The 2007 romantic drama anime film by Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters Per Second will be staged for the first time as a recitation drama and is scheduled to be held at Hulic Hall Tokyo from October 21 to 25, 2020. Some popular anime voice actors including three who previously joined Shinkai's works will take the stage for the performance. The general ticket sales are priced at 7,800 yen and will begin on October 10.
5 Centimeters Per Second was Shinkai's third solo work and was released in Japan on March 3, 2007. The film consists of three segments: "Cherry Blossom", "Cosmonaut", and "5 Centimeters per Second", each following a period in Takaki Tōno's life and his relationships with the girls around him.
The cast for the performance are as follows:
Miyu Irino (Shun and Shin in Children Who Chase Lost Voices, Takao Akizuki in The Garden of Words)
Yuki Kaji (Takai in Weathering with You)
Ayane Sakura (Ayane in Weathering with You)
Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Yuka Ozaki (Serval in Kemono Friends)
Haruka Fukuhara (Himari Arisugawa / Cure Custard in Kirakira PreCure a la Mode)
Maaya Uchida (Katarina Claes in My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!)
Rina Ikoma (ex-Nogizaka46/AKB48 member)
In addition to Rina, these 15 people are divided into 5 groups, and pay attention to the beautiful and sad story that each of them delivers with the power of raw "words".
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