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Sayonara Sorcier Stage Musical Gets New Run

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Musical adaptation of Hozumi's manga begins 2nd run on March 17

The official website for the stage musical adaptation of Hozumi's Sayonara Sorcier manga announced on Friday that the play will get a new run at Tokyo's Theatre 1010 from March 17 to 20. The website also unveiled a key visual of Shinji Rachi (pictured below left) and Ryō Hirano (pictured below right) in costume as Theodorus van Gogh and Vincent van Gogh, respectively.

Daisuke Nishida will again direct the play and pen the script, and Shuhei Kamimura (Student Council's Discretion) will again compose the music. All of the announced cast so far are returning from the first run. The cast includes:

  • Shinji Rachi as Theodorus van Gogh
  • Ryō Hirano as Vincent van Gogh
  • Kimeru as Paul Gauguin
  • Akira Kubodera as Monsieur Baudrillard
  • Masashi Gōda as Jean Santro
  • Yōhei Izumi as Jean Gérôme

The musical held its first run at the Zepp Blue Theater in Roppongi, Tokyo from March 17 to 21. The staff released the musical on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on August 3.

The original manga tells the story of the van Gogh brothers - the famous painter Vincent van Gogh, and his younger brother Theodorus van Gogh - but primarily from the point of view of the latter. Theo is employed as the branch manager of the famous art dealership Goupil & Cie. He seeks to embrace new talents and techniques, but the bourgeoisie mentality of the time deems the lower classes unable to appreciate fine art, marking it as a domain exclusive to high society. Theo struggles to showcase art that depicts the truth of the everyday.

Hozumi launched the manga in the October 2012 issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers magazine, and ended it in the magazine's October 2013 issue. Shogakukan published the manga's second and final compiled book volume in November 2013. The manga topped the Female Readers list of manga in the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.

Source: Comic Natalie


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