Interest Cast of Takarazuka Legend of the Galactic Heroes Revealed
posted on 2012-07-12 01:00 EDT by Ko Ransom
Yoshiki Tanaka's space opera novel series Legend of the Galactic Heroes will receive a stage play adaptation from the famous all-female Takarazuka Revue Company this fall. The stage play will be performed by the company's Cosmos Troupe at the Takarazuka Grand Theater in Takarazuka between August 31 and October 8, then at the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater from October 19 to November 18.
Actress Kaname Ouki will play the role of Reinhard Von Lohengramm while Tooma Ozuki will play Yang Wen-Li. Other announced roles include:
- Rion Misaki as Hildegard von Mariendorf
- Hiro Yuumi as Paul von Oberstein
- Manato Asaka as Siegfried Kirchies
- Yuuya Hasumi as Oskar von Reuenthal
- Ruumi Nagina as Ansbach
- Hiroki Nanami as Wolfgang Mittermeier
Director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23) and his Artland anime studio spent over 10 years adapting the novels into a theatrical and video anime franchise with over 100 installments. The series has also inspired a recent cafe and stage play.
The 10 main novel volumes and four side-story volumes in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes saga have sold 15 million copies and earned Tanaka a Seiun Award. Besides Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tanaka also wrote the original novel inspirations for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Ryoko's Case File, Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings, and Tytania anime projects.
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