Hakuōki Franchise Gets 13th Stage Musical Adaptation in April 2020

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New musical to adapt Hakuōki Shinkai games with focus on Sōma Kazue

Marvelous announced on Sunday that it will produce a new stage musical in the Hakuōki franchise titled Musical "Hakuōki Shinkai" Sōma Kazue-hen. The musical will premiere in April 2020 and will run in Tokyo and Osaka. Marvelous began streaming a video on Sunday that outlines the previous 12 musicals in the franchise.

Daisuke Nishida is scripting and directing the musical. The musical adapts the two Hakuōki Shinkai games, which remake the original game in Idea Factory and Otomate's franchise.

Idea Factory released Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds (Hakuōki Shinkai: Kaze no Shō) for the PlayStation Vita in Japan in September 2015. Idea Factory International released the game in North America and Europe in May 2017. The company later released the game for PC via Steam in August 2017.

The sequel game, Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms (Hakuōki Shinkai: Hana no Shō), launched in Japan on the PS Vita in June 2016. Idea Factory International released the game in March 2018 in North America and Europe for PS Vita and Steam.

Idea Factory released the two games together for the Nintendo Switch under the title Hakuōki Shinkai: Fūkaden in September 2018. Hakuōki Shinkai: Tsukikage no Shō and Hakuōki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō are new games for the Switch in the franchise. The first game will ship in Japan on September 26.

The first Hakuōki stage musical debuted in 2012, and the latest musical, Musical Hakuōki Shitan Kazama Chikage-hen, ran in Tokyo and Kyoto in April.

Sources: Marvelous' YouTube channel, Stage Natalie

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