Various Tokusatsu Actors Star in Stage Play Adaptation of Satomi Hakkenden
A stage play adaptation of Satomi Hakkenden will star various tokusatsu actors from Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and GARO.
The official website for the stage play adaptation of Satomi Hakkenden has revealed major casting announcements. Satomi Hakkenden is a novel comprised of 160 volumes, which was written by Kyokutei Bakin during the 19th century. Furthermore, the story of revolves around the lives of eight samurai brothers and depicts themes of loyalty, family, and honor.
The official website listed the main cast as:
- Kento Yamazaki (L from Death Note (2015 TV Drama))
- Saiki Kusuo (from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (2017 Movie), Josuke Higashikata from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2017 Movie))
- Tsunenori Aoki (Ryoma Sengoku/Kamen Rider Duke from Kamen Rider Gaim, Aguri Kusugami/Sky Bow Knight Gai from GARO: The One Who Shines in the Darkness/GARO ~ Yami o Terasu Mono ~)
- Shun Nishime (Takeru Tenkuji/Kamen Rider Ghost from Kamen Rider Ghost)
- Shota Matsushima (Brain from Kamen Rider Drive)
- Atsushi Arai (Michal Minato/Kamen Rider Aqua from Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max)
- Atsushi Maruyama (Utsusemimaru/Kyoryu Gold from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)
- Wataru Kuriyama (Ryuga Dougai/Garo from GARO: The One Who Shines in the Darkness/GARO ~ Yami o Terasu Mono ~ and GARO: Gold Storm – Sho)
- Kenji Matsuda (Zaomaru Zaitsuhara/Kamen Rider Zanki from Kamen Rider Hibiki, Tohki/Kamen Rider Tohki from Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Fighting Demons/Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki, Jiro/Garulu from Kamen Rider Kiva, Raizo Gabi from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Wataru Shijima/Baron the Thunder Knight from GARO: Makai Flash Knight/GARO: Makai Senki)
Additionally, Manami Higa, Yuki Tamaki, Masanari Wada, and Kaede Aono were listed as cast members alongside various other casting announcements. Planning and production are being handled by the Nippon Television Network Corporation.
This stage play will be held in various locations in Japan, including Osaka, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Kanazawa, Hiroshima, Kochi, Aichi, Aomori, Sendai, Takamatsu, and Tokyo. Primarily, this stage play will be released throughout the months of April and May depending on the location visited, with prices ranging from ¥6,000 to ¥9,500 depending on the performance attended and/or seat(s) type purchased.
More information can be found on the official website for Satomi Hakkenden.