Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Stage Play Reveals New Visual, More Cast
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the stage play adaptation of Hinowa Kōzuki's Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life) light novel series revealed a new visual for the stage play on Friday.
The site has also revealed more cast members, including:
- Yukari Nakamura as Akine Kuga
- Haruki Aikawa as Satō
- Yu Arai as Kuri (double cast)
- Rei Inomata as Kuri (double cast)
- Hibiki Muroi as Takenaka
- Hideaki Ishii as Uncle Hiroshi
- Aki Mawatari as Aunt Keiko
- Sachi Nagata as Eriko
Additionally, Satoshi Mitsui will be a "special dancer" in the play.
The previously announced cast includes: (from left to right in image above)
- Takahisa Maeyama as Yūshi Inaba
- Junya Komatsu as Mizuki Hase
- Ryō Saeki as Ryū-san
(from left to right in image above)
- Yoshiki Tani as Reimei Isshiki
- Takashi Sasaki as Akira Fukase
- Daisuke Hosomi as Antique shop employee
Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi is directing the play, and Aoto Tani is writing the script. The play will run in Tokyo at Kinokuniya Sazan Theatre Takashimaya from January 11-27.
The story of Kōzuki's original novels centers on Yūshi Inaba, a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle's house but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen (about US$220) rent. Yūshi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.
Kōzuki launched the light novel series in 2003 and concluded it in 2009 with 10 volumes (and a later side-story collection in 2013). Kōzuki passed away in December 2014. Waka Miyama launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2011, and Kodansha published the 17th compiled volume on November 9. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga adaptation in English.