Keisuke Higashi Will Play Takuto Ashikiba in Upcoming Yowapeda/Yowamushi Pedal Stage Play
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Marvelous' official website for the upcoming Butai Yowamushi Pedal ~Sōhoku Shinsedai, Shidō~ (Stage Play Yowamushi Pedal ~Sōhoku New Generation, Start~) stage play based on Wataru Watanabe's high school bicycling manga Yowapeda (Yowamushi Pedal) revealed on Monday that Keisuke Higashi (The Prince of Tennis Musical second season's Senri Chitose, Tōken Ranbu musical's Mitsutada Shokudaikiri) will play Hakone Academy's Takuto Ashikiba in the play.
According to the teaser on its official website, the play will "plunge headlong into the new generation of Sōhoku High School" as the main character Sakamichi Onoda and others enter their second year. Nishida Shatner is producing the play and writing the script, and manzo is composing the music.
The play will run in Tokyo from March 4-6, in Fukuoka from March 10-13, in Osaka from March 17-21, and in Kanagawa from March 25-27. Presale tickets will be on sale from January 22-26 and regular tickets will become available on February 6. General seating tickets will cost 6,800 yen (about US$57), while premium tickets will cost 9,800 yen (about US$82).
The website also confirmed the return of several cast members who previously portrayed characters from Hakone Academy and Kyoto Fushimi High School's cycling clubs, including:
Keisuke Ueda as Sangaku Manami
Takuya Kawaharada as Tōichirou Izumida
Kento Masui as Nobuyuki Mizuta
Mitsu Murata as Akira Midōsuji
The cast also includes the following returning members:
Yūki Ogoe as Sakamichi Onoda
Motohiro Ōta as Shunsuke Imaizumi
Yuki Torigoe as Shōkichi Naruko
Butai Yowamushi Pedal ~Sōhoku Shinsedai, Shidō~ is the eighth in a series of plays based off of Wataru Watanabe's manga; the first installment premiered in 2012. The previous installment titled Yowamushi Pedal Futatsu no Chōten: IRREGULAR ran from October 8 to November 8.
Source: Comic Natalie