Final Fantasy 10 is brought to the stage

THE story of Final Fantasy 10 is transformed into a traditional Japanese Kabuki-style play.

Kabuki is a very old form of Japanese theater that is most similar in style to western opera.

Children participating in a kabuki show in Japan

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Children participating in a kabuki show in JapanCredit: Susann Schuster/Unsplash

The dramas involve lots of singing and dancing, as well as elaborate make-up and costumes.

These should show emotions both visually and through the dialogues and songs.

The story of Final Fantasy 10 is about Tidus, a Blitzball player from a future metropolis who is called to save the world.

Blitzball is the fictional sport of FF10 and fans are looking forward to seeing it recreated on stage.

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Video games have often been adapted for the stage in Japan.

While there are quite a few games of video game history, concerts based on the music are by far the most popular.

The Final Fantasy VII Orchestra was successful enough to embark on a world tour last year.

Nintendo franchises like Mario and Zelda have also had successful concerts in Japan, America and Europe.

However, it’s unusual for a video game to become such a traditional art form.

Using a new twitter account dedicated to the kabuki show was the upcoming performance announced.

Few details have been announced, although the first performance will take place in spring 2023 in Tokyo at the IHI Stage Around.

The cast has been announced and includes many successful Japanese stage performers.

The show will feature images projected a full 360 degrees around the theater.

This announcement comes as part of the celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series.

FF10 was originally released for the PlayStation 2 in 2001.

In 2013, it was remastered along with its sequel for release on more modern consoles.

It has seen a number of ports over the years and was last launched for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019.

Corresponding gematsuthe tenth part of the series has meanwhile sold over 20 million copies alone.

It sold 14 million copies with its original release and nearly 7 million copies of the various re-releases.

This makes it the second-best Final Fantasy entry of all time, losing only to Final Fantasy 7.

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