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Kabuki Meets Star Wars: A Japanese Twist to an American Sci-Fi Classic

For one-night only, Three Shining Swords took the stage at the Meguro Persimmon Hall in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward on November 28 for an unforgettable night of cultural storytelling. A unique adaptation of George Lucas’s 1977 brainchild, this Star Wars kabuki play focused on the franchise’s latest episodes, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and stars one of Japan’s most renowned kabuki actors, Ichikawa Ebizo, as Kylo Ren. 

While it caters to Japanese audiences by employing the traditional good-vs-evil theme and kabuki instrumental accompaniment, this play also assigns Japanese variants to the original character names, such as Kairennosuke 魁連之助 (Kylo Ren), Ruku 琉空 (Luke), Reian 澪殷 (Leia), Hanzo 半蔵 (Han Solo), Reina 麗那 (Rey), and Sunokaku 敷能角 (Snoke). 

You can watch the full video of the play below:

Image Credit: Casey Baseel / SoraNews24

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