News 2nd Bakumatsu Rock Stage Musical's Cast Photographed in Costume
posted on 2016-07-19 06:50 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of Chō Kageki Bakumatsu Rock (Ultra Musical Bakumatsu Rock), the stage musical adaptation of Marvelous AQL's Bakumatsu Rock PlayStation Portable game, revealed visuals of the cast in costume on Tuesday for the musical's new production debuting this year.
Shinji Rachi as Sakamoto Ryōma
Ryō Mitsuya as Katsura Kogorō
Teruma as Hijikata Toshizō
Yoshihide Sasaki as Okita Sōji
Takuo Yamagishi as Otose
Yū Yoshioka as Naosuke Ii
Kimeru as Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Kentarō Kanesaki as Matthew Calbraith Perry
In addition, Yōjirō Itokawa will play Takasugi Shinsaku, and Dai Iwasaki will play Katsu Kashū. Rachi, Teruma, Sasaki, and Kimeru are reprising their roles from the previous stage play.
The new stage play will make its debut in Kyoto on August 20 and 21, followed by a run in Tokyo from September 3 to 9. It will have a new story and musical numbers.
Kōtarō Yoshitani is directing the musical, with choreography by MAMORU.
The first stage play debuted in December 2014.
Marvelous AQL released the original game for PSP in February 2014. A television anime series titled Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock- premiered in July of that same year. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc last October.
The story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing "Heaven's Songs" by the top idols in the Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the "Heaven's Songs" is a capital offense. Sakamoto Ryōma and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock 'n' roll for freedom and justice.