In addition to Hiroki Iino (Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia stage play) as the protagonist, the official website for the upcoming stage play adaption of Atlus' juvenile RPG Persona 5 has posted nine more individual cast visuals in their character costumes, as well as a behind-the-scenes clip from their photo shooting. Check out the stage play version characters after the jump!
It is officially announced today that acclaimed director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mawaru Penguindrum)'s latest TV anime Sarazanmai will get its stage play adaptation this winter. 21-year-old Tsubasa Kizu (Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan Musical) is cast as one of the three protagonist boys, Kazuki Yasaka. Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for "Osomatsu-san on STAGE ~SIX MEN'S SHOW TIME 3~," the forthcoming third stage play adaptation based on the TV anime Osomatsu-san/Mr.Osomatsu, has released two new key visuals featuring the Matsuno sextuplets and their F6 version cast members on the escalators to space. Hit the jump for more information.
Aniplex has released the main cast visuals of the upcoming second stage play adaptation inspired by Akane Shimizu's Hataraku Saibou/Cells at Work! manga in their character costumes. The highly-anticipated second act featuring a new story will kick off in Tokyo on September 27. See how the new cast members portray their characters after the jump!
The PreCure franchise's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 100-second digest clip from the ongoing stage play Star☆Twinkle PreCure: Dream Stage. It is confirmed that the fairy character Fuwa's human form is introduced only in this stage play. Meet the PreCure girls's performance on the real stage after the jump!
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's sci-fi action manga Blood Blockade Battlefront has posted a second key visual featuring its main cast, and six more individual cast visuals of Zed O'Brien, K・K, Gilbert Franke Altstein, Deldro Brody & Dog Hummer, Michella Watch, and Aligura. Check out the latest visuals after the jump!
The highly-anticipated stage play adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's action fantasy shonen manga in the 1990s, Yu Yu Hakusho, finally started its run in Tokyo yesterday on August 28. Before its opening, the final dress rehearsal was revealed to Japanese media. Check out the video reports to see how the cast portray their characters on the stage after the jump!
"PSYCHO-PASS Chapter1 -Hanzai Keisuu (Crime Coefficient)-," a new stage play based on the first season of Production I.G's sci-fi crime suspense TV anime series PSYCHO-PASS, is schedule to be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stellar Ball in Tokyo from October 25 to November 10, 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's sci-fi action manga Blood Blockade Battlefront has posted individual character visuals of its five main cast in costume: Leonardo Watch, Klaus Von Reinherz, Zapp Renfro, Steven Allan Starphase, and Chain Sumeragi. Check out how they are recreated for the real play after the jump!
Takeshi's Challenge holds the dubious honor of being perhaps the worst game ever made... and now it's becoming a stage show. The scriptwriter for The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl is attached, and their teaser page makes absolutely no sense. Nonetheless, we've got the news after the jump!
The highly-anticipated stage play adaptation of Yoshinobu Akita's fantasy light novel series Sorcerous Stabber Orphen finally kicked off at the Shinjukumura LIVE theater in Tokyo on August 15. Its four-minute opening sequence introducing its main cast is now streamed on ILLUMINUS's official YouTube channel. See how they portray their characters on the stage!
Following the sold-out first part in June 2019, "Katekyo Hitman Reborn! the STAGE vs VARIA part II," the second and final part of the stage play based on the "VS Varia" arc of Akira Amano's comedy shonen manga Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, is set to be performed in January 2020. See the 14 new character visuals after the jump!
George Morikawa's boxing manga Hajime no Ippo will get its first stage play adaptation in Tokyo in January 2020, under the title "Real Fighting 'Hajime no Ippo' The Glorious Stage!!." The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since 1989 and has released 125 tankobon volumes. Hit the jump for more details.
It was announced at the screening event held at the Marunouchi Piccadilly theater in Tokyo on August 2 that the stage play adaptation of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime series will get its second season in July 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
It was announced at the "Kemono Friends Party" event on Saturday that Nelke Planning's third stage play based on the Kemono Friends franchise is slated for this fall. 20 Friends characters are planned to appear, which will be the largest number of cast in the stage play series that was launched in June 2017. Hit the jump for more details.