Hajime Isayama’s Attack On Titan manga is getting a stage musical adaptation by Go Ueki in January 2023. An official website and Twitter account have also been opened for the same.
Attack On Titan -the Musical- will open at Osaka’s Orix Theater on Jan 7, 2023, and run till Jan 9, 2023. It will also play at Tokyo’s Seinenkan Hall from Jan 14-24, 2023.
A teaser trailer and a key visual was released to commemorate the announcement on Monday, Sep 5, 2022.
The cast and staff involved in the musical has been revealed on the official website of the musical adaptation.
Attack On Titan -the Musical- main cast includes:
- Kurumu Okamiya as Eren Jaeger
- Sara Takatsuki as Mikasa Ackerman
- Eito Konishi as Armin Arlert
- Ryo Matsuda as Levi
- Yu Fukuzawa as Jean Kirstein
- Yasue Kazuaki as Marco Bott
- Tomoya Nakanishi as Connie Springer
- Sena as Sasha Braus
- Mitsu Murata as Hannes
- Takeshi Hayashino as Keith Shadis
- Masanori Tomita as Dimo Reeves
- Mimi Maihane as Carla Jaeger
- Mitsuru Karahashi as Grisha Jaeger
- Riona Tatemichi as Hange Zoe
- Takurō Ōno as Erwin Smith
Staff for the musical includes:
- Director: Go Ueki
- Scriptwriter: Masafumi Hata
- Music Director: KEN THE 390
- Lyrics: Kaori Miura
The musical will combine the traditional stage techniques with that of the latest technologies and tricks along with music to recreate the world of Attack on Titan.
Moreover, the tickets for the musical will be up for sale from Nov 5, 2022.
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity is forced to live in cities surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to exterminate the Titans after they bring about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother.
Attack on Titan was serialized in Kodansha’s monthly shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from September 2009 to April 2021, with its chapters collected in 34 tankōbon volumes.
An anime television series was produced by Wit Studio (seasons 1–3) and MAPPA (season 4). A 25-episode first season was broadcast from April to September 2013, followed by a 12-episode second season broadcast from April to June 2017. A 22-episode third season was broadcast in two parts, with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019. A fourth and final season premiered in December 2020, airing 16 episodes in its first part. A second part consisting of 12 episodes aired from January to April 2022, and a third and final part will premiere in 2023.
As of December 2019, the manga has over 100 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards, including the Kodansha Manga Award, the Attilio Micheluzzi Award, and the Harvey Award.
Source: Official Website, Comic Natalie
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