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Tenchu Ninja Action Games Get Stage Play Next Month

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Original story about Ayame's disappearance & fight between Rikimaru & original character

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:

Original Character

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
    Shō Tomita
    Yūki Kimoto
    Rin Aizawa
    Kōjirō Kino
    Reiko Hayama
    Gorō Takeishi
    Yōsuke Aoi
    Daisuke Ishihara
    Tetsu Itonaga
    Kumiko Imai
    Tomota Uchida
    Fumiko Ōoto
    Takuya Ōga
    Ayumi Ōtomo
    Yūji Kise
    Naoya Kumano
    Yūko Kasuhara
    Shōta Soeda
    Atsushi Takata
    Kumi Takebana
    Takahiro Nakamura
    Tororo Nanami
    Tomoyuki Fukuda
    Katsuyuki Miyake
    Karen Miyauchi
    Kanon Miyahara
    Aya Yamaoki
    Hidekazu Ichinose

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)
    Planning/Production: ACRAFT
    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.

Source: Inside Games via Hachima Kikō

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