AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that three anime stage plays will be available to watch via streaming for a limited time in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Singapore. The stage plays include Live Spectacle Naruto, My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage Play, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical (Nogizaka46 ver. 2019).
I have been wanting to see anime stage plays for years!
In case you didn’t know, a number of anime series have gotten the musical theater treatment in Japan. From what I’ve been able to see via footage shared online and cast photos, they get really creative on how they go about taking bombastic anime moments and making them feasible to pull off in front of a live audience. Yes, they have come up with ways to replicate epic battles, summon otherworldly creatures, and playing whatever sport they’re supposed…