The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Musical's Additional Cast Revealed

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Kaito Nakamura, Yūki Tomotsune, Ryō Hatakeyama, more join cast of musical

Nega Design Works revealed additional cast for its stage musical adaptation of Nihon Falcom's Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki) role-playing game on Friday. The additional cast includes:

Kaito Nakamura (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger's Ki Ninger) as Elliot Craig

Yūki Tomotsune (Persona 4: Ultimax stage play's Shō Minazuki) as Jusis Albarea

Ryō Hatakeyama (Kuroko no Basket stage play's Shintarō Midorima) as Machias Regnitz

Takuya Kishimoto (Prince of Stride stage play's Heath Hasekura) as Gaius Worzel

Former SDN48 member Haruka Umeda as Fie Claussell

Kaede (Sailor Moon musical's Sailor Jupiter) as Laura S. Arseid

Konono Shiba (ReLIFE stage play's An Onoya) Emma Millstein

Asami Yoshikawa (Persona 4: Ultimax stage play's Elizabeth) as Sara Valestein

Judai Shirakashi (Nintama Rantarou Musical's Chōji Nakazaike) as Gideon

Sayaka Fujioka (Sailor Moon musical's Sailor Neptune) as Sharon Kruger

Former Takarazuka Revue actress Mio Hanana as Irina Reinford

Shiki Aoki (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' Asuka Ninomiya) Angelica Rogner

Former Takarazuka Revue actress RiRiKA as Vita Clotilde

They will join the lead cast members Ryūnosuke Matsumura (below left) and Maon Kurosaki (below right), who play Rean Schwarzer and Alisa Reinford respectively. This will be Kurosaki's stage musical debut.

The musical is billed as a "3D musical," which will use a combination of live acting and 3D effects, similar to those seen in the Terror in Resonance and Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold stage plays.

Shutaro Oku (stage play adaptations of Ghost in the Shell: ARISE, Terror in Resonance, and Persona) is directing, and Mio Inoue (Lovely Complex, OniAi scriptwriter) is in charge of the script. The composers of the Legend of Heroes games at Falcom Sound Team jdk are arranging the musical numbers.

The musical will perform next year from January 8-15 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel originally shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in September 2013. XSEED released the game in North America last December, and NIS America released the game in Europe in January. XSEED describes the game's story:

Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners struggling to rise to power have been steadily intensifying with each passing month. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren't reached in the very near future.

Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply interwoven into the tapestry of Erebonian culture since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard outfits issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.

Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy's history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the very foundations of the Empire.

North American video game publisher XSEED Games released the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Eiyū Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II) PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 game in North America on September 6. NIS America is publishing the game in Europe on November 11. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II shipped in Japan in September 2014. Falcom announced last December that it is developing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III.

The games are set in the same world as Falcom's other Kiseki (Trails) series games, including Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. XSEED will release The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd, the third game in the Trails in the Sky series, on the PC in 2017.

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