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Vampire Knight Stage Play Shown in Photos

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Nogizaka46 idol Yumi Wakatsuki stars as heroine in all-female play adaptation of Matsuri Hino's manga

The stage play of Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight manga opened in Tokyo on Wednesday, and website Comic Natalie is hosting photos from the play.

Comic Natalie has a large amount of additional photos.

Root, a female model of "boys-style" clothing, plays Zero Kiryū. Nogizaka46 idol group member Yumi Wakatsuki plays Yūki Cross, and "Boys-style" model Akira plays Kaname Kuran. The play stars an all-female cast.

The manga revolves around Yūki, a high school girl whose unique school features a "day class" of normal kids and a "night class" of vampires. She works with her adopted father and headmaster to prove that vampires can coexist with humans peacefully, but the school — and the vampires — hide many secrets.

Nelke Planning and Be-Honest are holding the stage play from January 21 to January 25 at Tokyo's Hakuhinkan Theater. Nelke Planning has produced the stage plays of other manga such as Sailor Moon, and will also produce one of Kodocha (Kodomo no Omocha).

Kōji Tokuo wrote the script and Shinnosuke Motoyama (choreographer on The Prince of Tennis and Macross the Musicalture musicals) is directing.

Hino launched the manga in LaLa in 2004, and the manga ended last year. Hakusensha published the 19th and final compiled book volume in November 2013, and Viz Media published the last volume in October in North America. Viz also released the 2008 Vampire Knight anime series and its Vampire Knight Guilty followup.

Source: Comic Natalie

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