Legendary Soccer Manga "Captain Tsubasa" to Get Stage Play Adaptation This Summer
It is confirmed today that “Cho Taikan Stage/Super Experience Stage Captain Tsubasa,” a first stage play adaptation of Yoichi Takahashi’s soccer-themed sports manga series Captain Tsubasa, will be performed at Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo 23 times from August 18 to September 3.
The original manga series was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1981 to 1988, then compiled in 37 tankobon volumes. It has been followed by many sequels and spin-offs, and the latest installment Capatin Tsubasa: Rising Sun has been running in the publisher’s Grand Jump since 2014. It has been known for its great influence on many international soccer players, such as Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Neymar, Thierry Henry, and many others.
Kenichi Ebina, aka EBIKEN, an internationally famous performance artist, is confirmed to serve as the general director, alongside script/directorial adviser Tsuyoshi Kaseda (Japanese performance arts
In addition to dance, martial art movements and illusion techniques, the latest digital VR technology will
be used to recreate the characters’ super shots on the stage.
Original manga series’ tankobon new edition 1st and 21st volume covers
Ongoing series “Rising Sun” 1st and the latest 5th volume covers
via: Comic Natalie