Yujin Kitagawa, a 38-year-old-member of two-member Japanese folk duo Yuzu, will provide the theme song for the upcoming kabuki adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga One Piece starring Ennosuke Ichikawa IV as Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock and Shanks. The two have been having a relationship and looking for an interesting project to collaborate. The song's title and other details will be announced later. The folk duo has performed theme songs for Doraemon, Hunter x Hunter and Crayon Shin-chan.
The "Super Kabuki II One Piece" will cover the Battle for Marineford/War of the Best arc, which were told in the 51st to 60th volume of Oda's original manga story. It is scheduled to be performed 78 times at Shinbashi Enbujo in Tokyo from October 7 to November 25.
Main visual drawn by Eiichiro Oda
Ennosuke Ichikawa as Luffy
© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Super Kabuki II "One Piece" Partners