Fushigi Yugi is a shojo manga series by Yuu Watase. It is also known by the English titles, Mysterious Play or Curious Play. There will be a Fushigi Yugi musical that will be held at the Ikebukuro Owl Spot Theater in Tokyo from the 9th to the 17th of April 2016.
Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo are two teenage girls who encounter a strange book entitled ‘The Universe of the Four Gods’ while they are visiting the National Library. Reading the book transports them into the book’s mysterious world in ancient China. Miaka suddenly finds herself having to carry the responsibility as the Priestess of Suzaku. Because of this, she has to find the seven Celestial Warriors to summon Suzaku and acquire three wishes. She also has a bit of a love story with the Celestial Warrior Tamahome. On the other hand, Yui has been manipulated by the enemy nation of the god Seiryuu to become the priestess of Seiryuu.
The lead role of Miaka will be played by Tanaka Reina who is well known for being a Morning Musume member in the past.
Ryo Hirano will be playing the role of Tamahome who is Miaka’s love interest. Tamahome is a character who is obsessed with money due to his poor background.
Miaka’s former friend and rival, Yui, will be played by Shiori Sakata. Shiori previously played the role of Sailor Venus in one of the Sailor Moon musicals.
The dashing emperor Hotohori will be played by Takahiki Maeyama. The character is a narcissist who is often mistaken as female due to his beautiful feminine appearance.
Nuriko, the male character with an androgynous appearance, will be played by the actress Mao Miyaji. Nuriko is described as a mischievous and happy-go-lucky character.
The bandit, Tasuki, will be played by Yoshikazu Kotani. Yoshikazu Kotani has played the role of Takashi Kawamura in The Prince of Tennis musical and the live film adaptation.
The character Mitsukake who is a doctor will be played by Eiji Takigawa. In the past, Eiji Takigawa has played the role of Kunimitsu Tezuka in the Prince of Tennis musical.
Tatsumaru Tachibana will be playing the role of Chichiri. In the series, Chichiri actually has blue hair and a scar on his left eye.
The short and youthful-looking Chiriko will be played by Daiki Tomida. Daiki Tomida is already 28 years old but seems young enough to play the character!
Amiboshi will be played by Tsubasa Hattori. The character actually has green hair but it seems like the actor will be sporting this orange-brown hair instead.
As for the character Eiken, it will be played by Zendo Ware. Eiken is a mountain bandit leader.
The old sage Taiitsukun will be played by Jun Fujimiya. Stage makeup transforms the 31-year-old actress into an old woman!
Mina Kuryu will be acting as Shoka, a beautiful woman whom Mitsukake has feelings for. The character has a quiet and kind personality.
The tickets can be purchased online at 8000 yen here. There will be more characters on stage than the ones who are shown above, so fans can expect to see some of other characters they like from the series as well!
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