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Meiji Tokyo Renka Anime Film Gets Stage Musical Sequel

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Film, musical adapt Broccoli's romance game for female players

The official website for the Gekijōban Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade anime film announced on Friday that the story will continue in a stage musical. The sequel, titled Kageki Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Oborozuki no Chat Noir~ (Musical Meiji Tokyo Love Song ~Black Cat of the Hazy Moon~), will open in Japan from June 2 to June 12 at Tokyo's Hakuhinkan Theater.

Sayaka Sakuragi (Alice in the Country of Hearts musical) will write the script and Kōtarō Yoshitani (Hetalia ~Singin' in the World~ musical, Bakumatsu Rock musical) will direct the play. No cast information is currently available.

Gekijōban Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade (Film Version Meiji Tokyo Love Song ~Crescent Moon's Serenade~) opened in Japan on July 18. The movie's website describes the story's prologue: On an evening lit by a crimson full moon, an ordinary high school girl named Mei Ayazuki meets a self-proclaimed magician named Charlie at a festival. Through Charlie's magic, she time-travels to the Meiji era in Tokyo, where she meets and falls in love with various great historical figures from that time period.

Both the film and the musical are based on Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka visual novel romance game for female players. The franchise began with a 2011 mobile game, which was ported to PlayStation Portable in 2013.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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