Jujutsu Kaisen continues to be the center of attention lately. Like Demon Slayer, the franchise is one of the most prolific in recent years. After the huge success of its animated film titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, fans of the franchise were already excited to discover season 2.
But before getting there, the characters of Jujutsu Kaisen will take their first step in a play.
The exorcists are at the theater
In Japan, it’s quite common for successful anime to get stage representation. Many anime characters have walked the boards of the most beautiful theater stages in the country. Since the debut of Gege Akutami’s work in 2017, the manga Jujutsu Kaisen has been driving the counters crazy with its performances.
Apart from the manga, the franchise already has a first season and an animated film. Considering the Jujutsu Kaisen franchise’s recent performance, it’s no wonder it’s now getting a play.
For the exorcists’ stage debut, several actors were brought together to embody them. Along with the cast list, some juicy details have been revealed through a trailer. Check out the famous Jujutsu Kaisen Stage Play trailer below.
Jujutsu Kaisen Stage Play cast reveal teaser pic.twitter.com/jp8BVDxMEX
—Jujutsu Kaisen (@JujutsuKaisen) April 14, 2022
From japanimation to theater plays
Jujutsu Kaisen isn’t the first manga to enjoy representation in a play. Franchises like My Hero Academia, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin or Demon Slayer have already had live adaptations. The list is even longer and not everything could be listed.
But it is good to specify that if these representations know a certain success in Japan, they however have difficulty in being exported. Going back to the cast, you’ll notice the resemblance is quite striking. To achieve such a level of likeness, the actors had to use prosthetics as well as makeup.
The play will take place at the Galaxy Theater in Tokyo from next July 15 and will end on the 31st. Another performance will take place from August 4 to August 14 at Mielparque Hall. For the rest of the information, you can see it below.
Jujutsu Kaisen Stage Play Casts
Ijichi Kiyotaka – Tanaka Hosaki
Ieiri Shoko – Ishii Mikako
Mahito – Ota Motohiro
Yoshino Junpei – Fukuzawa Noa
Geto Suguru – Fujita Ray
Jogo – Yamagishi Mondo
Hanami – Minami Yoshihiro
Ryomen Sukuna – Igarashi Tact pic.twitter.com/bJwSktuX3S
— shiro (@kaikaikitan) April 14, 2022
Source : comic book