What You Need to Know:
- The famous movie Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast) will be adapted into a stage musical by the Shiki Theatre Company starting April 30, 2022.
- The Boy and the Beast is an adventure anime movie directed by Mamoru Hosoda, director famous for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, and Summer Wars. His new movie “Belle” is going to be released this July as well.
- The story will be put into a original musical play by the Shiki Theatre Company, one of the most well-known and largest theatre companies in Japan. The official website of the Shiki Theatre Company announced that this musical of The Boy and the Beast will be the largest original musical in their history.
- The Boy and the Beast synopsis: After the sudden loss of his mother due to an accident, Ren wants to be with his father. But because of the court orders, he can't be with his father as a condition of his parents’ divorce prior to the movie. He refuses to be adopted and chooses to live homeless on the streets of the trendy Shibuya district in Tokyo. One day, he encounters two mysterious cloaked beasts and decides to follow them to an alternate dimension known as Shibutengai, in which its architecture takes influence from feudal Japan. As opposed to humans, beasts highly trained in the martial arts reside there. Ren then becomes a disciple of Kumatetsu, the beast who led him into Shibutengai, and lives the rest of his childhood there.
So excited to see this musical!
I wonder who is going to play Kumatetsu...