K: Missing Kings Stage Play Reveals Cast, Debut Details

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Yoshihiko Aramaki, Yoshihide Sasaki star in play, with Kenichi Suemitsu returning as director, scriptwriter

The staff of the stage play adaptation of the K: Missing Kings anime film revealed the cast and debut details for the play on Sunday. The stage play is the fourth stage play in in GoRA and GoHands' K franchise. The play will debut in October.

Yoshihiko Aramaki will play Kurō Yatogami, and Yoshihide Sasaki will play Yukari Mishakuji. The play will debut at the Kyoto Gekijo, running from October 19 to 22. The play will then run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from October 27 to 29. Kenichi Suemitsu is returning from the previous three K stage plays to direct and pen the script.

The anime film is a sequel to the first K television anime. The official website for the film outlined the story:

[Note: Highlight the text below for the story, which contains spoilers for the end of the television series]

The “Academy Island Incident” in which all four “kings” cross paths... Since then, Silver Clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Shiro. Without finding any clues to Shiro's whereabouts, the two became disheartened. However, one day, they see HOMRA members Rikio Kamamoto and Anna Kushina being chased by someone.

K―Lost Small World―, the previous stage play, debuted last July. The first stage play, titled Butai K, ran in Tokyo from August through October 2014. The second play, titled K Dai-ni-Shō: Arousal of King, ran in Tokyo and Osaka in August 2015.

The original 13-episode K television anime series aired in Japan starting in October 2012. The anime inspired the K: Missing Kings sequel film in July 2014, and then the 13-episode K: Return of Kings television anime series premiered in October 2015. K: Seven Stories, the newest anime in the franchise, will be a theatrical anime project debuting in summer 2018.

Viz Media licensed the original K anime series, K: Missing Kings, and K: Return of Kings. Hulu and Neon Alley streamed the first K anime series and the K: Return of Kings sequel series.

Source: Anime! Anime! (古戸圭一朗)

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