Last May 17th, Kis-My-Ft2 Miyata Toshiya attended the public dress rehearsal for his stage play, “Kifushamu koku no bōken” (The Adventures of Kifushamu) at Shinjuku Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo.
Miyata plays the prince of a fictional country, Kifushamu, who decided to go on a journey in the underworld to search for the dead King. This is Miyata’s first lead in a play and though he is regarded as the jokester in the group, he is transformed to a gallant prince on stage and even did intense sword fights. “I may not be the perfect prince, but when I’m on stage, I can feel that I’m a prince.”
From stage to his fellow Kisumai members, Miyata has been repeatedly teased as “Prince!Prince!” and though he has doubts with his stage presence with costume changes each day, production director Kokami Shoji only has praises for Miyata, “No one looks good with this role but him; he is obedient and his acting keeps on getting better.”
Lastly, since Miyata is known to be an otaku, he hopes that the stage play can be animated because it’s the type of show that will be enjoyed by both kids and adult. He also added that he’ll be the voice actor.
“The Adventures of Kifushamu” will run from May 18th to June 11th in Shinjuku’s Kinokuniya Hall, Tokyo.