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Bioroid: Year Zero (バイオロイド零年 Baioroido zeronen?), otherwise known as BIOROID ZERO-NEN, is a Japanese stage play based on the Resident Evil franchise. A musical horror-comedy focusing on the zombified civilians' point-of-view, the play was performed by the Super Eccentric Theater ("SET") in a number of locations around Japan in the summer of 2000.[1]

Plot

A scene from the play

The top-secret planned community, "BioCity" (バイオシティ) suffers an outbreak at the laboratory it serves. Nine years later, a video journalist, Yoppaparatchi, arrives at the scene to investigate sightings of Zombies so long after the initial outbreak. As he interviews members of the BioCity Police Department, Anariaza and Barozu, they are attacked by the zombies. Yoppaparatchi escapes into the woods, where he finds a girl who is able to teach zombies how to speak, and who was responsible for the initial accident as a child when breaking a beaker while playing in the lab

Cast

Character name Actor
Yoppaparatchi (ヨッパパラッチ yoppaparatchi?) Hideaki Mizuki (水木 英昭)
Biotope (ビオトープ biotōpu?) Noriko Hasegawa (長谷川 紀子)
Anaraizā (アナライザー anaraizā?) Naoko Shiraishi (白土 直子)
Barōzu (バローズ barōzu?) Masaru Miyauchi (宮内 大)
Doctor (ドクター dokutā?) Tsugihide Akahori (赤堀 二英)
Monrokyū (モンロキュー monrokyū?) Yūko Maruyama (丸山 優子)
Galliano (ガリアーノ gariāno?) Tatsuhiko Kase (加瀬 竜彦)
Armani (アルマーニ arumāni?) Shinko Iwanaga (岩永 新悟)
Versace (ベルサーチ berusāchi?) Kenjiro Nishiumi (西海 健二郎)
Ferragamo (フェラガモ ferragamo?) Maiko Kojima (子島 麻衣子)
Cartier (カルチェ karuche?) Asami Yoshida (吉田 麻佐美)
Prada (プラダ purada?) Arisa Nanba (難波 ありさ)
Burberry (バーバリー bābarī?) Kōichi Ōtake (大竹 浩一)
Bulgari (ブルガリ burugari?) Yasuyuki Takagi (高木 康行)
Chanel (シャネル syaneru?) Ayana Tani (谷 彰夏)
Naoko Murakami (村上 尚子)
Hermès (エルメス erumesu?) Naoko Yamamoto (山本 直子)
Ayana Tani (谷 彰夏)
Bagu (バグ Bagu?) Seiji Osaki (大崎 聖二)
Bitto (ビット Bitto?) Takashi Okuyama (奥山 隆)
Dotto (ドット Dotto?) Makoto Ōzeki (大関 真)
Baga (バガ Baga?) Keiichi Hara (原 圭一)

Performances

The play was toured around Japan over July and August 2000, performed in seven cities: Tokyo; Hiroshima; Fukuoka; Nagoya; Sendai; Sapporo and Osaka.[2][3]

Dates Location
10-16 July Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo (芸術劇場?)
17-18 July Asterplaza, Hiroshima (アステールプラザ?)
19-20 July Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium, Kukuoka (九電記念体育館?)
22-23 July Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall, Nagoya (名古屋市民会館?)
27-28 July Denryoku Hall, Sendai (電力ホール?)
9-10 August Sapporo Education and Culture Hall, Sapporo (札幌教育文化会館?)
18-20 August Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka (大阪厚生年金芸術ホール?)

Sources

  1. Yukiyoshi Ike Sato (October 5, 1999). Biohazard Goes Broadway?. Gamespot. Retrieved on 2015-07-31.
  2. SBG: NEWS - 本邦初の舞台化決定。2000年夏に公開! (Japanese). itmedia.co.jp (October 7, 2000). Retrieved on 2015-07-31.
  3. BIO HAZARD/S・E・T (Japanese). theater-forum.com. Retrieved on 2021-02-25.
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