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Otome Yōkai Zakuro Supernatural Manga Gets Stage Play in January

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Lily Hoshino manga previously inspired TV anime in 2010

A stage play adaptation of Lily Hoshino's Otome Yōkai Zakuro manga has been green-lit. It will run at Zenrosai Hall Space Zero in Tokyo from January 18 to January 25, 2017. The play's official website revealed the cast.

Kōsuke Asuma as Kei Agemasa

Tomohito Wakizaki as Riken Yoshinokazura

Kaisei Abe as Ganryū Hanakiri

Yūya Asato as Omodaka

Satoshi Ōwada is directing the play and penning the script. Hoshino posted a drawing of the manga's protagonist Zakuro to celebrate the announcement of the play.

The supernatural historical manga is set in an alternate version of Japan where humans and yōkai (demons) co-exist. The government has established a Ministry of Yōkai and Humans to deal with the incidents that flare up between the two races. The ministry is composed of human representatives, yōkai representatives, and one girl named Zakuro with half-human, half-yōkai blood.

Hoshino launched the manga in Gentosha's Comic Birz magazine in 2008. Gentosha published the manga's 10th compiled book volume on March 24. The manga inspired a 13-episode television anime adaptation in 2010. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. NIS America released the series on DVD in 2012.

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