Kodoani.com – Manga “Bloody Marys” by Akaza Samamiya will be performed on stage at Kokumin Kyosai Coop Hall/Space Zero in Shinjuku from January 26 to February 4. The play stars Naoya Kitagawa as Bloody Mary (pictured left below) and Shuya Sunagawa as Ichirō Rosario di Mary (right).
The cast also includes:
Toya Morita as Takumi Sakuraba Chie Arii as Hydra Scarlet Takanori Yamaki as Shinobu Yuki Tomoyuki Takagi as Hasegawa Elizabeth Marry as Lily MacLane Yusuke Hanai as Gendo Sakuraba Juri as Isaac Rosario di Maria
Ryō Horikoshi is directing the play, and Akira Kuzuki is writing the script. Yasuhiro Roppongi is the sword choreographer, and Trifle Entertainment is the producer.
Viz Media’s Shojo Beat imprint licensed the series and describes the story as follows:
“Mary ‘Bloody’ Mary, a vampire with a death wish, spent 400 years chasing a modern-day exorcist named Maria. Maria is said to have inherited the ‘Blood of Maria’ and is the only person who can kill Mary. To Mary’s dismay, Maria does not know how to kill a vampire. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria’s bodyguard until Maria finds a way to kill him.”
Samamiya began the series in Kadokawa’s monthly Asuka magazine in November 2013 and ended it in February 2017. The manga had a spin-off one-shot in March of that year. Kadokawa published the manga’s 10th and final volume in March 2017.