Rusted Armors (known in Japana as Sabiiro no Armor), a mixed media project with a steampunk aesthetic that follows the struggles of a group of samurai during the war-torn Sengoku Period, is being adapted from a live-action stage play into a TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just when we were finally convinced that Chargeman Ken! isn't real and can't hurt us anymore, Japan tosses us back on the pain-train, because now the infamously poorly produced 1974 anime created by Knack Productions is being adapted into a musical stage play that will run in Shinjuku in late October and early November of 2019 Hit the jump to make the hurting stop.
April 07, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Japanese TV premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam, and to celebrate this fact a bunch of new projects promoting the franchise have been announced, including a concert series, live music events, digital distribution for the live-action stage play, and immersive theatrical screenings. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin ("Silver Fang: Shooting Star Gin"), a long-running manga series by Yoshihiro Takahashi about an Akita Inu pup who answers the call of the wild, is being adapted into a stage play that will be produced in Tokyo and Hyogo in the Summer season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
You may have previously seen the actors in full costume and makeup for the upcoming Cells at Work! stage play (known as Hataraku Saibou in Japan), but thanks to a newly published poster key visual for the Tokyo-based production, you can get a glimpse inside the human body where so many cells are laboring diligently. Hit the jump to check it out.
Capcom's action-adventure video game series, Devil May Cry, is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will run for 13 performances from March 01 - March 10, 2019, at the Zepp DiverCity venue in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual featuring the main cast in full costume and makeup has been revealed for Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko, an upcoming stage play adaptation based on the 2018 original TV anime from Studio Gokumi about sword-wielding young ladies who protect the world from malignant spirits. Hit the jump to check it out.
A new key visual has been published for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-, a production that is based on the series of "food fantasy" light novels written by Midori Yuuma and illustrated by Laruha about a young woman who becomes a cook at an inn in the spirit world. Hit the jump to learn more.
The latest unlikely I.P. to be transformed into a Japanese stage play is none other than Golden Axe, Sega's classic fantasy-themed side-scrolling brawler video game from the 16-bit era. Hit the jump to learn more.
The stage play adaptation of Mob Psycho 100, a manga by One about a tremendously powerful psychic teenage boy, continues in September of 2018 with a sequel story-line, and now members of the main cast have been revealed in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to learn more.
It appears that even a currently running anime adaptation is not enough to contain the science fiction hilarity of Space Battleship Tiramisu, because now the manga written by Satoshi Miyakawa and illustrated by Kei Itō is being adapted into a live-action stage play that will be staged in Tokyo in July and in Osaka in August of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Two more cast members have been revealed for the DIVE!! stage play, an upcoming theatrical production based on the series of novels by Eto Mori about a group of middle school students who pursue the sport of competitive diving. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 10th anniversary celebrations for Mobile Suit Gundam 00, a Sunrise mecha TV anime that ran from 2007 - 2009, are currently underway, and a new project has just been announced in the form of a Mobile Suit Gundam 00 stage play. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new stage play based on the Wake Up, Girls! is heading to the Sogetsu Foundation Sogetsu Hall venue in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan beginning in June of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Announced earlier in the week, new details have been revealed for the upcoming stage play adaptation of The Seven Deadly Sins, a theatrical production based on the action-packed fantasy adventure manga by Nakaba Suzuki, including the writer / director, the performance dates, and the venues. Hit the jump to learn more.