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Posted 11/25/17 , edited 11/26/17
Who else loves live theatre?

What plays would you want to get adapted into an anime? What productions have you seen that felt very anime?

What do you think of 2.5D theatre? Have you seen any (in-person or on DVD)? Any thoughts about particular productions?

+ various anime-and-theatre thoughts...

My thoughts:

The Broadway production of Anastasia feels very anime. She literally sings "Journey to the Past" surrounded by sakura trees. Plus there are sunsets and anime color schemes and things like that.

It's also amazing, and the use of projections/animated backgrounds is stunning and deserves more love.

https://youtu.be/kx3Ddcrgldg < pretty nice compilation of clips from it, including one of my favorite new songs. The new songs are amazing. This thing just deserves more recognition.

I would love to see them do a "movie-remake"/new animated movie based on the play, animated by a Japanese studio. It deserves like, Your Name-level art.

As for 2.5D.... (well, besides my intense love for Rejet's Pythagoras idol series), I really love the second Black Butler musical. It had an original story with original characters, and the music was really good.

I also have a lot of anime-inspired Shakespeare production ideas. ....... and ideas about Shakespeare productions for the Pythadol characters to star in. ;; Hey, they did Romeo and Juliet in the anime...

So... anyone else?
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Posted 11/25/17 , edited 11/26/17
Actually made me wonder how many musical anime exist? (not including idol shows)
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Posted 11/25/17 , edited 11/26/17

CKD-Anime wrote:

Actually made me wonder how many musical anime exist? (not including idol shows)


Starmyu isn't reallly an idol show, so that one counts. There's also Dance with Devils. And there's this one comedy one from ~10 years ago that I thought was pretty bad.

I hope that Starmyu and Dance with Devils get them to do more...
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