A new Fullmetal Alchemist stage play adaptation is coming to Tokyo’s Nippon Seinenkan and Osaka’s Shin Kabukiza playhouse in March 2023. Formally titled Fullmetal Alchemist the Stage, it will adapt the story of Hiromu Arakawa’s iconic manga. Young stars will also play the Elric brothers, Winry, and other key figures from the tale. [Thanks, Denfamico Gamer!]
Square Enix and Marvelous are producing the Fullmetal Alchemist stage play, which is being directed by Sachiko Ishimaru. Ishimaru also wrote the script. Notably, several key roles are double-cast to two actors, including the lead role. Double-casting in plays is when two actors are cast in the same role and alternate performances. This is done to spread out opportunities to more actors, as well as to allow actors time to rest or accommodate schedules. Edward Elric will be played by actors Yohei Isshiki and Ryota Hirono. Shuto Mashima plays Alphonse Elric, with the suit actor Kosei Sakurada performing in Al’s trademark armor.
Check them out below. Yohei Isshiki is the Edward without a coat, while Ryota Hirono wears the red coat in the photo.
Other roles include AKB48’s Rin Okabe as Winry Rockbell, and actors Jin Aoki and Takuma Wada double-cast as Roy Mustang.
Here’s a full cast list.
- Edward Elric – Yohei Isshiki and Ryota Hirono
- Alphonse Elric – Shuto Mashima (with Kosei Sakurada)
- Winry Rockbell – Rin Okabe
- Roy Mustang – Jin Aoki and Takuma Wada
- Riza Hawkeye – Minami Tsukui
- Alex Louis Armstrong – Metal Yoshida
- Maes Hughes – Yuki Okamoto
- Jean Havoc – Yuki Kimisawa
- Denny Brosh – Motohisa Harashima
- Maria Ross – Sakurako Mizuki
- Tim Marcoh – Yutaka Abe
- Shaw Tucker – Keita Oishi
- Izumi Curtis – Hikari Ono
- Lust – Kurama Sao
- Envy -Raima Hiramatsu
- Gluttony – Taisei Kusano
- Scar – Tomoya Hoshi
- Solf Kimblee – Shogo Suzuki
- Pinako Rockbell – Emi Kuge
- Gracia Hughes – Mizuki Saito
- Nina Tucker – Himawari Ogawa and Yuka Shirihiki
- King Bradley – Takuro Tatsumi
The Fullmetal Alchemist stage play opens in Japan in Osaka on March 8, 2023, and it will run until March 12, 2023. It will then appear in Tokyo from March 17-26, 2023. The live-action film adaptations of Fullmetal Alchemist anime is streaming on Netflix.