The main cast and staff are revealed for the upcoming play to be held in Tokyo in February 2023
Kodoani.com – A new main image, main cast and main staff have been revealed for Mononoke ~Bakeneko~ , an upcoming stage play adapted from the TV anime Mononoke and Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales about a mysterious drug peddler who battles dark forces in Edo era Japan.
The play is directed by Jun Yoriko, written by Tsukimori Aoi, and produced by Hitomi Akahori, Miyuki Mai, and Ai Kisugi. The main cast of the play includes:
Hirofumi Araki as the Medicine Seller.
Mei Okada as Tamaki.
Shunya Ohira and Wataru Ohshige as Yoshiyuki Sakai.
Yuki Mizuhara as Kayo.
Yūichi Itō as Yoshikuni Sakai.
Atsushi Shiramata as Odajima.
Yosuke Nishi as Katsuyama.
Takumi Endou as Sasaoka.
Wako Ito as Sato.
Takehisa Takayama as Yoshiaki Sakai.
Minami Shimburu as Mizue Sakai.
Tetsuto Nakamura as Yahei.
Hina Hatano as Mao Sakai.
And Risa Kawamura, Yoshimi Hidano, Miyuu Ohashi, and Ayami Suzuki (G-Rockets) as Group Performers.
A key visual for the upcoming stage play Mononoke ~Bakeneko~ with actor Hirofumi Araki in full costume and make-up as a Medicine Seller posing with his products against a complex backdrop a mixture of sliding doors, screens and curtains while the silhouette of an evil demon cat with eyes glows dimly in the background.
Mononoke ~Bakeneko~ adapts the “Bake Neko” storyline from the Medicine Seller’s first appearance in the 2006 TV anime, Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, described by Discotek Media as follows:
When a young samurai bride dies, the village drug dealer swears it’s the work of a bakeneko (a cat-like monster), who hunts down each family member before revealing himself to the villagers. emperor, exposing a long-forgotten scandal.
Mononoke ~Bake Neko~ will take place from February 3-15, 2023 at the HIKOSEN Theater venue in Taito City, Tokyo, Japan.