Touken Ranbu Musical Gets Live Viewing in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Tōken Ranbu Mihotose no Komoriuta stage musical revealed last week that it will have a theatrical live-viewing in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. The musical will be screened live on April 23 in all four countries, in addition to screenings in Japan.
The musical's main cast includes Tsubasa Sakiyama as Ishikirimaru, Hirofumi Araki as Nikkari Aoe, Motohiro Ōta as Sengo Muramasa, spi as Tonbokiri, Ryūgi Yokota as Monoyoshi Sadamune, and Takuma Zaiki as Ookurikara.
The musical debuted on March 4, and will run until April 23 in Japan. The play will then run in Zhuhai, China on May 19-21.
The previous musical, Tōken Ranbu - Bakumatsu Tenrōden, ran from September to October last year, with a final performance in Tokyo in November. The play also ran in Shanghai on January 13-15.
The Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru television anime premiered in October. Aniplus-Asia aired a simulcast of the anime in various Southeast Asian territories. A second season of the series will premiere in January 2018. ufotable is producing a separate Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu television anime, which will debut in July.
The Tōken Ranbu "sword personification training game" takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishōnen. Nitroplus designed the characters and scenario. The game launched in Japan in 2015, and it has more than 1.5 million users. The game has acquired a large female fanbase and inspired a wide range of merchandise, as well as several manga.
[Via Kaori Nusantara]