Otaku USA Magazine
Check Out Evangelion Stage Play’s Dress Rehearsal Videos

evangelion stage play

The Evangelion Beyond stage play just opened this weekend in Japan, so as a result there are a bunch of video reports from Japanese media that offer a taste of the production. Media members were invited to the dress rehearsal performances one day before the opening, so you can get an idea of how the folks behind the play interpreted the world of Evangelion for the theatre below.

Check out coverage from MAiDiGiTV, Oricon and Astage:

The Evangelion Beyond stage play was performed in Tokyo’s Kabukicho Tower as the debut stage production for the building’s own performing arts venue, Theater Milano-za. It features a new story with new characters, following a young man named Soushi Watamori (played by Masataka Kubota) as he uses an Evangelion to scour the Earth’s depths in search of new high-energy resources. During this excavation a massive unknown creature called Ikimono appears, and Watamori eventually intercepts and traps it underground, only to find it reappearing six months later. 


The site on which the building now stands was formerly home to the Shinjuku Milano-za theater, which screened the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth anime film that opened in 1997, eventually using footage of attendees at those screenings in a portion of the following film, The End of Evangelion. The new stage play has Belgian performer and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui both choreographing and directing. 

Via Crunchyroll News