Shouta Aoi, Kana Asumi Lead Persona 3 Stage Play Cast
posted on 2013-09-03 21:00 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade ~Ao no Kakusei~ (Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade ~The Blue Awakening~), the stage play adaptation of Atlus's Persona 3 video game, updated with the play's first two cast members on Tuesday.
Singer and voice actor Shouta Aoi (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000%'s Ai Mikaze, You and Me.'s Ryūnosuke Matsushita) will play the role of the male protagonist, while voice actress Kana Asumi (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos's titular character, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream's Aira Harune) will play the female protagonist. In the original PlayStation 2 and PSP video games, Akira Ishida and Marina Inoue played the voices of the male and female protagonists, respectively. Next week, CLIE will announce the characters who will appear in the play, as well as the actors for Junpei Iori and Akihiko Sanada.
The stage play was announced at the Persona Music Fes 2013 in Nihon Budokan event last month in a pamphlet that reads, "When light, darkness, and music are interwoven... The masquerade will begin.” Persona series composer Shoji Meguro will be composing the music for the play, while Shutaro Oku will be in charge of casting. In addition, Persona 4 The Animation script-writer Jun Kumagai will be writing the scripts for the play. More cast and opening dates will be announced at a later time on the play's official website.
The first anime film adaptation of Atlus's RPG will premiere in Japanese theaters on November 23.
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