Saiyuki Manga Inspires New Musical in September
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A new stage play musical adaptation of Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series will premiere in Tokyo in September.
Kaori Miura is writing the scripts and directing the new musical, which will play at the Sunshine Gekijō in Tokyo from September 17-23.
The musical's returning cast includes:
- Hiroki Suzuki as Genjō Sanzō
- Taizō Shiina as Son Goku
- Taiyō Ayukawa as Sha Gojō
- Yūki Fujiwara as Cho Hakkai
The Saiyuki manga previously inspired the Saiyuki Kageki-den -Burial- musical in January, as well as the Saiyuki Kageki-den -God Child- musical in May 2014. Before that, the manga was adapted into a stage play in 2008.
Minekura launched the Saiyuki Reload Blast sequel manga in Ichijinsha's Comic Zero-Sum magazine in 2010, but she reduced the publishing schedule of the series starting in 2013 due to her health.
Image © Kazuya Minekura, Ichijinsha / Saiyuki Kageki-den Tabisha 2015