Natsume Ono's ACCA 13 Inspires Stage Play in November
posted on by Karen Ressler
A website for a stage play adaptation of Natsume Ono's ACCA 13 (ACCA 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka) manga opened on Friday. The website unveiled a visual showing the first two cast members: Hirofumi Araki as Jean Otus (right) and Haruki Kiyama as Nino (left). The play will open in November.
Ono launched the manga series in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in June 2013, and ended it on October 25. Square Enix shipped the manga's sixth and final compiled book volume on December 24.
An anime adaptation premiered in January. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan and Funimation streamed a simuldub. Funimation describes the story:
Jean Otus, commonly known as “Jean the Cigarette Peddler,” is one of the most cunning agents working for the unified group known as “ACCA.” In a kingdom split between 13 regions, ACCA serves to maintain the peace. Those working in the syndicate consider it their life and purpose. But Jean is monitored by gazes, rumors, and…snack time. Slowly, his life is swallowed up into the world's conspiracies!
Yen Press licensed the manga series for North America.