“Saiyuki Musical -Sunrise-“, based on Kazuya Minekura’s “Saiyuki” series, will open in February 2021 at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Stella Bolle in Tokyo and COOL JAPAN PARK OSAKA WW Hall in Osaka. It will be performed. The musical will star Hiroki Suzuki as Genjo Sanzo, Taizo Shiina as Son Goku, Yuki Hirai as Sha Gojyo, and Yuki Fujiwara as Cho Hakkai.
“Saiyuki” is loosely based on the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West”; the four protagonists have been tasked by the Sanbutsushin, or the Three Aspects of Buddha, to travel to India to stop the possible resurrection of the Demon-King Gyumaoh. The highly successful franchise had multiple manga sequels, anime adaptations, video games, and musicals.