The Kenshin Musical Cast Looks Perfect in Costume

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Well, except for Sanosuke. But, in all fairness, it might distract from the play if his actress went around bare-chested.

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On Wednesday, all-female acting troupe Takarazuka Revue held an event to show off the cast of their upcoming Rurouni Kenshin musical. Better still, the cast was in full costume; and Japanese website Natalie was there to capture the event on film (be sure to check out their full gallery) .

So let’s compare the Takarazuka cast with their anime counterparts.


Seina Sagiri as Kenshin Himura

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Miyu Sakihi as Kaoru Kamiya

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Dai Hosho as Sanosuke Sagara

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Seshiru Daigo as Megumi Takani

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Sakina Ayakaze as Hajime Saito

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Kanato Tsukishiro as Aoshi Shinomori

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Sho Ayanagi as Kanryu Takeda

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[Photo: Comic Natalie | Shueisha]


Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story will run in the Takarazuka Grand Theater in Hyogo from February 5, 2016 to March 14, 2016. It will then run in the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater from April 1, 2016 to May 8, 2016. Tickets go on sale January 1, 2016.

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DISCUSSION

rathofkelly
RathofKelly

So I have never actually seen this anime. How is it as a whole? I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s one of those “must watch” kind of thing, but I’ve been told the same thing about One Piece and I literally could not stand that show. Maybe I’m weird.

I’m making my way through Naruto Ship right now, filler free and I was wondering if this is something I should pick up after.