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Sayonara Sorcier Stage Musical Announced for March

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hozumi's original manga tells story of van Gogh brothers

A stage musical adaptation of Hozumi's Sayonara Sorcier manga has been green-lit. The musical is set to open in Tokyo in March next year. The project also opened an official website. Daisuke Nishida will direct the production, and Shuhei Kamimura (Student Council's Discretion) will compose the music. The cast and further details on the musical will be announced at a later date.

The manga tells the story of the van Gogh brothers - the famous painter Vincent van Gogh, and his younger brother Theodorus van Gogh - but primarily from the point of view of the latter. Theo is employed as the branch manager of the famous art dealership Goupil & Cie. He seeks to embrace new talents and techniques, but the bourgeoisie mentality of the time deems the lower classes unable to appreciate fine art, marking it as a domain exclusive to high society. Theo struggles to showcase art that depicts the truth of the everyday.

Hozumi launched the manga in the October 2012 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine, and ended it in the magazine's October 2013 issue. Shogakukan published the manga's second and final compiled book volume in November 2013. The manga topped the Female Readers list of manga in the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.

Source: Comic Natalie


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