Shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi's 60th anniversary project
The official website for the upcoming musical adaptation of Osamu "God of Manga" Tezuka's classic manga in the 1950/1960s, Ribbon no Kishi/Princess Knight, has revealed its main visual featuring the four main cast: Erika Ikuta as Sapphire, Keisuke Kaminaga as Prince Franz, Tsunemori Aoki as Captain Blood, and Reika Sakurai as Hecate. As reported, Ikuta and Sakurai are members of Japanese girls idol group Nogizaka46. The website has also posted message videos from Ikuta and Sakurai, Kaminaga, and Aoki.
The musical is produced as a 60th anniversary project for Kodansha's Nakayoshi shoujo magazine, in which some of the manga series were serialized in the 1960s, and is scheduled to be performed at Akasaka ACT theater in Tokyo from November 12, then at Theater BRAVA! in Osaka from December 3. The manga was previously adapted into a musical by another famous girls idol group Morning Musume. in 2006.
Sapphire: Erika Ikuta (Nogizaka46)
Prince Franz: Keisuke Kaminaga (Seiichi Yukimura in The Prince of Tennis Musical)
Captain Blood: Tsunemori Aoki (Keigo Atobe in The Prince of Tennis Musical)
Hecate: Reika Sakurai (Nogizaka46)
Plastic: Tomoru Akazawa (Jiro Akutagawa in The Prince of Tennis Musical)
Tink: Airi Kanda (Chibiusa in Sailor Moon Musical)
Erika Ikuta as Sapphire
Original manga art by Tezuka (C) Tezuka Productions
via: Comic Natalie