Home MANGA NEWS World Stage Musical “In This Corner” Reveals May Debut, Cast, Main Visual

World Stage Musical “In This Corner” Reveals May Debut, Cast, Main Visual

The theatrical rendition of Fumiyo Kouno‘s celebrated In This Corner of the World manga will be premiering in May at the Tokyo Nissay Theatre, according to a newly released trailer combined with the unveiling of the show’s primary cast and official poster.

Picture sourced from Toho Stage’s Twitter

Meet the cast:

In November, the official website revealed that Angela Aki is tasked with composing the musical score for the show.

This musical signifies Aki’s official return to the Japanese entertainment industry after her voluntary break in 2014, during which she went to the United States to study music. Her new single composed expressly for the musical, “Kono Sekai no Achikochi ni” (In Various Corners of the World), will be available from February 7.

Following its run in Tokyo, the production will embark on a nationwide tour from June to July, with performances scheduled in Hokkaido, Iwate, Niigata, Aichi, Nagano, Ibaraki, and Osaka, before concluding in Hiroshima’s Kure City, the place where the original story is set.

Ikkō Ueda, famously known for the Your Lie in April stage musical, is responsible for writing and directing this new staging.

The manga was translated into English and published separately by JManga and Seven Seas Entertainment. The story as provided by Seven Seas Entertainment is as follows:

Suzu, a naive small-town girl, joins her fresh spouse and his family in the ship construction hub of Kure in Hiroshima Prefecture during the 1940s. As her world shatters around her, Suzu scrambles to adjust to her new environment while coping with a world engulfed in conflict. Determined not to lose hope, Suzu relentlessly fights against the anguish of war, struggling to find her own slice of joy.

Kouno distributed the manga in Weekly Manga Action from 2007 to 2009, and Futabasha published three consolidated volumes of the manga. Seven Seas Entertainment unveiled the manga in October 2017.

The manga has previously inspired Sunao Katabuchi‘s award-winning anime movie in 2016, which gathered recognition from the Tokyo Anime Award Festival and Japan Media Arts Festival. Katabuchi further expanded the film with a 2019 version named In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World. The manga also led to a 2011 live-action television special featuring Keiko Kitagawa and another live-action television series in 2018.

Sourced from: TOHO Stage’s YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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