16-Bit Brawler Golden Axe Gets a Stage Play Adaptation in Japan
Theater troupe SPIRAL CHARIOTS will perform from December 19 - 23, 2018 at the Buddhist Hall venue in Tokyo
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.
Golden Axe: The Stage Play is written and directed by Seiji Hattori of the theatrical troupe SPIRAL CHARIOTS, and it features the acting talents of KUNTA, Haruka Kohara, Shota Minami, Seiji Hattori, Dai Nakane, Shouta Yamada, Takuma Endō, Masahiro Komazaki, Chizu Hanasaki, and more. The play will run from December 19 - 23, 2018, at the Buddhist Hall venue in Tokyo.
Released in arcades in 1989 and later on the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis systems, Golden Axe follows a trio of heroes - the Amazon Tyris Flare, the inexplicably named barbarian Ax Battler, and the dwarven warrior Gilius Thunderhead - as they seek to avenge themselves on the evil sorcerer, Death Adder. Highlights of the game include vying with your friends to see who gets to ride the dragon and griffin mounts and kicking gnomes in the face for food and magic potions.
I have no idea how a game like Golden Axe will translate into a stage play, but I'm curious to find out.
Source: Stage Natalie
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