Main cast and staff revealed for upcoming theatrical adaptation inspired by 1992 TV drama
NIGHT HEAD 2014, a 2021 TV anime based on the 1992 TV drama about a pair of psychically-gifted brothers fleeing persecution in a dystopic near-future world, is being adapted into a stage play that will run in Tokyo in July of 2022. The main staff for NIGHT HEAD 2041-THE STAGE has been revealed, including:
- Original work: George Iida / NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
- Script: Aoi Tsukimori
- Director: Rion Kako
Many of the lead acting roles for NIGHT HEAD 2041-THE STAGE have been double-cast, including:
- Hiroki Ino and Akira Kagimoto (Lead) as Naoto Kirihara.
- Ryugi Yokota and Natsuki Osaki as Naoya Kirihara.
- Shunta Sono (M!LK) and Rui Kihara as Takuya Kuroki.
- Hiroki Sana and Masaki Yabe (DISH//) as Yuya Kuroki.
- Riko Nakayama (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) and Saki Kiyoi as Shoko Futami.
Other performers for NIGHT HEAD 2041-THE STAGE include:
- Haruna Iikubo as Kimie Kobayashi.
- Riko Sugahara as Reika Muto.
- Kaiki Ohara as Michio Sonezaki.
- Saki Tateno (Theatre Troupe 4 dollars 50 cents) as Yui Akiyama.
- Takashi Sasaki as Daisuke Honda.
- Ryunosuke Kawai as Kyojiro Mikuriya.
- Hiro Yūmi as Akiko Okuhara.
- And Tomoki Tsukada, Seiya Shirasaki, Tatsuya Ogasawara, Shunya Sasaki, Keita Kanno, Ayumu Murakami, Erina Osawa, and Azusa Yoshihama as members of the ensemble.
NIGHT HEAD 2041-THE STAGE will run from July 01 - 10, 2022, at the Theatre G-Rosso venue in Tokyo. The NIGHT HEAD 2041 TV anime is directed by Takamitsu Hirakawa and features animation production by Shirogumi. Crunchyroll currently streams NIGHT HEAD 2041, and describes the story of the series as follows:
It is said that humans don't use about 70% of their brains. It is believed that the mysterious powers some humans exhibit come from that part of the brain. There is a term for the 70% of the brain that doesn't get used... Brothers who flee, and the brothers who chase them... The story of two sets of brothers being controlled by their destinies is about to begin.
Source: Comic Natalie
© George Iida / NIGHT HEAD 2041 Production Committee
© "NIGHT HEAD 2041-THE STAGE" Production Committee
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