As part of the on-going celebration of the 20th anniversary of ground-breaking TV anime Revolutionary Girl Utena, a new musical stage play based on the series will be performed in March of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bungo Stray Dogs, a manga and series of light novels written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa about a group of superpowered detectives and superpowered criminals vying for control of Yokohama, is being adapted into a stage play production that will include performances in Kanagawa, Osaka, and Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (known in Japan as Toki wo Kakeru Shōjo), a classic 1965 romantic science fiction novel about a high school girl who accidentally acquires the power to time-travel, is being adapted into a stage-play that will run for 10 performances at the Panasonic Globe Theatre in Tokyo in February of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Final Fantasy JRPG series is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and what better way to commemorate three decades of outstanding fantasy video games than with a special stage recital featuring five famous voice actors as the heroes and villains of some of the most popular entries in the series? Hit the jump to learn more.
Aitama (short for "Idol no Tamago"), a humorous 4 panel comic strip by Touko Shiwasu about an idol-loving girl named Ai Kuremi who enrolls in an idol-themed girls school, is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will run from October 06 - 09, 2017, at the Shinjuku Theater Miracle venue in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Makoto Yukimura's historical drama manga Vinland Saga is being adapted into a "Super Sound Theater" stage recital that will feature music and vocal performances and that will run from September 30 - October 01, 2017, at the Maihama Ampitheater in Maihama, Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
A live-action stage play version of Miss Machiko is coming soon to Tokyo, and now the official poster for the production shows off gravure model / TV talent Hikaru Aoyama in full costume and make-up as the titular character. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hand Shakers, an original 2017 TV anime about pairs of superpowered individuals dualing one another for the sake of earning a wish, is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will run from January 24 - 28, 2018, at the CBGK!! theater in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual featuring the main cast in full costume and make up has been released for Nanbaka, an upcoming stage play adaptation based on the prison comedy web manga by Sho Futamata. Hit the jump to learn more.
An on-going Twitter campaign for the upcoming Fist of the North Star stage play lets fans picks which nonsense phrases they want the thugs of Raoh's army to shout while dying horribly on-stage. Hit the jump to get all the gory details.
Gravure model / TV talent Hikaru Aoyama is taking to the stage in the leading role in a theatrical adaptation of Miss Machiko, a comedy manga by Takeshi Ebihara about a young teacher who tries her best despite a constant onslaught of embarrassing pranks by her students. Hit the jump to learn more.
Naoshi Arakawa's poignant manga, Your Lie in April, is being adapted into a stage play that will run in Tokyo and Osaka in the Summer season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Saku wa Edo nimo Sono Soshitsu ("That Nature Blooms in Edo As Well"), a historical gag manga by Katana Sajima about a group of young girls who awaken to their passion for boys' love fiction in Edo era Japan, is being adapted into a stage play that will run in Tokyo and Osaka in May of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
NANBAKA, the TV anime based on the prison comedy web comic by Sho Futamata, is being adapted into a stage play that will run during the Autumn season of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
TRICKSTER, a TV anime inspired by the "Boy Detectives Club" series of novels and short stories by Edogawa Rampo, has itself inspired an original stage-play adaptation that will run from April 12 - 16, 2017 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi venue in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to solve the mystery.