Resorts World Sentosa Theatre – The press conference for the live performance adaptation of the longest running hit manga, Naruto will be playing on the shores in Singapore! Singapore will be the last stop of the Live Spectacle NARUTO after the shows in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka and Miyagi in Japan and in Macau and Malaysia for the World Tour.
A short introduction of Live Spectacle NARUTO was done before inviting the cast and stage director on stage. Dress in their full costumes of respective characters and make-up. Together with the scriptwriter and director for the stage production appeared on stage.
The cast Koudai Matsuoka (Naruto), Ryuji Sato (Sasuke), Yui Ito (Sakura), Kenta Suga (Gaara) and Akiko Kodama script writer, director for the entire production.
When mention about the challenges they faced for the show Matsuoka say that he had to read and watch all the anime in order to get himself to character. While Suga had to carry a gourd around which act as part of the body of Gaara which he had to get used to. Ito has to change her personality to being energetic and lively to suit the character Sakura. Kodama, the director-scriptwriter for Live Spectacle NARUTO, had to condense all 27 volumes of the manga into this two-hour-long show.
As this is the first time the cast is performing here in Singapore Matsuoka metion that he was very grateful for having the chance to perform here, as there are many famous artistes who have performed here before. Suga was really happy to see posters of Naruto all around which came him thinking about how far this production has came. Ito was very excited and thankful for being able to perform in such a huge theatre here in Singapore. Kodama made the hall burst out with laughter stating everyone else has say what he plans to say.
For those who are new to Naruto, here’s a summary of the story that will be covered in Live Spectacle NARUTO;
The Boy who lives in the Village of Konoha-Gakure, just like other boys until…
One day, at dawn, the mischievous boy called Naruto gets suspected of the missing book full of Ninja’s prohibited alchemys. The thing is that he was trapped to know the secrets of his birth. When he was delivered, the legendary demon fox with nine tails was sealed up in his body. Naruto gets terribly shocked to know the fact, however, he was encouraged and supported by Iruka, one of the teachers at Ninja Academy and manages to graduate from the school. Now that Naruto and his classmates start their duty as fresh-man, it means the beginning of a journey where they are forced to face challenges and fatalities as well as Naruto’s personal struggle and friendship with his fatal friend Sasuke.
Live Spectacle NARUTO will be held from 6-7 June with two shows each day at 1.30pm and 7pm at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. More details to get your tickets for this live show can be found here!
We at Ani-Culture wish the casts and crew for this live performance all the best this weekend and hope they make this last show here in Singapore for their World Tour a memorable one for both the fans and for the performers!
Live Spectacle NARUTO 火影忍者
DATE : Sat, 6 & Sun, 7 Jun 2015
TIME: 1.30pm & 7pm
VENUE: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Official Site: http://www.naruto-stage.jp/top.html
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Spectacle-Naruto-%E7%81%AB%E5%BD%B1%E5%BF%8D%E8%80%85-/56208829056142