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Attack on Titan: Live Impact Stage Play Cancelled After Fatal Accident


See? Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark wasn’t the only cursed stage play this decade!

That was crass… I apologize

Earlier today, the official Attack on Titan: Live Impact stage play’s website announced that the staff cancelled the production. The staff shut the operation down after 38-year-old acrobat Kazutaka Yoshino was killed in an accident on Monday.

Yoshino was on the play’s main staff and credited as an acrobat. According to the authorities, he was inspecting the equipment for the play’s Wire Action sequences. Yoshino suspended himself mid-air using the equipment, before plummeting from the fifth floor of Chiba’s Maihama Amphitheater. He fell 10 meters (32.8 feet), landing on the second floor.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident, and the play’s website states that the staff is cooperating with authorities. Nevertheless, Yoshino was deemed irreplaceable for the play, and moving forward without him would be difficult. Because of this, the decision was ultimately made to cancel the play.

The staff offered their condolences to the victim’s family, as well as apologies to fans. Refunds for tickets will be offered, though details are still forthcoming. The play’s official website will update on April 21 with details.

Attack on Titan: Live Impact was originally slated for 55 performances at the Maihama Amphitheater, which would be held between July 28 and September 3.

Source: Comic Natalie

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