Former SKE48 member Matsui Rena (松井玲奈) will cast Okita Soji (沖田総司) in Stage Play "Shin Bakumatsu Junjoden" (新・幕末純情伝).
Okita Soji was Japanese famous swordsmen, he was the captain of the first unit of the Shinsengumi, a special police force in Kyoto during the late shogunate period. In the stage play Okita Soji is a boyish girl, Matsui Rena will star, becoming the 9th person to play female version of the historical figure Okita Soji.
Shin Bakumatsu Junjoden (Official English title: Neo Bakumatsu Junjyoden)
This role was cast by Japanese famous actresses Hirosue Ryoko (広末涼子), Ishihara Satomi (石原さとみ) and Kiritani Mirei (桐谷美玲).
Hirosue Ryoko, Ishihara Satomi and Kiritani Mirei
- The Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo: 23 June 2016 to 3 July 2016
- Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo: 6 July 2016 to 17 July 2016
- Umeda Arts Theater Mail Hall, Osaka: 22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016
Newspaper "Sports Hochi"
Original sources: Sports Hochi