"The stage play of the thugs, only for the thugs, by the thugs."
It is confirmed today that a stage play based on Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's post-apocalyptic action manga series Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star is scheduled to be performed in Tokyo this September. The manga started its serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1983 and this stage play is part of its 35th anniversary project.
As the title "Legend of the Century's End Thugs" suggests, the stage play will focus on the thugs of the Raoh army, instead of the main characters. The tagline is "The stage play of the thugs, only for the thugs, by the thugs." It will be performed at Theater G-Rosso in Tokyo eight times from September 6 to 10.
Monsieur Yoshisaki's band Crystal King, who performed the first OP song for the TV anime in the mid-1980s,
"Ai o Torimodose!," will join the stage to perform the song with six-member idol group AouP. AouP member
Aoi Mizuki is also listed as the cast.
Announced main cast:
Ryuko Isogai (Senri Chitose in in The Prince of Tennis musicals)
Ryunosuke Kawai (Wakashi Hiyoshi in The Prince of Tennis musicals)
Juri (Jin Akutsu in The Prince of Tennis musicals)
Takeshi Hayashino (Hiroshi Chinen in The Prince of Tennis musicals)
Naomichi Hanazono (buyouka/traditional Japanese dance performer)
Aoi Mizuki (AouP member)
Voice appearance: Shigeru Chiba (TV anime narrator, various thugs' voices)
©Buronson, Hara Tetsuo/NSP 1983