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Galaxy Ginza

  • Organization : KODOMOKYOJIN
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


Featuring music by contemporaries Oshiri Pen Penz, this is the first time Kodomokyojin have tackled a project based on a manga work. In a first for the troupe, stage production drew on the strength of the original manga’s concrete graphic footprint by incorporating visuals.

Through the use of speech bubbles, on-screen captions, background and flashbacks displayed on four large TVs that can be freely moved around the stage by the actors, the actors’ bodies and the visuals formed a harmonious whole, offering a new creative approach for the future.

Original work: “Galaxy Ginza” by Kenichiro Nagao (published in Shogakukan Inc.’s Big Comics Special series).

Writer/Director:Takashi Masuyama
Music:Oshiri Pen Penz
Actors:Kanji Masuyama.Natsuki Oku, Hanaka Kiki, Toru Kageyama, Mine Yuki, U☆G Masuyama, Akihiro Huruno, Nuno Uraji, Motoharu Jimichi, Takashi Masuyama (collectively Kodomokyojin)


Theater company KODOMOKYOJIN

KODOMOKYOJIN is a troupe of theatrical performing artists, formed in 2005 by the brothers Takashi and Kanji Masuyama. They are trying to reach every aspect of human life e.g. fear, happiness, anger, dreams, stupidity etc. with no taboo nor limits. Most of our stories are set in a fantasy & surreal world and we use a lot of black humours. Their works include a series of plays which is showed in Japanese style old house with only 20 seats, a series of strange musicals (such as samurai- musical) and so on.

In 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2017, they toured around Belgium & France as a part of the project “Nihonbashi” with Belgian musicians and artists. They also brought our show to Taiwan in 2015.


Eriko Shindo
Production manager
E-mail: contact@kodomokyojin.com


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