The stray god Yato is getting a new story with a Noragami stage play that is coming to Tokyo in February.
Fans of the popular anime">anime Noragami are excited because of a new commercial of the play that is currently running in Japan. The new ad shows the cast acting in their costumes on an impressive stage.
The stage play is titled, Noragami: Kami to Kizuna (Noragami: Gods and Bonds), and is the second part of the stage play that was released in January. It will feature an original story, and is directed and written by Naohiro Ise. The cast from the first play will be returning, as well as the addition of new actors for four original characters. For those not fortunate enough to be able to see the play when it is released in Japan, don't worry, Avex Pictures will be releasing a DVD of the play on May 27.
If you are not familiar with Noragami, the first manga was first released in 2011, and it was adapted as an anime in 2014. The story follows Yato, who is a unknown minor god that has no shrine, and no followers. Yato attempts to become more well known and praised by doing dirty work and unwanted jobs for pocket change so he can save for a shrine. He ends up meeting a girl named Hiyori Iki, who has a problem with keep her soul in her body, who joins him in his quests. He also saves a wandering spirit named Yukine, by making him his weapon. The story follows the crew through their hijinks as Yato attempts to become a famous god.
Kodansha Comics also announced that they will be releasing the original manga in english along with the Noragami: Stray stories.
This isn’t the first live-action play of a popular anime in Japan. There has been adaption of Naruto, Death Note, One Piece and more. Could this live action anime theater make its way to the West?
According to Anime News Network:
"The play will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo for 15 performances from February 16-26. Premium seating tickets come with a special bonus and cost 9,800 yen (about US$79). General seating tickets cost 6,800 yen (US$55). Theaters throughout Japan will host "live viewing" screenings for the play's final performance on February 26 at 5:00 p.m."