Death Note to Become Musical to Release in Japan and South Korea

Shueisha’s popular manga Death Note (author: Tsugumi Ohba / illustrator: Takeshi Obata) is becoming a musical to release in 2015 in both Japan and South Korea.

Death Note is becoming a musical.
Vol. 1 front cover.

The musical will run in Japan in April 2015 at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo and in South Korea between July and August 2015 at the LG Art Center in Seoul. The cast will differ for both iterations, but details on this are still unknown.

Frank Wildhorn of the musical Jekyll & Hyde is scoring the musical and Tamiya Kuriyama, the spring 2013 recipient of the Medal with Purple Ribbon, is directing. Jack Murphy is writing the lyrics and Ivan Menchell, who has worked with Wildhorn before, is writing the script.

Death Note is a highly praised work that serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2003-2006. The anime and live-action film adaptations are also popular.

Death Note Musical on Horipro Online Ticket

Source: Netolabo

Death Note is becoming a musical.
Death Note is becoming a musical.
[Vol. 1 front cover.
[Vol. 1 front cover.

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