Tiger & Bunny's Lead Actors Reprise Roles for Stage Play

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Tiger & Bunny the Live to feature 2 new characters, Brain Vai & Babel

The official website for Tiger & Bunny the Live, the stage play adaptation of the costumed hero anime Tiger & Bunny, announced the cast on Monday. The two lead voice actors from the anime are reprising their roles for the play — but only for the characters out of costume:

Hiroaki Hirata as
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
Masakazu Morita as
Barnaby Brooks Jr. 
Rei Okamoto (Akai Ito) as
Karina Lyle/Blue Rose 
Eitoku (Kamen Rider franchise) as
Keith Goodman/Sky High 
Takeshi Hayashino as
Nathan Seymour/Fire Emblem 
Minami Tsukui as
Pao-Lin Huang/Dragon Kid 
Shōta Takasaki as
Ivan Karelin 
Kazutoshi Yokoyama as
Antonio Lopez 
Kenji Ōba as
Hero Academy Instructor
Kenji Tominaga (Super Sentai, Kamen Rider franchises) as
Wild Tiger (Hero)
Kenta Nitta (Kamen Rider franchise) as
Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Hero)
Ryō Saika as
Agnes Joubert 
Karin Hagino as
Kaede Kaburagi 
Zen Nagatsuka as
Brian Vai (original stage-play character)
Shūsaku Fujiwara as
Babel (original stage-play character)
Tiger & Bunny the Live will run at Tokyo's Zepp Diver City theater from August 24 to September 1. (The theater is at the same complex as the life-size Gundam and mini Gundam theme park. According to the official website, the play aims to have realistic action in hero "suits," an original story, and the latest techniques in theatrical productions.

Anime scriptwriter Yasuko Kobayashi (Shakugan no Shana, Trigun: Badlands Rumble) and playwright Tadahiro Mōri are co-writing the play. Taisuke Morisaki is serving as chief director, while Morihito Kamizato is the actual hands-on director. Osamu Kaneda, a director of many Kamen Rider projects, is an "acting creator."

Update: More information added.

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