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Hi all!

It's just been announced that Infini-T Force will be the subject of a theatrical stage play this August. The play will be performed at the IMA Hall in Tokyo's Nerima Ward from August 29th through September 2nd. The production is being planned and produced by a theatrical creative group named ILLUMINUS, and written and directed by ILLUMINUS's key writer/director Takehiro Yoshida. The press release says that the play will "incorporate the latest technology in 3D digital imagery, as well as dance, acrobatics, and illusions." The cast has not been selected yet, and no further details regarding the production are available at the moment, but we'll know more as we get closer to the August opening date.

For those who are unaware, stage versions, including musicals, of popular manga and anime series have been taking place in Japan for a while now. While generally fairly low budget affairs (Think Off-Broadway level, or even Off-Off-Broadway level), these productions have a very loyal group of supporters. Some of these have even been multi-part productions, telling a complete story through 3 or 4 different productions over the course of a year or so. That Infini-T Force has been chosen as the subject for one of these productions is a sign that the series has developed a decent fan following in Japan -- no one is going to invest the money into making a stage play of something no one cares about!

Sadly, unless you happen to be in Tokyo during the five days when the play will be performing, it'll be difficult to see it. There is a chance that a DVD of the production will be released, as this has occurred with some of the anime and manga related stage productions in the past, but very, very few of these have ever had a commercial release outside of Japan. That can't stop us from hoping to find a fansubbed version, though!

Anyway, I'll let you know when I hear more.

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I would definitely watch out of raw curiosity. Smile

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I would absolutely go and see this if I could!!

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I've seen some stage plays before online, they can be pretty good depending on the actors, but I found them really interesting and entertaining Smile

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I'm late hopping in here.

I'd love to see the stage play. I hope they do it justice.

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When I first read this, I thought, "What the...?" Then I remembered Footrot Flats: The Musical which was about a talking dog, some sheep (who could forget that wonderful song and dance number, 'Rattle Yer Dags'?) and a few humans.

Then I thought, well, I guess an Infini-T Force stage play probably couldn't be much stranger than that.

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Hi all!

The main cast for the Infini-T Force Stage Play has been announced. They include the following:

Gatchaman/Ken Washio: Yuki Izawa

 


Tekkaman/Joji Minami: Ryotaro Kosaka

 


Polymer/Takeshi Yoroi: Allen Kohatsu

 


Casshan/Tetsuya Azuma: Natsuki Osaki

 


Emi Kaido: Masana Oya

 


Damian Gray: Taiyo Ayukawa

 


Belle Lynn: Mio Hanana

 


Pegas: Hiroki Sato

 

They have 8 performances scheduled between August 29th and September 2nd, with ticket prices ranging between 7,500 yen and 8,800 yen.

More to come, as it's announced.

I wish I could attend...

James

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I wish too, James.

At best though I hope to be able to see it online at some point, and I wish these fine looking actors every success (or should that be breaking many legs?)

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