Gearing up for the run of the “Thou Shalt Not Die / Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare -ZERO-” stage play later this December, creator Yoko Taro and director Matsuda Ichidai recently gave a short comment regarding it! Check it out on YouTube below.
I also included a rough interpretation of what they were discussing. I don’t call this a translation because there are a couple places were I can’t clearly hear. I may make edits later.
Stage Adaption, Director: Matsuda Ichidai (M)
Creator: Yoko Taro (Y)
M: Yes, hello! We’ve got a play coming up in December! The creator of the play “Thou Shalt Not Die / Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare -ZERO-” is with us today, Yoko Taro! Y: Hello, I’m the original creator behind this show, Yoko Taro. M: (haha) Your voice… it’s so muffled! Y: I guess I wrote a pretty dark story… M: Yeah, it’s pretty dark. Y: Plus, we’re debuting it over the Christmas holiday season… M: That’s right, it’ll be out over Christmas, huh? Y: I can’t be more sorry for that. I’m really sorry. M: No, no, no… Y: Thank you very much. M: What do you think is the best way to spend the Christmas season? Y: I think it’s best to share a toast with your significant other and then break up. M: Toast & break up? (haha) That’s pretty much the feeling I think you’ll get from the play. Y: It’s nothing really. M: No, no, no. It’s pretty sad. There’s a bit of love in there, too, right? Y: No, not really. M: (haha) Didn’t you just say that? What about romance? Y: No, there’s no romance, either. M: (haha) There’s no romance, either? Okay, I got it. Y: There’s nothing. M: (haha) Nothing! Well, this is the meaning of “Zero”, the play that starts from nothing, but I think it looks pretty fun, interesting—interesting? Fun, gorgeous, and painfully beautiful—with fighting, too. There’s no romance, or anything else for that matter, but… Y: Absolutely nothing. M: Maybe something—or nothing happens—BUT… I have a feeling this is a really great story. I hope you look forward to it! Thank you very much, sensei! Y: Thank you! See ya! M: Bye!
Thou Shalt Not Die / Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare writer Yoko Taro and illustrator Moriyama Daisuke will take part in their 3rd signing event for the series since 2015.
Additionally, The Wedding Ring Story / Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari mangaka Maybe will also take part in this signing event.
Between October 15-28, you can receive an admission ticket to the signing event when you purchase one of the participating manga fair books at the main Kinkohdo store or the Tosayamada-cho branch Kindohdo store. Tickets will be available until October 30th at 11am when you buy a book at the Manga Festival booth. There are other Kinkohdo stores participating in this anniversary fair; please call the stores directly to make a reservation.
You can get a ticket to the signing event by purchasing any of the following books from the aforementioned stores:
Thou Shalt Not Die / Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare, Vol. 1-3 The Wedding Ring Story / Kekkon Yubiwa Monogatari, Vol. 1-4*
July 25th was the release of the 3rd tankoubon version of “Thou Shalt Not Die // Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare,” which covers up to chapter 19 of the story. In celebration of the release, there’s another bonus item “fair” in progress. By purchasing the book from various locations, you may receive an extra bonus item!
The 2nd Thou Shalt Not Die / Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare signing event with Yoko Taro and Moriyama Daisuke has now concluded. This time they were visiting the Tora no Ana store in Nagoya for fans who live near and around the Tokai region of Japan.
They also used a never-before-seen poster to decorate the area around the signing table. It looks pretty cool!!