Fushigi Yuugi, Live Stage Show & DVD
I’m appalled by how late I am in finding this out! And further more appalled at the lack of hype on this production, simply because FY was SUCH a classic Shoujo Manga turned Anime!
Official Site of the Production:
In case you don’t know Fushigi Yuugi, here’s an excerpt.
“ Middle-school student Miaka Yūki feels a lot of pressure to pass the entrance exam for the competitive Jonan Academy. Her friends do not believe she will get in, but she is determined to because her mom expects her to. Her best friend, Yui Hongo, is smart and has also applied to the Jonan Academy. While at the library one day, Miaka and Yui encounter a strange book known as The Universe of the Four Gods. Reading this book transports them into the novel's universe. However, Yui is transported back to the real world almost immediately. Inside the novel, Miaka finds herself the Priestess of Suzaku, destined to gather the seven Celestial Warriors of the god Suzaku in order to summon Suzaku and obtain three wishes. She falls in love with the Celestial Warrior Tamahome, who eventually reciprocates and Miaka's desire to use a wish to enter the high school of her choice begins to shift towards finding a way to be with Tamahome. Yui, who is also drawn into the book when she was trying to help Miaka to come back to the real world, becomes the Priestess of Seiryuu, working against Miaka out of jealousy over Tamahome and revenge for the humiliation and pain she had suffered when she first came to the book world. "
Excerpt from Wikipedia
Yes, it’s a pretty typical girl-in-magical-world kind of story. Very similar to Inu Yasha ahha. But it was a classic shoujo manga I grew up with >////< Now you know why I’m called Kaika ahhahaa.
Here are some cast photographs.
I’m a little sad to observe that the production budget had probably allowed this stage show to be less impressive than it could be. And as a Cosplayer I’m also a little sad to observe how lack lustre the costumes looked. But as Reiko pointed out, the actors were very in character, which is good =)
Check out some of the trailer videos!
Videos uploaded by eizofly
You can purchase the DVD here! The production house has also done other stage production for series so remember to check them out!