Takahashi Rumiko’s shonen manga follows the adventures of middle school girl Higurashi Kagome, who falls through a time slip to the Sengoku Era where she encounters the half-demon dog, Inuyasha. The series ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1996 to 2008, winning the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2001. Previously adapted into a hit TV anime and four successful movies, the franchise is heading back to the stage in 2017.
In the latest stage production, Golden Bomber guitarist Kyan Yutaka will play the title role alongside Wakatsuki Yumi of Nogizaka46 as Higurashi Kagome, Itou Junna (also Nogizaka46) as Kikyo, and Kimura Ryou as Naraku, with Sana Hiroki, Takiguchi Yukihiro, Noguchi Kaoru, and Kobayashi Kenichi rounding out the supporting roles.
Performances take place from April 6 to 15, 2017 at the Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo. The final performance on April 15 will be filmed for live broadcast at cinemas across Japan so fans who can’t get to Tokyo while the show is running will also have an opportunity to enjoy this latest incarnation of the Inuyasha franchise.
(C) Takahashi Rumiko, Shogakukan
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