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DAKAICHI Manga's In-Story 'Kōyōki" Play Inspires Real Stage Play in June

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Original manga inspired TV anime last October

The official website for the real stage play adaptation of the "Kōyōki" (Autumn Leaf Demon) stage play within the story of Hashigo Sakurabi's Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. (DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-) manga revealed the staff and performance schedule on Thursday. The play will run at the Club eX theater in Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo from June 28 to July 7.

Shingo Machida is directing the play, and Akira Kuzuki is writing the script. The staff will reveal cast information on March 25.

The fifth Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume of the manga's anime adaptation, which will ship on March 27, will bundle a form to enter an advance ticket lottery for the play. Libre Shuppan announced the adaptation in December.

In the story of Sakurabi's Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. manga, Takato Saijyo has reigned as the idol industry's "Most Handsome" for five years — that is, until freshman actor Junta Azumaya comes along. Takato was always considered brusque, while Azumaya's smile wins over admirers in comparison. The whole fiasco drives Takuto to overindulge in alcohol, and his actions catch the attention of the last person he wants to see. To his surprise, Azumaya uses this new info to blackmail Takuto for physical affection.

Sakurabi launched the manga in Libre Shuppan's Monthly Magazine Be x Boy in July 2013. Libre Shuppan published the manga's sixth volume on Wednesday. The manga has more than 2.8 million copies in print. The manga inspired a television anime that premiered last October. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan.

Sources: Kōyōki stage play's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie, Stage Natalie, PR Times


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