The master of Japan's most terrifying gambling challenges is making the jump to the stage, as Kaiji prepares to go live in Tokyo and Kyoto this December.
The Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji Stage show will be directed by Akira Yamazaki Playwrights and Caramel Box theater company co-founders of the Warui Shibai theatrical company. Azuki Mashiba And Yutaka Narui Provide what is being promised as a script very faithful to the original manga.
Playing the master gambler himself will be Taiki Yamazaki. Yamazaki has appeared in Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger And Ensemble Stars!. The first key visual for the play shows him in full costume:
Also appearing in the play will be Kousuke Kujirai (Kousuke Oohira in the Gokusen live-action drama) as veteran gambler Jouji Funai, and Ryouma Baba (Blue Buster in Go-Busters) As strategic fellow gambler Kitami.
Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga Kaiji explores a world of dangerous underground gambling as the title character puts his life on the line to escape poverty and loan sharks. The long-running series has also become an anime, a series of live-action films, and even a television program featuring events of some of the challenges.
Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji Will run December 4-6, 2020 at Kyoto Gekijo, then December 10-13 at Hulic Hall Tokyo.
>> Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji Stage Show Website
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