I love Japan. Not only has the island nation produced an all-female stage musical extravaganza based on DS game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, but the show was so successful that a sequel is on the way.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2, the musical, will be performed at Takarazuka Bow Hall in Hyogo and the Takarazuka Revue's Akasaka ACT Theatre in Tokyo. The Bow Hall performances will run August 20 - August 31. The Tokyo performance will run from September 5 - September 15.
"The decision to produce a sequel was based on the positive feedback from fans of the original," Capcom stated. "The combination of Capcom's story about a passionate young attorney who must defend those who are wrongly accused with elements of love and romance that the Takarazuka Revue provides led to tickets selling out on the first day."
The Takarazuka Revue puts on an all-female Broadway-style production — most of their plays are Western-style musicals. Sometimes they are stories adapted from shojo manga and folktales of China and Japan.