Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga will be getting its first ever stage play adaptation. The play will first open at Shin Kabuki-za, Osaka from March 8-12, 2023, and then at Nippon Seinen-kan Hall, Tokyo from 17-26, 2022.
An official website has also been opened for the stage play where all the updates will be posted.
The site has unveiled a key visual, cast and staff details for the play on Oct 24, 2022.
The main character Edward Elric will be played by two actors Yohei Isshiki and Ryota Hirano. Character visuals of the two have also been revealed.
Other cast members include:
- Shuto Mashima as Alphonse Elric
- Kosei Sakurada as Alphonse Elric in Suit
- Rin Okabe as Winry Rockbell
- Jin Aoki as Roy Mustang
- Takuma Wada as Roy Mustang
- Minami Tsukui as Riza Hawkeye
- Metal Yoshida as Alex Louis Armstrong
- Yuki Okamoto as Maes Hughes
- Yuki Kimisawa as Jean Havoc
- Motohisa Harashima as Denny Brosh
- Sakurako Mizuki as Maria Ross
- Yutaka Abe as Tim Marcoh
- Keita Oishi as Shou Tucker
- Hikari Ono as Izumi Curtis
- Kurama Sao as Lust
- Raima Hiramatsu as Envy
- Taisei Kusano as Gluttony
- Tomoya Hoshi as Scar
- Shogo Suzuki as Solf J. Kimblee
- Megumi Kuge as Pinako Rockbell
- Mizuki Saito as Gracia Hughes
- Himari Ogawa as Nina Tucker
- Yuika Shiribiki as Nina Tucker
- Takuro Tatsumi as King Bradley
Sachiko Ishimaru will be directing the scripting the stage play. Daisuke Mori will serve as the music director.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix’s shōnen manga anthology magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan between July 2001 and June 2010; the publisher later collected the individual chapters into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes.
Fullmetal Alchemist has been adapted into various anime—two television series and two films, all animated by Bones—as well as light novels. A live-action film based on the series was released in 2017, and two sequels in 2022.
The manga has sold over 80 million volumes worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series.
©Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX/Stage “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” Production Committee