Hamatora Stage Play


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[size=20]TV Anime Hamatora Stage Play Announced, General Auditions to Be Held[/size]
May. 20, 2014 13:00

It has been announced that the TV anime Hamatora is becoming a stage play. Hamatora is a popular work that broadcast earlier this year from January to March, and a new series will begin in July. Beginning with the manga, which is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump, the series is picking up attention across many forms of media. Twelve performances of the play will be held at the Haiyuza Theater in Roppongi from August 16-24.

General auditions will also be held. Applications are being accepted for males 18-30 years old and females 15-19. Anyone within the age ranges can apply, regardless of if they are connected to the production. Those who want to apply must send the necessary documents by May 24. Those who pass the document inspection will be sent further details at the end of May.

The contents of the stage play are still unknown, but what is known is that Eigeki is creating it. The company has a long track record of successful live-action versions of many works including Super Musical Saint Seiya, Stage Play - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and Lucky Star - On Stage. How will the anime world be adapted to the stage? Fans’ anticipation will likely continue to rise.

The TV anime Hamatora is new-type battle drama set in 2014 Yokohama in which a detective duo named Hamatora sets out to resolve an incident involving humans with special powers called Minimum. The second season of the anime, titled Re:_Hamatora, will begin in July and is being directed by Seiji Kishi, chief director of the first season.

Popular voice actors Ryōta Ōsaka and Wataru Hatano are continuing with their roles as Nice and Murasaki, respectively. The animation studio has changed to Lerche, the same studio in charge of Danganronpa: The Animation.

Hamatora Stage Play
Performance Period: 8/16-24, 12 performances total
Theater: Haiyuza Theater, Roppongi


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-01/hamatora-stage-play-titled-story-unveiled/.76182
[size=20]Hamatora Stage Play Titled, Story Unveiled[/size]
posted on 2014-07-01 09:31 EDT
Kensuke Takahashi, Yuki Kurofuji lead cast as Nice, Murasaki for Hamatora -Crossing Time- play

Production company Eigeki unveiled the title, key visual, and two cast members for the upcoming stage play adaptation of the Hamatora multi-media franchise on Tuesday.

The play titled Hamatora -Crossing Time- will star Kensuke Takahashi (Ken on NHK’s R no Hōsoku variety program for teens) as Nice, and Yuki Kurofuji (Tumbling TV drama) as Murasaki.

The website is also listing the play’s story:

[quote]2014, Yokohama.
Troubleshooter of Hamatora Nice gets a call on his cell phone at Cafe Nowhere: “A murder by gun will happen in Yokohama. I want to borrow your group’s help.” A mysterious request from the police superintendent Art. At the same time, many other strange things begin to occur, including a disgusting delivery through the mail, the appearance of a strange adult, disappearing money, a test of strength, a stomach that won’t stop growling, and a dashing Murasaki.
When the pieces that were scattered come together, the team will arrive at one man. The curtain opens on the real-time non-stop mystery/action story where the keyword is “two more hours!”[/quote]
The production company Eigeki is putting together the Hamatora play after working on Super Musical Saint Seiya, the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion stage play, and Lucky Star ≒ On Stage.

The play will run for 12 performances from August 16 to August 24 at the Haiyūza Theater Roppongi in Tokyo.


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-07-14/hamatora-stage-play-cast-unveiled-in-costume/.76651
[size=20]Hamatora Stage Play Cast Unveiled in Costume[/size]
posted on 2014-07-14 15:30 EDT
Play based on ongoing anime & manga series opens in August

The official website for Hamatora The Stage: -Crossing Time- announced on Sunday the official cast for the upcoming stage play.

The cast includes:

Kensuke Takahashi as Nice

Yuki Kurofuji as Murasaki

Saki Takahashi as Hajime

Ro Ōshima as Birthday

Shungo Takasaki as Ratio

Ran Sakai as Koneko

Kanai Yūsuke as Gasuke

Toshihiko Tanaka as Mao

Keisuke Igarashi as Morale

Rakuto Tochihara as Art

The stage play will run from August 16 to 24 with 12 public performances at the Haiyūza Theater Roppongi in Tokyo.

The production company Eigeki (Super Musical Saint Seiya, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion stage play, and Lucky Star ≒ On Stage) will produce the play. The story has not been announced.

In the story of the anime, partners Nice and Murasaki form a detective agency called “Hamatora” in Yokohama in 2014 — but their “office” is a table at Cafe Nowhere where they and their friends wait for clients. An old acquaintance of theirs, a cop named Art, hires them for a serial murder case he is investigating, and they discover that the murder victims are all “Minimum Holders” — those who possess special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. As Minimum Holders themselves, Nice and Murasaki are drawn into this case, whether they like it or not.

The new anime series, Re:␣Hamatora (Reply Hamatora), is currently streaming on Crunchyroll as it airs in Japan. The first anime’s chief director Seiji Kishi is formally listed as the director for the new anime, but at the studio Lerche this time. (NAZ will be collaborating with Lerche.) The cast and several other staff members are returning.

FuRyu will ship its Hamatora: Look at Smoking World game for Nintendo 3DS on July 17.


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ANN ARTICLE: Hamatora Gets 2nd Stage Play in Tokyo in March


http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/01/06/2nd-hamatora-stage-play-slated-for-march

2nd “Hamatora” Stage Play Slated for March

To be performed 10 times at Seiryo Kaikan Hall in Tokyo

The first stage play adaptation of the Hamatora TV anime series, titled Hamatora The Stage -Crossing Time- and produced by Eigeki (Super Musical Saint Seiya, Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion on Stage: Riot’s Eve), was performed 12 times at Haiyuza Theater Roppongi (capacity: 300) in Tokyo from August 16 to 24, 2014.

Following the great success of it, the second play is in the works for this March, the play’s official blog announced today. While no information about the story and cast have been revealed, the second play is already scheduled to be performed 10 times at Seiryo Kaikan Hall (capacity: 400) in Tokyo from March 14 to 22 (except 16 and 17).

In the first play, 19-year-old Kensuke Takahashi played Nice with 27-year-old Yuki Kurofuji as Murasaki. The DVD of the first play will be available in Japan at the price of 7,344 yen on February 27. Check the opening

footage from the play below.

Key visual for the first play


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-20/2nd-hamatora-stage-play-visual-title-unveiled/.85223

2nd Hamatora Stage Play’s Visual, Title Unveiled

posted on 2015-02-20 12:50 EST

Play to open March 14-22 in Tokyo

Stage production company Eigeki unveiled the key visual for Hamatora the Stage -Double Mission-, the second stage play based on the Hamatora multimedia franchise.

The new play will run for 10 performances from March 14 to March 22 (except on March 16 and March 17) at the Seiryō Kaikan Hall in Tokyo.

In the second play’s story, it’s been one week since the Minimum Holder revolt, and Yokohama has gone back to normal. Nice and Murasaki take on a job as bodyguards for a woman Art introduces them to, and Birthday and Ratio accept a job from a bloodstained man to find a lost cat.

The cast will return from the first play:

Kensuke Takahashi as Nice

Yuki Kurofuji as Murasaki

Ro Ōshima as Birthday

Shungo Takasaki as Ratio

Ran Sakai as Koneko

Yūsuke Kanai as Gasuke

Keisuke Igarashi as Moral

Rakuto Tochihara as Art

The first play also starred Saki Takahashi as Hajime and Toshihiko Tanaka as Mao.

The first play, Hamatora The Stage: -Crossing Time-, ran from August 16 to 24 with 12 public performances at the Haiyūza Theater Roppongi in Tokyo. A DVD will go on sale on February 27.

The production company Eigeki put together the first Hamatora play after working on Super Musical Saint Seiya, the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion stage play, and Lucky Star ≒ On Stage. It is also running the second play.

The second anime series, Re:␣Hamatora (Reply Hamatora), streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan last summer.


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http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/03/07-1/video-pv-for-2nd-hamatora-stage-play-introduces-main-cast

PV for 2nd “Hamatora” Stage Play Introduces Main Cast

The story is set one week after the minimum holders riot

Just one week before its premiere on March 14, Eigeki has posted a PV for Hamatora The Stage -Double Mission-, the second stage play from the multimedia project Hamatora, to introduce its main cast, along with two message videos from Kensuke Takahashi (Nice) and Yuki Kurofuji (Murasaki).

It is scheduled to be performed 10 times at Seiryo Kaikan Hall (capacity: 400) in Tokyo from March 14 to 22 (except 16 and 17). The story is set one week after the minimum holders riot event. Nice and Murasaki accept an request from Art to work as bodyguards for a woman. On the other hand, Birthday and Ratio are also asked to find a cat from a bloody man. Then they gradually find a connection between the two cases.

PV for the second play

Message from Kensuke Takahashi (Nice)

Message from Yuki Kurofuji (Murasaki)

Main visual

Opening footage from the first play