Tenchu Ninja Action Games Get Stage Play Next Month
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
From Software announced on Friday that a stage play adaptation of its Tenchu video game series has been green-lit.
The play will be held at the Theater Sun Mall in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward once a day from May 7 to 11. During this time, a pamphlet featuring an original illustration of AYAME drawn will be sold (seen above).
The following cast photos have been unveiled:
The story takes place after some time has passed since Rikimaru became head of the East ninja clan with female ninja AYAME by his side. During a fight between the assassin Rin and Rikimaru, a ninja who shoulders a painful past, AYAME goes missing. The country begins to shake when the Goda clan is faced with a dilemma. "The Goda clan sends an emergency message! Where is the Princess Kiku, and what is she thinking? What will she do as the princess of an entire country?"
The full cast list is as follows:
Yuka Eda as AYAME
The staff list has also been posted:
Scripts/Direction: Shō Kubota
Planning: Theater Troupe Bokura Dangi
Music: Noriyuki Asakura (Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, Rurouni Kenshin anime composer)
Production Assistance: Theater Troupe Bokura Dangi, DECCA
Special Assistance: From Software
Acting Assistance: Kannagawa Engineering College Advanced Tech Laboratory, Motion Analysis Corp.
Support: Fuji Creative Corporation, Fujipacific Music Publications
The latest game in the franchise, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, was released in 2008 for the Wii and PSP.