Live Action Japanese Manga Canceled After Performer Dies During Rehearsal

TOKYO, Japan (CelebrityAccess) — A Japanese acrobatic performer died during rehearsals for a live action production of the popular manga Attack on Titan at Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture.

According to the Japan Times, 38-year-old Kazutaka Yoshino died at the Maihama Amphitheater on April 10th after falling approximately 10 meters while he was checking the installation of a suspension rig before a show for the following day.

According to the police, Yoshino was checking bouncing movements during an aerial routine with other artists, when the accident occurred, the Times said.

Yoshino, an executive of Triangle Connection in Tokyo, was a veteran of the stage who had performed with Cirque de Soleil and with popular Japanese groups such as Glay, L'Arc-en-Ciel and B'z.

Following Yoshino's death, producers for the show, a live action production of the hugely popular Japanese Manga Attack on Titan, announced that the production would be canceled.

“We would like to offer heartfelt condolences to the man who lost his life,” a spokesman for venue operator Oriental Land said in a statement after Yoshino's death. – Staff Writers