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Kuroko's Basketball Gets 2nd Stage Play in June

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kensho Ono, Yūya Asato, Mario Kuroba, Ryō Hatakeyama, Shōta Onuma reprise roles from 1st play

A second stage play adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball sports manga has been green-lit. The second stage play will run at Tokyo's AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from June 22 to July 9, before moving to Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall from July 13 to 17. Kensho Ono, Yūya Asato, Mario Kuroba, Ryō Hatakeyama, and Shōta Onuma are reprising their roles from the previous stage play as Tetsuya Kuroko, Taiga Kagami, Ryōta Kise, Shintarō Midorima, and Daiki Aomine, respectively.

Norihito Nakayashiki (Haikyu!! stage play) is once again directing the play.

Kuroko's Basketball The Encounter, the first stage play adaptation, ran for 21 performances from April 8 to April 24 at the Sunshine Gekijō theater in Tokyo.

Tadatoshi Fujimaki launched the Kuroko's Basketball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the 30th and final volume (pictured at left) in Japan in December 2014. Viz Media released the first two-in-one omnibus volume in English on August 2, and it describes the series as follows:

Kuroko Tetsuya doesn't stand out much. In fact, he's so plain that people hardly ever notice when he's around. Though he's just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that's where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he's a high school student, he's on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

The first anime season based on the manga aired from April-September 2012. The second season aired from October 2013 to March 2014. The third season aired from January-June 2015. Crunchyroll streamed all three seasons outside of Japan as they aired. Daisuki also streamed the third season. The manga is also inspiring the upcoming Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game film based on the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga.

Source: Comic Natalie

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