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    Monday November 1, 2021
  • Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga Hits The Stage in Japan in December

    Adaptation based on parody instructional manga by Koji Aihara and Kentaro Takekuma will play in Tokyo

    Theater-goers in Tokyo will soon have the opportunity to learn the true power of becoming a manga author, because Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga (known in Japan as Saru demo Kakeru Manga Kyoshitsu), a parody instructional manga by Koji Aihara and Kentaro Takekuma that purports to unlock the secrets of creating sure-fire hit Japanese comics, is being adapted into a stage play that will run in Tokyo in December of 2021. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday October 28, 2021
  • The Case Study of Vanitas Gets Stage Play Adaptation in January of 2022

    Adaptation based on supernatural manga by Jun Mochizuki will run at THEATRE1010 venue in Tokyo

    If you need more steampunk vampire action in your life, then you're in luck, because The Case Study of Vanitas (known in Japan as Vanitas no Karute), a supernatural manga by Jun Mochizuki, is being adapted into a stage play that will be performed in Tokyo in January of 2022. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday October 17, 2021
  • Batman Ninja the Show Reveals Heroes and Villains Ready for Action

    Photos featuring actors in full costume and make-up published for Tokyo stage play based on D.C. Comics characters

    Holy rusted metal, Batman! A whole bunch of promotional photos featuring the actors in full costume and make-up have been published for Batman Ninja The Show, an upcoming stage-play production based on the D.C. Comics property that imagines what would happen if Batman and a bunch of Gotham City's worst villains found themselves transported to Japan during the Warring States Period. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday October 10, 2021
  • Yuki Kaji and Mayu Mineda Are Otters for Shinagawa Aquarium Attraction

    Augmented reality smart phone app lets visitors enjoy the adventures of Shura and Nico

    In a bit of otterly adorable news, Shinagawa Aquarium in Shinagawa City, Tokyo, Japan is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special audio attraction featuring the voice talents of Yuki Kaji and Mayu Mineda as the otters Shura and Nico, respectively. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 25, 2021
  • Batman Ninja The Show Hits Japanese Stages in October of 2021

    Main cast and staff revealed for action stage production featuring popular DC Comics heroes and villains

    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.

  • Monday June 21, 2021
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront Stage Play Hits Tokyo and Osaka in Fall 2021

    Main cast, staff, and key visual revealed for third stage adaptation based on Yasuhiro Nightow's manga

    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.

  • Friday June 18, 2021
  • Ouran High School Host Club Gets Musical Stage Play in January of 2022

    Adaptation based on popular romantic comedy manga by Bisco Hatori will run in Tokyo and Osaka

    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.

  • Tuesday May 4, 2021
  • Final Fantasy XIV Fan Explores Eorzea on the Silver Screen

    Can an intrepid employee of a temporarily closed theater acquire the hair-cut cosmetic of their dreams?

    Tokyo is currently experiencing state of emergency closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn't prevented one intrepid Final Fantasy XIV fan from grinding for the cosmetics of their dreams in an interesting new way: by using a movie theater projection screen as their monitor! Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday April 14, 2021
  • Sarazanmai Celebrates Two Years of Kappa with Custom Manhole Cover

    Decorated utility item is installed near the Kappabashi intersection in Taito City, Tokyo, Japan

    Hold on to your butts, because Sarazanmai - a 2019 original TV anime about three troubled teens who transform into kappa and try to resolve mortal attachments in a rather eye-brow raising way - is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a pun-filled promotion: a custom manhole cover. Hit the jump to learn the details, dish.

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