The Gekidol stage play, anime, and idol project began streaming a promotional teaser on the project’s official website last Tuesday. The promo is for the in-story stage play inspired by the anime has been titled Gekidol the Stage. The play will run from March 3rd to the 7th at the Theater Sun-mall in Tokyo.
Toshiki Tanabe is slated to direct the play while Narayan Hagiwara is adapting the script. Odd Entertainment is producing the play and theater company credited with planning cooperation is Alice in Project. This company started holding stage plays based on plays that will appear within the anime’s story back in spring 2016.
The cast is as follows:
Alice in Theater
- Momoko Koyama as Seria Morino
- Yui Ito as Doll
- Chihira Mochida as Airi Kagami
- Ruka Endou as Kaworu Sakakibara
- Shiori Nagao as Aki Asagi
- Mami Noda as Aimi Fujita
- Karin Takahashi as Waka Yamamoto
- Sumire Ichimura as Mayuri Nakamura
- Momoko Suzuki as Makoto Higuchi
SMT (Super Material Theater)
- Nanase Matsuoka as Izumi Hinazaki
- Koume Watanabe as Tomoko Hinata
- Mina Nagashima as Aoi Kira
- Yuna as Nanako Sawada
- Nozomi Aihara as Nodoka Misaki
- Nana Uchida as Nozomi Wakashimazu
- Ai Fukushima as Miho Sawaki
The teaser included a release date of January 4th to premiere on the Tokyo MX and AT-X channels.
The Gekidol project was originally announced in December 2015. By 2016, it was already selling merchandise at Comic Market 89 and the website. Additionally, the website gave a single message of “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Theater + anime + idol = Gekidol.”
The premise for the anime is set five years after a near apocalyptic event of mysterious origins. The unknown disaster erased major cities around the world without a trace. The anime centers on girls who want to be members of a “theater material system” 3D holographic production.
The Gekidol Production Committee is credited with the original work. As for the stage play and the anime series planning as a whole, Shigeru Ueda of Märchen Mädchen is directing the anime series, Keiichirou Ouchi (Aikatsu!) is the chief writer, and Hoods Entertainment is producing the series. Prhythm/epx is composing the music for the series and Kiyoshi Tateishi is adapting Asami Sekiya‘s character designs for animation and serving as chief animation director. Additionally, Takuya Imakado is the mechanical designer.
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