First Look at the Resident Evil Stage Play

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Today, the Resident Evil stage play, which is called... Resident Evil the Stage (blergh), debuted in Japan. Let’s see what it looked like!

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According to Inside Games, the play’s timeline is between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. The setting is an Australian university, where BSAA descends after a bioterrorism incident and things get worse.

Resident Evil the Stage features an entirely Japanese cast, with Seijiro Nakamura playing Chris Redfield and Rin Asuka playing Rebecca Chambers. Other cast members include Asuka Kuramochi of (former!) AKB48 fame as a university student named Mary Grey and Sonny Chiba of Sonny Chiba fame as the university’s president.

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How was it? Resident Evil superfan Alex Aniel dug it:

Websites Inside Games, Cinema Cafe, Natalie were on hand, giving us a glimpse of Resident Evil’s theatrical version.

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[Photo: Natalie]

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[Photo: Natalie]

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[Photo: Natalie]

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[Photo: Natalie]

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[Photo: Inside Games]

According to Cinema Cafe, Resident Evil the Stage runs in Tokyo until November 1.

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Noted!

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Hmmm, just like how I’m against white-washing ethnic roles. Caucasian characters, even once written by Japanese, should be played by Caucasian actors.