“Bakuman” will be adapted to the stage! Suzuki Hiroki and Aramaki Yoshihiko will be the duo of high school students "Moritaka and Akito" aiming to be serialized in "Jump"!
The manga "Bakuman." which was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump. will be adapted to the stage as '"Bakuman” THE STAGE'. Suzuki Hiroki will play the lead role of Mashiro Moritaka and Aramaki Yoshihiko will play the lead role of Takagi Akito.
“Bakuman” was serialized by Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from 2008 to 2012, and was made into an anime for three seasons from 2010 to 2012, as well as a live-action movie in 2015.
It depicts the struggles of two high school manga artists, Mashiro Moritaka (a.k.a. Saiko) and Takagi Akito (a.k.a. Shujin), as they strive to reach the top of Weekly Shonen Jump.
This time, the cast of the stage version of '"Bakuman” THE STAGE' cast has been announced.
Suzuki Hiroki will be playing the role of the highly skilled artist Mashiro Moritaka, and Aramaki Yoshihiko will be playing Takagi Akito, a talented writer. Their strongest rival, Niizuma Eiji, who competes with the duo of Moritaka and Akito, is played by Hashimoto Shohei. His rival and friend, manga artist Fukuda Shinta, is played by Oreno Graffiti, Hiramaru Kazuya by Fukuzawa Yuu, and Nakai Takuro by Murakami Hiroki. The editor of "Jump", Sasaki Hisashi, is played by Karahashi Mitsuru, and the editor in charge, Hattori Akira, who sees the talent of the duo, Moritaka and Akito, is played by Hasegawa Tomoharu. The manga artist Kawaguchi Tarou, Moritaka’s uncle, is played by Katagiri Jin.
'"Bakuman” THE STAGE' is scheduled to be performed in Tokyo and Osaka in October 2021.
Suzuki Hiroki as Mashiro Moritaka
I'm Suzuki Hiroki, playing the role of Mashiro Moritaka. I have been eagerly awaiting the stage adaptation of "Bakuman”. Since I started working on stage, I've participated in many 2.5D productions and have read more manga than ever before. However, meeting this work has made me appreciate the beauty of manga more. I will play the role with a sense of gratitude. '“Bakuman” THE STAGE' Please enjoy it at the theater.
Aramaki Yoshihiko as Takaki Akito
My name is Aramaki Yoshihiko and I play the role of Takaki Akito. I love the original story and have read and watched all of the manga and anime. There are infinite possibilities in adapting this work for the stage, and I'm very excited to see what kind of stage it will be. I will do my best to embody the passionate feelings of Moritaka and Akito as they pursue their dreams. I'm sure it will be a stage that will keep both the actors and the audience excited at all times, so please look forward to it!
(C) Ohba Tsugumi, Obata Takeshi/Shueisha, "Bakuman” THE STAGE Production Committee