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Danganronpa Stage Play Casts Leon Kuwata, Sakura Ogami

posted on 2014-06-03 10:10 EDT
Yūsei Fudō voice actor Yuya Miyashita, actress Yukie Yamaguchi join cast for play premiering in October

The theater production company Cornflakes announced on Tuesday that Yuya Miyashita and Yukie Yamaguchi as Leon Kuwata and Sakura Ogami, respectively, in its stage play of the Danganronpa game franchise.

Yuya Miyashita (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's' Yūsei Fudō) as Leon Kuwata
Yukie Yamaguchi as Sakura Ogawa

Danganronpa The Stage ~Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei~ (Danganronpa The Stage: The Academy of Hope and the High School Student of Despair) already stars Kanata Hongou (Btooom!, live-action Gantz, NANA 2, live-action The Prince of Tennis movie) as Makoto Naegi, Akira Ishida (no relation to the voice actor Akira Ishida) of the comedy duo NON STYLE (Sgt. Frog ending theme) as Yasuhiro Hagakure, Reina Ikehana as Celestia Ludenberg, Seitarō Mukai of the Tenshin comedy duo as Hifumi Yamada, Manpei Takagi as Kiyotaka Ishimaru, Ren Yagami as Mondo Owada, and Sayaka Kanda as Junko Enoshima. Ten cast members have yet to be announced.

Ishida is also directing the production, and Kei Horie (Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger's Gao Yellow) is writing the script. Kazutaka Kodaka, one of the original creators of the game series, is supervising the scenario on behalf of Spike Chunsoft.

The play will run from October 29 to November 3 at the main hall of the Nippon Seinenkan in Tokyo.

NISA licensed the first two games in North America. The franchise inspired a television anime series that premiered last July. Funimation streamed the series as it aired.

[Via Nijimen]


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