Popular anime franchise to have musical play, theatrical version.
Anime studio Sunrise has announced on Thursday that the OVA series Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (EN: Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) will premiere in ten (10) theaters throughout Japan early summer.
Miyu Irno, who played the role of various anime characters including Daisuke Niwa of D.N.Angel & Saji Crossroad of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, will be the lead character Akito.
The popular singer and seiyuu Maaya Sakamoto will play the role of Reira Marukaru, a former noblewoman of Britannia and the Waivan unit commander. She will also sing the anime’s theme song, and will reunite with renowned composer Yoko Kanno and lyricist Yuho Iwasato.
Kanno and Iwasato created the opening theme song “Yakusoku wa Iranai” for the anime series The Visions of Escaflowne, which was also Sakamoto’s debut single in 1996.
In a related story, The anime studio has also announced that aside from a non-musical stage play, the popular anime franchise Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, will have a stage musical, featuring an all-male cast.
The stage musical, titled Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch ~Majin ni Sasageru Prelude~ (roughly translated as Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion ~A Prelude Dedicated to the Sorceror~), will play on Tennoushu Ginka Gekijou (The Galaxy Theatre) in Tokyo from June 28 to July 08.
Casts for the musical includes Shinpei Takagi as Lelouch Lamperouge, Kouhei Nakatsuka as Suzaku Kururugi, Mio Akaba as C.C., and Taisuke Wada as Kallen Stadtfeld.
Also, Code Geass producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi has announced that there are plans to have a theatrical film adaptation of the popular franchise. Kawaguchi specifically points out that the film adaptation is for the original anime series, and not its sequel.
Kawaguchi and fellow Code Geass producer Atsushi Yukawa has described the new film project as a “dream project”
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