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'Fruits Basket' STAGE play announced for 2022, reveals teaser visual and stage cast members

Written by: Jayson Beltrano

Published on: November 10, 2021 at 17:18 PHT (GMT+8)

The 'Fruits Basket' STAGE play based on Natsuki Takaya's popular manga of the same title will be performed at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo from March 4 to 13, 2022. A teaser visual was revealed along with the announcement of its stage cast.

©Natsuki Takaya/HAKUSENSHA, Fruits Basket STAGE Production Committee

The stage play is written and directed by Nobuhiro Mori as the general director and also co-directed by Taro Hasegawa. The projects official website and Twitter account were opened today.

Yoshida Ayano Christie of Nogizaka46's 3rd Generation is playing the role of the main protagonist Tohru Honda. Along with her are the other stellar cast members including Naoya Kitagawa as Yuki Sohma, Shohei Hashimoto as Kyo Sohma, Hiroki Nakata as Ayame Sohma, Shogo Tamura as Hatsuharu Sohma, Yuria Haga as Kyoko Honda, Seiya Inagaki as Kazuma Sohma, Yu Imari as Hatori Sohma, Yūna Sekine as Kagura Sohma, Ruito Koga as Momiji Sohma, Adachi Yuto as Ritsu Sohma, Yūya Asato as Shigure Sohma, Minami Chisato as Arisa Uotani, and Yukari Nakamura as Saki Hanajima.

IN PHOTO (top-left to bottom-right):

Yoshida Ayano Christie (Nogizaka46) as Tohru Honda

Naoya Kitagawa as Yuki Sohma

Shohei Hashimoto as Kyo Sohma

Hiroki Nakata as Ayame Sohma

Shogo Tamura as Hatsuharu Sohma

Ruito Koga as Momiji Sohma

Yūna Sekine as Kagura Sohma

Adachi Yuto as Ritsu Sohma

IN PHOTO (top-left to bottom-right):

Minami Chisato as Arisa Uotani

Yukari Nakamura as Saki Hanajima

Yuria Haga as Kyoko Honda

Seiya Inagaki as Kazuma Sohma

Yu Imari as Hatori Sohma

Yūya Asato as Shigure Sohma

At the same time, a video message from the main actors was also released.

On the other news...

Last October 29, a compilation film of the 'Fruits Basket' television (TV) anime series has been announced. The film titled 'Fruits Basket -prelude-' will be releasing on February 18 and will include the previously-announced special anime episode "The Story of Kyoko and Katsuya (Kyoko to Katsuya no Monogatari)' focusing on the relationship between Kyoko and Katsuya, the late parents of Tohru Honda.

The film will also include new scenes depicting the epilogue - the events taking place after the TV anime's final season story. The scenes were written specifically by Takaya.

The main staff and main cast of the anime's final season are returning for the film. TMS Entertainment is returning to handle the animation production.

Last June 29, right after the final episode broadcast of the final season of TV anime series, a teaser footage announcing the new anime project was revealed at the end of the ending credits of the third and final episode of Fruits Basket The Final Season. The ending credits video serving as the series' as a thank-you commemorative video was also posted on the official YouTube channel of Avex Pictures.

The final season of the Fruits Basket series was aired from April 6 to June 29, 2021 with 13 episodes. The cast and staff of the previous seasons (Seasons 1 and 2) reprised their roles for the final season of the Fruits Basket series. It was animated by animation studio TMS Entertainment with the direction of Yoshihide Ibata. The scripts were written by Taku Kishimoto and the character designs were handled by Yu Shindo. Masaru Yokoyama served as the music composer and the original series author Natsuki Takaya supervised the production.