Attack No.1 Volleyball Manga Inspires Stage Play
posted on by Karen Ressler
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:
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:
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.