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Chainsaw Man Stage Play's Ad Reveals Cast Led by Aya Hirano

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
September-October production in Tokyo, Kyoto

The official website for CHAINSAW MAN THE STAGE, the stage play adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man manga, revealed on Monday the play's main visual, cast members, additional staff, performance dates, and 30-second commercial video.



The stage play's cast members include (image above, from top row left):

  • Naotake Tsuchiya as Denji
  • Mizuki Umetsu as Aki Hayakawa
  • Mahiru Coda as Power
  • Minami Tsukui as Himeno
  • Haruki Iwata as Kobeni Higashiyama
  • Kō Kanegae as Hirokazu Arai
  • Masashi Taniguchi as Kishibe
  • Masahide Tada & Yutaka Nakasone as Chainsaw Man
  • Orenograffiti as Samurai Sword (human form)
  • Shōma Yoshioka as Samurai Sword (devil form)
  • Aya Hirano as Makima

The play will run in Tokyo from September 16 to October 1 at The Galaxy Theatre, and in Kyoto from October 6 to 9 at the Kyoto Theater.

It was previously announced that Fumiya Matsuzaki will direct and write the script for the play. Shunsuke Wada is in charge of music, and HIDALI is in charge of choreography.

Fujimoto (Fire Punch) debuted the Chainsaw Man manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2018 and ended its "first part," the "Kōan" (Public Safety) arc, in December 2020. The manga's second part, titled "Gakkō-hen" (School Arc), started on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ service in July 2022.

The anime premiered on TV Tokyo and five other affiliated channels, as well as on Amazon Prime Video on October 11. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Denji is a teenage boy living with a Chainsaw Devil named Pochita. Due to the debt his father left behind, he has been living a rock-bottom life while repaying his debt by harvesting devil corpses with Pochita.

One day, Denji is betrayed and killed. As his consciousness fades, he makes a contract with Pochita and gets revived as "Chainsaw Man"--a man with a devil's heart.

Source: CHAINSAW MAN THE STAGE's website and Twitter account

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