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'Your Lie in April' Musical to be held in May 2022 after COVID-19 delay

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 21, 2021 at 10:55 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The musical based on Naoshi Arakawa's romantic drama series "Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)" has been rescheduled to May 2022 and will be held at Nissay Theater located in Tokyo. It was originally scheduled to commence in July 2020, but due to the restrictions brought upon by the new coronavirus pandemic, all performances were cancelled.

IN PHOTO (from top left to bottom right): Yuuta Kouseki, Tatsunari Kimura, Erika Ikuta, Fuuka Yuzuki,Kouki Mizuta, and Takuto Teranishi.

There were no changes in production nor the cast who will take on the roles from the original story of the series.

In the musical, Yuuta Koseki and Kimura Tatsunari will appear in a double cast as a former genius pianist, Kousei Arima, who has trauma since childhood, and Erika Ikuta will play the role of Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who is trying to bring Kousei back to the world of music. Fuuka Yuzuki will play the role of Tsubaki Sawabe, a childhood friend. Kouki Mizuta and Takuto Teranishi will play in a double cast the role of Ryota Watari, who is somewhat favored by Kaori.

'Your Lie in April' musical poster

The musical is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from April 2011 to May 2015, with its chapters collected in 11 tankōbon volumes.

It inspired a TV anime adaptation animated by A-1 Pictures aired from October 2014 to March 2015 on Fuji TV's Noitamina block consisting of 22 episodes and an OVA.

A live-action adaptation by TOHO was released in Japan in September 2016. The cast includes Kento Yamazaki as Kousei Arima, Suzu Hirose as Kaori Miyazono, E-girls member Anna Ishii as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Taishi Nakagawa as Ryouta Watari.

It also inspired a light novel spinoff by Yui Tokiumi, titled "A Six Person Etude", was released in Japan on November 17, 2014.

The story follows a young pianist named Kо̄sei Arima, who loses the ability to hear the piano after his mother's death.


Source: Comic Natalie

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