The creepy urban legend of Hanako-san, about a girl haunting a toilet, has led to everything from a haunted toilet attraction for Halloween to the manga Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Fans continue to clamor for more, and it’s been announced that Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun will soon get a stage musical adaptation.
According to Anime News Network, the musical is scheduled to take place January 22-24 in Osaka, then move to Tokyo for performances on January 28-31. Information on the actors was also released: Eito Konishi plays Hanako-kun and Akari Takaishi plays Nene Yashiro.
The music is being written by tak, with lyrics and screenplay done by Sayaka Asai.
The original manga is available in English through Yen Press, and an anime adaptation of it is available through Funimation.
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.