3rd Hetalia Stage Musical Reveals Key Visual
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the stage musical adaptations of Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia - Axis Powers manga revealed a key visual for the third musical, titled Hetalia ~in the new world~, on Thursday. The website also began streaming a "live viewing" promotional video, which is region-locked in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.
The cast is as follows:
Ryōki Nagae (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Satomi Hakkenden) as Italy
Ryūko Isogai as America
Daisuke Hirose as England
Juri as France
Yūki Yamaoki as Russia
Taishi Sugie as China
Takuya Kikuchi (also known as ROU) as Austria
Gaku Takamoto as Prussia
The ensemble cast also includes Shōji Nakada, Ryōta Obigane, and Ryō Yamada.
Yūsei Naruse (Yowamushi Pedal, Diabolik Lovers stage plays) is again writing the script for the musical, and Kōtarō Yoshitani (Sengoku Musou, Amnesia, Bakumatsu Rock stage plays, Alice in the Country of Hearts musical, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky musical) is returning to direct. tak is again composing the music and MAMORU is again handling choreography.
The musical will run from July 15-17 at NHK Osaka Hall in Osaka, and then from July 21-August 2 at Theatre 1010 in Tokyo.
The first stage musical, Hetalia ~Singin' in the World~, ran at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in December 2015. The second stage musical, Hetalia ~The Great World~, ran at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall and Tokyo's Theatre 1010 in November. The musical's last performance had a live viewing in theaters nationwide.
Himaruya's original manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters. Right Stuf released the manga in North America in collaboration with its former English-language publisher, Tokyopop, and its Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics.
Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime season inspired by Himaruya's manga, premiered in Japan in July 2015, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. Funimation has released all the anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America.
Source: Comic Natalie