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Kodocha Stage Play Casts Sana

posted on by Karen Ressler
11-year-old Kokoro Okuda, 13-year-old Rio Ogura double cast

The March issue of Shueisha's Ribon magazine announced on Tuesday that 11-year-old Kokoro Okuda (left, in image) and 13-year-old Rio Ogura (right) will share the role of Sana Kurata in the upcoming stage play adaptation of Miho Obana's shōjo manga Kodocha - Sana's Stage (Kodomo no Omocha).

Akitarō Daichi, the director of the Kodocha television anime, is also writing and directing the stage play. Nelke Planning will open the production in Tokyo this August to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ribon magazine.

The story revolves around the popular child actress Sana Kurata and the problem child in her sixth-grade class, Akito Hayama. The manga ran in Ribon from 1994 to 1998, and it won the shōjo category of the 22nd Kodansha Manga Awards.

Tokyopop published the manga in North America, and Funimation released the first half of the television anime.

Image via Comic Natalie

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