UraBoku Boys-Love Manga Gets Stage Play in Japan
posted on 2011-06-24 20:45 EDT by Gia Manry
Hotaru Odagiri's fantasy boys-love manga Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (Betrayal Knows My Name, often shortened to UraBoku) is being adapted into a live-action stage production which will run in the Ginza district of Tokyo from December 21 to December 25. The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka magazine made the announcement on Friday. The adaptation is being planned and produced by Kitty, who is also involved in the upcoming stage version of Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
Odagiri launched the still-ongoing manga in 2005. The story revolves around an orphan teenager named Yuki Sakurai who strives for independence after spending his child being cared for by his adopted family. However, Yuki has a mysterious ability to feel the emotions of anyone who he touches. One day, a man appears in Yuki's life claiming to be his brother. Yen Press announced at last year's Comic-Con International that it had acquired the North American rights to the manga.
Many anime, manga, and gaming franchises have been adapted into stage shows, most famously Bleach and Prince of Tennis. More recent examples include Yuu Watase's manga Fushigi Yugi and the Saint Seiya manga.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Corrected plot information. Thanks, Altacia.
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