Bakumatsu Rock Gets 'Ultra Musical' Stage Play in December

posted on 2014-08-07 03:20 EDT
The musical will run in Tokyo's Ginga Theater from December 24-29

The official website for Chō Kageki Bakumatsu Rock (Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock), the musical adaptation of Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock PlayStation Portable game, launched on Wednesday. The musical will run in Tokyo's Ginga Theater from December 24-29.

The cast members include:

Shinji Rachi (Black Butler musical's Eric) as Ryōma Sakamoto

Motohiro Ota (Yowamushi Pedal stage play's Shunsuke Imaizumi) as Shinsaku Takasugi

Yusuke Yada (Prince of Tennis musical) as Kogorō Katsura

Teruma (Black Butler musical's William T. Spears) as Toshizō Hijikata

Yoshihide Sasaki (Black Butler musical) as Sōji Okita

Yoshikazu Kotani (Sengoku Basara stage play's Motonari Mori) as Naosuke Ii

Kimeru (Prince of Tennis musical) as Yoshinobu Tokugawa

Kōtarō Yoshitani is writing and directing the play.

The game and anime's story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate use the brainwashing "Heaven's Songs" by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the "Heaven's Songs" is a capital offense. Ryōma Sakamoto and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock 'n' roll for freedom and justice

Marvelous AQL released the original game for PSP on February 27, and has filed the trademark "Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-" in the United States. Sentai Filmworks licensed the Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- anime series. The series began streaming on Crunchyroll last month.

[Via Nijimen]

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