TsukiPro's Live-Action SOARA Film Reveals Main Cast

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Ryusei, Mashū Ishiwatari, Chihiro Yoshida, Shinichirō Ueda, Chiharu Sawashiro join cast

The official Twitter account for the live-action film adaptation of the Tsukino Talent Production (TsukiPro) franchise's ALIVE SOARA CD series revealed the main cast on Friday.

The cast includes:

  • Ryusei as Sora Ōhara
  • Mashū Ishiwatari as Morihito Arihara
  • Chihiro Yoshida as Sōshi Kagurazaka
  • Shinichirō Ueda as Ren Munakata
  • Chiharu Sawashiro as Nozomu Nanase

Sawashiro is reprising his role from TsukiPro the Animation.

The original CD series follows the formation and development of the SOARA band. The film will cover the content of the first CD in the series and show the group members in high school before they made their debut.

The franchise's staff announced in November that the Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION anime series is getting a second season titled Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION 2. The television anime adapts the music and original drama CD series about anthropomorphized months. The franchise centers around the Tokyo idol unit Six Gravity (composed of characters representing December to May) and the sibling rival unit Procellarum (composed of idols born in Western Japan and representing June to November).

A 2.5D Dance Live Alivestage stage production, centering around the Growth unit (also part of the ALIVE series), will run in three episodes next May, next November, and in spring 2020. In addition, Tsukino Talent Production will launch an entirely new unit named infinit0 (pronounced "infinite zero") in 2019.

The first Tsukiuta. THE ANIMATION television anime season premiered in Japan in July 2016. Funimation streamed the series as aired in Japan, and then offered it on Blu-ray Disc in September 2017.

Itsuro Kawasaki (Arc the Lad, Rental Magica, Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings) directed the first season at Studio Pierrot, with scripts by Sayaka Harada (Library War, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, STARMYU). Yukiko Ban (.hack//Intermezzo, .hack//SIGN, Dusk maiden of Amnesia) adapted Jiku's original character designs for animation. Fujiwara (MOVIC) is credited as the original creator.

The seventh stage play in the Tsukiuta franchise, CYBER-DIVE-CONNECTION, ran at Hulic Hall in Tokyo from December 5 to 9, and then at Mielparque Hall in Osaka from December 13 to 16.

The TsukiPro franchise has also spawned the TsukiPro the Animation television anime based on four of its other groups: SOARA, Growth, SolidS, and QUELL. The anime premiered in October 2017 and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. The anime is getting a sequel. The SolidS and QUELL groups are starring in a separate stage play series titled SolidS & Quell on Stage (S.Q.S), and its second episode ran in Japan from November 1-11 at Hulic Hall Tokyo.

Source: SOARA film's Twitter account

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