Death Note the Musical is returning for a brand new run in 2020. However, it looks like we will be seeing new faces for this new musical, as the staff revealed its cast.

The role of Light Yagami is double cast, with Ryouta Murai being one of them. The other one playing the role is up in the air, as the staff is still holding auditions across Japan for the second Light Yagami. Meanwhile, the other cast members include:

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  • Fuu Takahashi as L
  • Sakura Kiryuu as Misa Amane
  • Hirari Nishida as Sayu Yagami
  • Hye-na Park as Rem
  • Eiji Yokota as Ryuk
  • Kiyotaka Imai as Souichirou Yagami

The play will be taking place at the oshima Ward Performing Arts Exchange Theater (Owl Spot) in Tokyo sometime next year. They are also planning various performances in other parts of Japan, as well as overseas. American composer Frank Wildhorn is responsible for the musical’s songs. He is the same composer responsible for the Whitney Houston hit, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”. Tamiya Kuriyama will be directing once again, much like the 2015 and 2017 runs. Expect the staff to reveal more details on the Japanese and international performances soon.

source: Anime! Anime!