The actor who got the role of Kuroko Tetsuya for the live-action stage play adaptation of Kuroko’s Basketball could not get any more perfect, as it will be played by the same seiyui who voiced the anime character. A new visual has been revealed for the upcoming play, titled “Kuroko’s Basketball: The Encounter,” and it featured not only Ono as Kuroko, but also fellow actors, Yuuya Asato as Taiga Kagami, and Shoutra Onume as Daiki Aomine.
Ono is not the only seiyuu in the cast, as Asami Tano, who plays Cure Sunny in the PreCure series, will be playing Riko Aida for the live-action stage play. So far, the cast revealed for the play is comprised of:
- Kensho Ono as Tetsuya Kuroko
- Yuuya Asato as Taiga Kakami
- Tetsuya Makita as Junpei Hyuuga
- Ryutarou Akimoto as Shun Izuki
- Kaisei Abe as Shinji Koganei
- Ukyou Matumoto as Rinnosuke Mitobe
- Daiki Kajimoto as Satoshi Tsuchida
- Asami Tano as Riko Aida
- Mario Kuroba as Ryouta Kise
- Ryunosuke Matsumura as Yukio Kasamatsu
- Shinichi Wago as Yoshitaka Moriyama
- Koushuu Hirano as Mitsuhiro Hayakawa
- Ryou Hatakeyama as Shintarou Midorima
- James Takeshi Yamada as Kasunari Takao
- Spi as Taisuke Ootsubo
- Daisuke Takenouchi as Kiyoshi Miyaji
- Shouta Onume as Daiki Aomine
- Akihiro Hayashi as Shōichi Imayoshi
- Kazunari Matsufuji as Kousuke Wakamatsu
- Eiji Akaso as Ryou Sakurai
- Arisa Sugi as Satsuki Momoi
In a statement, Ono revealed that he was very happy to get to play Kuroko Tetsuya once again. He also said that he wants to show a new side to Kuroko’s Basketball to the fans, and told them to look forward to the play. So he not only voices Kuroko Tetsuya in the anime, but also plays him in the live-action version?! What dedication to a role indeed!
“Kuroko’s Basketball: The Encounter” will be performed with 21 shows, from 8 – 24 April 2016, at the Sunshine Gekijou theater in Tokyo. Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning 11 January, and each ticket will cost 7,800 yen. More cast members will be revealed in costume soon.
Source: Kuroko’s Basketball stage play official website and Comic Natalie
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