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Akira Amano's Reborn! Manga Gets Stage Play This Fall

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Play to run in Tokyo, Osaka in September-October

This year's 27th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Akira Amano's Reborn! manga is getting a stage play adaptation.

The Katekyō Hitman Reborn! The Stage play will run in Tokyo at The Galaxy Theatre from September 21-30, and then in Osaka at the Mielparque hall from October 3-6. Maruichirō Maruo is directing and penning the script.

The play will star:

Neeko (Reborn! anime's lead voice actress) as Reborn

Ryōhei Takenaka as Tsunayoshi Sawada

Viz Media released 16 volumes of the 42-volume manga in North America, and it describes the story:

When Reborn, a fedora-wearing, gun-toting toddler, arrives and says he's come to groom Tsuna for his future as boss of an Italian organized crime family, Tsuna is more than a little skeptical. But Reborn may have the "magic bullet" necessary to turn Tsuna's life around!

Amano launched Reborn! in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2012. The manga's television anime adaptation ran from 2006 to 2010. Crunchyroll and Viz Media streamed the anime adaptation outside Japan.

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event presented a special collaboration mini anime video of Amano's Reborn! and ēlDLIVE manga when it opened in July 2016. The video featured the first anime footage of Reborn! in six years since the television anime ended in 2010.

Sources: Reborn! the Stage play's official Twitter account, Weekly Shonen Jump issue 27

Update: Link to Neeko added. Thanks, wolf10


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