posted on by Alex Mateo
Naohiro Ise directs play running in Osaka, Tokyo, Kanagawa
A new website opened on Tuesday revealing that Ken Wakui‘s Tokyo Revengers manga is inspiring a stage play. The play will run in Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall in Osaka from August 6-8, Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from August 12-14, and KT Zepp Yokohama in Kanagawa from August 19-22.
The cast includes:
Tsubasa Kizu as Takemichi Hanagaki
Ryo Matsuda as Manjirō Sano
Shō Jinnai as Ken Ryūgūji
Naohiro Ise is directing the play.
Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!
Warner Bros. Japan is making a live-action film of the manga, which was slated to open in Japan in October 2020 but will now open on July 9. Tsutomu Hanabusa (live-action Kakegurui, Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai) is directing the film.