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Kuroko's Basketball's 3rd Stage Play Reveals Cast, Visual

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New play to run in Tokyo, Osaka in April-May

The official website for the stage play adaptations of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball manga revealed a visual and more cast on Monday for the planned third stage play.

All of the cast for the Seirin High, Shūtoku High, and Tōō Academy team members are reprising their roles from the previous play, except for:

  • Yūho Matsui as Shun Izuki (replacing Ryūtarō Akimoto)
  • Hirotaka Katō as Ryō Sakurai (replacing Eiji Akaso)

The play will also add Taiyō Ayukawa as Atsushi Murasakibara.

Norihito Nakayashiki is once again directing the play. The play will run in three locations in April and May in Tokyo and Osaka.

Kuroko's Basketball The Encounter, the first stage play adaptation, ran for 21 performances in April 2016 in Tokyo. The second stage play ran in Tokyo and Osaka in June and July.

Fujimaki published the 30-volume Kuroko's Basketball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2008-2014. Viz Media publishes the manga in English.

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 also inspired the Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game film based on the Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga. The film opened in Japan on March 18.

[Via Nijimen]

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