Adaptation based on popular romantic comedy manga by Bisco Hatori will run in Tokyo and Osaka
The boys (and girl) of Ouran High School Host Club are heading back to school in January of 2022, because a live-action musical stage play based on the popular romantic comedy manga by Bisco Hatori is being produced in Tokyo and Osaka. The main staff have been revealed for the production, including:
- Original work: Bisco Hatori (serialized in Hakusensha's Monthly LaLa manga magazine)
- Director: Chobi Natsuki
- Script: Muck Akazawa
- Music: Yu (vague)
- Organization: Opera "Ouran High School Host Club" Production Committee
The main cast for the Ouran High School Host Club musical stage play includes:
Junya Komatsu as Tamaki Suoh.
Masamichi Satonaka as Kyoya Ootori.
Yuu Futaba as Hikaru Hitachiin.
Kaname Futaba as Kaoru Hitachiin.
Eito Konishi as Mitsukuni Haninozuka.
And Shō Katō as Takashi Morinozuka.
Ouran High School Host Club was previously adapted into a 2006 TV anime with direction by Takuya Igarashi and animation production by BONES. Funimation distributes the TV anime in the United States, while an English language version of the original manga is available from Viz Media, who describe the story of the series as follows:
One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the "Host Club," a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.
Copyright notice: © Bisco Hatori・Hakusensha / Opera "Ouran High School Host Club" Production Committee
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