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Maho Tomita, Keisuke Ueda, Shōichi Honda Join Persona 3 Stage Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Yukari, Pharos, Ikutsuki round off cast for upcoming stage play of Atlus's RPG

Production company CLIE announced over Twitter on Tuesday that Maho Tomita (Galaxy Angel Rune theme song performance), Keisuke Ueda, and Shōichi Honda will play Yukari Takeba, Pharos, and Shūji Ikutsuki, 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. Megumi Toyoguchi, Akira Ishida, and Hideyuki Hori played the same characters, respectively, in the original PlayStation 2 and PSP games.

CLIE had also confirmed that as of the announcement of these three cast members, the cast list is complete:

Shōta Aoi as Male Protagonist

Maho Tomita as Yukari Takeba

Genki Okawa as Junpei Iori

Asami Tano as Mitsuru Kirijo

Yuuki Fujiwara as Akihiko Sanada

Marina Tanoue as Fuka Yamagishi

Kana Asumi as Female Protagonist

Shōichi Honda as Shūji Ikutsuki

Keisuke Ueda as Pharos

The stage play, which will premiere next January, was announced at the Persona Music Fes 2013 in Nihon Budokan event in August with 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. The play is being held between January 8 and 12.

The play's official website is currently accepting pre-orders for the play's premium seats which cost 10,000 yen (about US$100) and reserved seats which cost 6,800 yen (about US$70). Pre-orders for the Masquerade Seats, which allow audience members to be seated in a part of the play's stage, ended last month, but sold for 12,000 yen (about US$120). Casual seating tickets will be sold for the price of 3,000 yen (US$30) starting on October 27.

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 first anime film adaptation of Atlus's RPG will premiere in Japanese theaters on November 23.

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