3rd Hetalia Stage Musical Reveals Key Visual

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Musical to run from July 15-17 in Osaka, July 21-August 2 in Tokyo

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

Yūsuke Ueda (Ace of Diamond stage play) as Germany

Keisuke Ueda (Yowamushi Pedal) as Japan

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.

Takamoto is debuting as Prussia in the musical, and Kikuchi is reprising his role as Austria from the first musical. The rest of the main cast is returning from the second musical.

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

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