VR Noh Ghost in the Shell Stage Play Gets 360 Degree Performance

Adaptation inspired by Masamune Shirow's classic cyberpunk manga was first performed in 2020

A promotional photo of a masked performer from the VR Noh Ghost in the Shell stage play. The performer is dressed in a flowing white kimono, a traditional Noh mask, and a white wig while carrying a fan, and the stage is dark except for the spot light shining upon the actor.

 

The VR Noh Ghost in the Shell stage play - a production inspired by Masamune Shirow's classic cyberpunk manga that incorporates classical theatre traditions and modern stage technology to create an immersive impression of a virtual reality world - will be staged for the first time using a 360 degree stage in Tokyo in November of 2022. The main staff and cast of the production include:

 

  • Original Work: Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow (published by Kodansha under their KC Deluxe label)
  • Starring: Takanobu Sakaguchi, Kohei Kawaguchi, Kengo Tanimoto, Saburota Kanze
  • Special navigator: Hiro Shimono
  • Director: Shutaro Oku
  • Script: Junichi Fujisaki
  • 3D technology: Professor Kentaro Fukuchi (Meiji University)
  • VR technology: Professor Masahiko Inami (Tokyo University)
  • Producer: Yuka Jimbo
  • Production: VR Noh Ghost in the Shell Production Committee

 

A key visual for the upcoming Tokyo performance of the VR Noh Ghost in the Shell stage play featuring a Noh performer in traditional garb surrounded by digital artifacting and other cyberpunk special effects.

 

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Debuting in August of 2020, the VR Noh Ghost in the Shell stage play has previously been performed at the Setagaya Public Theater venue in Tokyo, at the Hakataza Theater venue in Fukuoaka, and at the Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater venue in Hokkaido, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Playhouse venue in Tokyo.

 

The VR Noh Ghost in the Shell stage play will be performed on November 03, 2022, at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo venue in Tokyo, Japan. The venue is notable for having a 360 degree stage which audience members experience by sitting in rotating chairs. Tickets to the production are available for pre-order beginning on September 03, 2022, with general admission ticket sales beginning on October 01, 2022.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

Copyright notice: © Masamune Shirow・Kodansha / VR Noh Ghost in the Shell Production Committee

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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