For those who love the iconic Square Enix computer game, April 12 is a bittersweet day. Final Fantasy X is a bittersweet story. That's because it's the day that the Kabuki stage play adaptation of Final Fantasy X ends.
The Final Fantasy X kabuki play will be made available for online streaming on the same day, April 12, so there's good news if you're one of the many franchise fans who couldn't make it to Tokyo's IHI Stage Around Theater during the play's five and a half-week run.
Although the aforementioned streaming services are advertised as only being available for viewing in Japan, the creators haven't forgotten about Final Fantasy's devoted following outside of Japan. International streaming with English subtitles has also been announced; however, no specific date has been given.
The online stream, which is accessible through the TBS Ticket, Lawson Ticket Live Streaming, Rakuten TV, U-next, and e-plus platforms and can be accessed here through the official Final Fantasy X Kabuki website, will be available until October 31. The lowest-priced tickets, which cost 2,420 yen (US$18.50), are only good for the first or second half of the play; a combo ticket good for the full play costs 4,400 yen, as is the case with many in-theater kabuki performances. For those who can hold out until April 18, TBS Ticket and U-next will also make the stream available in improved 4K 5.1-channel surround sound for 5,500 yen for both parts. When you buy a streaming ticket, you get ten days of access to the material, allowing you to revisit your favorite parts after the first time.