Actor Shohei Miura (22) has landed his first starring theater role. He will lead the cast of "SAMURAI7," directed by Shunichi Okamura, who is perhaps best known for working on several EXILE productions.
As the title suggests, the play is about a group of seven samurai with rich personalities, who join forces on the battlefield. It is based on the anime series "Samurai 7," which in turn was based on Akira Kurosawa's movie "Seven Samurai." Okamura has already staged the play once before in 2008, with Masaya Kato (47) as the lead.
Besides Miura, the cast this time will include AAA member Takahiro Nishijima (24), Hiroki Aiba (23), Daigoro Tachibana (23), Hiroki Takahashi (36), Masaki Sumitani (aka Razor Ramon HG, 34), Masaya Kato (47), Atsushi Maruyama (27), Erina Mizuno (17), Hidemi Hikita (15), and Akinori Nakagawa (27). Performances will take place from November 20 to December 5 at the Aoyama Theatre in Tokyo.