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Kamen Rider Zangetsu Stage Play's Cast Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Haruki Kiyama, Motohisa Harashima, more join Yūki Kubota for March stage play

The official website for Nelke Planning's Kamen Rider Zangetsu, the first stage play in the Kamen Rider franchise, announced the cast for the play on Tuesday.

The cast, including the previously announced Yūki Kubota, includes:

(Top row, left to right in image above)

  • Yūki Kubota as Kamen Rider Zangetsu (reprising his role from Kamen Rider Gaim)
  • Haruki Kiyama
  • Motohisa Harashima

(Middle row, left to right)

  • Shōta Onuma
  • Yūya Uno
  • Dai Gotō

(Bottom row, left to right)

  • Atsuki Mashiko
  • Kyōhei Chida
  • Keito Takahashi
  • Rui Tabuchi

Two more cast members include Keigo Hagiya (left below) and hiroo Ōtaka (right).

The play will run in Tokyo and Kyoto in March. The play will focus on the character Kamen Rider Zangetsu from Kamen Rider Gaim, the 15th series in the franchise, which premiered in 2013.

Nobuhiro Mōri (The Seven Deadly Sins, Hakuōki stage plays) is directing the play and writing the script. Nitroplus' Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero creator; Psycho-Pass, Madoka Magica scripts) is credited with the original series plan and supervision. Nitroplus' Jun Haganeya (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu script, Demonbane scenario supervision) is credited with script cooperation. All three are returning from the television series.

Kamen Rider Gaim takes place in a certain booming city that a large corporation controls like a "castle town" from feudal days. Bored kids in this town begin to express themselves by participating in street dance. Among these kids, there are some who use Lock Seeds in order to summon monsters called “Imbess” to fight as a game. The Imbess come from another world through a door that opens when the game begins, but due to more doors being opened in various places, the world is put in great peril. In this world, series hero Kōta Kazuraba and other rival Kamen Riders fight the Imbess with fruit-themed weapons.

Sources: Kamen Rider Zangetsu play's website, Animate Times

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