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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' stage play to make Asia debut in Tokyo with Japanese cast

By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

Harry Potter fans, are you ready? "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is finally coming to Tokyo.

The stage production sequel to Harry Potter has so far been performed in five cities in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. It’s yet to have a showing in Asia, but it was recently announced that it will make its Tokyo debut in July 2022.

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If you’re not in the know, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which was written by Jack Thorne with input from J.K. Rowling, takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. It’s a story of love, family, and loss centered around Harry and his son, Albus Severus.

Photo: TBS

It’s a critically acclaimed production with over 60 awards under its belt, including six Tonies and nine Lawrence Olivier Awards. While some prestigious stage plays are performed for very limited times in Japan with a foreign cast, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" looks like it will be a longer engagement in the country, with auditions for a Japanese cast, expected to be extremely competitive, to be held in Tokyo.

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The Tokyo showing of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be jointly produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and Horipro, a Japanese talent agency, and will have its opening day at the TBS Akasaka Act Theater on July 8, 2022. This is great news for Harry Potter fans in Japan. With the beloved play coming to Tokyo next year and the Making of Harry Potter Museum coming in 2023, we have a lot to look forward to in the next few years.

Source: Oricon News via Livedoor News via Otakomu

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Oh boy I love ハリーポットる

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Harry Bored??..

Mhhhhh neh !!..


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No H Potter please, we had enough of it , please.

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Couldn’t make out from this “Entertainment” news story (“Thanks, JT”) nor the brief video IF there will be 1-2 shows in English? From the J crowds watching James Bond this last week IN ENGLISH (with subtitles, of course) this would also be a good opportunity for Japanese students and adults alike.

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Also, realize “Horipro” is the J talent agency but this would be a great opportunity for some expats living in Japan to get some acting work in Tokyo?

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Looking forward to the conclusion of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Perhaps they can write Colin Farrell back into the script IF they continue to refuse Johnny Depp?

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I can see Itano Tomomi as Hermione.

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Can ‘picture it’ but didn’t Itano Tomomi just gave birth @GBR48 9:57am? - Not saying she can’t continue to work but looks like she’s taking a break from singing & dancing for a little while.

*- @GBR48 9:57am: “HoriPro?I can see Itano Tomomi as Hermione.” -*

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While some prestigious stage plays are performed for very limited times in Japan with a foreign cast,

Due to the abysmal level of English, only low level musicals are on that list.

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All Japanese cast, me smells some cultural appropriation here! Hogwarts is in Scotland. Come on comrades, let's band together and cancel this terrible play, Twitter he we come, are you with me?. Anybody?.... Deftly silence, guess that's a one way street.

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Ah, yes. Congratulations Tomochin. That was reported on 10th October according to Tokyohive, so yes, she may not be doing stage plays for a bit. I expect she'll be joining Mariko on the mothering magazine covers.

The cultural supply chain has taken a few knocks and it's been tougher staying in contact with Jpop events during the pandemic.

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-cultural appropriation...

Perhaps Japanese people are too sensible and polite to stoop to cultural censorship on nationalist grounds in the manner of the woke hordes.

As an author, I would be happy to have my own stuff translated and mashed up internationally. Most would. The arts are best shared, without censorship.

There are some good fantasy novels in English set in Japan, paper-based and online. Google and ye shall find.

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