Jujutsu Kaisen Play presents the first look at the characters in live action

Jujutsu Kaisen is getting its first live-action adaptation, offering a look at what Yuji and his fellow magi would look like in reality.

Promotional image of the stage adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen

The jujutsu kaisen stage play released a new trailer and images of its cast.

a live action jujutsu kaisen The movie hasn’t been announced, but a new Japanese stage play gives a glimpse of what it could look like. Images of the cast in their professionally made, manga-accurate costumes were released via Japanese news site Comic Natalie following a preview at Tokyo’s Scramble Hall theater on April 13. The images show the main cast of the new work, which adapts the Vs. Arco Mahito. The play will run in Tokyo from July 15 to 31, before beginning a run in Osaka from August 4 to 14.

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The play stars Ryuji Sato as the series’ kind-hearted protagonist, Yuji Itadori. Sato is well known in Japan for starring in a number of high-profile anime-to-stage adaptations, including The Prince of Tennis Y naruto. She was also a guest star in two episodes in 2011 Fourze rider came. Sato joins Kazuaki Yasue as Megumi Fushiguro and Erika Toyoharu as Nobara Kugisaki. The trio’s beloved teacher, Satoru Gojo, is played by Ryosuke Miura. Masanari Wada plays Kento Nanami, a former salaryman turned sorcerer who serves as Yuji’s mentor throughout the arc. Rei Fujita plays the series’ recurring villain Suguru Geto, while Motohiro Ohta plays the role of Mahito, the main antagonist of the arc. Tact Igarashi plays Ryomen Sukuna, the powerful sorcerer whose soul is now imprisoned within Yuji’s body.

Works based on popular entertainment properties are common in Japan, where many of the most popular anime, manga, and video games have been adapted into live shows. Plays are also slowly making their way out of Japan: Last November, a company called Japan 2.5D Stage Play World streamed performances of their official play. Naruto Sailor Moon Y my hero academia play for audiences around the world.

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It’s no surprise that Jujutsu Kaisen is getting its own game, as the series is now one of the biggest properties in Japan today. Gege Akutami’s original manga was the best-selling series in Japan in 2021, narrowly beating it Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba with a whopping 30 million copies sold in the last 12 months. The first film in the series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, opened in Japan last December and internationally in March, and has already become one of the top ten highest-grossing anime films of all time. The anime series, which is produced by attack on titan MAPPA study, confirmed that it will return with a second season in 2023.

Source: YouTube, Comic Natalie

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