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Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play Gets Second Musical in October

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play Gets Second Musical in OctoberFushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play, the popular shoujo manga from Yuu Watase, is coming to the stage. Again.

The manga was adapted into a stage play in 2010, then a musical in 2016. Now a sequel to that musical is headed to a theatre in Tokyo this October.

The mystery will unfold at Tokyo’s Zenrosai Hall / Space Zero between October 13 and 21, and star Reina Tanaka and Ryo Hirano, who both appeared in the 2016 version.

Fushigi Yugi ran from 1992 to 1996, and a prequel manga began last year.

Here’s how Viz describes the original manga:

Miaka is a junior high school student studying for entrance exams for Johan High School, the top school in the city. Not academically inclined, Miaka would rather forget studying and spend more time eating snacks–her favorite pastime–but she’s cramming for the exam to please her mother. While studying at the library with her best friend Yui, she finds an old book called The Universe of the Four Gods. Upon reading the book, the girls are transported to a land resembling ancient China. Immediately on their arrival, a pair of bandits attempts to abduct Yui! A mysterious young man with the kanji for “demon” on his forehead comes to their rescue, but now he wants to be paid for his act of heroism!

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.