Berryz Kobo will star in the musical adaptation of the science-fiction novel 「Sengoku Jieitai」by Hanmura Ryo. Tsugunaga Momoko will not participate.
The group already starred in an earlier stageplay adaptation of the novel alongside fellow H!P unit °C-ute back in 2011.
Originally published in the 1970s, “Sengoku Jieitai” is about a unit of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force that travels back in time to the Sengoku period. The story has had two movie adaptations, one in 1979 starring Sonny Chiba and another in 2005 starring Eguchi Yosuke. There was also a television drama in 2006 starring Sorimachi Takashi.
The musical will run from May 11 to 18 at Shinjuku Space Zero in Tokyo.