Ghost in the Shell Arise Stage Play Cast Announced
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell stage play announced the play's main cast in a Niconico livestream event on Tuesday.
Kaede Aono as Motoko Kusanagi
Ikkyuu Juku as Daisuke Aramaki
Ren Yagami as Batou
Kentarō Kanesaki as Togusa
Tatsuya Isaka as Ishikawa
Katsuhiko Ibuka as Paz
Ryūnosuke Matsumura as Saito
Yutaka Matsuzaki as Borma
Shingo Takasaki as Ibachi
Asana Mamoru as Kurtz
Asami Yoshikawa as Saeed
Misaki Momose as Tsuda Ema
Keisuke Minami as Jose
Juku also provided the voice for the character of Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell Arise and the Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban film.
Shutaro Oku (Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, Blood-C: The Last Mind stage plays) is directing the play, while Jun'ichi Fujisaku (scriptwriter for Blood-C, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime) is writing the scripts. Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell Arise series composition, scripts) is serving as editorial supervisor.
The play will run at the Tokyo Geijutsu Gekijō Playhouse from November 5-15.
The Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA project included four episodes, the last of which premiered in Japan in August 2014. Funimation licensed all four episodes and released the first episode in a special imported edition in 2013, and then released all four episodes in North America last year.
A television broadcast of the four OVAs with two extra episodes premiered in Japan on April 5 under the title Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture. Funimation streamed Ghost in the Shell Arise Alternative Architecture as it aired.
Image © Masamune Shirow, Production I.G / Kodansha, Ghost in the Shell Arise Production Committee