Mai Fuchigami explained her first impression of Grils Panzer the Stage on 2017

 

Q: What was your impression of reading the script of the first chapter “Final Chapter”?

 

Mai Fuchigami(渕上 舞):

“I felt it was fun the first time.

That is because scenes of television animation that was depicted as evolving stories such as school disturbance and stories of Nishisumi family became serious and that “(Girls & Panzer) theater version” was a battle – dominated scene I think that it was because it was a lot.

As I got used to it, the first story of the “final chapter” thinks that everyday scenes are amazingly attractive.

The relationship between people and people, communication between characters was the main impression than the relationship with tanks.

I learned the feeling that I came back to the comfortable place the first time of TV animation.

I enjoyed it with healing and calm feelings.”

 

Mai Fuchigami
Girls Panzer

Girls und Panzer (ガールズ&パンツァー Gāruzu and Pantsā) is a 2012 Japanese anime television series created by Actas. It depicts a competition between girls’ high schools practicing tank warfare as a sport. The series was directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, written by Reiko Yoshida and produced by Kiyoshi Sugiyama. Takaaki Suzuki, who has earlier acted as a military history advisor for Strike Witches and Upotte!!, was involved in the production of the anime.The series initially aired in Japan between October and December 2012, with two additional episodes airing in March 2013 and an original video animation released in July 2014. Nine manga series and a light novel adaptation have been published by Media Factory.An animated film was initially announced for release in 2014, however, was pushed back to Summer 2015. The movie was released in Japanese theaters on November 21, 2015.A six-part theatrical anime series has been announced, with the first film premiering in Japan on December 9, 2017.(more)

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Minosuke Bando: Naruto will be made into a Kabuki stage for the first time in 2018!

 

It is announced that a new Kabuki stage based on a famous anime series Naruto will be performed in Tokyo at Shinbashi Enbujyo next year 2018 August. The title of the stage is Naruto-ナルト.

Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is in two parts, the first set in Naruto’s pre-teen years, and the second in his teens(read more)
One of the most popular Mangas “Naruto” written by Masashi Kishimoto (岸本斉史) has been made into various works: live-action, Anime, Movie, Musical. This time is the first Kabuki stage originated from Naruto. Story and direction are accounted by G2, who is a Japanese director. The main character Naruto is performed by Minosuke Bando(坂東巳之助) and his rival Sasuke, by Hayato Nakamura(中村隼人). The story is not detailed by now.
kabuki and naruto
Remarks of Bando
I’m very looking forward to the Kabuki work “Naruto” next August.
Last time I luckily performed a roll on the show “One Piece“. Then this time, Naruto. I have been fascinated by these Manga and Characters of them. therefore I’m  sincerely happy that I can play the characters. I feel like tell me who bought Jump or comics in my childhood.(Jump is a famous manga magazine in Japan and Naruto was published on it before comics). though I buy Jump even now (laughing). I will do my best in order to realize a show that expresses the passion is brought about by the excellence of Naruto and Kabuki. Please come to see it!
Minosuke Bando, Link to his Homepage
Remarks of Nakamura
Sasuke I will perform has an opposite character against Naruto.
For Example, Naruto is passionate and Sasuke is calm. I performed on the same Stage of “One Piece” with Bando. At that stage, I played Zoro and Bando, Sanji. These two characters stand on the other sides. So, I hope to make an advance of this experience. the attractiveness of the manga Naruto is that there are heroes who are easily imagined by each people at any age in stories. I am also a fan of Naruto, so I will definitely get into the Hero Sasuke and make as many as audiences entertain the Kabuki stage. I will heat the summer more and more by the Stage!
(this article is cited from here)

 

 

 

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese theater and now new stages are made based on works in many genres such as mangas, TV-shows, movies.Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a traditional Japanese form of theater with roots tracing back to the Edo Period. It is recognized as one of Japan’s three major classical theaters along with noh and bunraku, and has been named as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Kabuki is an art form rich in showmanship. It involves elaborately designed costumes, eye-catching make-up, outlandish wigs, and arguably most importantly, the exaggerated actions performed by the actors. The highly-stylized movements serve to convey meaning to the audience; this is especially important since an old-fashioned form of Japanese is typically used, which is difficult even for Japanese people to fully understand(read more)

One Piece Kabuki stage:

Galaxy Express 999 will be made into the Stage in its 40th Anniversary.

Toei Animation(東映アニメーション) announced that the old famous animation “Galaxy Express 999” written by Reiji Matsumoto(松本零士)will be made into the stage in the year that this animation celebrates the 40th anniversary. The screenplay will be based on the story of the first movie version released in 1979 in addition to the original scene. In this story the main character Tetsuro Hoshino(星野哲郎) faces many challenges in his journey and fights with the enemy “the count Mashine (機械伯爵) in the time castle(時間城).

 

■ Comments of the Superviser Reiji Matsumoto, who contributed original work.
I am still traveling with Tetsuro in the space. The terminal station is still far from here. I am very looking forward to seeing the stage “Galaxy Express 999” ~ GALAXY OPERA ~. Haruka who plays Maetel is a beautiful, gentle, elegant woman. It is a woman that she is much suitable for Maetel. She will surely encourage boys like Tetsuro. And I’m appreciated and grateful that Mr. Nakagawa(中川晃教) plays Tesuro who represents my young heart. I am very happy.

Reiji Matsumoto

■Comments of Akinori Nakagawa(中川晃教)
It is 40 years since “Galaxy Express 999” was born. Through Mr. Tetsuro Matsumoto’s teacher’s alter ego, I am happy and tensioned that I can overlap me with the heart of Matsumoto through the roll Tetsuro who is alter ego of Matsumoto. This animation was made 40 years before but it inspired us even now in some ways. Then I am very honored that I can participate in this play. I will do my best to be able to make a nice galaxy journey with all the people related to the Galaxy Railway 999 and the customers who come to see it.

 

■Comments of Haruka(ハルカ)who plays Maetel.
Passengers in 999 represents our life in this world unquestionably. Everyone pursues their dreams, aiming for the unseen star, asking their own existential meaning, traveling on an unseen journey thinking of someone who can never meet again.
I was encouraged by Mr. Matsumoto and the main character Tetsuro several times before. In this play I will encouraging Tetsuro as Maetel. I hope by acting this roll that I can motivate those who are continuing a solitary journey like Tetsuro. This is the best glad than any other thing. I firmly inherit the dreams of the boys entrusted by Mr. Matsumoto and I would like to perform a strong and beautiful woman than anyone else.(this article is cited from here)