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DIVE!! Stage Play's Visual, Videos Show Cast in Costume

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Stage play debuts in September

The official website for the stage play adaptation of Eto Mori's youth novel series DIVE!! began streaming two videos for the stage play on August 3. The site also revealed a visual for the stage play earlier this month. The first video below shows the photography for the key visual, while the second video shows the cast offering their comments on the stage play.

The cast includes:

The play will run from September 20-30 at Tokyo's Theater 1010 and from October 6-7 at Osaka's Morinomiya Piloti Hall. Naohiro Ise (Osomatsu-san, Jūni Taisen stage plays) is directing the stage play and penning the script. The anime adaptation's production committee is credited with cooperation.

Mori (Colorful original creator, screenplay for Black Jack OAV, Black Jack The Movie) wrote the original four-volume novel series between 2000 and 2002. The series revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club (MDC), which is on the verge of closing down after having financial troubles. The club's new coach persuades the club's parent company to stay open on one condition: that the club sends one of its members to next year's Olympics as part of Japan's Olympic team.

Masahiro Ikeno drew a five-volume manga adaptation of Mori's novel series in 2007-2008, and it also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2008. The novels inspired a television anime that premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in July 2017. The anime streamed through Amazon's now defunct Anime Strike channel in the United States.

Akashiba launched a new manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in June 2017 and will end it in the third volume. The first volume shipped in August 2017, and the second and third volumes will ship on September 4 in Japan. Yen Press has licensed the manga.

Sources: DIVE!! stage play's website, Eiga.com

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