SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE <Ver.BLUE>
“AO-DOKURO”, an entertaining stage with full of songs and dances
“SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE” was premiered in 1990 and since then has been restaged every 7 years. “This is the modern style of kabuki” is the word of Somegoro ICHIKAWA, a kabuki actor, who saw this 1997 version and created the opportunity of his appearance on this stage.
The year 2004 was named “DOKURO (skull) year” after two versions of the same work by the same playwright and director but with different cast were put on stage in a row in spring and fall. It was a year being in the spotlight.
|Somegoro Ichikawa Anne Suzuki Hiroyuki Ikeuchi Ishii Lasalle Shoko Takada Hiroki Miyake Macoto Awane Koh Takasugi Kazuhisa Kawahara Atsuhiro Sato|
[Film production] E！oshibai
[Cooperative production] T-joy
[Production] Shochiku Inc. / Village Inc.
|Sat. 12 Mar 2005|
The fight is not yet at its end-----
A new story of seven souls starts from here.
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.
*”AO-DOKURO” literally means “Blue Skull”. It is the nickname of the Ver. BLUE.