In addition to the TV anime adaptation that premiered in Japan yesterday, a stage play adaptation of Kazuhiro Fujita's fantasy action shonen manga Karakuri Circus is scheduled to be performed at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo 17 times from January 10 to 20, 2019. Yu Murai (Love Rice stage play) is attached to direct on a script by Keita Kawajiri (Mob Psycho 100 stage plays). The automatons including Shirogane's Arlequin are played by human actors.
23-year-old Taiga Fukazawa (Shokichi Naruko in Yowamushi Pedal TV drama) is cast as the protagonist boy Masaru Saiga, and 26-year-old Koudai Takikawa (Takashi Kawamura in The Prince of Tennis musicals) plays young martial arts master Narumi Kato. The main heroine Shirogane is portrayed by two cast: 21-year-old Momoka Ohnishi, who is a member of Japanese girl idol group AKB48 and 26-year-old voice actress Riho Iida, best known for her portrayal as Rin Hoshizora in the Love Live! franchise. The two are also cast as Francine, a woman who plays an important role in the
Taiga Fukagawa (Masaru Saiga) / Koudai Takikawa (Narumi Kato)
Momoka Ohashi / Riho Iida (Sirogane & Francine)
©Kazuhiro Fujita, Shogakukan / Stage Play "Karakuri Circus" Production Committee