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Fushigi Yugi Stage Musical Gets Sequel in Tokyo in October

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Reina Tanaka, Ryō Hirano return to star as Miaka Yūki, Tamahome

Amipro's official website revealed on Wednesday that the 2016 stage musical adaptation of Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yûgi manga is getting a sequel. The new musical is titled "Fushigi Yûgi -Ao no Shō- (Fushigi Yûgi -Blue Chapter-), and it will run at Zenrosai Hall Space Zero in Tokyo from October 13-21.

Reina Tanaka is returning from the first musical, titled Fushigi Yûgi ~Ake no Shō~ (Fushigi Yûgi ~Vermilion Chapter~), to play Miaka Yūki. Ryō Hirano is also returning as Tamahome. Sayaka Asai (composer for Saiyuki Kageki-den -Reload-) is replacing Kōtarō Yoshitani (Alice in the Country of Hearts musical, Hetalia ~Singin' in the World~) to direct the musical and write the script.

Fushigi Yûgi ~Ake no Shō~ (Fushigi Yûgi ~Vermilion Chapter~) was amipro's first musical adaptation of Watase's manga after the company previously produced three stage plays. The musical was listed as the first of two parts, and it ran at Tokyo's Owlspot theater in April 2016 for 15 performances. Asuka Ami was credited as producer.

Nelke Planning also produced a stage play of Fushigi Yûgi in 2015, focusing on Tamahome, and starring Golden Bomb band member Yutaka Kyan. It was the first stage play adaptation of the manga not produced by amipro.

Source: Comic Natalie

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