A classic Japanese game is to go on tour as an entertainment extravaganza
Dragon Quest Live Spectacle Tour, a live-action adaptation of Yuji Horii’s classic role-playing game, will tour nationwide across Japan, with 40 pioneering and interactive shows bringing Dragon Quest to the stage.
Produced by Konichi Yoda and directed by Kahori Kanaya, the show stars musical theatre actor Tsukasa Matsuura as the warrior Yushuua, alongside a stellar cast including Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Shunsuke Yazama.
The show’s tagline ‘You Are The Warrior’, reflects the interactive nature of the show. Every member of the audience will be issued with a wristband with which they can control what happens on stage.
This innovative production follows a modern Japanese trend of ‘2.5D theatre’ that mixes screen-based art such as anime and manga with on-stage effects to create a unique theatrical experience.
The show will tour in major Japanese cities such as Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Saitama and Yokohama.