Sanrio Boys Stage Play Reveals Original Characters, Additional Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
A press event for Sanrio Expo 2018 held in Tokyo on Friday announced five additional characters and cast members for the Sanrio Boys project's stage play adaptation. The characters were newly created for the stage play, titled "Miracle☆Stage Sanrio Boys."
The new cast members are: (Note: character names are not confirmed.)
Fūma Sadamoto as Yumenosuke Toyohara, who likes Hello Kitty
Satsuki Kitano as Torao Hagura, who likes Kuromi
Shungo Takasaki as Tomohiro Kashiki, who likes Pochacco
Wataru Yoza as Yuzu Moshino, who likes Kirimi-chan
Kōdai Miyagi as Atsushi Fujita, who likes Tuxedosam
The other cast members include (seen left to right in image above):
- Jin Hiramaki as Naoki Sugami, who likes Kero Kero Keroppi
- Kōhei Kishi as Yuzuru Amagaya, who likes Bad Badtz-Maru
- Shinichi Wagō as Seiichirō Minamoto, who likes Cinnamoroll
- Yū Miyazaki as Ryō Nishimiya, who likes Little Twin Stars
- Tsubasa Yoshizawa as Shunsuke Yoshino, who likes Hello Kitty
- Hiroki Sasamori as Yū Mizuno, who likes My Melody
- Naoya Kitagawa as Kōta Hasegawa, who likes Pompompurin
The play will run at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo from November 29 to December 9. The play's English subtitle is "Never Without My Favorite Friend." Masami Itō is directing the play, and Shinjirō Kameda is writing the script. Tetsuharu is in charge of choreography, and Yu (vague) is composing the music.
The project's premise follows Kōta Hasegawa, a high school boy who loves the yellow Pom Pom Purin dog. By mere coincidence, he ends up attending the same school as Yū Mizuno, a boy who likes the bunny My Melody. Yū tells Kōta that there's nothing to be ashamed of for liking Sanrio's cute characters. Together, Kōta, Yū, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryō Nishimiya, and Seiichiro Minamoto learn to accept their love of the characters instead of feeling embarrassed.
The overall project launched in January 2016, and Sanrio launched a merchandise line for the project in April 2016. The anime adaptation, pictured right, premiered in January and streamed on Crunchyroll.