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Naruto Play Receives Update To Live Action Cast

Many a Naruto fan have been excited at the prospect of the ninja they all know and love come to life in a live action adaptation. It’s isn’t a movie but rather a stage play that has come to fruition and below you can see an updated gallery of the cast. So who’s excited for this? And how awesome are the costumes!?

Have a trailer for the show as well.

Is anyone keen to see this in Japan? For more info, head on over to the official site.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Receives Stage Production

Here’s another anime series that’s coming to the stage following the Black Butler production. Cornflakes is a multimedia studio based in Tokyo who made an announcement recently that Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc will be coming to the stage. Coming to the Nihon Seinekhan Main Hall, the production called Danganronpa The Stage ~Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Koukousei, will be able to seat up to 1,360 people. The production will run from October 29 to November 3.

Taking on the role of Makoto Naegi is Kanata Hongo, a 23 year old actor previously taking on Ryoma Echizen back in 2006 in the live action adaptation of the hugely popular series, The Prince of Tennis. Here’s the announcement video for the show.

Amnesia anime comes to the stage as a musical

Great news for fans of the underrated anime, Amnesia, with the announcement that the show is coming to the stage in the form of a musical. The show will run over 10 days and consist of 15 stages and interestingly, will have 5 different endings much in the same way that the anime did. You can have a peek at the announcement trailer below.

Due to the nature of the show, not much information is publicly available at this time. It look set to run during January 2014 in Tokyo at the Hakuhinkan Theater. The seats have been priced at ¥6,500 while there is a special “Queen” seating also available as well as a bonus gift attached. That one will set you back ¥8,500. The organisers have also mentioned that minors will not be admitted to the stage show.

Phoenix Wright returns to the stage

Already having made an appearance on screen and on stage, Phoenix Wright looks set to make a welcome return in a new stage play. Turnabout Spotlight (Gyakuten no Spotlight) has had an official site launched for it with a running schedule from July 31st through to August 4th. The stage will be held at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo.

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Over on the Anime News Network site, they posted up a synopsis so fans know what to expect. One of the episodes from the original game will form the basis of the play which involves Phoenix and Maya attending a performance from Tonosaman (The Steel Samurai) when an accident occurs causing the stage to catch on fire. A suspect is named in Will Powers however he won’t engage the services of an attorney which is when Phoenix jumps into the action.

Catch a gallery of the cast below.

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Tickets for this amazing play will set you back ¥5,800.

Black Butler The Musical, Dates Announced

Following hot on the heels of the recent announcement regarding the live action movie of anime/manga, Black Butler, it looks like it will also be hitting the stage.

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Musical Black Butler: The Most Beautiful Death in The World – A Thousand Souls and The Fallen Grim Reaper” has had new dates released for the Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo as well as the Umeda Art Theater in Osaka. The premiere of the musical will happening in Tokyo on May the 18th and June the 8th for Osaka. The stage production actually first started back in 2010 after the success of the first production, “That Butler, Friendship” in 2009.

Yuya Matsushita returns to the role he popularised, Sebastian Michaelis, while Ciel Phantomhive is brought to life by Taketo Tanaka. Uehara Takaya, a well-known among fans, returns as Grell Sutcliff and returning from the last musical, Izumi Shuhei fills the shoes of Undertaker.

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Some links below for you for more info and pics.

Black Butler Musical Main site


Bleach Rock Musical Reprise Call It A Day

September 9 was the date when the Bleach Rock Musical Reprise wrapped up production sending all the parties back to the Soul Society, or something along those lines.

The production ran for 13 shows and was based at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball, to mark the occasion, the official YouTube channel uploaded an interview with main star, Norizuki Kouhei, playing the role of Ichigo Kurosaki. They also posted a highlight reel of the show which can be seen below.

There will be an official DVD release of the show which will hit stores on November 16 in case you didn’t catch the show in Japan. We’ve also added pics of the cast in costume which looks amazing and very much like they stepped right out of the anime.

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Persona 4 Takes It To The Stage

Persona 4 just keeps gathering as developer, Atlus, thinks of more and more ways to promote the wildly popular and successful franchise. We already know about both the anime and manga based around the games but today we hear that Atlus and Marvelous AQL will be bringing the game to the stage.

The stage adaptation will be known as Visualive Persona 4 with Visualive being the name for a specific type of entertainment which joins both special effects with live performances. Marvelous AQL will be responsible for hosting the production and bringing it to the masses.



Marvelous AQL launched the information site today, link below, with cast information. Actor Toru Baba, last seen in the Prince of Tennis musicals also from MAQL, will be in the lead character role. MAQL will also be allowing fans to submit names for the lead role character.

If you’re going to be in Japan during March 15 through March 20, then give Visualive Persona 4 a look in at the Sunshine Theater in Ikebukuro. Tickets will set you back ¥7,000 to ¥10,000.

Visualive Persona 4 Information Site