The customer was planning to visit Japan to watch 2.5D musical, Touken Ranbu, and I helped her to reserve tickets. Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) is a browser game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games. Players assume the role of a sage who travels into the past to defeat evil forces, and has the ability to animate legendary swords, which are depicted as attractive young men. It has been adapted as anime series, a stage musical, and a feature film, and very popular particularly with young women.
A 2.5 dimensional musical, also known as an anime musical, is a type of modern Japanese theater production based exclusively on popular Japanese anime, manga, or video games. The term “2.5D musical” was coined to describe stories presented in two-dimensional medium being brought to real life. 2.5D musicals actors wear make-ups and costumes that accurately depict the actors as the original anime characters, along with exaggerated acting that mimics the original expressions in the original anime. With the evolution of technology, some of the modern 2.5D musicals uses projection mapping, and special effects and stunts of actors attracted lot of fans mostly young women in their teens and 20s.
Musical Touken Ranbu
Japan 2.5-Dimensional Musical Association