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Fruits Basket Stage Show Played Only by Male Actors

by dtshyk
Feb 5, 2009 4:29 AM | 34 Comments
A stage show of "Fruits Basket" was announced to be held in Tokyo from February 26th to March 8th. All the roles are played by male actors even for the main heroine Honda Tohru.

Honda Tohru: Mikami Syun (Profile)
Sohma Kyo: Kamiyama Ryuuji (Blog)

Source: Mainichi

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Looks like they are blasting back to ancient times..

Feb 6, 2009 5:19 PM by Kira01

Pretty gay.

Kyo's actor is foiiiine.

Feb 6, 2009 4:01 PM by ummyeah

Sigh :(, if only I knew Japanese T_T.

Better yet, I hope that there is an english version available somehow in the near future.

Feb 6, 2009 1:30 AM by Toddler_Naruto

Whoa whoa whoa!

All the characters are gonna be played by males?! WTF?! That's so epic.

Feb 5, 2009 8:30 PM by BlackAssassin

FB is now a yaoi show. xD

Feb 5, 2009 6:51 PM by Maora

Not sure if serious... :X

Feb 5, 2009 4:24 PM by Piroko

OMG, and there comes the new japanese show of comedy

Feb 5, 2009 3:03 PM by PyroDN

inb4 yaoi wank from the author?

Feb 5, 2009 2:40 PM by windy

Oh... I'm not sure what to think about this... :O

But like some people said, it's not that unusual to have all male actors...

Still... I'm a bit surprised. I would watch it if I were in Japan XD

Feb 5, 2009 1:28 PM by Mah_Marina

mitamaking said:
Take that female Phoenix Wright!

Oh yeah that...

Feb 5, 2009 1:06 PM by Kuronoa


Feb 5, 2009 12:06 PM by iTom

Take that female Phoenix Wright!

Feb 5, 2009 11:50 AM by mitamaking

Epic 8D

Feb 5, 2009 10:16 AM by Kuromii

I'd probably watch this for laughs...

Feb 5, 2009 10:07 AM by MotokoAramaki

kisami said:
back in the day, it used to be all male actors so its not something new or unusual. it just isn't mainstream anymore.

Yes, but neither Noh nor Kabuki had the part of Tohru. D:

Feb 5, 2009 10:03 AM by mr_utopia_man

back in the day, it used to be all male actors so its not something new or unusual. it just isn't mainstream anymore.

Feb 5, 2009 9:31 AM by kisami

Itsygo said:
i guess the director or producer is somehow influenced by the traditional japanese theatre, where females werent allowed to act on a stage

This. And it makes sense in a way. Furuba doesn't seem like the kind of series that, if translated onto the stage, would be done conventionally.

Looking forward to subs of this, lol :D

Feb 5, 2009 9:23 AM by the_seventh_l

brb, my jaw dropped. Along with my contacts.

Feb 5, 2009 9:18 AM by Nayah

Rofl, do want.

Feb 5, 2009 9:15 AM by LolitaDecay

Soulstrider said:
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honya-chan said:
I'm not quite sure what to think.


dittfai ><?

Ditto six.

Why Tohru a guy? trying to get back at Natsuki Takaya for making a character female? xD

Dittseven ?!

Ditteight XD

Kuronoa said:
Interesting but dammit we get this yet no second season? *cries*

Think I've read somewhere there will be no new season since some of FB voice actors have retired...Not good enough of a reason =|

Feb 5, 2009 8:54 AM by carmabeLLe