26-Year-Old Yoshihiko Aramaki to Star in "First Love Monster" Stage Play
26-year-old Yoshihiko Aramaki, best known as Yujiro Kai in The Prince of Tennis Musical and Ryu Zaou in the Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! stage play, is confirmed to play the fifth grader protagonist Kanade Takahashi in the upcoming stage play adaptation of Akira Hiyoshimaru’s love comedy manga series Hatsukoi Monster/First Love Monster.
In addition, 12-year-old Kokoro Okuda, who recently starred in the Kodomo no Omocha stage play as the protagonist Sana Kurata, is cast as the 15-year-old main heroine Kaho Nikaido. More visuals of Kanade, including one with his randoseru (schoolchild’s satchel), and other cast will be revealed in the next January 2017 issue of Kodansha’s ARIA magazine to be released on November 28.
The stage play is written/directed by Keita Kawajiri (Aoharu Tetsudo musical) and is scheduled to be performed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX in Tokyo in spring of 2017.
Manga 1st and 7th volume covers
via: Stage Natalie
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