Naruto Kabuki Play to Feature Song by Wagakki Band

29.April.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

A kabuki adaptation of Naruto is slated for August later this year at the Shinbashi Enbujō theatre in Ginza.

 

It has been unveiled that Wagakki Band will provide a song for the production.

新作歌舞伎NARUTO

Naruto was first serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999 and tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who trains in the art of ninjitsu, who must take out his enemies, and who ultimately aspires to be Hokage, the leader of the village. The series has brought in fans across the globe, with well over 220 million copies sold in over 40 countries outside Japan. Kabuki actors Bandou Minosuke and Hayato Nakamura will appear in the new kabuki adaptation where they will play the roles of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha respectively.9

 

Comment by Bandou Minosuke (Naruto Uzumaki):
“On this occasion we will be borrowing the power of Wagakki Band. It’s very encouraging! No other music is better to combine the unique perspective of the original Naruto work which has spanned all ages and nationalities, and the purely Japanese image of kabuki!”

Comment by Hayato Nakamura (Sasuke Uchiha):
I am so happy for Wagakki Band to be kindly providing a song for the new Naruto kabuki play. Wagakki Band’s sound, which combines traditional Japanese instruments and Western instruments, though new, has a sense of nostalgia within it, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing how that ties in with the kabuki.

Comment by Yuko Suzuhana (Wagakki Band):
“I really wanted to do a kabuki collaboration, so I am humbly honoured for my voice to have been heard. That Wagakki Band’s sound was said to be a necessary element has realised our mutual love. We have felt the overwhelming popularity of Naruto when we have been overseas, so to be associated with such a representative piece of work from Japan through music has all of us, who have been fans of Naruto since long ago, very excited.”

和楽器バンド
The chemistry between the world created by the new Naruto kabuki play and Wagakki Band is something to very much look forward to.

 

■Information
Naruto Kabuki

Location: Shinbashi Enbujō, Tokyo

Running: August 4, 2018―August 27, 2018
Official Homepage: http://naruto-kabuki.com/

 

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