Astro Boy is going grim and gritty, and it's touring the world! Manga adaptation PLUTO is back onstage with new and returning cast members, and the new production will be hitting theaters in both Japan and Europe. Find out more after the jump!
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.
Blue Exorcist is gearing up for its 4th stage play adaptation with performances in Tokyo in October and Kobe in November, and to whet the audience's appetite for supernatural action, the official home page and Twitter feed have released new key visuals, including a poster with the entire cast in costume and make-up and a short clip featuring stage combat. Hit the jump to check them out.
Tickets go on sale soon for the 4th stage play to adapt Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist manga, and the production has released a new key visual depicting the main cast getting ready for a supernatural rumble. Hit the jump to check it out.
Chiruran Shinsengumi Requiem comes to life this spring on stage in Osaka and Tokyo. Get your first look at the cast and crew after the jump!
Gekidol, aka the Actidol Project, has announced that their zombie survival stage play Alice in Deadly School - Paradox is being adapted into an anime entiteld Alice in Deadly School - The Animation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mitsuami no Kami-sama, an award-winning manga by Machiko Kyō, is being adapted into a live theatrical event featuring music, sand art, animation, and live readings by actors. Hit the jump to learn more.
Does the new Naruto stage play look kinda cool, or does it look totally awesome? Hit the jump to find out.
The live-action theater play based on the novel The Eccentric Family by Japanese theater group Atelier Duncan will open next year in Tokyo and, of course, in Kyoto. Ticket sales open next week in Japan for both locations. The play is subtitled as "Shichi Henge Ongaku Geki (7 Transformation Musical)" and this will be the second time that Atelier Duncan works with the novel by Morimi Tomihiko. More after the jump!
Shining Office, the artist management agency in Uta No Prince Sama has announced the formation of the Shining Theatrical Troupe, 3 theatrical troupes made up of idols which will have new songs, drama CD releases and merchandise sales. As a part of the promotion, the current official character Twitter accounts will also be active from now until February 28th, blurring the line of reality and fiction in the minds of fangirls. Read more, after the jump!
The multidimensional theater project by Satelight and Avex Live Creative titled The Fool has had its voice cast confirmed for the first play in Nobunaga The Fool, planned for December. The event is a new live entertainment show that combines live voice acting by voice actors, live physical acting by actors on stage and live music. More after the jump!
Natsume Yujincho was recently turned into a unique play called a Sound Theater in Japan and the cast took the stage on September 28th. The reader's theater performance will now be available as a Blu-ray or DVD with a new OVA early next year in Japan. The Limited Edition will also include a CD-ROM with Nyanko Sensei digital contents and a color booklet. More after the jump!
Natsume Yujincho comes back as a reader's theater play on stage in Japan this fall. Theater production company, Sound Theater teams up with talented voice actors from Natsume to reproduce the world of Natsume Yujincho on stage using reading by the actors, orchestral music and aroma to stimulate the audience's every sense. More after the jump!