NANBAKA, the TV anime based on the prison comedy web comic by Sho Futamata, is being adapted into a stage play that will run during the Autumn season of 2017.
Currently, no concrete details about the production (such as the venue, the cast, the crew, and the performance schedule) have been released. It is known that the play will not feature an original story, but will be a direct adaptation of the NANBAKA TV anime.
The NANBAKA TV anime is directed by Shinji Takamatsu and features animation by Satelight. Crunchyroll currently publishes both the Nanbaka web comic and the NANBAKA TV anime, the latter of which is described as follows:
“Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Jyugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards. “
Official NANBAKA TV anime home page
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