The staff for the upcoming stage play of the Inuyasha manga revealed the main cast and a visual for the play on Monday. The visual features visual kei rock band Golden Bomber member Yutaka Kyan as Inuyasha.
The cast includes:
Top row, left to right in image above:
- Yutaka Kyan as Inuyasha
- Yumi Wakatsuki as Kagome Higurashi
Middle row, left to right in image above:
- Hiroki Sana as Sesshōmaru
- Junna Itō as Kikyo
- Yukihiro Takiguchi as Miroku
Bottom in picture above:
The stage play will run from April 6 to 15 at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo. Isamu Kayano is directing at Nelke Planning, and actor/ voice actor Takeshi Matsumura wrote the script.
Takahashi showed the manga in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1996, and ended it in 2008. Viz Media licensed and published all 56 volumes of the manga in North America, and it explains the series:
After falling into an old well and into ancient Japan, Kagome discovers that her destiny is linked to the dog-like half demon called Inuyasha! As Kagome learns more about her connection to the past and to Inuyasha, she comes into conflict with the terrible demons that are drawn to the Shikon Jewel, including Inuyasha’s own half brother, Sesshomaru. Finding the shards of the Shikon Jewel is going to require powerful magic, strange allies, and a strong heart. Kagome’s got plenty of heart, but she’s going to need Inuyasha‘s help for the rest of it, and he may not be so willing to lend a hand!
The series has inspired four movies and a 30-minute anime. Takahashi released a special one-shot charity manga chapter of the series to raise money to help areas destroyed by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan.