Translation of the Oricon article.
The heroine in GACKT's play has been chosen – Arisa Kuroda and Hatsune.
On July 29th in a studio in Tokyo, talent Arisa Kuroda (26) and model Hatsune (21) were presented as the actresses chosen to portray the heroine [Hiyori] in MOON SAGA-Yoshitsune Hiden- Chapter Two, the play starring singer GACKT. Over 100 people applied for the role following a public appeal, and after passing through the final auditions and some tough training, Kuroda said “it was a long process, but I'm truly happy” as tears of joy streamed down her face.
In 2012, the play MOON SAGA-Yoshitsune Hiden- was held and this is Chapter Two of the same story. GACKT is playing the lead role, as well as being responsible for the scenario and script and producing the play. GACKT revealed the criteria he used when selecting an actor for the heroine role “I was always thinking about their potential to express themselves using only their body”. When casting the two actors in the role of the heroine, his assessment was that “from the start, I felt the most potential and essential qualities in them.”
GACKT also said “anyway, we'll try it out. If they're useless then I'll drop them from the role because I'm really cruel.” While Kuroda and Hatsune were upset by this “do-S” remark, GACKT finished with “I want the two of them to fight for this role until the end.”
The play begins on August 8th at Tokyo's Mejiza Theater. After that, it moves to Fukuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Sendai and Saitama.
Original source - Oricon
Many photos have surfaced from the event. Under the cut you'll find 103 photos!( photo heavyCollapse )
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