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

posted on 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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