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Maoh: Juvenile Remix Manga Gets Stage Play in April

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Theater troupe *pnish* members take lead roles in adaptation of manga inspired by Kōtarō Isaka's novels

Maoh: Juvenile Remix, the enhanced manga adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka's Maoh novel by Megumi Oosuga is inspiring a stage play by theater troupe *pnish* (seen right).

Playing the main character Junya Andō will be played by male actor group D-BOYS' Ryōsuke Ikeoka. *pnish* members Daiki Sano, Eiji Moriyama, Noboru Washio, and Yūa Tsuchiya will also participate, and the cast will also include Ryosuke Mikata, Ry☆, Tatsuya Kageyama, and LaSalle Ishii. Katsuhide Suzuki will direct the play, and will also pen the scripts.

The play will be performed at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo in Shibuya from April 18 to 26. The play will then be performed in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture's New Kobe Oriental Theater on May 1 and 2.

The manga revolves around Andō (given name not given), Junya's elder brother who has the ability to make anyone near him say whatever he thinks. After Andō realizes that the head of self-defense force named Inukai is doing cruel. twisted things in order to control people, he decides to use his ability to fight back.

The manga is an adaptation of Isaka's Maoh novel with added story elements. The manga ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 2007 to 2010, and a total of ten compiled volumes have been published. Viz publishes the manga in English in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie

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