Talent Kuroda Arisa (26), model Hatsune (21) and singer GACKT, attended a recital held in a Tokyo studio on 29 (July), for the selection of the heroine of the stage play “Moon Saga – Yoshitsune Hidan” starring GACKT .

Selected out of the more than 100 people who applied for the open auditions, Kuroda who passed the final audition said “It’s been so long and i’m really happy!” while crying tears of joy.

This stage play is the second chapter from the 2012 stage play “Moon Saga – Yoshitsune Hidan”. GACKT, who was involved with the original story and screenplay as well as producing and starring in the play, said that “the power of (the ability) to perform using only body language and the potential (of the actress) was considered” as part of the selection criteria to pass. As for the the double casting of 2 people to play the heroine, GACKT’s evaluation was that he “felt they both had most of the essential qualities and the highest potential”.

GACKT also said “Anyway let them both try and I’ll see how it goes. Whoever who is unable to perform well will be dropped from the play. I’m cruel this way.” This ドS remark rattled Kuroda and Hatsune but GACKT declared that he wants both of them to fight (for the role) to the end.
The stage play will begin on 8th August in Meiji Theatre in Tokyo. Then it’ll move on to Fukuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Sendai and Saitama.

Source: Oricon
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team