First official character visual of Matsuda Ryo as Kaneki Ken for the 2017 “Tokyo Ghoul” stage play

@sotonami

The footage for the audition, I also watched it and I was included in the selection process,

Matsuda Ryo-san was really incredible. I look forward to it.

NOTE:

To gain such high praise from Ishida Sui-sensei himself! Ryo~ ♥

vimeo

As I’ve expanded my sphere of butai knowledge, I’ve seen five productions containing Matsuda Ryo. Each time, I’ve marveled at his ability to portray such different characters so uniquely. I had been going to create a comparison gifset, but I quickly realized that in order to carry across the nuance he brings to each role, I’d have to clip scenes directly. Ryo-san literally changes the entire way he moves per character, not to mention he’s a left-handed actor playing mostly right-handed roles. (And is talented enough in those roles that some understandably believe him ambidextrous.)

…I own none of these, by the way, in case it needs to be said. If I owned these, I’d probably remember the exact dates and all the character names, you know? Not to mention I’d have stitched them together in anything except the actual clumsiest of ways…

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Shirasu Kinjou from Donten Ni Warau (Laughing Under Clouds)
~ with thanks to @tealdeertamer who first introduced me to Hakumyu, Matsuda Ryo and Laughing Under Clouds

~ Played by Matsuda Ryo in the stage play (with apologies to anyone I may have inadvertently gotten the left-most and bottom-most images from since I got these from google but that means somebody here likely posted them).

Mostly not my gifs. 

Naturally I have a chibi version (duh). 

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LSW Stage Play Cast Appreciation:
     Marimura Kaoru (Born on February 20)
     [Awashima Seri and Fushimi Kisa’s actress]

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@kento_leo9 I went to see Hakuouki Harada-hen. Sanosuke was cool. I had flashbacks with various memories of when we were performing it. Sano might just be #1 when it comes to roles I’d want to play again. That Sanosuke was shining so much that I felt the leader of the troupe was really amazing. There’s nothing that could make me happier than this ^ ^ I hope the day will come again someday that I can do it again…