News Tōken Ranbu Stage Play Reveals Additional Cast
posted on 2016-01-23 08:00 EST
The official website of the stage play adaptation of DMM's Tōken Ranbu online browser game revealed additional cast members for the play on Wednesday. The additional cast includes:
Toshiyuki Someya as Tsurumaru Kuninaga
Taizō Shiina in an as-yet unannounced role
In addition, the staff announced that theatrical production company PEACEPIT will supervise the play's production. Kenichi Suemitsu will direct the play and pen the script.
The rest of the cast includes:
Taishi Sugie as Namazuo Tōshirō
Teruma as Kōsetsu Samonji
Takeru Naya as Sayo Samonji
Keisuke Higashi as Shokudaikiri Mitsutada
Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika
Yoshihiro Aramaki as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro
Ryō Kitamura as Yagen Tōshirō
Masanari Wada as Heshikiri Hasebe
The play will open at Tokyo's Theater 1010 on May 3, and will move to Osaka's Mielparque on May 17.
The franchise is also getting a musical adaptation. Marvelous (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) is adapting the game into a "straight play," while Nelke Planning (The Prince of Tennis, Vampire Knight musicals) is adapting it into a stage musical. The musical held its trial run on October 30-November 8 last year, and it will debut on May 27 in Tokyo, and in Kyoto on June 23.
The Tōken Ranbu "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan last year, and it has more than 1 million users. The game has acquired a large female fanbase and inspired a wide range of merchandise, as well as several manga.