It’s been announced today that CLAMP will collaborate with singer GACKT on an original live stage project entitled MOON SAGA 義経秘伝 (MOON SAGA Yoshitsune Hiden). GACKT will provide the original draft and star as the leading part, while CLAMP will be in charge for the story.
Starting in July 2012, with live stage performances in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.
Original work: CLAMP
Planning: Bon sales, DMM.com, DY Media Partners Hakuhodo
Cooperation: ISE, GORDIE ENTERTAINMENT, PYROTECHNIST
Production: MOON SAGA Stage Production Committee
An official website to promote the MOON SAGA project has been launched: http://www.dmm.com/moonsaga
Yesterday, pictures of flowers sent by CLAMP to GACKT for one of his concerts appeared on the web.
WOOOOW this is so COOL! Because this is the not only the first time CLAMP collaborates with superstar GACKT, but also the first time CLAMP creates a story for a live stage! I think this is going to be something extremely interesting to see! I hope there will be DVD and Blu-ray releases for this later!
Gotta love CLAMP exploring new medias!
Update: Comic Natalie has more info and the first artwork by CLAMP!
According to the website, prior to the beginning of the live performances, a manga series will run in a Kodansha magazine! Other media adaptations such as anime, games and movie are also planned!
Rough plot summary provided by ANN:
Gackt will play the title role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a general who was critical to the Genpei War that inspired the literary classic Heike Monogatari (Tale of the Heike). The play’s version of Yoshitsune will possess strange powers.
NEW CLAMP MANGA!!! =DD