Quite awhile ago, we shared news that the classic SEGA franchise Golden Axe was getting turned into a stage play. That was literally the only info we had at the time, but thankfully that changes today. We have all sorts of details on the upcoming adaptation to share!
- the play will be produced by Spiral Chariots
- the play will debut at Tsukiji Hongan-ji Buddhist Hall on December 19th, and will run until December 24th, 2018
Once upon a time, there was an evil being named Death Adder. Three warriors who lost their families thanks to Death Adder’s invasion: Ax, Tyris, and Gilius, worked together and made their way to Death Adder’s castle, retrieving the legendary Golden Axe from his possession and defeating him.
It has been ten years since. Learning from his prior experiences with the Golden Axe, Gilius sets out on a journey to return the axe to the gods, so that it may never be misused again. However, a fierce storm brews up, and he loses the Golden Axe. While in search for the Axe, an encounter with an Ego el Sheep in the kingdom of Splash Hill informs him that the Death Adder army has been resurrected, and is plaguing the land.
Certain that the Golden Axe is involved, but too old to go fight personally, Gilius summons the bravest warriors of the land, who can help save the world.
Six heroes will rise to the call. And the embers of war over the Golden Axe are about to be set ablaze once more…
Ax Battler – Kunta Yamasaki
Tyris Flare – Haruka Kohara
Gilius Thunderhead – Shouta Yamada
Kain Grinder – Ryohei Shioguchi
Sara Burn – Minami Kashimura
Proud Cragger – Mio Akaba
Chronos “Evil” Lait – Taiju Nakane
Dora – Chizu Hanasaki
Unrevealed character – Tomoyuki Kiriyama
I'd say there's about zero chance of this making it outside of Japan, but I sure hope I'm wrong. I don't care how bad it is. If it was local, I'd go see this play in a heartbeat!