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Naruto Manga Gets Kabuki Play in August 2018

Minosuke Bandō, Hayato Nakamura star in play that will run in Tokyo. Shueisha announced on Sunday that Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga is getting a kabuki play. The play will premiere in August 2018 and will run at the Shinbashi Enbujō theater in Tokyo. Minosuke Bandō (live-action Tokyo Ghoul’s Uta, pictured right in above image) will play Naruto Uzumaki, and Hayato Nakamura …

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Tokyo Olympics committee head: Manga parade would be good for opening ceremonies, but not kabuki

Chairman singles out two aspects of Japanese traditional culture that people of other nations “wouldn’t understand.” The Olympics are an athletic competition, but there seems to be as much bated anticipation regarding what Tokyo has planned for the opening ceremony for the 2020 Summer Games as there is for any individual sporting event. While this …

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