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Live-action play ‘Spirited Away’ will stream online this summer

Attention Studio Ghibli fans! You no longer need to book a flight to Japan because the live play of Taken away as if by magic will be available to stream online this summer.

The Studio Ghibli masterpiece Taken away as if by magic recently premiered its live stage adaptation at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, Japan. The entire performance and production of the play featured impressive design, costuming, and hairstyling, to live up to crucial elements of the animated film and recreate the film’s major landmark locations.

Image: Astage shares live stage photos from Spirited Away on Twitter/@astage_ent

As the play’s theatrical run in Tokyo draws to a close, fans are eagerly awaiting as the production is now heading to more cities. The production is currently heading to Osaka for a 12-day tour starting in mid-April, and to follow further performances in Fukuoka, Sapporo and Nagoya. But it looks like the stage production Spirited Away has also added a special location, which is in line!

Studio Ghibli fans around the world no longer have to worry about not being able to travel to Japan, because you can watch the scene live from Taken away as if by magic in your own rooms!

It was recently announced that this summer, Hulu Japan will livestream the final days of the play’s Japanese tour. Hulu will air two performances, the final two days of the tour, July 3 and 4, at the Misonoza Theater in Nagoya, Japan.

It is important to note that the Taken away as if by magic the live-action play uses a dual cast system in Japanese theater, in which the role of the single character is shared by two actors who will appear in alternate performances.

The artists of July 3 will be:

Kanna Hashimoto as spirited away
Kotaro Daigo as Haku
Koharu Sugawara as no face
Miyu Sakihi as Linen/Chihiro’s mother
Tomorowo Taguchi as Kamaji
Mari Natsuki as Yubaba/Zenibaba

While the 4th of July artists will be:

Mone Kamishiraishi as spirited away
Hiroki Miura as Haku
Tomohiko Tsujimoto as no face
Fu Hinami like Lin/Chihiro’s Mother
Satoshi Hashimoto as Kamaji
Romi Park as Yubaba/Zenibaba

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