The Hyper Projection Play Haikyuu!! held last autumn has brought down its curtain amid a tidal wave of enthusiasm.
In Spring 2016, the actors returned to perform in the play again. Each of the actors has seriously grappled with their new challenges to perform this awesome play titled Itadaki no Keshiki. Hyper Projection Play Haikyuu!! – Documentary of Itadaki no Keshiki is a documentary DVD that contains bonus content like behind-the-scenes episodes, interviews, etc.
A special pre-release screening event for the DVD (to be released on September 14) has taken place at Cinema Mediage and TOHO Cinemas Umeda.
Four actors appeared on stage:
Kenta Suga (as Shoyo Hinata),
Tatsunari Kimura (as Tobio Kageyama),
Ryotaro Kosaka (as Kei Tsukishima),
Kairi Miura (as Tadashi Yamaguchi)
At the talk show, they shared their nice memories in the local tours as well as the difficulties they experienced as they addressed their roles. They also told that they visited hot springs together and that they enjoyed their time while on tour.
Suga mentioned the theater in Osaka named BRAVA! as one of the most memorable places, because the theater closed down shortly after their play. Kosaka on the other hand, revealed that he had a tough time trying not to breath hard and ruin the cool atmosphere his character Tsukishima has. Miura said “Actually, my personality is closer to that of Tsukishima and I think Kosaka is more like Yamaguchi, so I was feeling kind of embarrassed while I was playing my character whose personality is opposite to mine.”
According to Kimura who finds himself similar to Kageyama, he had trouble holding in his laughter at some improvisational lines during the play and often made everyone laugh because his laughter was amplified through the speakers.
In response to a nasty request from the MC “So, I’ve heard one of you guys has some specialty. Please show it to us”, Koyama confessed that he could rap and tried to rap following the theme “The first grader from Karasuno”. As it turned out, all he rapped was completely nonsense, but funny enough to make the audience laugh.
In the documentary we can see each of the cast members’ hardships and feelings as they played their roles. It also has a lot of funny scenes we don’t usually get to see. The talk show closed with these passionate comments from the four cast members.
Miura: “So, the continuation of our play will begin from October but this is all thanks to everyone’s support. I’ll do my utmost again with that in mind all the time. Until then, please enjoy watching the DVD!”
Kosaka: “We’re here all thanks to everyone’s support. I’m so full of gratitude for all the support and encouragement.”
Kimura: “I hope we can convey all of our passion as well as determination to everyone through this play.”
Suga: “I’ve got to say our group has some special passion. We also discovered some new stuff through the documentary and I think we were lucky to see it before we start the sequel. This documentary made me even more motivated to practice for the new work. I’d be very happy if you can sense our burning passion towards the play.”