Vampire Knight Stage Play's Cast Unveiled in Costume

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Nogizaka46 idol Yumi Wakatsuki & "boys-style" models Root & Akira star

The December issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine is unveiling the main cast and visual for the stage play of Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight manga on Friday. Root, a female model of "boys-style" clothing, will play Zero Kiryū. Nogizaka46 idol group member Yumi Wakatsuki will play Yūki Cross. "Boys-style" model Akira will play Kaname Kuran.

The manga revolves around Yūki, a high school girl whose unique school features a "day class" of normal kids and a "night class" of vampires. She works with her adopted father and headmaster to prove that vampires can coexist with humans peacefully, but the school — and the vampires — hide many secrets.

Nelke Planning and Be-Honest are holding the stage play from January 21 to January 25 at Tokyo's Hakuhinkan Theater. Nelke Planning has produced the stage plays of other manga such as Sailor Moon and Kodocha.

Kōji Tokuo is writing the script and Shinnosuke Motoyama (choreographer on The Prince of Tennis and Macross the Musicalture musicals) is directing. The January 2015 issue of LaLa will have additional information and an "important announcement" next month.

Hino launched the manga in LaLa in 2004, and the manga ended last year. Hakusensha published the 19th and final compiled book volume last November, and Viz Media is publishing the last volume this month in North America. Viz also released the 2008 Vampire Knight anime series and its Vampire Knight Guilty followup.

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