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Several Official Live-Stage Anime Productions Will Be Streamed Worldwide Starting This December!

Exciting anime experiences are on the way!

(Featured Image Source: ©K.Horikoshi/Shueisha, “MY HERO ACADEMIA” The “Ultra” Stage Project)

Exciting news for anime fans around the world! Several Japanese 2.5D stage play productions will be available to stream globally starting this December as the Japan 2.5D Stage Play World event!

©Japan 2.5D Stage Play World Fest

2.5D productions are a unique form of live performance, taking popular anime, games, and manga and adapting them for the stage.

The line up will include (all showtimes are in JST):


-December 10 (Fri) 2021 – February 3 (Thu) 2022

©K.Horikoshi/Shueisha, “MY HERO ACADEMIA” The “Ultra” Stage Project

“In a world where 80 percent of the population is born with some kind of superpowers, known as “quirks.” While many young people dream of becoming a superhero who protects people and society from accidents, disasters, the evil <Vigilantes> who abuses “quirks”. The story of Izuku Midoriya, the hero who was born with ” no quirks,” enrolled in the elite hero training academy, UA High School and grows up to become a full-fledged hero.”


Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical -Kaguya Hime’s Beloved-

-December 10 (Fri) 2021 – February 3 (Thu) 2022

©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / Musical “Sailor Moon” Production Committee 2021

“Christmas season.
Usagi Tsukino and her friends are holding a joint birthday party for Makoto, Minako, and Setsuna.
The chilly, winter air is dispelled by the lively party.

One cold day, Usagi’s partner Luna (a black cat) is chased by mischievous kids and during her escape is almost run over by a car. A young man named Kakeru Ozora rescues her.

Kakeru’s dream was to become an astronaut.
Luna is drawn to Kakeru’s kind and pure heart, but realizes she has a rival in his childhood friend Himeko Nayotake, who is always by his side.
Luna begins to act strangely, causing Usagi and her friends to worry.

Meanwhile the Sailor Guardians learn that a comet “Princess Snow Kaguya”, discovered and named by Kakeru, is on a collision course with Earth.
Snow Kaguya, the Queen of Ice living on the comet, aims to turn the universe into an ice world and make Kakeru, who discovered her, her eternal partner.

The Sailor Guardians and Luna must thwart Princess Snow Kaguya’s plans so Kakeru and Himeko’s dream of going to the moon can be realized.

But what of Luna’s feelings of love?
Sailor Moon must create a miracle on Christmas night…

――――― Come to the Moon, to see if I’m there.
Promise you’ll come see me…”


Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical Nogizaka46 ver. 2019

– December 10 (Fri) 2021 – February 3 (Thu) 2022

©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / Musical“Sailor Moon”Nogizaka46 ver. Production Committee 2019

“Usagi Tsukino is a second-year Junior high school student who is a little clumsy and crybaby but full of energy. One day, she met a talking black cat named Luna, transformed into the Pretty Guardian in a Sailor Suit Guardian of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon! Usagi has a mission to assemble a team of fellow Sailor Guardians, find and protect the ” Legendary Silver Crystal ” and the princess. Meanwhile, Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom also wants to obtain ” Legendary Silver Crystal “with infinite power. She sent the Four Heavenly Kings to the town where the Usagi lived and caused a strange incident …
Five Sailor Guardians are now fighting a battle that goes beyond time and space to destroy the ambitions of the Dark Kingdom.”


Live Spectacle “NARUTO”

– December 10 (Fri) 2021 – February 3 (Thu) 2022

©Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/SHUEISHA/Live Spectacle “NARUTO” Production Committee 2016

“One day, at dawn, the mischievous boy called Naruto gets suspected of the missing book full of Ninja’s prohibited alchemys. Amid the furor he was trapped to know the secrets of his birth. When he was delivered, the legendary demon fox with nine tails was sealed up in his body. Naruto gets terribly shocked to know the fact, however, he was encouraged and supported by Iruka, one of the teachers at Ninja Academy, so that he managed to graduate from the school. Now that Naruto and his classmates start their duty as fresh-man, it means the beginning of a journey where they are forced to face challenges and fatalities as well as Naruto’s personal struggle and friendship with his fatal friend Sasuke.”


Live Spectacle “NARUTO” ~The Tale Of Uzumaki Naruto~

– January 7 (Fri) 2021 – February 3 (Thu) 2022

©Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/SHUEISHA/Live Spectacle “NARUTO” Production Committee 2021

“Sasuke Uchiha won the vast battle against his brother, Itachi Uchiha, fulfilling his long-standing ambition. However, he learns of his brother’s truth from Madara Uchiha, and determines to join hands with “Akatsuki” to seek revenge on Hidden Leaf Village, the enemy of Itachi and the Uchiha Clan.

Meanwhile, at Hidden Leaf Village, the death in battle of Jiraiya was told and Naruto Uzumaki , who was entrusted with everything from Jiraiya, was to start Sage Jutsu training at Mount Myoboku.

In amidst of this, Pain, the leader of “Akatsuki”, goes after Naruto who beholds the Nine Tailed Beast, and attacks Hidden Leaf Village without mercy.

What is the answer that Naruto comes to in order to stop the chain of hatred in the Shinobi world?

Naruto’s battle stirs up a new wind!”


5 productions based on much-beloved anime titles, it is an exciting chance for the global anime community to experience these live stage shows from the comfort of their homes.

The Japan 2.5D Stage Play World event will run between December 10, 2021 – February 3, 2022, and stream globally except for the Middle East, Mainland China, North Korea, and Russia. You can learn more, check out photos from each production, as well as get your tickets to this streaming event by heading to

You can catch up on the adventures of Straw Hat Luffy & his crew by heading over to Crunchyroll and Funimation! Start their journey from the beginning or catch up on the latest episodes.

Missed Anime NYC? Check out Anime Frontier running December 3-5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Houston, Texas! Head here for more information and to get your ticket!

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Anime NYC 2021 may be over, but the date is already set for 2022! Go to to learn more.

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