Stage play adaptation of the popular manga series to start in Japan in January 2020
After the reveal of the live action versions of Tanjiro and Nezuko, fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba were wondering how fan favorites Zenitsu and Inosuke would look for the upcoming stage play. I think it’s safe to say that when the characters were revealed through the official website on October 25, fans were excited by how cool they both looked.
Key visual for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stage Play:
Playing Zenitsu is Keisuke Ueda (Choromatsu in the Mr. Osomatsu stage plays), who says he’s been reading the manga and anime and wants to bring the charm of Zenitsu to the stage. Inosuke is being played by Yugo Sato (Denki Kaminari in My Hero Academia The Ultra Stage) who said that while the body is currently a costume, he’s going to do his best to train his body to look like Inosuke.
Keisuke Ueda as Zenitsu
Yugo Sato as Inosuke
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba stage play is scheduled to be performed at The Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from January 18 to 26, 2020, then at AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture from January 31 to February 2. Advanced ticket sales will be held between November 11 and 17 for the Shonen Jump annual readers.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photo of his travels on Instagram.