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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
Kojiki2004SnowSusano-oKimura Shinji
The Tale of the Heike2006MoonYearning for My HusbandKodama Akiko
The Tale of the Hamamatsu Chūnagon2005Snow Sleeping MoonOono Takuji
Asada Jirō Chateau de la Reine2017CosmosChateau de la ReineTabuchi Daisuke
When the Last Sword Is Drawn2019SnowWhen the Last Sword Is DrawnIshida Masaya
Chikamatsu MonzaemonThe Courier for Hell 1989MoonLovers' Suicide: Love in YamatojiSuganuma Jun
1999SnowLovers' Suicide: Love in YamatojiSuganuma Jun
2014Snow Lovers' Suicide: Love in YamatojiSuganuma Jun
miscellaneous2012FlowerChikamatsu: Journey on the Road of LoveUeda Keiko
Edogawa RampoThe Black Lizard2007FlowerAkechi Kogorou's Incident Report -The Black Lizard-Kimura Shinji
The Golden Mask1995-96MoonBeyond the EndKimura Shinji
Enomoto ShigetamiExpelled from Edo2005StarShigure Hill Road in NagasakiUeda Shinji
2017MoonShigure Hill Road in NagasakiUeda Shinji
Fujimoto HitomiSeal of the Bourbons1993-94SnowSeal of the BourbonsOota Tetsunori
The Treasure Sword of Habsburg2010StarThe Treasure Sword of HabsburgUeda Keiko
Fujisawa ShuuheiA Chorus of Cicadas1994StarI Won't Forget the Young Day's SongOozeki Hiromasa
1995StarI Won't Forget the Young Day's SongOozeki Hiromasa
2013SnowI Won't Forget the Young Day's SongOozeki Hiromasa
2013SnowI Won't Forget the Young Day's SongOozeki Hiromasa
Harue Kazuya The Prague Spring 2002StarThe Prague SpringTani Masazumi
Higashino KeigoMasquerade Hotel2020FlowerMasquerade HotelTani Masazumi
Higuchi IchiyoGrowing Up1994MoonGrowing UpShibata Yukihiro
1994FlowerGrowing UpShibata Yukihiro
Higuchi ShuukichiAvatar Island1994SnowBlown By the WindYokozawa Hideo
Ibuki YukiCompany2018MoonCompanyIshida Masaya
Inoue YasushiDreaming about Russia2001CosmosNostalgia Across the SeaTani Masazumi
Itou KeiichiSunset Elegy1971StarMy Love Lies Over the MountainsUeda Shinji
1985StarMy Love Lies Over the MountainsUeda Shinji
1999-2000StarMy Love Lies Over the MountainsUeda Shinji
2011MoonMy Love Lies Over the MountainsUeda Shinji
Iwashita ShunsakuThe Life of Wild Matsu1988MoonEternal TaleKusano Akira
1998MoonEternal TaleKusano Akira
Kyokutei BakinThe Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nansô2003CosmosLegend of the Eight Dog WarriorsSuzuki Kei
Mikami OtokichiAn Actor's Revenge1994-95SnowAn Actor's RevengeShibata Yukihiro
Mishima YukioSpring Snow2012MoonSpring SnowIkuta Hirokazu
Miyazawa KenjiNight on the Galactic Railroad2001StarIhatov DreamFujii Daisuke
Mori OugaiThe Dancing Girl2007-08FlowerThe Dancing GirlUeda Keiko
Murasaki ShikibuThe Tale of Genji1981MoonThe New Tale of GenjiShibata Yukihiro
1989MoonThe New Tale of GenjiShibata Yukihiro
2015FlowerThe New Tale of GenjiShibata Yukihiro
2008-09MoonFloating Bridge of DreamsOono Takuji
Nagayo YoshirouEmperor Gaozu and Xiang Yu1951StarYu the BeautifulShirai Tetsuzou
1951MoonYu the BeautifulShirai Tetsuzou
1951FlowerYu the BeautifulShirai Tetsuzou
2010FlowerYu the BeautifulKimura Shinji
Ryuu KeiichirouAbandoned Child - Matsudaira Tadateru2003FlowerA Flute Named WindTani Masazumi
Ichimuan Fuuryuuki2014SnowMaeda Keiji - A Dreamer and a Hermit- Oono Takuji
Satou KenichiPierre the Mercenary2003CosmosPierre the MercenaryIshida Masaya
Shiba RyoutarouOsaka Zamurai2007MoonOsaka SamuraiIshida Masaya
Shindou FuyukiThe Last Snow of Spring2009SnowThe Last Snow of SpringKodama Akiko
Shiono NanamiCesare Borgia the Elegant Tyrant1997MoonCesare BorgiaShibata Yukihiro
The Murder of Saint Marco1991Flower The Emblem of VenetiaShibata Yukihiro
Takada KaoruTwo Pieces of Silver2015SnowTwo Pieces of SilverTani Masazumi
Takahashi KatsuhikoFiery Enmity: Hero of the North2017StarAteruiOono Takuji
Tanizaki JunichirouThe Portrait of Shunkin1982MoonLimitless LoveUtsumi Shigenori
1995-96StarComplete DevotionIshida Masaya
2002SnowComplete DevotionIshida Masaya
2008CosmosComplete DevotionIshida Masaya
Tsukishima SoukiThe Samurai of Paris2011-12SnowSamouraiTani Masazumi
Ueda AkinariTales of Moonlight and Rain1999SnowHouse Amid the ThicketsSakai Sumio
Watanabe JuunichiMueitou2012SnowHyperbolic ChartIshida Masaya
Yamamoto ShuugorouA Brute1991MoonThe Kawagiri BridgeShibata Yukihiro
Chiisakobe1971FlowerA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
1973FlowerA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
1981StarA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
1982StarA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
1991FlowerA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
1992FlowerA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
2011FlowerA Small Flower Has BloomedShibata Yukihiro
Fukagawa Anrakutei1991MoonDew Drops on HydrangeasTani Masazumi
Sabu1997-98FlowerPale DawnShibata Yukihiro
Yanagibashi Stories1991MoonThe Kawagiri BridgeShibata Yukihiro
Yasushi InoueThe Life of Yang Kuiei-fei2004Star Ch'Ang-an: Full of Swirling FlowersSakai Sumio
Yoshikawa EijiMiyamoto Musashi2019MoonUnmatched in Dreams and RealitySaitou Yoshimasa


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