Fairy Tail Stage Play Reveals Ayu Manaka as Lucy

posted on by Karen Ressler
Play based on Hiro Mashima's manga to run in Ikebukuro from April 30-May 9

The official website for the stage play of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga revealed a visual of Ayu Manaka in costume as Lucy Heartfilia on Tuesday.

The website previously revealed visuals of D-BOYS actor Shuuto Miyazaki as Natsu, Atsushi Shiramata as Gray, Hirofumi Araki as Jellal, Kento Ono as Hibiki, and Ren Ozawa as Lyon Vastia.

The show's full cast includes:

  • Shuuto Miyazaki as Natsu Dragneel
  • Atsushi Shiramata as Gray Fullbuster
  • Ayu Manaka as Lucy Heartfilia
  • Minami Tsukui as Erza Scarlet
  • Misaki Momose as Wendy Marvell
  • Naoya Gomoto as Brain/Zero
  • Yamato Furuya as Midnight
  • Ikkei Yamamoto as Cobra
  • Anju Inami as Angel
  • Kento Ono as Hibiki Lates
  • Ren Ozawa as Lyon Vastia
  • Hirofumi Araki as Jellal Fernandes

Akiko Kodama (Live Spectacle Naruto stage play director) is directing the production and is penning the script. The play will run at the Sunshine Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from April 30 to May 9.

Mashima's original manga follows the adventures of the world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. The manga has also inspired two television anime, several previous original video anime projects, and several spinoff manga. The franchise's first anime film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, opened in Japan in August 2012.

Kodansha released the manga's 53rd compiled book volume in Japan on January 15. Del Rey published the first 12 volumes of the original manga in North America, and Kodansha Comics resumed publishing the manga in English with the 13th volume in 2011. Kodansha Comics will publish the manga's 52nd volume on February 23. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime series and is streaming the ongoing second television anime into several countries as it airs in Japan, and it is also releasing new manga chapters online as they are published in Japan. Funimation is releasing both anime series in DVD/Blu-ray Disc sets.

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