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Tokyo Ghoul Gets New Stage Play In 2017

Ken Kaneki’s taking his tale to the bright lights of the live stage! Again!

Last week, the presenters at the “Stage Play Tokyo Ghoul Special Event” fan event revealed that a new stage play based on Tokyo Ghoul was greenlit for production. The production will be a sequel to the first play, and is slated for a Summer 2017 début.

As of press time, the performance will receive runs in Tokyo and Osaka. Though six performers from the first production were present at the event, no announcements regarding the casting of the new play were officially made.

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The first play, which opened in summer 2015, ran at Tokyo’s AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo for one week in July. This was followed by a multi-day showing later in the month at the Kyōto Gekijō.

Tokyo Ghoul is based on Sui Ishida’s manga of the same name. The seriesm kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in September 2011, and ran through September 2014. The title spans 14 collected volumes.

Tokyo Ghoul received several adaptations, including an ongoing light novel series by Shin Towada (with illustrations by Sui Ishida), and one-shot manga spinoff Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] by Ishida. Ishida is currently working on ongoing sequel series Tokyo Ghoul:re, which began publication in October 2014.

Two anime adaptations were produced by Studio Pierrot:

  • Summer 2014: Tokyo Ghoul
  • Winter 2015: Tokyo Ghoul √A

Both shows were directed by Shuhei Morita (Freedom, Coicent), with character designs by Kazuhiro Miwa. Chūji Mikasano was in charge of series composition on the two projects.

A pair of OVAs, Tokyo Ghoul: Jack and Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto were also produced by Pierrot in 2015.

Source: Comic Natalie

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