Ace of Diamond Manga Gets Stage Musical in Summer 2020

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Manga previously inspired 5 stage plays

This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond manga is inspiring a new stage musical adaptation that will debut in summer 2020.

The series already inspired five stage play adaptations, and the most recent debuted in September 2017.

Terajima launched the Ace of Diamond manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006. He ended the first part of the manga in January 2015, and Kodansha published 47 volumes for the series. Terajima then launched Ace of Diamond Act II in August 2015. The fourth and fifth manga volumes bundled anime DVDs in 2016.

The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the 75-episode series as it aired in Japan. Ace of Diamond: Second Season premiered in April 2015, and Crunchyroll also streamed the 51-episode series as it aired. Ace of Diamond Act II inspired an ongoing television anime adaptation that premiered on April 2. The series will have 52 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

The manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga digitally in English in March 2017.

Source: Weekly Shōnen Magazine issue 51

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