After 8 years, the musical and stage play inspired by Naoko Takeuchi's magical girl manga Sailor Moon will be returning this September, featuring an all new cast. Its official website had also opened revealing the main cast, played by all females.
It is said that Takeuchi personally auditioned actresses for the cast. 17-year-old Satomi Ōkubo will be the fifth actress to assume the role of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, while Yūga Yamato, former member of the famed all-female Takarazuka troupe will play as Tuxedo Mask.
The main cast are as follows:
17-year-old Satomi Ōkubo as Sailor Moon
16-year-old Miyabi Matsuura as Sailor Mercury
16-year-old Kanon Nanaki as Sailor Mars
22-year-old Yū Takahashi as Sailor Jupiter
21-year-old Shiori Sakata as Sailor Venus
Yūga Yamato as Tuxedo Mask
The musical will be a new story, recounting of the battles between the Sailor Warriors and the Dark Kingdom that seeks the Silver Crystal.
Takuya Hiramitsu is producing, writing, and directing the new musical with music by Toshihiko Sahashi. Dwango and Nelke Planning are co-producing the musical's run from September 13 to 23 at Shibuya's AiiA Theater Tokyo. Tickets cost 6800 yen each.
via Anime News Network
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