IHI Stage Around Tokyo Unveils First Look at Final Fantasy X, The Kabuki Stage Play


According to The Nikkan Sports, it’s a first of its kind. IHI Stage Around Tokyo will be hosting a very special Kabuki Stage Play, a stage play adapted from Square Enix’s Hit Video Game, Final Fantasy X.

Opening in March, Kinoshita Group and Square Enix are bringing the world of Final Fantasy to the Stage. It is described as the Ultimate Fantasy, Created by Japan, what better game to bring than Final Fantasy X?

The performance will be a Kabuki stage play, a classical form of Japanese Dance Drama. On Thursday, IHI Stage Around Tokyo Amphitheater streamed a special video on YouTube, a performance of the Summoner, Yuna performing her task of a Sending.


Kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke V (Tantei Romance, The Code, Detective After 5) has been credited to have planned and directing the play. Kikunosuke will also star in it as Tidus. Joining him will be the following actors:

  • Nakamura Shidō II- Auron
  • Onoe Matsuya II- Seymour
  • Baishi Nakamura IV- Lulu
  • Mantarō Nakumura- Luzzu, O’aka XXIII
  • Yonekichi Nakamura V- Yuna
  • Nakamura Shikan VIII- Wakka
  • Onoe Kikunosuke V- Young Tidus, Fayth
  • Kamimura Kichitarō- Rikku
  • Nakamura Shinobu- Yunalesca
  • Bandō Hikosarburō VIII- Kimarhi
  • Nakamura Kinnosuke- Braska
  • Bandō Yajūrō- Jecht

Final Fantasy X: The Play will be debuting on March 4th and will run until April 12th at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo Amphitheater in Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is available now on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam.

Final Fantasy X Kabuki Play Visual
Image Credit: Square Enix Co. Ltd

Listen to my story… This… may be our last chance.

The world lies on the brink of destruction. Only a select few may be able to save it.

In ages past, the world of Spira experienced a golden age of perfection, brought about by an advanced civilization through the use of wondrous machinery called machina.

However, around one thousand years before the present day, a colossal menace known only as “Sin” appeared and sundered all before it. Though a line of summoners have since brought Sin low many times, it inevitably returns in an unending cycle of destruction. In the face of this ever-pervasive threat, the people of Spira flocked to the teachings of Yevon, which tell that Sin is a punishment to those who relied overly on machina.

Tidus is a young Blitzball star that mysteriously finds himself in Spira after his home city of Zanarkand is destroyed by Sin one thousand years in the past. Believing Sin to be the key to returning home, Tidus joins a young summoner named Yuna on her pilgrimage to destroy Sin and bring about the Calm.

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