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Ace of Diamond Gets 5th Stage Play in September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st of stage plays not directed by Shintarō Asanuma

A fifth stage play adaptation of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A) baseball manga has been green-lit. The play will run at the Shin Kobe Oriental Theater in Kobe on September 7-10, at the JMS Aster Plaza in Hiroshima on September 12-14, at the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center on September 17-18, and Theater 1010 in Tokyo on September 20-24.

The cast includes:

  • Ren Ozawa as Eijun Sawamura
  • Tomoki Hirose as Satoru Furuya
  • Takuma Wada as Kazuya Miyuki
  • Taiga Fukazawa as Haruichi Kominato
  • Subaru Hayama as Yōichi Kuramochi
  • Tiazō Shiina as Ryōsuke Kominato
  • Ryōsuke Takahashi as Jun Isashiki
  • Yūsuke Ueda as Tetsuya Yūki
  • Hiroyoshi Mizunuma as Tōru Masuko
  • NAO-G as Kōichirō Tanba
  • Daichi Nakashima as Keisuke Miyauchi
  • Takurō Sawada as Kenta Maezono
  • Yasuhisa Katō as Tesshin Kataoka
  • Keisuke Fujita as President Ōta
  • Hikaru Ōta as Carlos Toshiki Kamiya
  • Kōtarō Itō as Katsuyuki Shirakawa
  • Takanori Yamaki as Masatoshi Harada
  • Seiya Konishi as Mei Narumiya

Other cast members include Takumi Ōmi, Yū Kazuuchi, Sō Nozawa, Hirō Akiyama, Shōgo Ajiro, Motoki Ishige, Kōichi Onohara, Yūji Gima, Kōji Sasaoka, Kazuto Satō, Kentarō Satō, Hirotsugu Hamaya, and Shun Yuki.

Chūji Mikasano is directing the play and penning the script, with Daichi Nakashima as co-director. Tsuyoshi Aita and Kyōko Kishi are assistant directors, Eishi Torakawa is the engineering director, and Tetsuya Hiromitsu is the stage director. Takuya Aoki is responsible for the stage art design, and Kazuki Watanabe is responsible for video production. As with previous stage plays, Office Endless is producing the play. This will be the first of the stage plays that Shintarō Asanuma (Ace of Diamond's Yōichi Kuramochi, Majestic Prince's Toshikazu Asagi) will not direct and write.

The original Ace of Diamond The Live stage play ran in August 2015 at the Zepp Blue Theater. Pony Canyon released the performance on DVD in November 2015.

Ace of Diamond The Live II ran in March 2016 at Tokyo's Galaxy Theatre, and Nagoya Bunri University Culture Forum's Great Hall, and in April 2016 at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall. A home video release of the musical went on sale last August.

Ace of Diamond The Live III ran from last August to September at the Zepp Blue Theater in Roppongi.

Ace of Diamond The Live IV ran from April 6-13 at Theater 1010 in Tokyo, and then from April 20-23 at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka.

Source: Comic Natalie


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