Butai Mononoke ~Zashiki Warashi~ takes place in Tokyo, Osaka, from March to April
The official Twitter account of the stage play adaptation of the Mononoke anime revealed on November 30 that a second stage play titled Butai Mononoke ~Zashiki Warashi~ (Stage Mononoke ~Zashiki Warashi~) will run from March to April 2024. Hirofumi Araki will return from his first stage play as the Medicine Seller.
The new stage play will run at the IMM Theater in Tokyo from March 21-24, at the WW Hall of the Cool Japan Park in Osaka from March 29-31, and the play will return to the IMM Theater in Tokyo on April 4-7.
The first Mononoke play take place from February 4 to 15 in Tokyo.
Anime Mononoke debuted in 2007 and aired 12 episodes. The series is a spin-off of the anime Ayakashi-Samurai Horror Tales. Specifically, it follows the medicine seller from the “Bakeneko” (Goblin Cat) arc. The Mononoke anime has five parts, the last part is titled”Bakeneko.”
Kenji Nakamura directed the television anime at Toei Animation, and Takashi Hashimoto designed the characters and served as chief animation officer. Yasuharu Takanashi composed the music.
The anime was previously streamed on Crunchyroll, but is now available on other streaming services such as The Roku Channel and Netflix, the latter of which only added the anime in March earlier this year. New Video Group released the series on DVD in North America in 2014.
The anime film Mononoke will release in summer 2024, with Hiroshi Kamiya as the new voice of the main character Medicine Seller. The film was previously scheduled to open this year but was delayed. In addition to the announcement of the postponement in February, the film crew also announced that Takahiro Sakurai will no longer take on the role of Drug Seller as originally planned.
Source: Twitter of the play Mononoke account, Cartoon! Anime! (仲瀬 コウタロウ)