An increasingly popular form of theatrical entertainment in Japan in recent years has been the “2.5D musical,” a three-dimensional stage version of two-dimensional material like manga, anime and games. One of the most notable successes has been Touken Ranbu:The Musical, based on the highly popular PC browser and smartphone app game「Touken Ranbu-ONLINE-」(DMM GAMES/Nitroplus) , gathers much popularity through the diverse range of development. Since the trial performance in 2015, there has been many new performances and live performances at various large venues in the past 6 years. The success was not only in Japan, but spread to various Asian countries as well as to Europe.
「Touken Ranbu:The Musical “HIGEKIRI HIZAMARU DUO PERFORMANCE 2020 ~SOGA~”」 is a performance by Higekiri and Hizamaru. In Part 1, the musical,「The Tale of Soga」, which is known as one of Japan’s 3 Largest Vendettas, was performed. In Part 2, the live concert portion, the 2 sing a total of 12 songs as well as new songs written for solely this performance, and songs performed on previous Touken Ranbu:The Musical performances. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the audience capacity was limited to 50%, and the usual call and response interaction with the audience was cut. Nevertheless, the performers were welcomed with hugely enthusiastic applause from their fans.

Amashin Archaic Hall, MAIHAMA Amphitheater

Presented by: The Japan Foundation (JF) (https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/)
In cooperation with EPAD (https://epad.terrada.co.jp/)

<Performance Credits>
Based on: 「Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-」(DMM GAMES /Nitroplus)
Director: KAYANO Isamu
Book: MIKASANO Chuuji
Choreography: MOTOYAMA Shinnosuke, DAZZLE
Performers: MIURA Hiroki, TAKANO Akira
MARUKAWA Takayuki(Hanagumi Shibai), SASAHARA Eisaku, NISHIOKA Hironobu, MURAKAMI Masaki, KAWANO Kenta, HATTORI Yu, MIYAO Hayate
KANO Yukikazu(Hanagumi Shibai)
Organization: Musical “Touken Ranbu” Production Committee

<Subtitling Credits>
Chinese Translation (Simplified): Guiyu MEI
Chinese Translation (Traditional): NITTA Yukio
English Translation: Gary PERLMAN
French Translation: Tony SANCHEZ
Russian Translation: Inga IBRAKHIM
Spanish Translation: Karla TOLEDO VELARDE

End date of distribution: 19/2/2023