KUALA LUMPUR, October 9, 2023 – The highly-anticipated “NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition Malaysia” kicked off its grand showcase at Pavilion Bukit Jalil over the weekend, marking a spectacular launch that brought the iconic anime series to life.
The event was launched by Mohamed Amin bin Yahya, Senior Director, and Jeffri bin Munir, Senior Deputy Director of Domestic & Event, at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture alongside members of the press, organisers, and partners. The exhibition celebrates two decades of the NARUTO anime series, bringing together fans, both young and old, from across Malaysia.
Celebrating 20 Years of NARUTO
Commemorating the occasion, the event welcomed and united NARUTO enthusiasts from all over Malaysia in a NARUTO fan gathering. Embodying their favourite NARUTO characters, excited fans were greeted by a Nine-Tailed Fox (Kurama) inflatable, one of the most powerful characters in the series – a hard-to-miss photo spot for fans visiting the exhibition.
Fans gathered also enjoyed the opportunity to be one of the first to experience the exhibition along with a special Wadaiko (Japanese drums) performance, as part of the opening ceremony, signifying the ever-growing popularity and influence of Japanese culture in Malaysia.
“We are deeply grateful for the love and support of the dedicated fans. The patience and enthusiasm exhibited by these fans as they immersed themselves in the rich world of NARUTO over the course of the exhibition is truly heartening” said Dato’ Brian Lim, Founder, MMIC Entertainment Group at the “NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition Malaysia”. “We can’t wait for the rest to experience it first hand. We have a dedicated event team to ensure the fans have an incredible time and this is all thanks to our supportive partners, Biz Trend Media, Sozo, I am Start Entertainment, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, and Book My Show.”
The exhibition, which has made its debut in Malaysia as part of its Asian tour is now open to the public; it will run for a limited time from October 7 – December 31, 2023. Promising an immersive adventure into the world of NARUTO, the “NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition Malaysia” brings the anime series to life through experiences including 3D sets, galleries of ninja tools, and an exhilarating VR experience of NARUTO’s next generation enabling them to interact with their favourite characters from the NARUTO and BORUTO universe.
“Attending the event with my friends and family was an absolute dream come true for me as a lifelong NARUTO fan. There’s a huge anime community here in Malaysia and I’m excited to see it grow with more events like these” said Miisa, NARUTO fan. “Seeing my favourite characters come to life felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The attention to detail, from the recreated scenes to the immersive VR adventures felt like a true celebration of NARUTO’s legacy and I’m grateful to have been part of it. Happy 20th Anniversary Naruto!”.
The exhibition vividly reimagines eight iconic scenes, reigniting the ninja spirit through breathtaking light and sound effects. Fans are treated to a 45-minute tour of the 21 iconic thematic zones of the NARUTO anime in the 10,000 sq. ft. exhibition area.
Tickets are available online or at the door starting at RM68 or RM98 for the package (Exhibition Ticket + VR Ticket) *. Tickets for children under the age of 12 are available at RM28 or RM48 for the package (Exhibition Ticket + VR Ticket). For more information regarding ticket options, please click here. *Excludes a booking fee of RM4.
This exhibition is brought to you by Biz Trends Media, MMIC Entertainment Group, Sozo, I am Start Entertainment, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, and Book My Show with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (Malaysia) and partners, which include:
- Media Partner: TV9, TV3, 8TV, FlyFM, 8FM, Tonton
- Entertainment Partner: TikTok
- Travel Partner: Klook
- Beverage Partner: Liquid Marketing