Otome Yōkai Zakuro Supernatural Manga Gets Stage Play in January
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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.
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.