Ahead of the stage play "Spirited Away" based on the film by director Hayao Miyazaki, which is popular overseas, that will be performed in the UK from April this year, lead actress Kanna Hashimoto and others spoke about their enthusiasm for the play. .

The play ``Spirited Away'' is a story about a girl who gets lost in a mysterious world where gods live and grows through various encounters, and was first performed in Japan in 2022.

This play has been so well received that it will be performed at a theater in London, England from April to August this year, and on the 29th, the performers who will be there held a press conference.

The main character, Chihiro, will be played by Kanna Hashimoto, Mone Kamishiraishi, Rina Kawaei, and Momoko Fukuchi, who will also perform in Japanese on site.

Mr. Hashimoto enthusiastically said, ``There are people overseas who remember the Japanese lines from the original movie, so I think they will enjoy it, and I want to show them a stage performance that has been changed from the first performance and has been more powerful.'' said, ``Even though the language may be different, I want to face the situation squarely as a Japanese person, trying to convey the body and atmosphere as it is.''

According to Toho, which produces the play, it is unusual for a Japanese-language stage play to be held for a long time overseas, but ticket sales in London have been strong, and the show has been attracting attention locally, with the show extending the performance period by one month. .