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Hunter X Hunter Manga To Get 2nd Stage Play In March 2024

Akira Yamazaki is writing and directing the play.

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On Monday, the Hunter X Hunter Stage Play website shared that a second stage play will be held in March and April 2024.

Hunter X Hunter Stage 2 will run from March 16 to 31 at the Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo and later at the Umeda Arts Theater Dramacity in Osaka from April 6 to 14.

Akira Yamazaki is writing and directing the play, and Go Sakabe is composing the music.

The cast includes:

  • Shion Otomo as Gon
  • Nichika Akutsu as Killua
  • Yuki Ogoe as Kurapika
  • Shori Kondo as Leorio
  • Mitsu Murata as Nobunaga
  • Raima Hiramatsu as Feitan
  • Yūka Akino as Machi
  • Shōgo Tazuru as Finks
  • Yoshinari Oribe as Shalnark
  • Yuria Sato as Shizuku
  • Dai Hosho as Pakunoda
  • Daiki Ise as Uvogin
  • Keigo Kitamura as Silva
  • Taizo Shiina as Zeno
  • Hiroko Iwata as Senritsu
  • Yune Sakurai as Neon
  • Shuhei Izumi as Light
  • Haruki Kiyama as Hisoka
  • Motohiro Ota as Chrollo

The first stage play ran in May 2023 at the Galaxy Theater in Tokyo.

About Hunter X Hunter:

Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine “Weekly Shōnen Jump” since March 1998, although the manga has frequently gone on extended hiatuses since 2006. Its chapters have been collected in 37 tankōbon volumes as of November 2022.

It was first adapted in anime format in 62 episodes by Nippon Animation, which ran on Fuji Television from October 1999 to March 2001 but stopped until the York New City arc. A reboot by Madhouse aired from October 2011 to September 2014, totaling 148 episodes, with two animated theatrical films released in 2013. This reboot covered everything from the 1st arc to the Zodiac Election arc.

My Anime List describes the overall plot of Hunter X Hunter manga as follows:

“Secret treasure hoards, undiscovered wealth… mystical places, unexplored frontiers… ‘The mysterious unknown.’ There’s magic in such words for those captivated by its spell. They are called ‘Hunters’!”

Gon Freecss wants to become a Hunter so he can find his father, a man who abandoned him to pursue a life of adventure. But it’s not that simple: only one in one hundred thousand can pass the Hunter Exam, and that is just the first obstacle on his journey.

During the Hunter Exam, Gon befriends many other potential Hunters, such as the mysterious Killua; the revenge-driven Kurapika, and Leorio, who aims to become a doctor. There’s a world of adventure and peril awaiting, and those who embrace it with open arms can become the greatest Hunters of them all!

Source: Hunter X Hunter Stage Play Website