Actresses Kanna Hashimoto (Gintama, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Kingdom, left poster) and Mone Kamishiraishi (your name., live-action Chihayafuru, right poster) will both star as Chihiro in alternating performances.
The play will run at TOHO‘s Imperial Theatre from February to March 2022, then tour to Osaka in April, Fukuoka in May, Sapporo in June, and Nagoya in June and July.
Tony and Olivier Award-winning director and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Honorary Associate Director John Caird (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby, Daddy Long Legs) is writing and directing the production.
Spirited Away was previously the highest-grossing Japanese film worldwide until Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train surpassed the record. Spirited Away remains the only non-English-language title to win the Academy Awards’ Best Animated Feature award, which it earned in 2003.
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