Naruto’s future is up in the air and this is why it could be canceled

Well, the coronavirus still brings us problems…

Unlike in the West, in Japan, there is great respect and admiration for theatrical adaptations of anime. This is the case of Live Spectable NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen, which adapts the great shinobi war to real life, however there was one detail that was not taken into account in its production: The coronavirus. So that her future seems uncertain and she will be canceled until the safety of her entire team is assured.

The first twelve performances of the play, titled Live Spectacle NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen (Shinobi World War, Outbreaks), have announced they will be canceled as a result of a coronavirus outbreakY production offers the following ad: “We had been preparing for this show by taking maximum precautions and measures in accordance with the guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection of the National Association of Public Cultural Facilities and the guidelines for infection prevention measures. of the Performing Arts.

However, several people involved in the show showed symptoms of fever and, as a result of PCR tests, were found to be infected with the new coronavirus. As a result of discussions by the production committee, we have decided to cancel the 12-performance “Live Spectacle NARUTO – Ninkai Taisen, Kaisen” in Tokyo from September 17 to 25, 2022. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may cause. . cause to those who have been waiting for the performances, and for the short notice of this announcement.”

Anime Stage-Plays have run the gamut when it comes to the biggest anime franchises, as productions have included My Hero Academia, Beastars, Mobile Suit: Gundam, Spirited Away, and many others. Not only did Naruto receive his own stage play, but he received multiple performances that extend beyond the original early days with the Konoha ninjas and expanded into Naruto: Shippuden. Unfortunately, none of these anime stage plays have made it to the West., though with the medium’s popularity continuing to grow over the years, it may only be a matter of time until the West gets to see them live too. Earlier this year, Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away live-action stage play hit Hulu, proving that there is an audience for these adaptations.

The creator of Naruto had celebrated the theatrical adaptation of his work

In this case, Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of this franchise, shared an illustration that celebrates the protagonist of the saga and his adaptation to the theater. Naruto is one of the biggest anime series in Japan, and millions of fans have come to love its leads. Kakashi and Sasuke have their own followers, while Sakura runs her own fandom, but neither of them can compete with the Uzumaki family. That is why it is not surprising that its author wanted to celebrate this group with a new illustration..

As we can see, the artwork was recently released to celebrate a new project in Japan. Overseas, Naruto has welcomed another stage play in his belt as this ninja adventure has moved into live action. So, to honor the project, Masashi Kishimoto inked a sketch of Naruto with Kushina and Minato with the following message: “Thank you all for coming to see the stage play. the episodes [adaptados] of this year’s program are very special to me. I hope you enjoy them!”

This new project is far from the first Naruto stage play, and there is more to come given how successful they have been. Naruto may not have any other live-action projects to his name, but these stage plays prove that the heroes of these adventures can be reinvented in real life. Of course, the same cannot be said for his jutsu or monsters, but Naruto plays do their best to bring to life the magic that surrounds this play.