Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Stage Play's Cast Revealed in Costume

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Play debuts in Tokyo in July

The official website for the stage play adaptation of Chiaki Kisaki and Hako Ichiiro's Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens light novel series revealed the cast of the play in costume last Friday. The cast includes:

Shōri Kondō as Zenji Banba

Ryōhei Takenaka as Lin Xianming

Yūto Adachi as Saitō

Kakeru Toda as Enokida

Mondo Ukai as Jirō

Sana Hoshimori as Misaki

Hiroki Satō as Shigematsu

Hiroki Satō as Munakata

Shō Arai as Jose Martinez

Shōta Kubota as Yamato

Chihiro Nagase as Reiko

Masaki Matsuda as Yūsuke Harada

The play will run at the Theater Sun Mall in Tokyo from July 13 to 21. Kazuhito Yoneyama is directing and scripting the play.

The story of the novels takes place in Fukuoka. At first glance, the city seems like a peaceful one, but under the surface, crime is running rampant. The city's Hakata ward is home to the professionals of the underworld: professional killers, detectives, informants, professional revenge seekers, those skilled in torture, and more. And according to urban legend, even a "killer of professional killers" exists in the city.

The novel series won the first prize for the 20th Dengeki Novel Awards. Kisaki and Ichiiro launched the novel series in 2014. Kadokawa published the eighth novel in December 2017, and published the "Extra Games" volume in March 2018. The novel series also has a collaboration novel with Ryohgo Narita's Durarara!! novel series. The novels received a television anime adaptation that premiered in January 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub for the anime.

Kisara Akino launched the first manga adaptation in Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine in July 2016 and ended it in May 2017. Square Enix published the manga's second and final compiled volume in July 2017. Chiaki Nagaoka launched Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Dai 2-Maku, the second manga adaptation, in G Fantasy in August 2017 and ended it last October. Square Enix published the manga's second and final volume in December.

Sources: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens stage play's website, Stage Natalie

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