We have screenshots from Episode 5 of Spring 2017 anime Kabukibu! and some comments from the cast! Yumi Uchiyama (Maruko Janome) and Ayaka Asai (Riri Miwayama) share their thoughts about the new series and their first impressions from the recording sessions.
Episode 5 of Kabukibu! is set in a nursing home. Summer vacation has ended and the kabuki club will perform Kichisa Sannin. Hanamichi will play the role of the Lady, Kaoru will play the Young Master, and Kurugo will play the Buddhist priest. Maruko is in charge of costumes and Tonbo is in charge of costumes and music. When they gain Riri and Kazuma’s assistance and are about to raise the curtain on the play, Kurogo suddenly collapses and a surprising savior appears to help the club.
In celebration of the premiere of this episode, Uchiyama and Asai’s shared their comments! Uchiyama says that Kabukibu! is a work that even those who don’t know about kabuki can enjoy. The tempo and charm allow such people to fully enjoy it.’ About the character she plays, Maruko, she said, ‘There are moments when she can’t communicate well, but she is very good at making costumes. Once she has decided to do something she tries her very best. She is a very cute girl.’
Asai, who plays Riri Miwayama, commented, ‘Those who don’t have any knowledge of kabuki can enjoy the show.’ In regards to her character, Riri, she said, ‘She is a kind girl who doesn’t discriminate against anyone so she is the type to quickly become friends with people. She also has experience studying abroad in Canada so I think she is a girl with high specs.’ Asai went and saw kabuki for the first time because of this anime and said, ‘If other people could go and see kabuki because of this anime, as a member of the kabuki club, I would be very happy. Please treat us well until the curtain closes for the last time.’
TV Anime ‘Kabukibu!’
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