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New Yona of the Dawn Stage Play Reveals 1st Visual, More Cast Members

posted on 2018-09-08 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Play runs in Tokyo in November

The official website for Akatsuki no Yona ~Hiiro no Shukimei-hen~ (Yona of the Dawn: Scarlet Destiny Chapter), the new stage play adaptation of Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) manga, revealed a picture visual of Yona and Hak in costume on Saturday. (The below image is a reconstruction of the manga illustration pictured near the end of this article.)

The site also revealed more cast members for the play on Monday. The main cast includes:

Former Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma as Yona


DISH// band member Masaki Yabe as Hak


Ikkei Yamamoto as Gija


Shunsuke Nishikawa as Jaeha


Chihiro Okutani as Sinha


Tsubasa Kizu as Zeno


Yūta Higuchi as Yun


Minami Tsurimoto Tae-jun


Mayumi Tsukiyama as Gi-Gan


Tōru Kugasawa as Kum-ji


Shō Jinnai as Su-won


The website also lists 17 other cast members without respective roles.

The play will run at Tokyo's EX Theater Roppongi from November 15-25. Yūsuke Hayakawa is writing the script and Makoto Ōzeki is directing.

An earlier stage play ran in March 2016. Risa Niigaki and Yūya Matsushita starred as Yona and Hak, respectively.

Kusanagi — the creator of Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, and NG Life — launched the Yona of the Dawn manga in 2009. The 27th compiled volume shipped on August 20.

Viz Media licensed the manga, and it shipped the 13th volume in North America on August 7. The company describes the story: "A red-haired princess loses her family and her kingdom—now she must rise and fight for her throne!"

The series has also inspired a 24-episode anime and several original anime DVDs.

Sources: Akatsuki no Yona stage play's website, Comic Natalie


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