Red River Manga Gets New Chapter, Musical by Takarazuka Revue
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The first 2018 issue of Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine announced on Tuesday that Chie Shinohara's Red River (Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori) manga is getting a new chapter, which will premiere in the magazine's sixth issue.
The famed all-female Takarazuka Revue troupe had announced in August that they will perform a musical adaptation. The musical will run in Takarazuka from March 16 through April 23 and then will run in Tokyo from May 11 through June 17. The play stars Madoka Hoshikaze as Yuri, Suzuho Makaze as Prince Kail, and Toa Serika as Ramses.
Viz Media published the manga in English between 2004 and 2010, and it describes the first volume:
Yuri, a pretty Japanese girl, is ecstatic after passing her college entrance exam and having her first kiss with her childhood friend-turned boyfriend. However, her luck soon changes. She starts to notice that water becomes agitated whenever she goes near it. One night, hands appear out of a puddle on the street and drag her into the water! Transported to an ancient village in the Middle East, she is then captured by armed troops and taken to the Queen's palace for a human sacrifice.
Shinohara published the 28-volume manga in Sho-Comi from 1995 to 2002. The manga has more than 18 million copies in print.
The Takarazuka Revue most recently performed a musical adaptation of Waki Yamato's Haikara-san ga Tooru manga in October. The troupe will also perform a musical adaptation of Moto Hagio's Poe no Ichizoku (The Poe Clan) manga in January through March.
The troupe performed a musical for Rurouni Kenshin in 2016. The group has also previously performed stage versions of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Sengoku Basara, Jin, The Rose of Versailles, Lupin III, and more.