On Friday, Tokyo’s Meijiza Theater announced that it will stage a stage play adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga titled Meiji The Cat’s Eye from February 6 to March 3, 2024. The stage play will be the final performance celebrating the theater’s 150th anniversary.
Masahiko Kawahara directed the play and Udai Kawasaki wrote the script. The play will star Norika Fujiwara, Ayame Gōriki and Reiko Takashima. The stage play will take place during the Meiji period and will tell an original story.
Hojo’s manga Cat’s Eye revolves around three sisters who run a cafe by day and are notorious art thieves by night. The manga ran from 1981 to 1985 and Tokyo Movie Shinsha inspired two anime television seasons. The first season of 36 episodes aired from 1983-1984 and the second season of 37 episodes aired from 1984-1985.
The series most recently inspired the CG crossover anime Lupine III vs. Cat’s Eye. The anime premieres January 27 worldwide exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The new project celebrates the 50th anniversary of the anime Lupine III and the 40th anniversary of Cat’s Eye.
A French live-action series based on the manga will have eight 52-minute episodes. The film will take place in modern day 2023. Filming is expected to begin this fall.
Source: Meijiza, Comic Natalie