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Danganronpa Stage Play's Rehearsal Video Streamed

posted on 2014-10-28 21:08 EDT
Play to open in Tokyo on Wednesday

Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web began streaming a rehearsal video for theater production company Cornflakes' Danganronpa The Stage ~Kibō no Gakuen to Zetsubō no Kōkōsei~ (Danganronpa The Stage: The Academy of Hope and the High School Student of Despair) stage play on Tuesday. The play opens on Wednesday and will run until November 3 at the main hall of the Nippon Seinenkan in Tokyo.

The cast includes:


Kanata Hongou (Btooom!, live-action Gantz, NANA 2, live-action The Prince of Tennis movie) as Makoto Naegi


Rei Okamoto as Kyōko Kirigiri


Ryouta Ozawa as Byakuya Togami


Hikaru Osawa as Tōko Fukawa


Ren Yagami as Mondo Ōwada


Manpei Takagi as Kiyotaka Ishimaru


Reina Fujie as Aoi Asahina


Nagisa Oshima also as Aoi Asahina


Haruka Ishida of AKB48 as Chihiro Fujisaki


Makoto Okunaka of PASSPO also as Chihiro Fujisaki


Reina Ikehana as Celestia Ludenberg


Seitarō Mukai of the Tenshin comedy duo as Hifumi Yamada


Yukie Yamaguchi as Sakura Ogami


Yuya Miyashita (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's' Yūsei Fudō) as Leon Kuwata


Hinako Tanaka as Sayaka Maizono


Akira Ishida (no relation to the voice actor Akira Ishida) of the comedy duo NON STYLE (Sgt. Frog ending theme) as Yasuhiro Hagakure


Masaya Matsukaze also as Yasuhiro Hagkure


Sayaka Kanda as Junko Enoshima

Ishida is also directing the production, and Kei Horie (Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger's Gao Yellow) is writing the script. Kazutaka Kodaka, one of the original creators of the game series, is supervising the scenario on behalf of Spike Chunsoft.

NISA licensed and released the first two Danganronpa games in North America and Europe as Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair. A spinoff game, Zettai Zetsubō Shōjo Danganronpa: Another Episode (Absolute Despair Girl Danganronpa: Another Episode), shipped on September 25 in Japan. The franchise inspired a television anime series that premiered last July, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired.


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