Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun is a supernatural manga by Iro Aida with added comedic elements.
The story revolves around the student of Kamome Academy, Nene Yashiro, who mistakenly summons “Hanako-san”, a ghost boy who urges her to become her assistant and help get rid of the ghosts at their school.
This mysterious yet funny manga, released in 2014, saw huge popularity among fans and eventually paved way for an anime adaptation in 2020. But the franchise is not stopping there; a new musical is being made to continue the craze.
Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun is coming back with a stage musical to be run at Cool Japan Park Osaka TT Hall in Osaka from January 22-24th of 2021. Tokyo Dome City Theatre –“G Rosso” will be hosting the play from January 28-31st, 2021.
The official website of Hanako-kun has revealed the cast and visuals for the show:
|Nene Yashiro||Akari Takaishi||Mika (Durarara!!)|
|Hanako-kun||Eito Konishi||Yoshida (Donburi Iincho)|
|Kou Minamoto||Riki Tanimizu||Fujise (Ochanomizu Rock)|
|Tsukasa||Ginga Shitara||Doll (Musical Kuroshitsuji: Noah’s Ark Circus)|
|Mitsuba||Daiki Mihara||Kaito (Maji de Koukai Shitemasu)|
|Aoi Akane||Fuyuna Asakura||Mio (The Werewolf Game: Death Game’s Operator)|
Eito Konishi as Hanako-kun
Akari Takaishi as Nene Yashiro
The crew for the musical include:
|Director||Kо̄tarо̄ Yoshitani||Musical Starmyu|
Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun tells the story of Nene Yashiro, an occult loving student of Kamome Academy.
Nene is on a mission to find Hanako-san, a girl ghost who is said to haunt the bathrooms. Nene summons Hanako hoping she would grant her wish for a boyfriend.
To Nene’s surprise, Hanako turns out to be the ghost of a boy who then spiritually bound’s himself to Nene and the pair tries to fight ghosts at their school and learn a bit more about each other.
Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun had an anime adaptation premiered back in January of 2020 with 12 episodes aired. It is currently licensed under Funimation.
Let’s hope the musical lives up to the name of the franchise and entertains the audience the same.
About Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a Japanese manga series by Iro Aida. It has been serialized in Square Enix’s shōnen manga magazine Monthly G Fantasy since 2014.
It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.
The famous “Seven Wonders” that every school seems to have are a staple of Japanese urban legends. One of the most well-known of these tales is that of Hanako-san: the ghost of a young girl who haunts the school’s bathrooms.
Kamome Academy has its own version of Hanako-san’s legend. Rumors claim that if one successfully manages to summon Hanako-san, she will grant her summoner any wish.
Lured by the gossip, many people have tried to call upon her, yet every attempt has failed. However, when Nene Yashiro, a girl hoping for romantic fortune, dares to summon Hanako-san, she discovers that the rumored “girl” is actually a boy!