'KochiKame' Stage Play Cast Visuals Reveal 5 Original Characters
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the stage play adaptation of Osamu Akimoto's Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo ("Kochikame") police comedy manga unveiled visuals of the play's main cast in costume on Monday. The visuals reveal five new characters original to the stage play. In addition, the staff also announced the rest of the play's cast.
The main cast includes:
Yūji as Keiichi Nakagawa
Mikie Hara as Reiko Katherine Akimoto
Tetsuhiro Ikeda as Sanshirō Mukōjima, a character original to the stage play who will team up with Ryōtsu
The newly revealed original characters include:
Ryōsuke Mikata as Wake
Shōhei as Makoto
Ryō Kitazono as Hiroshi
Yū Fukuzawa as Satoshi
The rest of the cast includes:
- Yoshika Kobayashi as Ai Asato
- Tōta Tawaragi as Daijirō Ōhara
- Meiken Itō as Detective Kaipan
- Nao Ayaki as Big Mama
- Etsuko Niira as Pinch
- Mayu Musha as Punch
- Akihiro Kawamoto as God, fish dealer, others
- Saori Kōzuki as policewoman, others
- Sumiko Tani as policewoman, others
- Keiko Nakamura as policewoman, others
- Akira Sakamoto as Old Man Okuyama
Ishii also played the role of Kankichi Ryōtsu in earlier stage play adaptations. These plays had four performance seasons, the most recent of which was in 2006. Ishii is also directing and writing the script for the new play.
The play will run from September 9-19 at Tokyo's AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo, and from September 23-25 at Osaka's Sankei Hall Breeze.
The play celebrates the 40th anniversary of Akimoto's manga. Akimoto debuted Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo in 1976, and it has become Weekly Shonen Jump's longest-running manga series. Shueisha published the 199th compiled book volume on Friday.
Source: Comic Natalie