This spring, fans of the anime Star-Myu — about five high school boys who want to become stage musical stars — can see their favorite anime realized as it was probably always meant to be: as a stage musical.
Based on the 2015 anime whose full title is Koko Boshi Kageki (High School Star Musical), Star-Myu will follow the ambitious Yuta Hoshitani as he attempts to follow his dreams of becoming a stage musical star. He and four other students form Team Otori, and together they strive to make it to the top of the prestigious Ayanagi Academy.
Yuta will be played by Taishi Sugie, known for his performance as China in Hetalia ~Singin’ in the World~ and his run as Yuuji Hitouji in the Shitenhoji 2nd cast of TeniMyu.
Playing the gentle, stage-fright-stricken Toru will be Shota Yamanaka, who has appeared with twin brother Kenta in Ensemble Stars ~ on Stage! as musical duo 2wink. Voice actor Arthur Lounsbery, who voices pedigreed student Kaito in the anime, will reprise his role in the stage version. Kabuki actor Kakeru will be portrayed by Shogo Suzuki, who in addition to his stage work is known as Shinken Green in Shinkenger. And rounding out the cast as pianist Shuu is Kensuke Takahashi, best known for his leading role in Ultraman X.
Rounding out the cast announced so far are Ryo Hatakeyama (Haikyu!!) and Haruki Kiyama (BIOHAZARD THE STAGE) as council members Hiragi and Otori, respectively.
The musical will be performed from April 1-9 at Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi, and April 15 and 16 at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka. Tickets are 7,800 yen each, and will go on presale February 1.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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