The manga “Chainsaw Man” is being adapted into a stage production, with Naotake Tsuchiya cast as Denji and Mizuki Umezawa as Akira Hayakawa. The stage play will be performed in Tokyo and Kyoto.
“Chainsaw Man” is a dark hero action manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto that follows the story of Denji, a boy who houses the devil Pochita within him and becomes an active devil hunter. The series began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018 and continued with its second part in Shonen Jump+ from July 2022. The TV anime adaptation, which aired from October 2022, received favorable reviews. Now, the popular manga “Chainsaw Man” is being adapted into a stage production with Naotake Tsuchiya taking on the role of the protagonist, Denji, set to be performed in the autumn of 2023. “Chainsaw Man: The Stage” Synopsis: Denji, a young boy who lives as a devil hunter alongside the devil “Pochita,” leads a poor life in order to repay the debts left by his parents. Betrayed and killed, in his fading consciousness, Denji forms a contract with Pochita and resurrects as the “Chainsaw Man,” possessing the heart of a devil. （Details） Title: “Chainsaw Man: The Stage” Original Work: Tatsuki Fujimoto (Serialized in Shonen Jump+ by Shueisha) Script and Direction: Fumiya Matsuzaki Music: Shunsuke Wada Choreography: HIDALI Cast: Naotake Tsuchiya, Mizuki Umezawa, Mahiru Koda, Minami Tsunoi, Haruki Iwata, Kou Kamei, Kenji Taniguchi, Masahide Toda, Yutaka Nakasone, Ore no Graffiti, Masamitsu Yoshioka, Aya Hirano, Masahide Funaki, Natsuki Saneda, Kenta Asegawa, Minami Shinbara, Yuu Koyashiki, Kazuya Yamazaki, Kikki, Kei, Goriking, Charlie, Shiori Izawa (voice acting as Pochita) *Shiori Izawa will provide the voice for Pochita. General Ticket Sales Date: August 19, 2023 (Saturday) Ticket Price: 11,000 yen (Reserved seating) Ticket Sales: Ticket Pia ■ Tokyo Performances: Duration: September 16th (Saturday) to October 1st (Sunday), 2023 Venue: Tennozu Galaxy Theatre Address: 2F Seafort Square, 2-3-16 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo ■ Kyoto Performances: Duration: October 6th (Friday) to October 9th (Monday, public holiday), 2023 Venue: Kyoto Theatre Address: Inside Kyoto Station Building, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
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