Lupin III Musical With All-Female Cast Previewed in Video
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Ticket retailer Ticket Pia began streaming a promotional video for the upcoming Takarazuka musical inspired by Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga and anime adaptations. The play is titled Lupin III -Ōhi no Kubi Kazari o Oe- (Lupin III -Chase the Queen's Necklace-)
Text: The new Yukigumi in Takarazuka's 101st year begins.
Seina: I'm Seina Sagiri of the Takarazuka Kageki troupe's Yukigumi. Lupin III- a television anime that has gained popularity all around the world- is being adapted into a stage play filled with romance and adventure by the Takarazuka Kageki troupe.
seina: I'm honored to play Lupin, the main character of Lupin, a work which all Japanese people know.
Miyu Sakie: I love Lupin III, and when I remember I'm going to be acting in a Lupin III play, I get so excited.
Text: The next treasure is Marie Antoinette.
Seina: Fancy Guy! will be a work that marks the start of the new Yukigumi, and shows off the beauty of male roles. Everyone, please come and see the shows!
The play will be performed from January 1 to February 2 at the NTT Higashi Nihon-NTT Nishi Nihon Flets Theater in Tokyo, and will star Seina Sagiri (left in the image above) as Lupin III and Miyu Sakie (right) as Marie Antoinette. Tickets are on sale, with SS seats costing 5,200 yen (about US$50), S seats for 4,100 yen (about US$39), A seats for 3,000 yen (about US$27), and B seats costing 2,500 yen (about US$22). As of press time, SS seats are completely sold out.