Aoyama Operetta, a new mixed-media project co-produced by Cybird, Avex Pictures, and ABC Rights Business, was revealed in Japan on September 15. It is introduced as "a new type of mixed-media theatrical content that crosses two dimensions and three dimensions."
The story of Aoyama Operetta is set at an all-male theater troupe based in Aoyama, Tokyo, which has unique actors who have mastered every genre, such as theater play, opera, and ballet. As opposed to Takarazuka Revue in the real world, female roles are all played by male cast members at the company.
Based in Aoyama, Tokyo, Aoyama Operetta is a venerable theater company with a history spanning more than 100 years, consisting of only young, unmarried men. Because of its origins, it is characterized by the fact that female roles are also performed by men. Joining the traditional Aoyama Operetta is a longing for actors all over Japan. The story begins when Asahi Miyajima, who is an amateur in acting, singing, and dancing, joins the company as its memorial 100th year student and is selected as a member of the new team "Nova."
Asahi Miyajima (female role): Ryoki Nagae (22/Rampo Edogawa in Bungo Stray Dogs stage plays):
Takao Sai (male role): Yuki Nakayama (vocal group SOLIDEMO member):
Noe Sakurai (female role): Yuta Osumi (Hiroshi Yagyu in The Prince of Tennis musicals):
Kaguya Nagae (male role): Masaki Yabe (Kyoichi Ozaki in Ikebukuro West Gate Park):
Kirihisa Yachi (female role): Shunya Ohira (Imanotsurugi in Touken Ranbu musicals):
Shouta Kagami (male role): Yuki Tomotsune (Isami Kondo in Bakumatsu Rock stage plays)
Source: Cybird press release
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