Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) will be getting a stage play adaptation. The production announced the main cast and staff!
The main character, Kousei Arima, will be played by Shintarou Anzai who is known for his role as Haruyoshi Koganei in the TV series Dansui!. Actress and model Arisa Matsunaga will play the role of Kaori Miyazono. The role of the main character’s childhood friend, Tsubaki Sawabe, will be filled by Misato Kawauchi. Masanari Wada will play the role of Ryouta Watari, Kousei and Tsubaki’s childhood friend who is popular with girls. The role of Emi Igawa, who was inspired to start learning piano because of Kousei, will be played by Haruka Yamashita. Takeshi Aiza, whose piano ability is top-class, will be played by Shoujirou Yokoi.
Kaori Miura, who worked on Saiyuuki Musical and the musical readings ‘SOUND THEATRE×bon au revoir, Sorcier’ will be in charge of the screenplay. The play will be directed by Naohiro Ise, known for Osomatsu-san on STAGE ～SIX MEN’S SHOW TIME～ and Noragami -God and Bonds-. The musical scenes, which are the axis of the play, will be performed live by professional musicians.
The stage play Your Lie in April will be performed at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from 24 August until 3 September 2017. The Osaka run will be from 7 until 10 September at the Umeda Arts Theater, Drama City. The primary raffle for the tickets will begin on 27 April from 12:00 on the play’s official website.
Your Lie in April is a youthful story about the growth of a former pianist prodigy, Kousei Arima, and a violinist named Kaori Miyazono. The manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine from May 2011 until March 2015 with 11 volumes currently on sale. In 2013, the work won a prize in the Shonen section of Kodansha’s manga awards. There was an anime adaptation in 2014 and a live action adaptation in 2016.
Stage play ‘Your Lie in April’
Date: Thursday 24 August – Sunday 3 September 2017
Venue: AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo
Date: Thursday 7 September – Sunday 10 September 2017
Venue: Umeda arts Theater Drama City
Tickets: Premium seat ¥9800 (with bonus/front row seats), General admission ¥6800
Official site primary raffle: Thursday 27 April – Sunday 7 May 2017 23:59
Kousei Arima: Shintarou Anzai
Kaori Miyazono: Arisa Matsunaga
Tsubaki Suwabe: Misato Kawauchi
Ryouta Watari: Masanari Wada
Emi Igawa: Haruka Yamashita
Takeshi Aiza: Shoujirou Yokoi ほか
※The cast members are subject to change
Original work: Naoshi Arakawa Your Lie in April (Kodansha Monthly Shonen Magazine)
Screenplay: Kaori Miura
Director: Naohiro Ise
Sponsorship: Avex Pictures Inc.