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Genki Okawa, Yuuki Fujiwara Join Persona 3 Stage Play Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Separate performances will be held for male, female protagonists

Production company CLIE announced over Twitter on Tuesday that voice actors Genki Okawa (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal's Misael) and Yuuki Fujiwara (Majestic Prince's Rakesh) will play Junpei Iori and Akihiko Sanada, respectively, in the upcoming stage play Persona 3 : the Weird Masquerade ~Ao no Kakusei~ (Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade ~The Blue Awakening~), based on Atlus's Persona 3 video game. Kōsuke Toriumi and Hikaru Midorikawa played the same characters, respectively, in the original PlayStation 2 and PSP games.

In addition, CLIE clarified that the play will have separate performances for the male protagonist (played by Shōta Aoi) and the female protagonist (Kana Asumi), and as such the two will not appear on stage at the same time.

The stage play, which will premiere January 2014, 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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