March 2023 marked the beginning of performances for the very first stage play based on Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga, and now it’s getting ready to come back for more. The second show has been announced and is officially set to kick off in 2024, with Yohei Isshiki and Ryota Hirono to reprise their double-cast role as Edward Elric.
Sachiko Ishimaru, who wrote and directed the first stage play, will be doing the same on this one. The teaser visual below reveals the title as “Zokushou,” or “The Sequel Chapter.”
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The first play started its run at Osaka’s Shin Kabuki-za from March 8-12, 2023, followed by Tokyo’s Nippon Seinen-kan Hall from March 17-26.
If this has you in the mood to dive back into the series, the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime is available on Crunchyroll and other services. Here’s how Crunchyroll describes it:
Disregard for alchemy’s laws ripped half of Ed Elric’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers seek the Philosopher’s Stone. Enemies and allies – the corrupt military, the Homunculi, and foreign alchemists – will alter the Elric’s course, but their purpose will remain unchanged and their bond unbreakable.
Via Crunchyroll News