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Reborn! Manga Gets New Stage Play in June 2019

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Neeko, Ryōhei Takenaka return in new play

Marvelous announced on Saturday that Akira Amano's Reborn! manga is inspiring a second stage play adaptation. The new play will run in Tokyo at the Theater 1010 from June 14-23, then in Osaka at the Kashiwara City Cultural-Riviere Hall from June 27-30.

Maruichirō Maruo is returning to direct the play and pen the script. Returning cast members include Neeko (Reborn! anime's lead voice actress) as Reborn and Ryōhei Takenaka as Tsunayoshi Sawada.

The first stage play adaptation, Katekyō Hitman Reborn! The Stage, ran in Tokyo at The Galaxy Theatre from September 21-30, and then in Osaka at the Mielparque Hall from October 3-6.

Viz Media released 16 volumes of the 42-volume manga in North America, and it describes the story:

When Reborn, a fedora-wearing, gun-toting toddler, arrives and says he's come to groom Tsuna for his future as boss of an Italian organized crime family, Tsuna is more than a little skeptical. But Reborn may have the "magic bullet" necessary to turn Tsuna's life around!

Amano launched Reborn! in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, and ended it in 2012. The manga's television anime adaptation ran from 2006 to 2010. Crunchyroll and Viz Media streamed the anime adaptation outside Japan. Discotek Media recently announced its license of the anime.

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event presented a special collaboration mini anime video of Amano's Reborn! and elDLIVE manga when it opened in July 2016. The video featured the first anime footage of Reborn! in six years since the television anime ended in 2010.

Sources: Katekyō Hitman Reborn! The Stage stage play's website, Comic Natalie

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