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2nd Hetalia Stage Musical Gets Title, Live Viewing in Theaters

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The staff of the second stage musical adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia - Axis Powers manga announced the title of the play as Hetalia ~The Great World~ on Thursday.

In addition, the musical's last performance at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall on November 27 will have a live viewing in theaters nationwide. The musical's official website also released an image of Ryōki Nagae in costume as Italy (pictured at right) on Thursday.

The musical will run from November 10-20 at Tokyo's Theatre 1010 and November 25-27 at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall. The cast of the first musical will reprise their roles, except for Yūichirō Ōmi, who will be replaced by Yūsuke Ueda as Germany. Takeshi James Yamada will join the cast as Spain.

Yūsei Naruse (Yowamushi Pedal, Diabolik Lovers stage plays) is again writing the script for the musical, and Kōtarō Yoshitani (Sengoku Musou, Amnesia, Bakumatsu Rock stage plays, Alice in the Country of Hearts musical, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky musical) is returning to direct. tak is composing the music and MAMORU is handling choreography.

The first stage musical, Hetalia ~Singin' in the World~, ran at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo from December 24 to December 29.

Himaruya's original manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters. Right Stuf has been releasing the manga in North America in collaboration with its former English-language publisher, Tokyopop, and its Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics.

Source: Comic Natalie


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