I'd heard about the HaruToki 2 stage show a couple years ago, but nothing ever came of it, so I forgot about it~
Until yesterday! I was browsing eBay and found a dvd of it for sale! I snapped it up and it's currently on its way to me but I can't believe KOEI-san hasn't said A THING about this or given it any promotion?!? Nani?! Why is it not anywhere to be found on Japan stores or even auction sites? 0_o
It was really expensive but I couldn't pass it up.
I was disappointed that most of the original cast have been replaced, especially precious Gengorou-san (Nemoto) as Ten no Byakko! I really would've loved to see him as Yukitaka and Yuzuru (Harutoki 3) and (if I can dream) as Oshihito from HaruToki 4~!
Well, anyway, the only 3 main cast members who seem to have survived from HaruToki 1 to HaruToki 2 are Yorihisa/Yoritada; Yasuaki/Yasutsugu and Akuram. (At least his hair is up and not 'Cousin It' anymore!) Everyone else has been replaced.
They seem to have cast new actors who actually sort of resembled the original actors....
Though they still shy away from the bright colored hair they ought to have----they all just seem pretty black with some subtle colored streaks, except for Akifumi, which actually looks TOO light! (He was more of a golden tan color.)
Here is the photo of the cover (with cast photo) and the back with anime picture and cast names:
Hope it's better than the Oborozoshi stage performance but I doubt it can be without Nemoto-san....... (I know it can't be better than the Maihitoyo stage show---that was perfection!)
But I'll give it an unbiased opinion once I see it! ^^