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 theValley 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

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