Touken Ranbu Is 1st '2.5D Musical' to Get 4DX Screenings
posted on by Egan Loo & Karen Ressler
The official website for the Touken Ranbu musicals announced on Tuesday that Touken Ranbu:The Musical "Musubi no Hibiki, Hajimari no Ne" will start immersive 4DX screenings on 18 United Cinemas screens throughout Japan on November 9. According to the site, this is the first "2.5D musical" to receive 4DX screenings.
Touken Ranbu:The Musical "Musubi no Hibiki, Hajimari no Ne" opened in Japan this past March, but it is the fifth and latest in a string of productions dating back to 2015.
Touken Ranbu - Atsukashiyama Ibun, the first stage musical, held its first trial performance in 2015, with its debut run held from May to June 2016. The second musical, Touken Ranbu - Bakumatsu Tenrōden, ran from September to October 2016, with a final performance in Tokyo in November 2016. Tōken Ranbu Mihotose no Komoriuta, the franchise's third stage musical, ran from March to April 2017. Touken Ranbu - Tsuwamono Domo ga Yume no Ato, the fourth stage musical, debuted in December and ran through January. The fifth stage musical debuted on March 24 and had its final performance on May 6.
The related "Kashū Kiyomitsu Solo Performance," which features actor Ryūji Satō in live performances as his character Kashū Kiyomitsu, is currently running in Japan. The performance ran in Tokyo on September 12-17, and then in Miyagi on September 20-21. It will move on to Osaka on October 6-8, and then Hokkaido on October 13. The musicals ran a similar event last year.
The franchise is also inspiring a separate series of stage plays. The fifth stage play ran from June 2 to July 29.