Naruto’s Maile Flanagan fights her way to Manchester and Glasgow

Iconic anime hero Naruto, in the form of voice actress Maile Flanagan, is coming to the MCM Manchester and MCM Scotland Comic Cons…

Think it’s impossible to spot a ninja? Think again, as Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved anime ninja Naruto later this year!

Maile Flanagan, the voice of Naruto Uzumaki, is to be a special guest at both July’s MCM Manchester Comic Con and September’s MCM Scotland Comic Con, show organisers have announced.

As well as meeting fans and signing autographs, Flanagan will be taking part in on-stage panels at both events.

Since taking on the role of Naruto in 2005, Flanagan has played the hot-blooded über ninja in more than 200 episodes of Naruto and over 275 episodes of sequel series Naruto: Shippuden, as well as appearing in numerous spin-off feature films and games.

In addition to voicing one of anime’s most famous protagonists, her live action appearances include US sitcom Lab Rats, Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man and acclaimed indie rom-com (500) Days Of Summer. She has also voiced characters in animations such as Rango, Ice Age 3 and kids’ cartoon Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks, for which she scooped a Daytime Emmy Award.

MCM Manchester Comic Con takes place at Manchester Central on 25-26 July, while MCM Scotland Comic Con is held at Glasgow SECC from 26-27 September.

Tickets to MCM Comic Cons are available at the official MCM store.

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