Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter is getting a stage play adaptation by Akira Yamazaki. The play will open in Tennozu Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from May 12-18, 2023.
Akira will be in charge of the script and directing the play, with Go Sakabe composing the music.
The cast and character visuals for the stage play have been unveiled along with a key visual to commemorate the announcement. A PV was also revealed.
Gon will be played by a 15-year old rising star, Shion Otomo.
Cast and character visuals are as follows:
- Shion Otomo as Gon
- Nichika Akutsu as Killua
- Yuki Ogoe as Kurapika
- Shori Kondo as Leorio
- Keigo Kitamura as Silva
- Taizo Shiina as Zeno
- Kouki as Milluki
- Shogo Tazuru as Gotoh
- Yūsaku Kawasaki as Hanzo
- Hiroo Ohtaka as Netero
- Kandai Ueda as Illumi
- Haruki Kiyama as Hisoka
Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since March 1998, although the manga has frequently gone on extended hiatuses since 2006. Its chapters have been collected in 37 tankobon volumes as of November 2022.
The manga has been translated into English and released in North America by Viz Media since April 2005.
Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi, which ran on Fuji Television from October 1999 to March 2001. Three separate original video animations (OVAs) totaling 30 episodes were subsequently produced by Nippon Animation and released in Japan from 2002 to 2004. A second anime television series by Madhouse aired on Nippon Television from October 2011 to September 2014, totaling 148 episodes, with two animated theatrical films released in 2013.
Source: Official Website