GACKT holds press conference for new stage play, “MOON SAGA”
On December 5th, members of the press gathered for an event conference held by the upcoming stage play, “MOON SAGA~Yoshitsune Hiden~“.
As explained earlier, rockstar GACKT and manga-ka CLAMP teamed up to bring an original work to life based on the general of the Minamoto clan from the Heien era. GACKT will play Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who possesses a special power. This historical fantasy will revolve around his anguished life.
During the conference, it was announced that Saotome Taichi and Yamato Yuga (former top star of Takarazuka Revue, Cosmos Troupe) will appear in the play as well. Saotome will take on an original character, and Yamato will play Tomoe Gozen.
GACKT expressed, “There are many cast members who are good at swordplay and fighting scenes, so it would be interesting to add action sequences to express the characters’ emotions. I highly anticipate the fighting scenes by Taichi and Yamato.”
Commenting on his own character, GACKT said, “He has many attractions. Though there are so many images of Yoshitsune, it’s fascinating that we can create our own image of him. By making each character shine like stars in the sky, I want the audience to feel the attractions of Yoshitsune’s fellows as well.”
“MOON SAGA~Yoshitsune Hiden~” will open at Akasaka ACT Theater starting on July 15th, and it will also be played in Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Osaka as well.
Furthermore, today saw the announcement of our busy boy's involvement in the Japanese release of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker at a presscon held in a church. GACKT will voice act along with Kuriyama Chiaki and Tanihara Shosuke, as well as provide the theme song, "Until the Last Day" which is due for release on February 22nd 2012.
MOON SAGA is probably like.. the ULTIMATE fandom crossover