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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Musical Cancels Initial 3 Days of Stage Show

The musical theatre adaptation of “Phantom Blood”, the premier arc of Hirohiko Araki’s renowned manga series “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, recently broadcasted the unfortunate cancellation of its first three schedules via its official webpage. Scheduled to open in just two days’ time, the show’s inaugural performances, organized by Toho and set to take place at the Imperial Theater venue, were determined to need more preparatory time than originally estimated. Thus, the performances set for the 6th, 7th, and 8th of February — including both the matinee and evening shows on the last day — have been cancelled.

However, the musical has since been planned to make its debut at Tokyo’s Imperial Theater from the 10th of February to the 28th, with no shows on Fridays. After finishing in Tokyo, it is set to stage productions at Hokkaido’s Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater Hitaru from March 26th to the 30th, before ending at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center – KOBELCO Grand Hall from April 9th to the 14th.

The notable lineup of performers for the show is as follows:

Jonathan Joestar will be portrayed by Yuya Matsushita and Shotaro Arisawa

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Dio Brando will be brought to life by actor Mamoru Miyano

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Erina Pendleton will be played by Miisha Shimizu

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Robert E.O. Speedwagon will be portrayed by Young Dais

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Will A Zeppeli will be played by Yoshihisa Higashiyama and Yusuke Hirose

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Jack The Ripper is being played by Yamato Kochi

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Wang Chan will be characterized by Jumpei Shimada

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Dario Brando, a character in the narrative, will be acted by Kong Kuwata

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George Joestar I will be portrayed by Tetsuya Bessho

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The direction of the musical will be undertaken by Nei Hasegawa, who previously contributed his directing, scripting, and choreographic talents to the stage adaptation of Araki’s Shikei Shikkōchū Datsugoku Shinkōchū manga in 2015. The score for the musical will be composed by French maestro Dove Attia, while Tsuneyasu Motoyashi, known for his work on the My Hero Academia stage productions, is penning the script.

Viz Media is releasing various arcs of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in English, which includes Phantom Blood. According to Viz Media, the initial part of the series follows the tale of Young Jonathan Joestar whose life is forever changed after meeting his newly adopted brother, Dio. Dio appears to have a simmering grudge against Jonathan and enjoys seeing Jonathan suffer. However, Dio quickly discovers that every man has his breaking point, setting the stage for a long and bitter rivalry. This primary arc has stimulated a variety of adaptations, comprising a two-year original video anime run from 2000-2002, a 2007 anime film prequel, and a television anime series that aired from 2012 to 2013.

In related news, Araki launched the The JOJOLands manga, the ninth and latest installment of his JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, in Ultra Jump, on February 17.

Sources: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure musical’s website, Comic Natalie

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