A new year and a new start for everyone, and that also includes new much-awaited news about your favorite anime series. In 2016, the winter season lineup of anime is the first thing to change for all you anime fans. But of course, that’s not the only news you’ll be wanting to hear.
The feel of excitement when watching your favorite anime cannot be matched, that’s for sure. But what if it gets its own live stage adaptation? Lucky for us fans, 2016 has given a few of our beloved animes their own live stage adaptations that will extend our love for the franchises. So check out these 3 anime live stages you wouldn’t want to miss in 2016!
Noragami Aragoto just finished airing its last episode of the anime’s 2nd season in December, but fans were soon surprised with the news of an anime live stage adaptation of it. From January 28 to 31, eight live stage performances will be made at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo featuring an original story by Adachi Toka, the creator of Noragami. Some of the cast will include Wada Takuma, Hasegawa Kasumi and Hiroki Suzuki playing the role of Yato, the main protagonist. Some of the male cast have already worked with each other for the stage play of Yowamushi Pedal too! Ticket prices range from ￥7,000 to ￥10,000 depending on the seating selection.
Rurouni Kenshin is probably one of the most famous anime that has made it to the big screens to be seen by many outside the country. It seems like Himura Kenshin will be making his appearance on stage again soon, but with a twist! Rurouni Kenshin will be a musical put on by the Takarazuka Revue theater troop! Played by an all-female cast, the musical will open on the 2nd of February and run until the 14th of March at Takarazuka Grand Theater in Hyogo and in Tokyo Takarazuka Theather from the 1st of April until the 8th of May.
So you probably might have thought of the cast will be playing basketball on stage like I did? But who knows, really. Not only did the Kuroko no Basuke anime became popular but its merchandise did too, and now it’s a live stage play. Set to run at Sunshine Theater in April, some of the cast that will play their respective roles include Onuma Shota, Asaro Yuya and Ono Kenshou playing the role of Kuroko (he’s also the guy who sang Fantastic Tune, one of the ending themes of the anime). This is one that’s surely something to look forward to!
No doubt these animes are a part of my favorites list and can’t wait to see how the adaptation will turn out to be. Even if you’re just visiting Japan, why not take the chance to watch an anime live stage adaptation! It will surely be an experience you’ll want to check out!