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The Royal Tutor Anime Film, Musical Casts Shōhei Hashimoto, Shōgo Sakamoto

posted on by Karen Ressler
Cast performs film's ending song

Avex announced on Friday that Shōhei Hashimoto and Shōgo Sakamoto have joined the cast of both the upcoming The Royal Tutor anime film and the Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine -The Musical II- (The Royal Tutor -The Musical II-) stage musical as the sadistic "Twin Princes" of the Romano kingdom. Hashimoto plays Ivan Aleksandrovich Romano (pictured right in image below) and Sakamoto plays Eugene Aleksandrovich Romano. Both are new characters for the franchise.

The staff also announce that "P4 with T" — the group composed of the voice actors for Heine and the four main princes — are returning to perform the film's ending theme song "Tomodachi Ijō x Teki Miman" (More Than Friends x Less Than Enemies). The single will ship on February 8.

Keisuke Ueda, Yūya Asato, Yūto Adachi, Daisuke Hirose, and Shōta Aoi all return from the anime to reprise their roles as Heine, Kai, Bruno, Leonhard, and Licht, respectively, for both the anime film and the musical.

The film will open in Japan on February 16, 2019. Katsuya Kikuchi returns to direct the film, and Kimiko Ueno is returning for the script. Rena Okuyama is still credited with the animation character design, and is also taking on the role of chief animation director. Hozumi Gōda and Keiji Inai are returning as sound director and music composer, respectively.

The new musical will run in Tokyo and Kobe in April 2019. The Tokyo run will be at the Tokyo Dome City Hall from April 11-14, and the Kobe run will be at the Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on April 27-28.

The anime adapting Higasa Akai's manga premiered in Japan in April 2017, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles.

The first musical (pictured at right) ran in Tokyo and Osaka in September 2017. Kōtarō Yoshitani directed the musical.

Yen Press began releasing Higasa Akai's original manga as e-books in English in 2015, and it describes the story:

Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

Akai launched the manga in Monthly G Fantasy in November 2013, and Square Enix published the 11th compiled book volume on July 27.

Source: Press Release

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