Attack on Titan is getting a new stage play next year but it's hardly the first live-action musical based on the wildly popular manga. Still, it looks like Hajime Isayama is hopeful about the play this time around. The creator shared a statement about the musical which he is hyping up while remembering the tragedy of the previous stage.
It was previously announced that the Attack on Titan musical will begin its run in January next year. Hajime Isayama shared a statement about the new stage play while also reminding people of the tragic death of an actor in the previous stage play (via Comicbook.com).
"When I heard about this stage production, I was worried because there had been a very sad accident in the past," Isayama said. "However, I believe that the people involved in the stage production are very aware of this and will take extra care in the production."
"Having said that, I would like to congratulate and look forward to this stage adaptation," he continued. "Above all, I hope that both the viewers and creator of Attack on Titan, now that the mange is over, will enjoy it. Thank you very much."
The main cast of the Attack on Titan musical includes Kurumu Okamiya as Eren Jaeger, Sara Takatsuki as Mikasa Ackerman, Eito Konishi as Armin Arlert, and Ryo Matsuda as Levi. Other cast members include:
- Yū Fukuzawa as Jean Kirstein
- Yasue Kazuaki as Marco Bott
- Tomoya Nakanishi as Connie Springer
- Sena as Sasha Braus
- Mitsu Murata as Hannes
- Takeshi Hayashino as Keith Shadis
- Masanori Tomita as Dimo Reeves
- Mimi Maihane as Carla Jaeger
- Mitsuru Karahashi as Grisha Jaeger
- Riona Tatemichi as Hange Zoe
- Takurō Ōno as Erwin Smith
The Attack on Titan stage play will run at the Orix Theater in Osaka on January 7 to 9, 2023, and at the Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo on January 14 to 24, 2023.