Touken Ranbu Musical Cancels Miyagi Performances Due To Earthquake – News


The official site of the Touken Ranbu: The Musical play based on Touken Ranbu -Online- game announced on Wednesday that Miyagi’s performance of the Solo performance by Nikkari Aoe were canceled due to earthquakes in Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures last week. Performances were scheduled for March 26 and 27. Refunds will be given to customers.

Following a security inspection, the Natori City Cultural Center Theater, location of the musical, will be closed until May 27.

Hirofumi Araki plays Nikkari Aoe in the musical.

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off Fukushima prefecture in northern Japan on March 16 at 11:36 p.m. (10:36 a.m. EDT). Fukushima and Miyagi (the prefectures closest to the quake’s epicenter) issued a one-meter (about three-foot) tsunami warning. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred off Iwate Prefecture on March 18 at 11:25 p.m. (10:25 a.m. EDT).

The first part of franchisethe new 2.5D musical theater piece from The Tale of Soga streams with English subtitles on Youtube.

The musical took place in Aichi, Osaka and Tokyo between January and March 2022. The new musical is the ninth in the series.

Isamu Kayano directed the play produced by the Music Production Committee “Touken Ranbu”.

The Japan Foundation describes the piece:

「Touken Ranbu:The musical “HIGEKIRI HIZAMARU DUO PERFORMANCE 2020 ~SOGA~”」 is a performance by Higekiri and Hizamaru. In the first part, the musical 「The Tale of Soga」, known as one of Japan’s 3 biggest blood feuds, was performed. In Part 2, the live concert part, the 2 sing a total of 12 songs along with new songs written just for this performance, and songs performed in previous Touken Ranbu: The Musical performances.

the Shinken Ranbu Matsuri 2022 The arena tour will start in May 2022 and will take place in Fukui, Aichi, Osaka, Miyagi, Fukuoka and Tokyo. This is the first “Matsuri” tour to take place since 2018.

the Touken Ranbu “sword personification training game” takes famous swords from Japanese history and interprets them as bishonen. Nitroplus designed the characters and the storyline. The game was launched in Japan in January 2015.

the franchise inspired the Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu TV anime series and an upcoming anime movie, as well as the Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru the two spin-off animated series, an upcoming animated film trilogy, and a compilation animated film. the franchise also inspired two live-action films, a series of musicals and a series of plays, as well as various manga.

Johren posted the original Touken Ranbu browser game in English in April 2021, and released the smartphone version of the game in August 2021.

KOEI Techmo Games’ Touken Ranbu Warriors game launched in Japan for PC and Switch on February 17, and will launch for Switch in North America on May 24.

Sources: Touken Ranbu: The Musicals website, Natalie scene


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