News Utena Stage Musical Reveals Cast, Main Visual
posted on 2017-12-22 04:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for La fillette révolutionaire Utena ~Shiroki Bara no Tsubomi~ (A White Rosebud), the stage musical adaptation of the Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shōjo Kakumei Utena) anime, revealed the stage play's cast and main visual on Friday.
The cast includes:
- Nogizaka46's Ami Nōjō as Utena Tenjō
- Yuka Yamauchi as Anthy Himemiya
- Shōjirō Yokoi as Kyōichi Saionji
- Riona Tatemichi as Juri Arisugawa
- Natsuki Ōsaki as Miki Kaoru
- Arisa Suzuki as Nanami Kiryū
- Yume Takeuchi as Wakaba Shinohara
- Airi Kumata as Shadow Girl A
- NENE as Shadow Girl B
- Kenshin Ikeda as Tōga (child)
- Ryōhei Yamauchi as Saionji (child)
The musical will run from March 8 to 18 in Tokyo at the CBGK Shibugeki theater. The anime's director Kunihiko Ikuhara is supervising the production, and Kōtarō Yoshitani (Dansui!, Hetalia ~in the new world~ musical) is writing and directing. The stage musical will cover the titular girl Utena's battle with Tōga Kiryū, Kyōichi Saionji, and other student council members for the Rose Bride.
Be-Papas — a group of industry professionals including Chiho Saito, Yoji Enokido (Bungo Stray Dogs, Star Driver), Shinya Hasegawa (Golden Time, Taboo Tattoo), Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Yurikuma Arashi), and Yuichiro Oguro (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie) — developed the Revolutionary Girl Utena manga and anime at the same time. Saito's manga debuted in Shogakukan's Ciao magazine beginning in 1996, and Shogakukan published the series in five compiled volumes. Viz Media licensed and sold the manga in North America, and recently released a collector's edition.
The 39-episode television anime adaptation from director Ikuhara originally aired in 1997. Central Park Media and later Nozomi Entertainment released the television series on DVD in North America, and Nozomi Entertainment is releasing the series on Blu-ray Disc. Nozomi Entertainment's YouTube channel is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles. Central Park Media also once released the 1999 film retelling, and the film is now streaming on Tubi TV with the English dub.
Source: Comic Natalie