In December 2019, they represented one of Japan's most famous stories as a production kabuki. “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (風 の 谷 の ナ ウ シ カ, Kaze no Tani no Naushika) was created by the famous Japanese director, animator and narrator Miyazaki Hayao, and appeared as a manga series since 1982. Afterwards, it was a successful animated film in 1984 that is still popular with audiences around the world.
The version kabuki Nausicaä is played by a completely masculine cast in which the famous Kabuki performers Onoe Kikugorrō V and Nakamura Shichinosuke II stand out. Onoe characterizes Nausicaä, the female protagonist of the story, while Nakamura plays the role of Princess Kushana, the antagonist. The play began its journey at the Tokyo Shinbashi Enbujo on Friday, December 6, 2019, and continued until the 25th of the same month.
On YouTube and Twitter you can see a small synopsis of the kabuki adaptation:
– Catsuka (@catsuka) December 5, 2019
The kabuki play “Nausicaa” opens tomorrow in Japan. https://t.co/0tcRvmYhxX
Thanks Buta Connection for the link.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, both the manga and the animated version of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” narrates the legend of Princess Nausicaä's attempts to prevent humanity from destroying itself and all other life forms in a poisoned land and inhospitable Like all Miyazaki productions, Nausicaä uses fantasy to explore complex themes of ecology, pacifism and fallibility and greed.
Nausicaä was represented between December 5 and 25, 2019, in Tokyo. It comes after a similar kabuki production of Star Wars, which can be viewed online on YouTube.