoshiaki Umegaki as Jiraiya
Tatsunari Kimura as Kabuto Yakushi