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My Hero Academia Stage Play Previewed in Video

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Play runs in Tokyo, Osaka in April 2019

The Twitter account for My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage, the stage play adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga, began streaming a video for the play on Saturday.

The play's cast includes:

  • Shin Tamura as Izuku Midoriya
  • Ryōta Kobayashi as Bakugo Katsuki
  • Yume Takuchi as Ochako Uraraka
  • Hiroki Ino as Tenya Iida
  • Ryō Kitamura as Shoto Todoroki
  • Mao Noguchi as Tsuyu Asui
  • Naoki Tanaka as Eijiro Kirishima
  • Yūgo Satō as Denki Kaminari
  • Shinichi Hashimoto as Yuga Aoyama
  • Saaya Yamasaki as Momo Yaoyorozu
  • Nagato Akui as Minoru Mineta
  • Rin Matsubara as Fumikage Tokoyami
  • Marino Baba as Mei Hatsume
  • Daisuke Matsukawa as Hitoshi Shinso
  • Raita as Tomura Shigaraki
  • Yūsuke Seto as Eraserhead
  • Yūki Okamoto as Present Mic
  • Yūsuke Ueda as Endeavor
  • Tsuyoshi Hayashi as All Might (True Form)
  • Hiroaki Iwanaga as All Might (Muscle Form)
  • Hayato Takehiro and Makoto Endō as ensemble characters

The play will run at the The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from April 12 to 21, and then at the Sankei Hall Breeze in Osaka from April 26 to 29.

Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi is directing the play. Hideyuki Nishimori is penning the script, Shunsuke Wada is composing the music, and Umebō is in charge of choreography.

Viz Media is publishing the manga in English, and it describes the story:

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny...

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Shueisha published the manga's 21st compiled book volume on December 4. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. The manga has also inspired the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Smash!! spinoff manga, both of which Viz Media is releasing in English.

The manga has inspired three television anime series. A fourth season is in the works, and will premiere in October 2019. The third 25-episode series premiered on April 7. The My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film opened in Japan on August 3, and has since earned more than 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.46 million) at the Japanese box office. Legendary Entertainment announced in October that it is producing a live-action film for the franchise.

Source: My Hero Academia The "Ultra" Stage stage play's Twitter account


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