The Dark Knight is returning to feudal Japan soon, because a stage play adaptation of Batman Ninja (known as Ninja Batman in Japan) entitled Batman Ninja The Show will be staged in Tokyo beginning in October of 2021, and now the main cast, the main staff, and a teaser visual for the production have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new character visual has been published for Rusted Armors (known in Japan as Sabiiro no Armor), the upcoming anime adaptation of the mixed media project that re-imagines Japan's Sengoku Period as a steampunk historical fantasy. Hit the jump to learn more.
The third stage play adaptation has been announced for Blood Blockade Battlefront (known in Japan as Kekkai Sensen), a supernatural action manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, and the main cast, the main staff, and a cool new key visual have been revealed for the production. Hit the jump to learn more.
The boys (and girl) of Ouran High School Host Club are heading back to school in January of 2022, because a live-action musical stage play based on the popular romantic comedy manga by Bisco Hatori is being produced in Tokyo and Osaka. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Rusted Armors anime, part of a mixed media project that envisions a steampunk alternative history set in the Sengoku Period in Japan, has revealed a new character visual for its protagonist. Hit the jump to check it out.
Tokyo-based fans of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will soon have something new to look forward to, because READPIA is staging a recitation drama starring famous voice actors that tweaks the story to be told from the perspective of Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, and Paris, Juliet's fiancé, in a performance that is entitled Meisaku Ibun Romeo to Juliet ~ Tybalt Sono Koi no Giseisha ~ ("Strange Tale Masterpiece Romeo and Juliet ~ Tybalt The Victims of That Love"). Hit the jump to learn more.
You can't keep a good salesman down, and although last year's previous attempt to produce a stage play adaptation based on Fujiko A. Fujio's dark comedy / psychological thriller manga, The Laughing Salesman, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the original crew and a mostly new cast are heading to the stage in Tokyo for a new production in the Summer of 2021. Hit the jump to learn more.
Be careful what you wish for, because a new key visual has been revealed for the stage-play adaptation of The Laughing Salesman, a work that is based on the dark comedy / psychological manga by Fujiko A. Fujio about a mysterious, too-friendly vendor who offers troubled people their hearts' desires...for a price. Hit the jump to learn more.
The stage play adaptation of Durarara!!, the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about weirdness afoot in Ikebukuro, has revealed a new key visual featuring eight cast members in full costume and make-up. Hit the jump to check it out.
Two of the leading cast members and a spectral new key visual have been revealed for Durarara!!, an upcoming stage play that will be produced in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020 that is based on the series of light novels written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange happenings in the town of Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Durarara!!, a TV anime based on the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda about strange things happening in the city of Ikebukuro, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a stage play adaptation that will tread the boards in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka in April and May of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual featuring the principal cast in full costume and makeup has been published for the stage play adaptation based on The Ancient Magus' Bride, a dark fantasy manga by Kore Yamazaki about a young woman finding magic and self-worth after becoming engaged to a strange, otherworldly wizard. Hit the jump to learn more.
New key visuals and additional cast members have been revealed for Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU, an upcoming stage play based on the 2004 TV anime The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou which is in turn based on the classic novel of intrigue and revenge by Alexandre Dumas. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou, a visually opulent science fiction TV anime from 2004 that is based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, is being adapted into a live-action stage play entitled Le theatre: GANKUTSUOU that will run from December 20 - 28, 2019, at the Zenrosai Hall / Space zero venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.