Kemono Friends Stage Play Reveals More Cast in Costume

posted on 2017-06-07 17:45 EDT
Stage play with original story debuts in June

The official Twitter account for the stage play adaptation of Nexon and Mine Yoshizaki's Kemono Friends franchise revealed more photos of the cast in costume on Wednesday.

The cast, including those previously revealed in costume, includes (from left to right beginning with first row above):

The costume images starting from the fourth row below on the image above are all new, except for Okapi. Saki Ono as Raccoon (first row, right) is also new.

As previously announced, the cast of the Dōbutsu Biscuit (Serval, Fennec, Raccoon) and Penguins Performance Project or "PPP" (Royal, Rockhopper, Gentoo, Humboldt, and Emperor Penguins) units from the anime are all reprising their roles in the stage play. The other cast members are new.

The stage play's official website also lists miwa Furushō, Izumi Niihashi, and Hinata Koizumi as cast members.

The play will run at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX in Tokyo from June 14 to 18. Hiroki Murakami is directing the play and penning the script. The play will have an original story.

In addition to the stage play, Bushiroad is developing multiple Kemono Friends games, including a brand-new game for smartphones slated for this summer. The anime is getting "original content" on TV Tokyo's new AniTele app, which launched on April 1. A "new screen project" for Kemono Friends was announced last month.

The 12-episode Kemono Friends television anime premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1" that was not part of the new screen project.

Nexon's original app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the anime even premiered. Nexon announced in February that the app would not return despite the anime's popularity, but a spokesperson for Nexon later stated that the return of the smartphone app "is possible." In the RPG, animals around the world have transformed into girls and players could recruit them into their party for battle.

[Via Otasuke]

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