Play will stage "The Battle of Marineford" in traditional Japanese theater form
Previously Crunchyroll reported on the plans for movie production studio Shochiku to stage a kabuki-themed adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's hit manga and TV anime, One Piece, at the Shinbashi Enbujō theater in Tokyo in the Fall of 2015. New details about this performance are now available.
The play will run from October 07 to November 25, 2015. There will be a total of 78 performances. Tickets for the October performances will go on sale beginning August 20, 2015, while tickets for the November performances will go on sale beginning September 20, 2015.
The play will be based on The Battle for Marineford, aka The War of the Best, in which Monkey D. Luffy attempts to rescue his brother, Portgas D. Ace, from execution at the hands of the Navy. Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, a popular kabuki actor, will star in the play.
Special thanks go to Scott Green for the news tip.
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