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Saiyuki Reload Musical Casts Kōgaiji, Dokugakuji, More

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Ryūnosuke Onoda returns from 2008/2009 musicals as Kōgaiji

The official website for the Saiyuki stage play musicals announced six additional cast members for the Saiyuki Kageki-den -Reload- musical on Thursday. Ryūnosuke Onoda will return as the yōkai prince Kōgaiji. Onoda played Kōgaiji in the first and second Saiyuki musicals in 2008 and 2009.

The newly announced cast members are:

  • Ryūnosuke Onoda as Kōgaiji
  • Ryō Hatakeyama as Dokugakuji
  • Shūji Hayashi as Zakuro
  • Ujisuke as Instructor Wang
  • Shun Mikami as Kōmyō Sanzō
  • Mitsuru Karahashi as Dr. Ni

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

Saiyuki Kageki-den -Reload- will be the latest musical adaptation of Kazuya Minekura's Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. Kaori Miura is writing the scripts and directing the new musical, which will play at the Sunshine Gekijō in Tokyo from September 17-23. Sayaka Asai will compose the music and serve as singing coach, and Jirō Morikawa will choreograph the musical.

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. The manga was also adapted into the Saiyuki Kageki-den ~Go to the West~ musical in 2008 and the Saiyuki Kageki-den -Dead or Alive- musical in 2009.

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

Source: Comic Natalie


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