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Naruto: The Infamous Uchiha Massacre Scene Gets Live-Action Adaptation

One of the biggest and most popular animes of all time. Naruto is an anime based on a young boy, who wants to become the Hokage – the greatest Ninja of their time in the leaf village. On his journey, he makes friends and enemies as he grows stronger. The entire series Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are greatly loved by the fans. The anime is based on the manga of the same name by Masashi Kishimoto. Naruto in its entire run of 720 episodes had introduced us to a number of characters and arcs. Some of them were loved by fans while others made them cry. One of the most harrowing arcs was the Uchiha massacre and now it has got its own live-action adaptation.

Uchiha Massacre Gets Live-Action Adaptation

Itachi Uchiha The Uchiha Clan Massacre
Itachi Uchiha

In order to celebrate the anime, Naruto, RE: ANIME has given the Uchiha massacre a live action-adaptation. And it brings one of the most conflicting moments of Itachi’s life to life. The video shows the Uchiha massacre bringing Itachi’s perspective. It is a short video on the emotions Itachi goes through while killing the people he feared most, his parents. The tear-jerking conversation between Itachi and his parents before the young boy kills them has been brought to life by RE: ANIME. The video is titled – Itachi’s Path.

Uchiha Massacre Live Action
Uchiha Massacre Live-Action Adaptation

Kento Matsunami plays Itachi Uchiha, standing in the shadows, while Nobuaki Shimamoto plays Fugaku Uchiha, the father of Sasuke and Itachi. Chikako Fukuyama plays the mother of the two boys. Rie Yoshida is the voice of Sasuke that can be heard at the end of the video. From the acting to shooting, everything about the live-action is perfect.

The Story Behind Uchiha Massacre

Itachi Uchiha
A Still From Naruto Shippuden

Itachi Uchiha was one of the greatest ninjas of the Uchiha clan. He is introduced to us in Naruto as one of the villains in the anime. Though, in Naruto Shippuden, it is discovered that he is not what we thought. Sasuke Uchiha considers Itachi his biggest enemy and his ultimate goal is to kill his brother. But when he finally does that Obito, disguised as Madara, reveals to him the true reason. It is revealed that Itachi killed the entire clan for the safety of the Leaf Village. Itachi was forced by Danzo to choose between his clan or the Village. And for the greater good, the young boy decides to kill the clan and save the village.

Itachi is one of the most loved characters and it is heartbreaking to hear his story now it’s got a live-action short. The fan would now get a chance to see the saddest event of Itachi’s life.

Source: ComicBook

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.