Stage production company Nelke Planning announced on Monday that it is producing the first stage play adaptation of Momoko Sakura’s Chibi Maruko-chan manga.
The original Chibi Maruko-chan manga inspired a television anime that is almost consistently the #3 rated television anime series after Sazae-san and Detective Conan.
The Chibi Maruko-chan manga is getting new chapters drawn by Sakura Production, which is staffed by long-time assistants of Sakura.
The stage play will debut in winter 2022, and will serve as the finale to the franchise’s 35th anniversary celebrations.
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