What You Need to Know:
- It's been fourteen years since the original sports manga finished serialisation in weekly Shounen Jump, and its anime adaptation started airing on screens.
- Now, it has been revealed that Whistle! will be getting a live action stage play, set to run from the end of August to the beginning of September this year.
- The exact dates and cast are yet to be revealed, but original creator Daisuke Higuchi has expressed his feelings on this turn of events - as have the Japanese netizens!
"When I was writing this series, I never even dreamt that the day would come when it would get a stage play. Now, as one of the viewers, I'm looking forward to seeing how they will perform Whistle!"
- Daisuke Higuchi
Reactions Around the Web
Now? After all this time?
Woah, this is so nostalgic. This is still my no. 1 sports manga of all time!
I want the anime seiyuu to play their characters on stage!
A stage play is great and all, but I want a new manga too! Lol
I have mixed feelings about this...
What with other sports anime having stage success, this shouldn't be that surprising...
Let's just hope they do good job of it! I want to hurry up and find out the cast members!