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VA Asanuma Shintaro Writes and Directs Persona 4 Stage Play

by dtshyk
Nov 14, 2011 3:30 AM | 20 Comments
According to the official website, a stage play of Persona 4 was announced to run from March 15th - 20th in Tokyo. Seiyu Asanuma Shintaro will write and direct the play. Asanuma said, "Directing the Persona 4 play doesn't mean I will play a role in the anime. I wish I could, though."

Persona 4 live stage official website

protagonist (name to be changed daily): Baba Toru
Hanamura Yosuke: Maeyama Takahisa
Satonaka Chie: Tsukui Minami
Amagi Yukiko: Yoshiki Risa
Dojima Ryotaro: Taniguchi Masashi
Nagase Daisuke: Saotome Jyoji
Ichijo Ko: Ota Motohiro
Adachi Toru: Ito Masami
Kuma: Yamaguchi Kappei (voice only)

Source: Asanuma's tweet

20 Comments Recent Comments

Some part of me is dacing of joy, the other one is scared that they might screw it up o_o

Nov 17, 2011 1:54 PM by Banbanli57

^First of all, the game is way better. Call it irony, but its pace is way slower than the tv series'.
Second, such a big fandom? On what are you basing this? Because as far as games are concerned, it does indeed have a faithful fandom but it is not as big as you claim it is. And if you're talking about the tv series, it received major hype, but it is not like it has such a big fandom.
Another thing: there are many times in which something isn't fantastic but it has a big fandom.
And in the end, what is fantastic anyways?

Well, what I mean is, try to think of the product as a whole before talking about big fandom and things like that.

Nov 15, 2011 11:35 AM by AiNoHikariToKage

I don't really get what's so fantastic about Persona 4. I've seen up to episode 3 and I have to say that I don't really mind if I continue or not. I don't get why there's such a big fandom for it, but maybe it's because the anime's bad and the game is good, I don't know.

Nov 15, 2011 7:49 AM by Obinderu

Miya_F_Exia said:
Not a single Japanese can come close to Yosuke's epicness.

Damn straight.

Nov 15, 2011 12:30 AM by Niyawa

Not a single Japanese can come close to Yosuke's epicness.

Nov 14, 2011 7:27 PM by AiNoHikariToKage

I'm wondering what train of thought led to a stage play of Persona 4. Hopefully it was a good one.

Nov 14, 2011 4:26 PM by Yerocha

Interesting, I am most curious about the battles.

Nov 14, 2011 1:59 PM by Retro8bit

Hummm, what do i care anyway, I won't be able to watch it.

Nov 14, 2011 11:47 AM by Nasty001

dtshyk said:

Kuma: Yamaguchi Kappei (voice only)

Somehow I loled at first. (no offense)

Nov 14, 2011 9:09 AM by tsubasalover

∵∴☆ ▂▂▄▂▂ .★∵∴
∴★ ◢█████◣ ☆.∴
☆ ◢████☆██◣.∴
◥◤∴ █████∵ ◥◤∵ Can't wait!

Nov 14, 2011 8:37 AM by Decee

If nothing else, this sure is... interesting.

I'll probably watch this and I'll probably love it.

Nov 14, 2011 8:22 AM by Keirik

OOooooh interesting!! XD

Nov 14, 2011 8:05 AM by KinkyMegane

Shadow Rise LIVE?? Oh be still my heart.

Nov 14, 2011 7:21 AM by VioLink

inb4 Persona 4 fandom. Oh wait... it seems I'm already too late. What has this world come to.

Nov 14, 2011 6:58 AM by Ocean_Horizon

thatonegirl said:
Persona 4 stage play with Baba Toru playing the protagonist.

Nothing else in the world matters now.


I wonder how the shadows will look. It seems Persona 4 has got a tremendous popularity recently, first the anime adaptation, then remakes for PS3 and Vita, and now live shows? I don't really care since new soundtrack is always welcome anyway (especially if from Shoji).

Nov 14, 2011 6:49 AM by Niyawa

still need to watch it first

Nov 14, 2011 5:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

Persona 4 stage play with Baba Toru playing the protagonist.

Nothing else in the world matters now.

Nov 14, 2011 5:52 AM by thatonegirl

That's neat. I wanna see how they'll play out the events!

Nov 14, 2011 5:17 AM by GigaSPX

Lol cool and interesting.

Nov 14, 2011 4:27 AM by -MgZ_

That's pretty cool. I'm curious about how they will do shadow fights o-o

Nov 14, 2011 4:08 AM by Zero_Zeta

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