Princess Knight Musical's Digest Video Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The commercial advertises the musical's upcoming run at Osaka's Theater Brava from December 3-6. The musical already played at Tokyo's Akasaka ACT Theater from November 12-17.
The musical stars:
Keisuke Kaminaga as Prince Franz
Tsunenori Aoki as Blood
Reika Sakurai (Nogizaka46 idol group member) as Hekate
Tomoru Akazawa as Plastic
AiRI Kanda as Tink
Masakazu Nemoto as Lord Nylon
Shōko Haida as Hell
Other cast members include Yukiko Ikeda and Shinichi Katori as the queen and king, respectively. Kaoru Noguchi plays the nurse, and Shinichi Chiyoda plays the doctor. Yūichi Yasoda plays Duke Duralumin.
Tezuka's Princess Knight manga revolves around Princess Sapphire, who was born with both the soul of a boy and a girl and raised as a boy so that she can inherit her kingdom's throne. Tezuka drew the original story in Kodansha's Shoujo Club magazine from 1953 to 1956. Princess Knight and Toshiko Ueda's Boku-chan (1951) are among the first shōjo manga in history. Tezuka later created the Twin Knight sequel in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine from 1958 to 1959, followed by a 1963-1966 Ribbon Knight remake in the same magazine.
Moyashimon scriptwriter Natsuko Takahashi launched a manga remake of the original manga titled Sapphire: Princess Knight in 2008 with artist Pink Hanamori. Japanese publisher Home-sha's online manga magazine Puratto Home launched a rebooted version by Shouko Fukaki (The Battle of Genryu: Origin, Guardian Dog) in 2013.
Vertical published the Princess Knight manga in North America in 2011, and also published the Twin Knight sequel in 2013. Right Stuf released the 1967 anime adaptation on home video. The manga also inspired an anime film in 1994.