Domoto Koichi will be staging “Endless SHOCK -Eternal-” in Osaka, Umeda Arts Theatre, from 15 September to 12 October. You can find the official site here. Tickets will go on sales from 30 August 2020 onwards.
Not to be confused with the usual Endless SHOCK, the upcoming shows will feature a story that depicts the life of KOICHI 3 years after his death. There will be no flying, no rolling down the 22-storey stairs. There will be almost no set on the stage, so I believe it will be more like a stageplay instead of a dramatic musical. Therefore, the shows this time will not count towards the total number of 1,760 shows in SHOCK history too.
While the main cast including Tatsuya Ueda, Beverly Maeda, Ayaka Umeda, will join the shows this time, they significantly reduced the number of cast and staff from 120 to 70. Everyone will take swab tests as well. They will also reduce the audience size. Koichi mentioned he wants to make sure the show will be staged safely while making sure the excitement is there.
In fact, they will be live streaming one show on 4 October, 18:00 JST! It’s strange that there will be prior application and ballot for this live streaming though. Considering that I won’t be travelling to Osaka, I’ll bet my chances on this live streaming instead. There will be more details found on Johnny’s net online. Details of the tickets will be released around mid-September 2020.
While I’m not sure how this will be turned out to be, but definitely looking forward to seeing the cast together again!