Resident Evil Musical Coming to Japan

Musical Resident Evil is its name.


First there was a Resident Evil Burrito, now the zombie franchise is extending to another category. Capcom today announced a Resident Evil musical stage production, coming to Japan this fall.

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The show is called Musical Resident Evil and will star Reon Yuzuki, according to Kotaku. Yuzuki leads the all-female Takarazuka Revue, which previously did stage shows for Ace Attorney games.

Though Yuzuki will star in the Resident Evil musical, the actual production is being led by playwright and director G2.

Kotaku further reports that the musical will tell an original story and is scheduled to run from September to October in Tokyo before moving to Osaka in November. Fans may be happy to learn that Capcom veteran Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi is supervising the stage production.

There is no word yet about Musical Resident Evil coming to the United States.

In other music-related Capcom news, the Japanese publisher has announced a touring concert series during which orchestras will perform famous songs from the company's games.

The Resident Evil musical and concert series are part of Capcom's "Single Contest, Multiple Usage Strategy" whereby the company leverages its brands beyond gaming alone.

The next Resident Evil game is shooter spinoff Umbrella Corps, which comes out in May. After that, Capcom plans to re-release Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 on Xbox One and PS4.

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