The Ouran High Host Club is back! But this time, it’s getting a new 2.5D musical from Marvelous. This will be the first stage musical for Bisco Hatori’s ever-popular manga series. The staff have now also released a new PV featuring the cast:
— 歌劇『桜蘭高校ホスト部』 (@ouran_m) June 18, 2021
The cast will include:
- Tamaki Suoh: Junya Komatsu
- Kyoya Ootori: Satonaka Masamichi
- Hikaru Hitachiin: Isamu Futaba
- Kaoru Hitachiin: Kaname Futaba
- Mitsukuni Haninozuka: Eito Konishi
- Takashi Morinozuka: Sho Kato
And not only that, but the staff also released a brand new key visual featuring the cast in costume:
Chobi Natsuki is directing the musical, while Muck Akazawa is writing the script. It will run in both Tokyo and Osaka starting January 2022, though the staff have not revealed any further details on the stage musical’s run itself.
The original manga was very popular, even spawning a 2006 anime adaptation. Here is how MyAnimeList describes its story:
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright scholarship candidate with no rank or title to speak of—a rare species at Ouran Academy, an elite school for students of high pedigree. When she opens the door to Music Room #3 hoping to find a quiet place to study, Haruhi unexpectedly stumbles upon the Host Club. Led by the princely Tamaki Suou, the club—whose other members include the “Shadow King” Kyouya Ootori; the mischievous Hitachiin twins, Kaoru and Hikaru; the childlike Mitsukuni Haninozuka, also known as “Honey”; and his strong protector Takashi “Mori” Morinozuka—is where handsome boys with too much time on their hands entertain the girls in the academy.
In a frantic attempt to remove herself from the hosts, Haruhi ends up breaking a vase worth eight million yen and is forced into becoming the eccentric group’s general errand boy to repay her enormous debt. However, thanks to her convincingly masculine appearance, her naturally genial disposition toward girls, and fascinating commoner status, she is soon promoted to full-time male host. And before long, Haruhi is plunged into a glitzy whirlwind of elaborate cosplays, rich food, and exciting shenanigans that only the immensely wealthy Host Club can pull off.
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source: Marv official website