Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Stage Play's Ad Previews Scenes

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Stage play adapting Arc System Works, Atlus fighting game runs July 6-10

The official Facebook page of the stage play of Arc System Works and Atlus' Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold) 2D fighting game began streaming a commercial for the play on Thursday. The commercial previews some scenes from the play.

Text: The sequel to December 2014's Persona 4 the Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena play has been green-lit!
Text: A few days after the life or death tournament, Kuma appears on the Midnight Channel once again, and the P-1 Climax is announced.

Cast additions from the previous Persona 4 Arena stage play adaptations include:

From left to right:

Sayaka Fujioka as Kikuno Saikawa
Yuuki Fujiwara as Akihiko Sanada
Shōichi Honda as Shūji Ikutsuki

Fujiwara and Honda are reprising their roles from the Persona 3 stage plays, and will appear in the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax stage play in the form of 3D videos.

The stage play will star Mitsuaki Madono (pictured at right) as Tohru Adachi. Madono is reprising the role from the various Persona 4 games and anime adaptations.

The rest of the cast includes:

  • Keisuke Minami as Yu Narukami
  • Kōdai Miyagi as Yosuke Hanamura
  • Eiji Takigawa as Kanji Tatsumi
  • Shiki Aoki as Yukiko Amagi
  • Makoto Koichi as Chie Satonaka
  • Natsuko Aso as Rise Kujikawa
  • Yuki Asakura as Naoto Shirogane
  • Kaon Miyahara as Aigis
  • Kaede Aono as Labrys
  • Asami Yoshikawa as Elizabeth
  • Yūki Tomotsune as Sho Minazuki

The play will run from July 6 through July 10 at Tokyo's Theater G-Rosso. Shutaro Oku, who directed the stage play adaptations of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, and Persona 4 Arena (Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena), will return to direct the latest play in the series. Mio Inoue (Actually, I Am..., Is the Order a Rabbit?) will write the script, and Shin Megami Tensei franchise composers Shoji Meguro and Atsushi Kitajō will compose the music.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arrived in Japan as an arcade game in winter 2013 under the title Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultrasuplex Hold. Atlus then shipped the game for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in August 2014. Atlus USA shipped the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America in September 2014, and in Europe in November 2014.

The story takes place only a few days after the events of Persona 4 Arena, when the town of Inaba is clouded in a shroud of red fog in which time is warped and people disappear. Inaba has almost become like the world inside the television. To add to it all, the members of the Persona 4 team find Mitsuru and Akihiko being crucified on the Midnight Channel. In front of the Inaba students appear Yukari and Junpei, members of the Shadow Worker unit who have come to the rural town in order to save their upperclassmen.

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