Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s “Bakuman.” will be adapted into a stage play starring Hiroki Suzuki as Moritaka Mashiro and Yoshihiko Aramaki as Akito Takagi. “Bakuman. THE STAGE” will be written and directed by Wally Kinoshita, with music by Syunsuke Wada. The show will run in Tokyo and Osaka in October 2021.
“Bakuman.” follows the story of two young boys — artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi, who dreamt of creating their own manga series. Some characters in the series resemble real authors and industry personalities from their publisher Weekly Shōnen Jump, where Ohba and Obata worked previously under their other hit series “DEATH NOTE”.