SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE <Ver.RED>
“AKA-DOKURO”, a stage resembling KUROSAWA movie
“SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE” is often named as a representative work of SHINKANSEN.
Since its premier in 1990, it has been restaged every 7 years and is popular among the fans. In 2004, ver. RED (starring Arata FURUTA) was staged first in spring followed by ver. BLUE (starring Somegoro ICHIKAWA) in fall. Being put on stage twice in a single year with the same title, playwright and director except for the cast attracted much public attention.
It became the first GEKI X CINE film.
|Arata Furuta Miki Mizuno Hitomi Sato Maki Sakai Jun Hashimoto Masahiro Sato Akira Yamamoto Zen Kajihara|
[Film production] E！oshibai
[Production] Village Inc. / Gekidan Shinkansen
|Sat. 18 Sep 2004|
Manipulated by magical fate, seven souls of nobody, born at a historical turning point, start their fight now.
Time is 1590(Tensho 18 in the Japanese era), 8 years after the demise of warlord Nobunaga ODA.
Japan was about to be unified by the hands of Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, except for one region, which is Kanto.
There was a wicked man in a mask who named himself TenmaOh and leads the KANTO DOKURO-TO, an armed group hiding in the DOKURO-JO (skull castle).
In the Kanto Plain, which was under their rule, people were congregating as if they were manipulated by magical fate.
*”AKA-DOKURO” literally means “Red Skull”. It is the nickname of the Ver. RED.