A stage play adaptation of top Shounen Jump manga “act-age” — which has sold over 3 million copies in total, has been announced for 2022! Titled “act-age ~Night on the Galactic Railroad~ on STAGE”, the stage play will be produced by HoriPro — which has also produced other popular performances such as “Death Note THE MUSICAL” and “MUSICAL Ikiru”.

“act-age” tells the story of Kei Yonagi, a high school student who dreams of becoming an actress. She has a talent for method acting and often loses herself in the role, making it difficult to win auditions as some casting agents consider her a liability. However, Kei catches the interest of renowned director Sumiji Kuroyama, who takes her on to develop her full abilities.

In even bigger news, HoriPro will be holding a talent search to find its heroine Kei Yonagi. The winner of the search will receive an exclusive contract with Horipro International Co., Ltd., and will make their stage debut on “act-age ~Night on the Galactic Railroad~ on STAGE”! In light of measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the talent search will be done virtually — with applicants doing their auditions from the comfort of their homes.

Applications for the talent search will be open from 1st June to 10th July 2020 (23:59 JST / 22:59 SGT). For a complete listing of qualification guidelines and application procedures, check out the official site act-age.info. Prospective applicants must note that the talent search will be conducted entirely in Japanese.