The Case Study of Vanitas Gets Stage Play Adaptation in January of 2022

Adaptation based on supernatural manga by Jun Mochizuki will run at THEATRE1010 venue in Tokyo

Noe looks befuddled while his white cat Murr perches on his shoulder with a disdainful expressionin a scene from The Case Study of Vanitas TV anime.


If you need more steampunk vampire action in your life, then you're in luck, because The Case Study of Vanitas (known in Japan as Vanitas no Karute), a supernatural manga by Jun Mochizuki, is being adapted into a stage play that will be performed in Tokyo in January of 2022. The main staff of the production includes:


  • Original work: The Case Study of Vanitas by Jun Mochizuki
  • Director, script: Akira Yamazaki
  • Fine arts: Toshie Tanaka
  • Lighting: Naoko Kato
  • Sound: Sadahito Tanii
  • Choreography: Tomohiko Tsujimoto
  • Costumes: Junco Iwao Makino
  • Hair and make-up: Naoko Shibasaki
  • Music: Gen Sakamoto
  • Video: Tsubasa Yokoyama (Oberon)
  • Action: Hideaki Okuzumi
  • Props: Kenichi Hatori
  • Scenery: C-COM
  • Director's assistant: Megumi Fujishima
  • Stage director: Teruhiko Nakanishi / Zhong Liliang
  • Promotional art: Eri Ikue
  • Promotional photography: Fuhito Kanayama
  • Production: NAPPOS UNITED
  • Sponsors: Aniplex / Sony Music Entertainment / NAPPOS UNITED


The main cast of The Case Study of Vanitas stage play includes:


  • Keisuke Ueda as Vanitas.
  • Shuji Kikuchi as Noé.
  • Ami Nōjō as Jeanne.
  • Miki Sawada as Dominque.
  • Haruki Kiyama as Roland.
  • and Others.


A key visual for the upcoming The Case Study of Vanitas stage play, featuring actors Keisuke Ueda and Shuji Kikuchi in full costume and make-up as Vanitas and Noé, respectively.


The original The Case Study of Vanitas manga is serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Yen Press. The series has also been adapted into a TV anime with direction by Tomoyuki Itamura and animation production by BONES, which is streamed in the United States by Funimation. Funimation describes the story of The Case Study of Vanitas as follows:


It’s 19th-century Paris, and young vampire Noé hunts for the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a vampire driven insane, a human intercedes, rescues Noé, and heals the sick creature. Commanding the book and calling himself Vanitas, this doctor tempts Noé with a mad crusade to “cure” the entire vampire race. Allying with one who wields arcane power so easily may be dangerous, but does he have a choice?


The Case Study of Vanitas stage play will run from January 21 - 30, 2022, at the THEATRE1010 venue in Adachi City, Senju, Tokyo, Japan.


Source: Comic Natalie


Copyright notice:

© Jun Mochizuki/SQUARE ENIX・"The Case Study of Vanitas" Production Committee

© Stage "The Case Study of Vanitas" Production Committee


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