After overwhelming fan demand and critical acclaim, GKids has announced that the Spirited Away stage play adaptation will be getting a digital release this fall. Spirited Away: Live on Stage will be coming on all major digital platforms on October 24 and Blu-Ray on November 14. GKids is in charge of the distribution alongside Shout! Studios.
Spirited Away: Live on Stage brought the story of its animation counterpart to life by using master-class puppetry, enchanting sets, beautiful costumes, and musical scores. The stage play ran in 2022 at the Tokyo’s Imperial Theater in Tokyo, Japan, and features two unique sets of casts and performances. It features a double casting starring Japanese actresses Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi as the leading heroine, Chihiro. Both stage play performances will be available digitally. The Blu-Ray will have two discs that will include both of the performances. Fans can pre-order the Blu-Ray on the GKids store.
Spirited Away: Live on Stage is a stage play adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning animation, Spirited Away. It was adapted and directed by John Caird, a Tony Award winner for his previous works, Les Misérables and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The cast of the two performances are as follows:
Cast No. 1:
- Chihiro played by Kanna Hashimoto (Kaguya Shinomiya from Kagiya-sama: Love Is War live action)
- Haku played by Hiroki Miura (Higekiri from the Touken Ranbu Musical)
- Kaonashi (No Face) played by Tomohiko Tsujimoto
- Lin/Chihiro’s Mother: Fu Hinami
- Kamaji played by Satoshi Hashimoto (voice of Terry Bogard from The King of Fighters)
- Yubaba/Zeniba played by Mari Natsuki (original voice actress of Yubaba and Zeniba from Spirited Away)
Cast No. 2:
- Chihiro played by Mone Kamishiraishi (voice of Mitsuha Miyamizu from Your Name)
- Haku played by Kotaro Daigo (voice of Hodaka Morishima from Weathering With You)
- Kaonashi (No Face) played by Koharu Suguwara
- Lin/Chihiro’s Mother: Miyu Sakihi
- Kamaji played by Tomorowo Taguchi
- Yubaba/Zeniba played by Romi Park (Zoe Hange from Attack on Titan)
Spirited Away: Live on Stage debuted in America earlier this spring during the 2023 Ghibli Fest and had a successful theater run.
Source: GKids Official Website
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