Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

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 arse to the "Valley of the End" chapter, where he's a slightly-less-whiny, incredibly powerful arse.

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 the latest official shots (via Crunchyroll) to see what an outstanding casting job the producers of the show have done.

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

Saki Takahashi is simply adorable as Hinata, the meek female ninja who probably won't ever play a really important role in the series (lies).

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

Shinichiro Ueda actually looks as if he is filled with insects.

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

The most impressive of the bunch, Yuta Iiyama looks as sly a dog as they come. I wonder if he's playing his canine companion Akamaru as well.

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

One of my favourite characters of the series, Chōji is a tubby kid with amazing power. Once he finds his self-confidence, he's a force to be reckoned with. Ryo Kata should do a fine job.

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

Tsubasa Hattori stands in as the shadow of greatness.

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

It's never easy being a blonde Japanese ninja, but Anju Inami pulls it off.

Naruto may have his name on the marquee, but it's these supporting characters that I'm always watching/playing/rooting for. It's pretty amazing to see them come to life so accurately. I can't wait to read what other people think of their performances when the show kicks off next month.


Comments

    I didn't know that they were covering the entire original Naruto. Now I'm trying to figure out how long this thing will be.

    Man, it's sad that most of these are great but two of the main characters, Sasuke and Sakura, are terrible.

      At least the costumes look rad and spot on from what I can see. Sakura and Sasuke always annoyed me in pre-timeskip though.

    Anju Inami.....hello hotness

    LOL! Whoever in the real world could cosplay Tsunade are the real winner of all Naruto's universe, not even any past Miss Universe can compared to her :D

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