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List of Musicals Based on Japanese Literature


Please note: These are adaptations based on Japanese novels or other literature.

This list is incomplete. Please add to it if you can!


Source AuthorSource Material (based on)YearTroupeTitleJapanese Playwright
Kojiki2004Snow Susano-o Kimura Shinji
The Tale of the Heike2006Moon Yearning for My Husband Kodama Akiko
The Tale of the Hamamatsu Chūnagon2005Snow Sleeping Moon Oono Takuji
Akagawa JirouThe Great Detective is All Alone1984Flower The Great Detective is All Alone Oozeki Hiromasa
1985Flower The Great Detective is All Alone Oozeki Hiromasa
Arisugawa ArisuGhost Detective2021MoonGhost Detective Ishida Masaya
Asada Jirō Chateau de la Reine2017Cosmos Chateau de la Reine Tabuchi Daisuke
When the Last Sword Is Drawn2019Snow When the Last Sword Is Drawn Ishida Masaya
Chikamatsu MonzaemonThe Courier for Hell 1979Star Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji Suganuma Jun
1982Star Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji Suganuma Jun
1989Moon Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji Suganuma Jun
1999Snow Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji Suganuma Jun
2014Snow Lovers' Suicide: Love in Yamatoji Suganuma Jun
miscellaneous2012Flower Chikamatsu: Journey on the Road of Love Ueda Keiko
Edogawa RampoThe Black Lizard2007Flower Akechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard- Kimura Shinji
The Golden Mask1995-96Moon Beyond the End Kimura Shinji
Enomoto ShigetamiExpelled from Edo2005Star Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki Ueda Shinji
2017Moon Shigure Hill Road in Nagasaki Ueda Shinji
Fujimoto HitomiSeal of the Bourbons1993-94Snow Seal of the Bourbons Oota Tetsunori
The Treasure Sword of Habsburg2010Star The Treasure Sword of Habsburg Ueda Keiko
Fujisawa ShuuheiA Chorus of Cicadas1994Star I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song Oozeki Hiromasa
1995Star I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song Oozeki Hiromasa
2013Snow I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song Oozeki Hiromasa
2013Snow I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song Oozeki Hiromasa
Fukunaga TakehikoAfter the Wind has Gone (風のかたみ)1979Moon The Chronicles of Shunshuu Sakai Sumio
Harue Kazuya The Prague Spring 2002Star The Prague Spring Tani Masazumi
Higashino KeigoMasquerade Hotel2020Flower Masquerade Hotel Tani Masazumi
Higuchi IchiyoGrowing Up1973Snow Growing Up Shibata Yukihiro
1994Moon Growing Up Shibata Yukihiro
1994Flower Growing Up Shibata Yukihiro
Higuchi ShuukichiAvatar Island1994Snow Blown By the Wind Yokozawa Hideo
Ibuki YukiCompany2018Moon Company Ishida Masaya
Inoue YasushiDreaming about Russia2001Cosmos Nostalgia Across the Sea Tani Masazumi
Ishizaka YoujirouHi no Ataru Sakamichi1978Snow Johnny On the Hill Suganuma Jun
Itou KeiichiSunset Elegy1971StarMy Love Lies Over the Mountains Ueda Shinji
1985Star My Love Lies Over the Mountains Ueda Shinji
1999-2000Star My Love Lies Over the Mountains Ueda Shinji
2011Moon My Love Lies Over the Mountains Ueda Shinji
Itou SachioGrave of the Wild Chrysanthemum1983Moon Poem of the Wild Chrysanthemum Sakai Sumio
Itsuki HiroyukiGrave of the Crested Ibis (Toki no Haka)1979Star The Midnight Sun, My Love Ueda Shinji, Ako Takeshi
Iwashita ShunsakuThe Life of Wild Matsu1982Moon Eternal Tale Kusano Akira
1983Moon Eternal Tale Kusano Akira
1988Moon Eternal Tale Kusano Akira
1998Moon Eternal Tale Kusano Akira
Izumi KyoukaThe Castle Tower1961Moon A Tale of a Castle Tower Shirai Tetsuzou
Kanze NobumitsuAutumn-Leaf Viewing1946Flower Autumn-Leaf Viewing Mizuta Shigeru
Kawatake MokuamiThree Kichisaburōs Go Shopping at the New Year in the Pleasure Quarters1974Flower Lovely Miss Kichisa Utsumi Shigenori
Kikuta KazuoThe Flower and the Mountain Warrior1981Moon The Viking of Capri Ako Takeshi
1982Moon The Viking of Capri Ako Takeshi
Kitahara SatokoMary of Ants' Town1972Snow Town of Shooting Stars Takagi Shirou
Kyokutei BakinThe Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nansô2003Cosmos Legend of the Eight Dog Warriors Suzuki Kei
Mikami OtokichiAn Actor's Revenge1994-95Snow An Actor's Revenge Shibata Yukihiro
Mishima YukioSpring Snow2012Moon Spring Snow Ikuta Hirokazu
Miyazawa KenjiNight on the Galactic Railroad2001Star Ihatov Dream Fujii Daisuke
Mori OugaiThe Dancing Girl2007-08Flower The Dancing Girl Ueda Keiko
Murasaki ShikibuThe Tale of Genji1952Flower The Tale of Genji Shirai Tetsuzou
1973Star Ukifune and Kaoru-no-Kimi Sakai Sumio
1981Moon The New Tale of Genji Shibata Yukihiro
1989Moon The New Tale of Genji Shibata Yukihiro
2015Flower The New Tale of Genji Shibata Yukihiro
2008-09Moon Floating Bridge of Dreams Oono Takuji
Nagayo YoshirouEmperor Gaozu and Xiang Yu1951Star Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1951Moon Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1951Flower Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
2010Flower Yu the Beautiful Kimura Shinji
Okamoto IppeiDraw Your Sword1980Flower Draw Your Sword Takagi Shirou
Ryuu KeiichirouAbandoned Child - Matsudaira Tadateru2003Flower A Flute Named Wind Tani Masazumi
Ichimuan Fuuryuuki2014Snow Maeda Keiji - A Dreamer and a Hermit- Oono Takuji
Saisei MurooYamabuki1960Star Yamabuki Ariyoshi Sawako, Kasugano Yachiyo
Satou KenichiPierre the Mercenary2003Cosmos Pierre the Mercenary Ishida Masaya
Shiba RyoutarouOsaka Zamurai2007Moon Osaka Samurai Ishida Masaya
Shindou FuyukiThe Last Snow of Spring2009Snow The Last Snow of Spring Kodama Akiko
Shiono NanamiCesare Borgia the Elegant Tyrant1997Moon Cesare Borgia Shibata Yukihiro
The Murder of Saint Marco1991Flower The Emblem of Venetia Shibata Yukihiro
2021SnowThe Emblem of Venetia Shibata Yukihiro
Shouno EijiMeadow of Stars1971Star Meadow of Stars Takagi Shirou
Takada KaoruTwo Pieces of Silver2015Snow Two Pieces of Silver Tani Masazumi
Takahashi KatsuhikoFiery Enmity: Hero of the North2017Star Aterui Oono Takuji
Takeda Izumo II, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū IYoshitsune Senbon Zakura1952Star A Lyrical Journey to the First Breath of Spring Ono Harumichi
Tanabe SeikoDance, Snail, Dance!1979-80Flower Dance, Snail, Dance! Ako Takeshi
Prince Hayabusawake's Rebellion1978Moon Prince Hayabusawake's Rebellion Ako Takeshi
Tanizaki JunichirouThe Portrait of Shunkin1982Moon Limitless Love Utsumi Shigenori
1995-96Star Complete Devotion Ishida Masaya
2002Snow Complete Devotion Ishida Masaya
2008Cosmos Complete Devotion Ishida Masaya
Tsukishima SoukiThe Samurai of Paris2011-12Snow Samourai Tani Masazumi
Ueda AkinariTales of Moonlight and Rain1974Moon Shuusenshou Sakai Sumio
1999Snow House Amid the Thickets Sakai Sumio
Watanabe JuunichiMueitou2012Snow Hyperbolic Chart Ishida Masaya
Yamada FuutarouThe Yagyu Ninja Scrolls2021Star The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls Oono Takuji
Yamamoto ShuugorouBeside the Falling Leaves1972Snow Melody of Falling Leaves Shibata Yukihiro
A Brute1991Moon The Kawagiri Bridge Shibata Yukihiro
Chiisakobe1971Flower A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
1973Flower A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
1981Star A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
1982Star A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
1991Flower A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
1992Flower A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
2011Flower A Small Flower Has Bloomed Shibata Yukihiro
Fukagawa Anrakutei1991Moon Dew Drops on Hydrangeas Tani Masazumi
Hannosuke Shuugen1984Moon A Narrow Road of Daphne Shibata Yukihiro
Nowaki1971Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1973Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1978Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1978Snow For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
Sabu1974Moon Pale Dawn Shibata Yukihiro
1997-98Flower Pale Dawn Shibata Yukihiro
Tsurishinobu1971Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1973Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1978Snow For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
1978Star For as Long as I Live Shibata Yukihiro
Yanagibashi Stories1991Moon The Kawagiri Bridge Shibata Yukihiro
Yamate KiichirouYumesuke and the Gift of 1000 Ryō2022SnowYumesuke and the Gift of 1000 Ryō Ishida Masaya
Yasushi InoueThe Life of Yang Kuiei-fei2004Star Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling Flowers Sakai Sumio
Yoshikawa EijiMiyamoto Musashi2019Moon Unmatched in Dreams and Reality Saitou Yoshimasa
Yoshirou NagayoKou to Ryuho1951Star Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1951Moon Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1951Flower Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1955Star Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1974Star/Flower Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1974Flower/Star Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou
1974Flower/Star Yu the Beautiful Shirai Tetsuzou


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