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Tōken Ranbu Stage Play's Cast Unveiled

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Play will debut in Tokyo on May 3, and in Osaka on May 17

The staff of the stage play adaptation of DMM's Tōken Ranbu online browser game revealed the play's cast on Thursday.

Yoshihide Sasaki as Sōza Samonji

Taishi Sugie as Namazuo Tōshirō

Teruma as Kōsetsu Samonji

Takeru Naya as Sayo Samonji

Keisuke Higashi as Shokudaikiri Mitsutada

Hiroki Suzuki as Mikazuki Munechika

Yoshihiro Aramaki as Yamanbagiri Kunihiro

Ryō Kitamura as Yagen Tōshirō

Masanari Wada as Heshikiri Hasebe

The play will open in Tokyo's Theater 1010 on May 3, and will move to Osaka's Mielparque on May 17. Kenichi Suemitsu will direct the play.

The franchise is also getting a musical 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. The musical held its trial run on October 30-November 8 last year, and it will debut on May 27 in Tokyo, and in Kyoto on June 23.

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 last 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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