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Fullmetal Alchemist Gets Live-Action Stage Play In March 2023, Ticketing Sales Start In Nov

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play

Fullmetal Alchemist has thoroughly made its mark in the anime and manga world, remaining an all-time favourite well over a decade. Despite releasing 27 manga volumes, multiple anime and live-action adaptations, and even a light novel series, the team behind Fullmetal Alchemist doesn’t seem to be running out of steam anytime soon.

On 24th October, the Fullmetal Alchemist official Twitter account announced a live-action stage play for the series to be held in Japan in March 2023. 

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play cast

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play - group photo of the cast
Image credit: @sumabo_tv

The Fullmetal Alchemist stage play will occur across 2 locations – 8th to 12th March 2023 in Osaka’s Shin Kabukiza theatre, and 17th to 26th March 2023 in Tokyo’s Nippon Seinenkan Hall.

The older brother, Edward Elric, will be played by Yōhei Isshiki, who played Okada Izo in Tōken Ranbu, and Ryota Hirono, who played Kuko Harai in Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play - Yohei Isshiki and Ryota Hirono dressed as Edward Elric
Yōhei Isshiki and Ryota Hirono as Edward Elric.
Image credit: @oricon_anime_

Besides formally introducing themselves, Isshiki and Hirono also revealed snippets of the play’s theme song, Hagane no Kizuna, at the Fullmetal Alchemist stage play’s press conference.

Watch their performance here:

Video credit: マイナビニュース【エンタメ・ホビー】

On the other hand, Hideto Majima will be playing the younger brother, Alphonse Elric. 

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play - Hideto Majima smiling at the life-sized model of Alphonse Elric
Hideto Majima as Alphonse Elric.
Image credit: @mn_enta

The character Alphonse Elric is known for basically being an animated armour infused with a soul, which was replicated in the form of a life-sized model at the press conference. 

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play - Hideto Majima holding hands with the life-sized model of Alphonse Elric
Image credit: @mn_enta

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play tickets

The Fullmetal Alchemist stage play ticketing sales will be carried out across 3 phases for different consumer groups, starting from 1st November.

Players of the mobile game Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile can purchase tickets via the in-game interface from 1st to 15th November. Subscribers of the monthly magazine Shōnen Gangan can purchase tickets from 12th November to 12th December. General public sales will begin on 4th February 2023. 

Fullmetal Alchemist stage play - promotional poster
Image credit: @oricon_anime_

Each stage play ticket costs ¥9,000 (~USD60.43), and interested individuals can top up an additional ¥3,000 (~USD20.14) to get exclusive merch. Currently, no details about the exclusive merch have been released yet.

As there are multiple actors for some characters, do check the Fullmetal Alchemist stage play calendar for information on the cast scheduled for each day.

Fullmetal Alchemist live stage play in 2023 

The Fullmetal Alchemist stage play in Japan will commence on 8th March 2023, first in Osaka and then in Tokyo. 

If you’re planning to catch the show in Osaka, the event venue can be accessed via the linkway in Osaka Uehommachi Station. On the other hand, the stage play location in Tokyo is a 5-minute walk from Gaienmae Station’s Exit 2B.

Shin Kabukiza
Address: 6F YUFURA, 6 Chōme-5-13 Uehonmachi, Tennōij Ward, 543-0001 Osaka
Contact: 0677-30-2222 | Shin Kabukiza website

Nippon Seinenkan Hall
Address: 4-1 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku City, 160-0013 Tokyo
Contact: 0364-47-5660 | Nippon Seinenkan Hall website

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Cover image adapted from: @oricon_anime_