The popular TV anime Starmyu has announced that a musical stage play will be performed in Tokyo and Osaka starting April 1, 2017.
The main character Yuuta Hoshitani will be played by Taishi Sugie who has also performed in the stage play Touken Ranbu and the musical Hetalia. This will be his first time in a leading role on stage.
Tooru Nayuki will be played by Shouta Yamanaka, who also appeared in Ensemble Stars! on Stage. Kaito Tsukigami will be played by Arthur Lounsbury, who also voiced the character in the Starmyu anime. Kakeru Tengeji will be played by Shougo Suzuki who appeared in the musical Hakuouki and the stage play Tsumuru Ookami Kuroki Kamo. Shuu Kuga will be played by Kensuke Takahashi, who played the main character for the TV drama Ultraman X. The character Tsubasa Hiiragi will be played by Ryou Hatakeyama who appeared in the stage play Kuroko’s Basketball. Finally, Itsuki Ohtori, the organizer of ‘Team Ohtori’ which includes Hoshitani and other team members, will be played by Haruki Kiyama who will also play Angel in the musical RENT.
The script is being written by Satoshi Ohwada and the choreography is being overseen by Tadako. The musical will be directed by Koutarou Yoshitani, who also directed the Hetalia ~Singin’ in the world~ musical.
The Starmyu musical is based on the popular musical anime Starmyu which aired on October 2015 during the Fall 2015 season. The story takes place at a famous high school and is about the characters’ rivalries and friendships. A lot of people were impressed by their enthusiasm to become famous and not to give up on their dreams not matter the challenges that stood in their way.
The second season of the anime will air on April 2017 during the Spring 2017 season.
Ayanagi Academy is a famous school in the field of music and entertainment. Main protagonist Yuuta Hoshitani tries to get into the musical course at Ayanagi Academy. When he was in middle school, he saw a student who was practicing at the out-door theatre on a rainy day. He was deeply impressed by the student’s effort and that becomes the reason for Yuuta wanting to get into the school. To achieve his goal, he knows that the fast-track way is to get on the Star Spot where the Kao Committee (lit. Cherry Blossom Flower Committee) give lessons. The Kao Committee consists of top stars from the third year of the musical course. Hoshitani was spotted by the Kaoukai’s nonconformist, Itsuki Ohtori, and tries to get into the musical course with four other members of Team Ohtori.
Comments from the cast of ‘Team Ohtori’
Comment from Taishi Sugie (Yuuta Hoshitani)
‘I will be performing as the main character, Yuuta Hoshizaki. This is my first time in a leading role. I’ll work hard along with the other members to impress the audience and make them have a good time.’
Comment from Shouta Yamanaka (Tooru Nayuki)
‘My name is Shouta Yamanaka and I’ll be playing Tooru Nayuki. I like Tooru’s gentle personality and the clear voice of Kensho Ono who voices Tooru in the anime. I’ll do my best to make audience enjoy it.
Comment from Arthur Lounsbury (Kaito Tsukigami)
I’m happy that I can play Kaito both in the stage show and the anime. I’m already very excited to perform since it’s my first time in a musical. I’ll do my best to be suitable for Kaito Tsukigami so I hope the audience will enjoy the musical.
Comment from Shougo Suzuki (Kakeru Tengenji)
Since “Starmyu” is very popular, I want to pay a proper tribute to the original anime but also I want audience to enjoy it as stage play at the same time. I would be happy if I could connect people through our performance.
Comment from Kensuke Takahashi (Shuu Kuga)
I’ll do my best to express the world of “Starmyu” with not only acting, but also singing and dancing. I hope the audience will have a good time and leave feeling satisfied.
We are looking forward to seeing how the story of these talented boys translates to the stage!
Musical Starmyu: Koukou Boshi Kageki
Tokyo Performance (10 performances)
Venue: Zepp Blue Theatre Roppongi
Date: April 1 – 9, 2017
Osaka Performance (3 Performances)
Venue: Morinomiya Piloti Hall
Date: April 15 – 16, 2017
Price: 7,800 yen
Ticket sales for paying fanclub members: 18:00 February 1 – 23:59 February 5, 2017
Ticket sales for regular fanclub members: 18:00 February 7 – 23:59 February 12, 2017
Ticket sales for the general public: from Sunday March 5, 2017
Direction: Koutarou Yoshitana
Script: Satoshi Ohwada
Production: Parco Polygon Magice
Yuuta Hoshitani: Taishi Sugie
Tooru Nayuki: Shouta Yamanaka
Kaito Tsukigami: Arthur Lounsbury
Kakeru Tengeji: Shougo Suzuki
Shuu Kuga: Kensuke Takahashi
Tsubasa Hiiragi: Ryou Hatakeyama
Itsuki Ohtori: Haruki Kiyama