Whistle! Soccer Manga Gets Stage Play Adaptation
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
A stage play adaptation of Daisuke Higuchi's Whistle! manga has been green-lit. The play will run in Tokyo's Theater 1010 from late August to early September. The cast and staff have not yet been revealed. Higuchi stated that he is "looking forward to how Whistle! will be adapted for the stage."
Whistle! centers on Sho Kazamatsuri, a boy who wants to play soccer, but is prohibited by his short stature. He transfers to a different school, hoping to join a soccer team with a different point of view. There, he hones his skills and struggles to earn acceptance to the soccer team while dealing with his height disadvantage.
Higuchi serialized the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1998 to 2002. Shueisha released 24 compiled book volumes for the series. Viz Media released all 24 volumes in English from 2004 to 2010, and released the manga digitally from 2013 to 2014. The manga received a 39-episode television anime adaptation in 2002-2003.
Source: Comic Natalie