Dororo Stage Play Unveils More Cast, Visual
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The cast, including the previously announced Hiroki Suzuki, includes:
Rie Kitahara as Dororo
Shōtarō Arisawa as Tahōmaru
Kento as Sainome no Saburōta
Tatsuya Kageyama as Tanosuke Niki
Shōgo Tamura as Sukeroku
Atsunori Akatsuka as Biwahōshi
Kōichi Kojima as Jukai
Mitsuru Karahashi as Daigo Kagemitsu
Seshiru Daigo as Nuinokata
The play will run at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka on March 2-3, at the Sunshine Theater in Tokyo on March 7-17, at the Momochi Palace in Fukuoka on March 20, and the Mie Prefecture Culture Hall in Mie on March 23.
The anime will premiere in January 2019.
The story is based on Tezuka's original 1967 Dororo manga series. Vertical released the manga in a collected volume in 2012. A live-action film adaptation starring Kou Shibasaki and Satoshi Tsumabuki premiered in Japan in 2007.
Anime Sols held crowdfunding campaigns for two DVD sets for the 1969 television anime series, but the service shut down in May 2015. Discotek released the complete series with English subtitles on Blu-ray Disc.
The manga is getting a remake titled Dororo to Hyakkimaru-den (The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru) that launched in the December issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Champion RED magazine on October 19. Satoshi Shiki is drawing the manga.