We all knew it was only a matter of time. With SPY x FAMILY coming out with more episodes of the anime and the franchise exploding in popularity, a SPY x FAMILY stage musical has been announced. It’s set to premiere in March 2023, with performances starting at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. After that it will be performed at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Kobelco Grand Hall and then at Fukuoka’s Hakataza Theater. And we already have images of the actors playing Loid and Yor.
As with many Japanese plays, two actors have been cast as each main character, so that they can switch on and off for performances. Here are Win Morisaki (who played Anglade in Children of the Sea) and Hiroki Suzuki (who played Hyakkimaru in the 2019 Dororo and Shun Kisaragi in Here is Greenwood) as Loid.
Next, here are Fuka Yuzuki and Mirei Sasaki (a.k.a. Hinatazaka46) as Yor.
Here are the other actors who were announced: Kurumu Okamiya and Tsubasa Takizawa will play Yuri Briar, Nonoka Yamaguchi will play Fiona Frost, Kento Kinouchi will play Franky Franklin, Soma Suzuki will play Henry Henderson, and Manato Asaka will play Sylvia Sherwood.
If you noticed that Loid and Yor’s pink-haired adopted daughter Anya is missing, that’s because she hasn’t been cast yet. There are still going to be auditions for her.
The stage musical is being produced by TOHO, and Shuhei Kamimura, who did the music for Student Council’s Discretion, will be directing, composing and arranging the music.
VIZ Media publishes the original manga in English, and gave this description for it:
“Master spy Twilight is the best at what he does when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions in the name of a better world. But when he receives the ultimate impossible assignment—get married and have a kid—he may finally be in over his head!
Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath!”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.