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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.