Gravure idol Ran Sakai will play the lead role of Konata Izumi in a Lucky Star On Stage live-action musical that will run from September 20 to 30 at the Tokyo Dome City Theatre.

Sakai was chosen over some 13,000 other hopeful starlets, all of whom made their way down to Saitama prefecture’s Washinomiya Shrine (the same shrine as depicted in the TV anime series) this past Sunday for an open audition.

The musical also stars Yurimo Sakurai as Kagami Hiiragi, Mana Ogawa as Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Wakana Hagiwara as Miyuki Takara.

Not to be mean-spirited or anything, but something tells me that “looking good in cosplay” wasn’t exactly one of the criterion the casting crew were looking for.

Just sayin’.

I’m sure the musical performances are top-notch. Because something else clearly isn’t.

We’ll let you be the judge.

…Okay, the last trailer above is actually really good.

But do you think it will be good enough to justify paying 6,800 yen to go see the musical, if you happen to be in the area?

Source: Crunchyroll, Walker Plus




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