Kana Asumi, Shouta Aoi Photographed in Persona 3 Stage Play Costumes
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Production company CLIE revealed photos of Shōta Aoi and Kana Asumi in costume as their characters, the male and female protagonists, 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.
The rest of the cast is as follows:
Genki Okawa as Junpei Iori
Asami Tano as Mitsuru Kirijo
Yuuki Fujiwara as Akihiko Sanada
Marina Tanoue as Fuka Yamagishi
Shōichi Honda as Shūji Ikutsuki
Keisuke Ueda as Pharos
The stage play, which will premiere in 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 previously accepted 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 in September, but sold for 12,000 yen (about US$120). Casual seating tickets started being 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 premiered in Japanese theaters on Saturday.
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