Silent Möbius Stage Play Reveals Cast Roles
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine revealed the cast roles for the stage play adaptation of Kia Asamiya's paranormal police manga series Silent Mobius on Monday. While the cast had already been revealed last month, it did not reveal their corresponding roles until now.
The cast with their roles includes:
- Karen Iwata as Katsumi Liqueur
- Saori Yasaka as Nami Yamigumo
- Mutsuki Arisawa as Yuki Saiko
- Saki Suzuki as Lebia Maverick
- Rin Asuka as Kiddy Phenil
- Mayu Sekiya as Lum Cheng
- Emi Ōtori as Rally Cheyenne
- Saki Funaoka as Mana Isozaki
The rest of the cast with still unannounced roles includes:
- Miyako Maikawa
- Ui Hinagata
- Marina Kawano
- Nozomi Hayashi
- Mei Ueta
- Yukari Shimotsuki
- Saya Emori
- Kōhei Masaki
- Yū Ichinose
- Kōki Masumitsu
- Yuki Mayama
- Daisuke Takenouchi
- Jōsuke Shinomiya
- Shō Kōta
- Wataru Shiokawa
- Naoki Matsui (fellowship performance)
The play will run for nine performances at Tokyo's Theater Sun Mall in Shinjuku from March 29 to April 2. Tickets cost 8,000 yen (about US$68) for S seats and 6,500 yen (US$56) for A seats. Weekday afternoon performances and student seats cost 5,500 yen (US$47). S-seat tickets come with a message card bonus.
Hiroshi Hosokawa is directing and writing the stage play, and Ichidai Matsuda is the executive director.
Kia Asamiya launched the Silent Möbius manga in 1988 and has since published various spinoffs and side stories. The most recent series, Silent Möbius QD, ran from 2013 to 2015, and the third compiled volume shipped on Monday. The original manga deals with Attacked Mystification Police (AMP), an elite all-female unit who protects Tokyo from Lucifer Hawks and other supernatural creatures in the 2020s.
Viz Media published the 12 volumes of the original manga in North America in monthly issues and later in compiled volumes. Udon Entertainment announced in 2009 that it planned to republish the original manga as they were published in Japan, including the later Silent Möbius Tales and Silent Möbius Klein volumes, but the company has since only published four volumes covering the first story arc.
The first manga spawned two theatrical anime films in 1991 and 1992, a 26-episode television anime series in 1998, and a historical live-action reimagining on home video in 1993. Streamline Pictures released the first anime movie, while Bandai Entertainment released both anime movies and the television series. This year, D4 Enterprise offered a new version of Gainax's 1990 Silent Möbius PC-9801 game that plays on modern Windows computers.