Tōken Ranbu Musical Adds 16 More Cast Members

posted on 2015-09-12 22:15 EDT
Fall musical to feature English-subtitled glasses devices, English ticketing site

The staff of the musical adaptation of DMM's Tōken Ranbu online browser game revealed 16 more cast members for the musical on Thursday. The announcement did not mention the actors' roles.

The staff have also opened an official English website for the musical, noting that an English ticketing website will be available on September 19, and the performance itself will feature subtitle glasses with English, Korean, or Chinese subtitles.

The new cast members include:

Shigemi Tanaka
Kentarō Akira
Masaaki Okuno
Rion Kako
Daisuke Iwasaki
Hironori Onishi
Ryōta Ōno
Hironori Katayama
Tomokazu Katō
Eisaku Sasahara
Yasuhiro Date
Ryūma Hashido
Masaki Hanazono
Fuminori Murase
Rei Momose
Yūki Yoshida

The previously revealed main cast is as follows (pictured from left to right):

Ryūji Satō as Kiyomitsu Kashū
Daichi Saeki as Iwatooshi
Shunya Ōhira as Imanotsurugi
Mario Kuroba as Munechika Mikazuki
Ryō Kitazono as Kogitsunemaru
Tsubasa Sakiyama as Ishikirimaru

The franchise is also getting a stage play adaptation. Marvelous (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) is adapting the game into a "straight play," while Nelke Planning (The Prince of Tennis, Vampire Knight musicals) is adapting it into a stage musical.

Nekle Planning,, Nitroplus, and Euclid Agency are organizing the musical. Isamu Kayano (Tokyo Ghoul stage play) is directing, Chūji Mikasano (Tokyo Ghoul stage play) is writing the script, and Shinnosuke Motoyama (Vampire Knight stage play) is in charge of choreography.

The musical will host its trial run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater in Tokyo from October 30-November 8. Tickets go on sale on September 19 at 10:00 a.m.

The Tōken Ranbu "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan this year, and it has more than 1 million users. The game has acquired a large female fanbase and inspired a wide range of merchandise, as well as several manga.

Source: Comic Natalie

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