The Attack on Titan stage play is being canceled out of respect for Kazutaka Yoshino, who died in an accident while checking the acrobatic wire rigging. Yoshino fell 30 feet and died due to a heart attack.
He was overseeing the acrobatic stunts for the play due to his experience as a Cirque du Soleil performer and for supervising the acrobatics for the well-received Naruto stage play.
The producers of the Attack on Titan stage play said that Yoshino was irreplaceable and that they could not continue producing the event without his input. The producers also reassured fans that they are fully cooperating with the police investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident.
The Attack on Titan stage play was scheduled to run for 55 performances from July 28 to September 3 at the Maihama Amphitheater, which was the site of Yoshino’s accident. Customers who purchased advance tickets will be refunded.