Warau Kyuuketsuki (The Grinning Vampire) is an eternally beautiful manga by Susumu Maruo (serialized in Akita Shoten’s Young Champion). Even though the story ended in 2000, the series has many fans and it was revealed that it will be adapted into a stage play at the end of this year. With Maruichiro Maruo (from Shika564) and Akira Yamazaki (from Warui Shibai) two up-and-coming creators from the Kansai area, will collaborate to present you this play.
The aesthetic world of ‘Susumu Maruo x Kansai creators’ will start their ‘based on origin’ project with this stage play in Osaka.
Strange Fantasy Opera Warau Kyuuketsuki
Date: End of December 2017
Venue: Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall
Scriptwriter: Susumu Maruo (Shika 564)
Directing: Akira Yamazaki (Warui Shibai)
Planning, Producer: 4cu
Production: Kaiki Moso Kageki ‘Warau Kyuuketsuki’ production committee and「based on origin」project
Official website: http://kgk-waraukyuketsuki.com/
Official Twitter: @kgk_warauk
Official 4cu website: http://4cu-ent.com/
Official based on origin project website: http://basedonorigin-project.com/
About Warau Kyuuketsuki
14-year-old pretty boy Konosuke Mori received something from a mysterious woman, which turns him into a vampire. Now he is wandering the nights, in search of blood. Every day is filled with grief and melancholy. And then there is Miyawaki Luna, his classmate who also becomes a vampire. We will see what their fate will be…
The series first was serialized in Akita Shoten’s Young Champion in 1998. In 2016, Kadokawa’s Beam Comics published a new edition of the series in two volumes.