Super Kabuki play 'ONE PIECE' opens

posted on October 8, 2015

A kabuki play adapted from the popular Japanese comic "ONE PIECE" has begun in Tokyo.

"ONE PIECE" is a comic series about a boy called Luffy who wants to be a pirate king. In addition to Japan it's popular in countries around the world.

Kabuki star Ichikawa Ennosuke has turned the manga series into a "Super Kabuki" performance, which combines traditional acting with modern technology.

Ennosuke is playing the roles of Luffy and 2 other characters.

On the first day of the play on Wednesday, the audience applauded innovative performances and the traditional acting, including quick costume changes.
"ONE PIECE" will be performed at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater from Wednesday until November 25th.


source by NHK world
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