The hotly anticipated SPY X FAMILY musical stage play is set to debut this spring, starting in Tokyo on March 8. In April it will move on to Hyogo Prefecture and in May it will be over in Fukuoka. That’s still some time away, and in the meanwhile the play has been sharing tidbits, like early imagery of the actors playing Loid and Yor. Now we got the most revealing thing yet — a teaser trailer.
We can see more of the actors in it. Both Kurumu Okamiya and Tsubasa Takizawa have been cast to play Yor’s brother Yuri Briar. This is a common technique in Japanese theaters where roles with big parts are given alternating actors.
Looking to important but less prominent characters, Manato Asaka has been cast as Sylvia Sherwood, Soma Suzuki has been cast as Henry Henderson, Kento Kinouchi has been cast as Franky Franklin, and Nonoka Yamaguchi has been cast as Fiona Frost.
Many people might be left wondering, “Where is Anya?” Well, they’re still auditioning for her. And while sometimes adult actors are cast in plays to act as children, that won’t be the case here. Instead, the musical explains it’s having “Operation Search for Anya” auditions to find the right young actress . . . or, more likely, the right young alternating actresses.
VIZ Media publishes the bestselling manga series by Tatsuya Endo in English, and gave this description for the first volume:
“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!”
Are you a fan of the SPY x FAMILY franchise, and what do you think of this first trailer for the musical?
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.