Tuesday was bittersweet for fans of theatrical anime and anime theater, as the amazing-looking live-action stage play of Spirited Away held its final performance at Tokyo’s Imperial Theater.
While those locations had already been on the schedule for some time, the Spirited Away stage play has just added a new venue: online steaming service Hulu.
This summer, Hulu Japan will stream two performances of the play, both part of its engagement at the Misonoza Theater in Nagoya.
Because Spirited Away uses what’s called a “double cast” system in Japanese theater, where the role of a single character is shared by two performers who appear in alternating performances.
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