On Monday, Square Enix and Marvelous launched the first stage play adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga. The drama will be performed in Osaka’s Shin Kabuki-za from March 8 to 12, 2023, and Tokyo’s Nippon Seinen-kan Hall from March 17 to 26, 2023.
The two casts announced for the stageplay are Yohei Issiki and Ryota Hirono who will be double cast as the protagonist. Edward Elric. Sachiko Ishimaru will be the one directing the play. Meanwhile, teaser photos of the lead actors who will play the protagonist were released.
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Furthermore, Shuto Mashima plays Alphonse Elric, with Ksei Sakurada as his suit actor. AKB48’s Rin Okabe will play Winry Rockbell. Roy Mustang is also played by Jin Aoki and Takuma Wada. Minami Tsukui, Metal Yoshida, Yuki Okamoto, Yuki Kimisawa, Motohisa Harashima, Sakurako Mizuki, Yutaka Abe, Keita ishi, Hikari Ono, Kurama Sa, Raima Hiramatsu, Taisei Kusano, Tomoya Hoshi, Shgo Suzuki, Megumi Kuge, Mizuki Sait, Himari Ogawa, Shiribiki
From 2001 until 2010, Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga was published in Monthly Shonen Gangan. In North America, Viz Media published the series, as well as other novels and art books. In 2003 and 2009, the manga spawned television anime adaptations, two OVAs, two anime films, and a live-action film. Two live-action sequel films were recently released to commemorate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. On May 20, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Fukushsha Scar debuted, followed by Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Saigo no Rensei on June 24. The 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime, like the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, is based on Hiromu Arakawa’s original manga; however, the latter is more faithful to the manga’s story and finale.
Fullmetal Alchemist’s stageplay adaptation will run at Osaka’s Shin Kabukiza theater from March 8 to March 12 and at Tokyo Nippon Seinen-kan Hall from March 17 to March 26, 2022.