Not that there’s ever actually such a factor as “good timing” for a worldwide pandemic, however the coronavirus disaster coinciding with the live-action stage play adaptation of “Spirited Away” was particularly disappointing for anime and theater fanatics. The play, primarily based on the Studio Ghibli movie of the identical title, opened in Tokyo again in February, and held its ultimate performances in July.
With Japan nearly totally closed to worldwide vacationer journey throughout that interval, and most of the nation’s residents limiting their home journey as effectively, a complete lot of followers missed out on the chance to see actresses Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi step into their shared position as earnest younger heroine Chiharu. Now, although, comes the joyful news that the “Spirited Away” stage play is lastly being made accessible for on-demand rental streaming.
▼ More than 50 puppets, together with this extremely detailed one in all Haku in his dragon kind, assist deliver the Ghibli basic to life on the stage.
The “Spirited Away” play began streaming first on the U-Next platform on November 16, and on November 19 it’ll be added in Japan to Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Abema. It’s not like they only put a digicam on a tripod in entrance of the stage and referred to as it a day, both, as visuals for the streaming variations (there’s one for every starring actress) are compiled utilizing footage from an array of 17 cameras capturing totally different angles.
As loyal readers with good reminiscences might recall, this isn’t absolutely the first alternative to observe the “Spirited Away” play on-line, as the manufacturing’s ultimate two performances have been live-streamed in July. However, that is the primary time they’re being made accessible for on-demand streaming, so in the event you occurred to be busy throughout the reside streams and couldn’t watch, now’s your likelihood. In addition, the Mone Kamishiraishi model is a re-edit of the one which streamed in July, so even in the event you did catch the reside stream, there ought to be one thing new to get pleasure from.
Sources: PR Times, Oricon News through Livedoor News through Otakomu
Images: PR Times
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