Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 23, 2021 at 17:43 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of Bungo Stray Dogs on Stage has released the cast information, key visual, and performance schedule for stage play Bungo Stray Dogs Dazai, Chuuya, Fifteen Years Old.
Performances will begin in October 2021 at selected venues in Tokyo and Osaka.
Performance schedule and venue
Oct. 5-12, 2021 (Tokyo) at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall
Oct. 16-17, 2021 (Osaka) at COOL Japan Park Osaka WW Hall
Oct. 21-24, 2021 (Tokyo) at THEATRE1010 Large Hall
Keisuke Ueda (植田 圭輔) as Chuuya Nakahara
Rui Tabuchi (田淵累生) as Osamu Dazai
Hirotaka Kato (加藤 ひろたか) as Hirotsu Ryurō
Sera Mutsuki (夢月 せら) as Kōyō Ozaki
Masakazu Nemoto (根本 正勝) as Ōgai Mori
Ryujiro Izaki (伊崎 龍次郎) as Shirase
Kei Hosogai (細貝 圭) as Randou/Arthur Rimbaud
About Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Fifteen Years Old
"Bungo Stray Dogs: Dazai, Chuuya, Fifteen Years Old" (文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰、中也、十五歳) is a light novel written by Kafka Asagiri, exclusively released during the official premiere of the "Dead Apple" movie on Mar. 3, 2018. It narrates the story of Osamu Dazai's first encounter with Chuuya Nakahara and how the latter joins the Port Mafia.
About Bungo Stray Dogs
"Bungo Stray Dogs" (文豪ストレイドッグス) is a Japanese manga series written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, which has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Young Ace since 2012. The series follows the members of the "Armed Detective Agency" as they protect the city of Yokohama from the threat of international groups from countries like Russia and The United States.
The franchise has branched off to several light novels, an anime adaptation which first aired in 2016, the film "Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple" which premiered in 2018, and a television (TV) spin-off titled "Bungo Stray Dogs Wan!"
The series' characters and special abilities are based on actual literary authors who share the same names (e.g., Osamu Dazai who wrote "No Longer Human", Ryūnosuke Akutagawa who wrote "Rashomon"). The manga originated from Asagiri's idea to gather multiple famous late authors and draw them as young adults and teenagers with supernatural powers, in the hopes of sparking people's interest in literature (both from Japan and those from other countries).
Synopsis of Bungo Stray Dogs by MAL:
For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima's orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.
While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai's partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.