Madoka Magica's Magia Record Stage Play Previewed in 2 Videos

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Keyakizaka46 members star in play debuting in Tokyo on Friday

The official Twitter account for the Keyakizaka46 idol group began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the stage play adaptation of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden smartphone role-playing game.

The play's official website also began streaming a short video for the play on Monday.

The cast members are all members of the Keyakizaka46. The play stars:

Memi Kakizaki as Iroha Tamaki

Akari Nibu as Madoka Kaname

Mirei Sasaki as Yachiyo Nanami

Suzuka Tomita as Tsuruno Yui

Sarina Ushio as Sana Futaba

Miho Watanabe as Felicia Mitsuki

Hina Kawata as Homura Akemi

Kyōko Saitō as Kyoko Sakura

Miku Kanemura as Sayaka Miki

Shiho Katō as Mami Tomoe

The play is the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise's first stage play adaptation. The play will run at TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo from August 24 to September 9.

The play will be an original work based on the game's main story. Akiko Kodama (Live Spectacle Naruto, Fairy Tail stage plays) is directing the play, and Masafumi Hata (Mahō Sensei Negima! ~Okochama Sensei wa Shugyō Chū!~ stage play) is writing the script. Nelke Planning is producing the play.

The game's story, a spinoff of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, takes place in the burgeoning city of Kamihama. Guided by a strange power, magical girls gather in this town and battle with a new power drawn from witches. Iroha Tamaki arrives in this town and joins other magical girls to search for her missing younger sister Ui. Before long, Homura Akemi also arrives in the town. "If I can understand the mystery of this town, maybe I can save Kaname."

The new character Iroha Tamaki (voiced by Momo Asakura) becomes a magical girl with a wish to save her sister from illness. Madoka Kaname (again voiced by Aoi Yūki) also arrives in Kamihama to search for her missing friend Homura.

The game launched for iOS and Android devices in August 2017.

Sources: Keyakizaka46 Twitter account, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden stage play's official website via Otakomu

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