TsukiPro Franchise's 1st Growth Unit ALIVE Stage Play Reveals Cast

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1st play about male idol unit runs in Tokyo in May

The official Twitter account for the Tsukino Talent Production (TsukiPro) franchise's ALIVE Stage stage productions revealed the main cast for the first 2.5D Dance Live Alive stage production on Friday. The subtitle for the "Episode 1" play is "Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious. -Utai Nagara Arukō yo-" (Let's Walk While Singing).

The Growth unit cast members who will star in the production are:
(left to right in image above)

  • Hidemasa Shiozawa as Kōki Etō
  • Shō Ishikawa as Kensuke Yaegashi
  • Reo Mitani as Ryōta Sakuraba
  • Yūki Iwasa as Mamoru Fujimura

The "Episode 1" production will run at Sōgetsu Hall in Tokyo from May 15-19. The cast announcement also noted that the SOARA unit members will not appear in the first production. The show will feature an everyday drama story and dance performances.

The franchise's ALIVE CD series is inspiring the stage plays. The second episode will debut next November, followed by the third episode in spring 2020.

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 ALIVE SOARA CD series is also getting a live-action film adaptation that follows the formation and development of the SOARA band. In addition, the franchise is getting a new app titled Tsukino World. Tsukino Talent Production will also launch an entirely new unit named infinit0 (pronounced "infinite zero") in 2019.

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).

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.

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.

Thanks to Alexa S for the news tip.

Source: ALIVE Stage plays' Twitter account

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