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Attack No.1 Volleyball Manga Inspires Stage Play

posted on by Karen Ressler
Play based on classic manga stars Angerme idol group

Chikako Urano's Attack No. 1 manga is inspiring a stage play adaptation that will run in Tokyo's Zenrosai Hall / Space Zero from November 29 to December 9. The play will focus on the high school arc of the original manga, but it will include original characters.

The members of the girl idol group Angerme are starring in the play:

Ayaka Wada as Kozue Ayuhara

Moe Kamikokuryō as Midori Hayakawa

Kana Nakanishi as Miyuki Ōnuma

Rikako Sasaki as Kyoko Makimura

Mizuki Murota as Matsue Ishihara

Momona Kasahara as Suzume Obata

Akari Takeuchi as Kaoru Yagisawa

Ayano Kawamura as Shizuka Yagisawa

Musubu Funaki as Kei Yagisawa

Rina Katsuta as Hitomi Aihara

Additional cast members include:

Erika Mahiro as Haruko Shimizu

Ayu Onoda as Fujimi High School fan A/Teradōin volleyball club member A

Saya Eguchi as Fujimi High School fan B/Teradōin volleyball club member B

Shiori Nishida as Fujimi High School fan C/Teradōin volleyball club member C

Reina Ichioka as Fujimi High School volleyball club member A

Rika Shimakura as Fujimi High School volleyball club member B

Performances will be followed by talk events.

Urano serialized the classic volleyball manga Attack No. 1 in Margaret magazine from 1968 to 1970. It was adapted into a television anime in 1969-1971, and a live-action drama series in 2005. A remake of the manga by Kanon Ozawa ran in Margaret in 2004-2005 under the title Shin Attack No. 1 (New Attack No. 1). The manga also inspired a short comedy collaboration manga with the All-Japan Women's Volleyball team in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie, Attack No. 1 stage play's website

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