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kabuki NARUTO

kabuki NARUTO

A New Kabuki Production of 'NARUTO' is coming to
the Minamiza Theatre in June, 2019!

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About ‘NARUTO’

‘NARUTO’ is a ‘battle action’ story which describes the growth of the adolescent Ninja, Naruto Uzumaki, Known as one of Japan’s best manga series, it is loved by people both at home in Japan and abroad. The number of copies printed in Japan has reached over 140 million, with 95 million copies printed overseas. The series is now available in over 40 countries.

 The kabuki adaptation of ‘NARUTO’ is not only a ‘battle action’ story, but also one about the friendship between Naruto and Sasuke Uchiha, Naruto’s rival. It also focuses on the deep love of Naruto’s parents for their son, something with which we can all empathize and find moving. Making use of kabuki’s unique staging practices, this play will break new ground as innovative kabuki for the modern age.

Bandō Minosuke and Nakamura Hayato will again take on the challenge of ‘Naruto’!
And Nakamura Baigyoku will make his appearance as their strongest enemy yet!

 The young kabuki stars Bandō Minosuke and Nakamura Hayato will play the main roles of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, and for these performances at the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto, Nakamura Baigyoku will play the role of their powerful earth-shaking enemy, Madara Uchiha, who will stand in the way of these promising young kabuki stars. You cannot see this cast except in Kyoto. Don’t miss it!

NARUTO Bandō Minosuke

I’m so glad to be performing A New Kabuki Production ‘Naruto’ in Kyoto. Naruto Uzumaki and others have become more powerful through the performances in Tokyo and will now tear around the newly reopened Minamiza Theatre! Based on the original manga, we will make full use of Kabuki’s unique expressive power to create a brand-new sensation on stage. Please look forward to it!

SASUKE Nakamura Hayato

I will play the role of Sasuke Uchiha which, like the roles of Zoro and Sanji in ‘One Piece’, will contrast with the role of Naruto Uzumaki. As I am a big fan of the manga, I will put my heart and soul into playing this role and hope a lot of people will enjoy this play! We will once again take on the challenge of this epic kabuki play ‘Naruto’ and will make the audience go wild!

Based on the script and direction by G2, this will be a modern Kabuki experience with a brand-new sensation!

 G2 has scripted and directed numerous outstanding plays, and has won the kabuki play-writer prize for the new kabuki production of ‘AKEGARASU KOI NO MANEGOTO’-‘The Bird at Dawn and the Playacting of Love’. In staging such works as ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘The Glass Mask’, G2 has achieved great success through its skillful organization and direction of long stories that are difficult to condense into plays. This story, too, of the never before seen Kabuki play ‘Naruto’ will unfold at a breath-taking pace!

Music is provided by the ‘WAGAKKI BAND’!

 The closing song for A New Kabuki Production ‘Naruto’, ‘Hikari no Nakade’ is provided by the ‘WAGAKKI BAND’, a band which uniquely fuses traditional Japanese musical instruments with rock. Please look forward to this new and unexpected combination created by the world of ‘NARUTO’!







Upper left to right/ Nakamura Baigyoku as Madara Uchiha, Ichinose Hidekazu as Itachi Uchiha,
Ichikawa Emisaburō as Orochimaru, Ichikawa En’ya as Jiraiya, Ichikawa Emiya as Tsunade

Lower left to right/ Nakamura Umemaru as Sakura Haruno, Nakamura Hayato as Sasuke Uchiha,
Bandō Minosuke as Naruto Uzumaki, Kashima Noritoshi as Kakashi Hatake



Daily: June 2 (Sun) - June 26 (Wed), 2019
Matinee:11:00 AM
Evening show: 4:00 PM
*No performances on the 14th (Fri).


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Ticket prices (tax incl.)

Ticket prices

Phone (10 AM ~ 6 PM)

Ticket Phone Shochiku
0570-000-489 or 06-6530-0333

*English supporting guide available to rent.

We provide English-language audio guides for the NARUTO Kabuki performance.

English version Earphone Guide is newly made for this performance of the new production Kabuki "NARUTO"!

Earphone Guide provides comments carefully timed to coincide with the action on stage. You can enjoy "NARUTO" better with the English Earphone Guide! You will have an unprecedented experience with it in viewing the play!

In intermission, Naruto and Sasuke from Japan TV anime version will appear in the Earphone Guide broadcast!

Basic information

June 2nd-26th 2019@ Kyoto Minamiza
* Rental fee 1 unit ¥ 700
* Commentary will be broadcast automatically.

Supported by The Asahi Shimbun Company / TOKYO FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Produced by Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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