All-Female Performance Troupe Takarazuka Revue Presents "Legend of the Galactic Heroes"

Epic sci-fi series becomes a musical this fall

Legendary all-female performance troupe Takarazuka Revue famously looks to a broad range of source material for their musicals, from Faust and West Side Story to Phoenix Wright and Ocean's 11. This fall's ambitious adaptation is Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a set of novels and gigantic work of anime (110 OVA episodes, plus 52 side-story OVA episodes) telling a sci-fi war based on 19th century Prussian conflicts.

 

All-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue has a long standing relation with pop culture. Established in 1913, it inspired manga and anime creators from Osamu Tezuka down to the present day. If you've seen Ouran Highschool Host Club, the Zuka Club is a spoof.



The theater's Comso Troupe will be performing the production at Takarazuka Grand Theater, 08/31 - 10/08, and Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 10/19 - 11/18.


Cast includes:


Role Cast
Reinhard von Lohengramm Ouki Kaname
Hildegard von Mariendorf Misaki Rion
Paul von Oberstein Yuumi Hiro
Yang Wenli Ozuki Tooma
Siegfried Kircheis Asaka Manato
Oscar von Reuentahl Hasumi Yuuya
Ansbach Nagina Ruumi
Wolfgang Mittermeyer Nanami Hiroki

 

There will actually be two versions of Legend of the Galactic Heroes in theaters, with the next chapter of a sprawling stage play adaptation scheduled for August.



 

 

Production information via TakaWiki

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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