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‘One Piece,” a new, modern entertainment-focused “Super Kabuki” play based on an eponymous manga series by Eiichiro Oda, closed last month after a hit Tokyo run that showed beyond doubt that manga-based productions are not the preserve of movies and television — where they have long been popular fare — but they can successfully translate to the live stage, too.

That magic formula has also spawned so-called “2.5-D” musicals (something between 2-D manga and 3-D theater) — a genre that’s struck box-office gold with shows such as “The Prince of Tennis” and “Sailor Moon.”

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