Kyo kara Maoh! Gets New Stage Play This Fall
posted on 2015-01-11 09:00 EST by Sarah Nelkin
A new stage play inspired by the Kyo kara Maoh! light novels and anime is in production, and will premiere in Japan this fall.
As with the 2013 play, the new play titled Kyo kara Maoh!: Maō Saikōrin (I'm Demon King From Today On!: Second Advent of the Demon King) will be directed by Shintarō Sugano, who will also write the scripts.
The story of the original novels revolves around Yuri Shibuya, who was sent to a fantasy world after being dunked in a toilet. There, he is told that he is destined to be the next demon king, as his hair and eyes are black. Although Yuri is quite the believer in peace and is against violence, the country he has arrived in is on the brink of war.
Geneon Entertainment Inc. licensed the anime, and released it until it ceased all business in North America. Funimation rescued the license and distributed the anime once again in North America, although the company's license for the series expired in 2011. Tomo Takabayashi began the light novel series with illustrations by Temari Matsumoto in 2000, and the series is still ongoing.