"2.5-Dimensional (2.5D) musicals is a term commonly used to call musicals based on Japanese manga and animations. As manga and anime are in 2D and live theater is in 3D, the live theatre adaptation of manga and anime series are then given the label "2.5D". It's a cute label, albeit a highly inaccurate one considering the actual meaning of 2D and 3D."
In recent years, 2.5D became a thing in Japan and most of the popular animes/games nowadays will get their own adaptation from what ive seen
Some of my recent favourites:
- Musical Hakuouki
Great fighting scenes + very catchy songs!
- Musical Touken Ranbu
This one is pretty new. I was sceptical at first because I love the original game but in the end I think the actors potrayed the character well.
- Stage play Touken Ranbu
Like the musical version this, too,is new and features different characters and plot from the one in the musical.
- Stage play Yowamushi Pedal
This was pretty weird at first watch but i loved the manga and the stage play did it enough justice imo!
To be honest I just follow whichever series my fav actors are in but ended up falling in love with the story itself
Do you have any favourite?
Feel free to share your fav series/actors/actresses here! I'd love to check them out~