A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A Fighting Game Comes to the Stage - Persona 4 Arena Becomes Stage Play

A stage play has been announced for the popular fighting game Persona 4 Arena. Performances will be held for five days from Dec. 19-23, 2014 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The Persona series is a popular ongoing series that started in the late ‘90s and has tremendous support from fans. To date, the series has done well in many areas including TV anime and the stage plays Persona 4: Visualize the Evolution and Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade - The Blue Awakening.

Even still, a stage play for Persona 4 Arena is likely surprising news for fans. That’s because this game isn’t a role-playing game with a finely structured and precise story, it’s a fighting game. Because of this, fan anticipation will likely rise regarding how the actors will play their roles for the stage play.

Persona 4 Arena was first released in March 2013 as an arcade game, and it went on to release on home consoles that same year in July. The story is set after the events of Persona 4. It became a huge hit supported by both fans of fighting game and fans of Persona.

In charge of the stage play is film director Shūtarō Oku who is known for such works as Taifū Ikka. As he also worked on the stage plays to Persona 3 and Persona 4, Oku is a familiar name among fans. In charge of the writing is Jun Kumagai who is deeply connected to the series and is currently also writing the TV anime Persona 4 Golden to begin broadcasting in July. Fans will also be happy to hear that in charge of the music is Shōji Meguro and Atsushi Kitajō both of whom also worked on the games and anime.

Information on the performers and tickets will be announced on the official site in the coming weeks. There is still quite a bit of time until performances begin, but it may be best to make plans now.

Persona 4 Arena Stage Play
Performance Schedule: Dec. 19-23, 2014
Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Director: Shūtarō Oku
Writer: Jun Kumagai
Music: Shōji Meguro, Atsushi Kitajō
Production: P4U Stage Project

Source: animeanime

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