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A 30-second TV CM introducing the main cast members of the forthcoming stage play adaptation of Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy historical drama manga Baraou no Souretsu / Requiem of the Rose King has started airing in Japan. The members showing their respective character costumes include Yumi Wakatsuki (ex-Nogizaka46 member) and Sayato Arima (Mafufu Sato in the given stage play), both of them are cast as Richard III in double cast.





The stage play, directed by Fumiya Matsuzaki, known for his directorial works for the stage play adaptations of Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game and Abi Umeda’s Children of the Whales manga, is scheduled to be performed at Nihon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from June 10 to 19, 2022.


It was also announced that visitors will receive special cards using the illustrations by the manga author Aya Kanno, which were originally drawn for the TV anime’s Blu-ray first and second volumes. The cards comes with messages by each of the stage play’s four main cast members.





Key visual:



Main cast:


  • Richard III: Sayato Arima & Yumi Wakatsuki
  • Henry VI: Takuma Wada
  • Edward IV of York: Yuki Kimizawa
  • George, Duke of Clarence: Manabu Takagi
  • Catesby: Sho Kato
  • Warwick: Yusuke Seto
  • Prince Edward of Lancaster: Ryota Hirono
  • Anne Neville: Sena
  • Cecily Neville: Sayaka Fujioka
  • Margaret: Ryoko Tanaka
  • Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York: Kenji Taniguchi



RELATED: Requiem of the Rose King Stage Play Unveils Key Visual Introducing Richard III, Played by A Double Cast of Man & Woman 



Source: “Requiem of the Rose King” stage play official website / Twitter


©Aya Kanno (Akita Shoten)/Stage Play “Requiem for The Rose King” Production Committee