The official website for the forthcoming stage play adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge's dark fantasy manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has released a first key visual and two solo visuals of 20-year-old Ryota Kobayashi as the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado and 16-year-old Akari Takaishi as his sister Nezuko. Check out the first images from the highly-anticipated play after the jump!
It is officially confirmed today that a stage play adaptation of the ZOMBIE LAND SAGA anime series, titled ZOMBIE LAND SAGA: Stage de Doon!, is set to be performed in the spring of 2020. It will feature its original cast, which means the anime voice cast will not play their characters on the stage. Learn more after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming stage play adaptation of Yasuhiro Nightow's sci-fi action manga Blood Blockade Battlefront has posted a 90-second new PV to introduce its nine main cast in costume, including Saku Momose as Leonardo Watch and Hiroaki Iwanaga as Klaus Von Reinherz. See how they are ready to portray their characters for the play after the jump!
In addition to the anime compilation film that was also revealed today, the fans will be able to meet the Prism Show idols again on the real stage. Following its very successful first show in 2017, the second show from the KING OF PRISM stage play series, titled "-Shiny Rose Stars-" is set to be performed in Tokyo from February 20 to March 1, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for "My Hero Academia The 'Ultra' Stage," the stage play adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi's sci-fi action shonen manga announced today that its second show titled "Honmono no Hero (The Real Hero)" is set to be performed in Tokyo and Osaka in the spring of 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the very successful first show last summer, the stage play play adaptation of Satoshi Miyakawa (story) and Kei Ito (art)'s sci-fi comedy manga Uchu Senkan Tiramisu/Space Battleship Tiramisu is set to return this winter. Its official website is updated with a new key visual with a tagline "A crab destroys the world! A song saves the love!" Hit the jump for more information.
The official website for PSYCHO-PASS Chapter 1 -Hanzai Keisuu (Crime Coefficient)-, a new stage play based on the TV anime PSYCHO-PASS's first season, has posted a solo visual of 38-year-old Yuuki Kubota (Takatora Kureshima/Kamen Rider Zangetsu in Kamen Rider Gaim) as its protagonist Shinya Kogami. Check out the latest information after the jump.
The highly anticipated stage play adaptation of Kore Yamazaki's fantasy manga series Mahou Tsukai no Yome/The Ancient Magus' Bride finally kicked off for a ten-day run at the Owlspot theater in Tokyo on October 5. Prior to the show's public opening, its dress rehearsal was conducted for Japanese media. See how the cast portray their characters on the stage after the jump!
In addition to the anime feature film, a stage play adaptation of Koyoharu Gotoge's dark fantasy shonen manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is also set to be performed in Tokyo and Hyogo in January 2020. The news was revealed in this year's 44th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump released today in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the individual visuals, the official website for the upcoming stage play adaption of Atlus' juvenile RPG Persona 5, titled PERSONA5 the Stage, is finally updated with a stunning key visual featuring its 11 main cast, including 27-year-old Hiroki Iino (Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia stage play) as the protagonist. Check out the latest information including a video message from Iino after the jump!
The official website for "Real Fighting 'Hajime no Ippo' The Glorious Stage!!," the first stage play adaptation of George Morikawa's long-running boxing manga Hajime no Ippo, has posted a key visual and a 30-second CM to introduce its main cast, including 21-year-old Kyoji Goto as the protagonist Ippo Makunouchi. See how the cast portray their characters after the jump!
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!