The popular manga series ALL OUT!!, written by Shiori Amase, will be adapted into a live stage performance titled ALL OUT!! THE STAGE. The production has recently revealed additional cast members for the show.
Etsugo Ooharano, a freshman in the Kanagawa High School Rugby Club, will be played by Kaiki Oohara. Masaru Ebumi, the naughty sophomore who is always ready to have a fight, will be played by Yuuya Miyashita. Raita Kamo, the senior student who loves pranks and is a good friend of Gion, will be played by Yuuta Higuchi. Toshinosuke Matsuo, the most caring senior who is loved by everyone, will be played by Daichi Yamaguchi, and Natsuki Ise, a sophomore who is always hanging out with Ebumi, will be played by Yuuhi Fujito. And finally, the coach Shingo Komori, will be played by Takashi Hagino.
Keep on reading for comments from the new cast!
ALL OUT!! THE STAGE will start on May 2017 at Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi. The directing and screenplay will be handled by Shatner Nishida, who is famous for directing the live-stage adaptation of Yowamushi Pedal. The previously announced cast were Motohisa Harashima (Kenji Gion), Yuu Imari (Sumiaki Iwashimizu), Daichi Saeki (Takuya Sekizan), and Masaya Matsukaze (Mutsumi Hachiouji).
Comments by Kaiki Oohara
‘Hi, everyone! I’m Kaiki Oohara, and I will be playing Etsugo Ooharano. I am so happy to be able to join the live-stage adaptation of a manga that I have been reading and I’ve been watching its anime, too. Ooharano seems to be a calm guy, but inside he is burning with fighting spirit, so I hope to heat up the stage! I would like to perform as coolly as Ooharano, but put everything I have into my acting at every stage. Please come and feel the sweat and heat!’
Comments by Yuuya Miyashita
‘Thank you for letting me perform in the stage adaptation of such a popular manga. Personally, I’m so happy that Mr. Shatner is directing the stage. We will make the stage full with as much energy as the original work! And, I promise to bring you the Ebumi that you can only see on this stage!’
Comments by Yuuta Higuchi
‘Nice to meet you! I’m Yuuta Higuchi playing Raita Kamo on this stage! I am so honored to take part in ALL OUT!!’s live performance. I will do whatever I can to keep the good reputation of the original story! Actually, I was a member of a rugby club for two years when I was in elementary school! So, I’m already excited about performing! Raita loves pranks, and for me, playing pranks are like a hobby, so I really identify with him!! I will try my best to let everyone see and feel the burning atmosphere that can only be created at the live performance! I hope for your support!!’
Comments by Daichi Yamaguchi
‘My motto is to “spend lifelong youthful days.” This is one of the reasons why I continue to perform. ALL OUT!! is like youth itself. I just can’t wait to try doing something with all my might. I will treasure this opportunity of connecting with Toshinosuke Matsuo, and hope to make a fabulous stage with the other members.’
Comments by Yuuhi Fujito
‘Hi, I’m Yuuhi Fujito from the theatrical troupe Patch, and I will be performing as Natsuki Ise. I am so happy that I will be able to join the live-stage adaptation of such an energetic story, and I am already so anxious to perform! I myself spent a lot of my school days in club activities, so I am looking forward to enjoying the energy even stronger than those days, and will have fun acting Natsuki’s prankish aspects.
I will give all my love to ALL OUT!! and Natsuki Ise, and will put all my heart in performing so that everyone will love them too!’
Comments by Takashi Hagino
‘It is a great honor to be able to take part in the play ALL OUT!! After I got the offer, I read the manga straight away up to volume 10, and there were many scenes where I couldn’t hold back my tears. The harder you try every day, the closer you get to fulfilling your dream. That is the message in ALL OUT!!
As the club members experience a lot of encounters, their feelings change, their actions change, and their destinies change. And as the coach who watches them with warm eyes, I myself will try my best every day at the rehearsals and be ready for the performance.
But I need to be careful not to get overheated and forget the fun part of rugby and the original story. Under the direction of Mr. Shatner, the whole cast will show team work. I’m sure it will become a great stage, and we will try our best to do so.’
Live Stage Play ALL OUT!! THE STAGE
Scheduled: May 2017
Place: Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi
Kenji Gion: Motohisa Harashima
Sumiaki Iwashimizu: Yuu Imari
Takuya Sekizan: Daichi Saeki
Mutsumi Hachiouji: Masaya Matsukaze
Etsugo Ooharano: Kaiki Oohara
Masaru Ebumi: Yuuya Miyashita
Raita Kamo: Yuuta Higuchi
Toshinosuke Matsuo: Daichi Yamaguchi
Natsuki Ise: Yuuhi Fujito.
Shingo Komori: Takashi Hagino
Screenplay/Director: Shatner Nishida
(c)雨瀬シオリ・講談社／「ALL OUT!! THE STAGE」製作委員会