February 24 ,2023
A new lineup for KABUKI ON DEMAND – “SONEZAKI SHINJŪ” and “SHUNKAN” from March 1st!
On March 1st, 2023, KABUKI ON DEMAND will be adding “SONEZAKI SHINJŪ” and “SHUNKAN”, two popular works by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, often called “the Shakespeare of Japan”, to its lineup.
The official online streaming service exclusively for kabuki launched in November 2022, and is now available in these 9 countries and regions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S. Each video provides either English subtitles or secondary audio guides for worldwide fans to experience the allure of kabuki abroad.
“SONEZAKI SHINJŪ” [‘The Lovers’ Suicide at Sonezaki’]
*Rental price: 1500 JPY
A masterpiece which is very popular overseas for its compelling drama! A fragile yet beautiful love story of
a young man and woman who are torn between their single-minded love and their duty.
“SHUNKAN” [‘The Priest Shunkan’]
*Rental price: 1200 JPY
A heartrending human drama that transcends time and place: one man’s lonely fate, exiled to a distant
island. Enjoy this masterpiece of the ‘jidaimono’ history play category.
Streaming period: March 1 (Wed), 2023, 12:00 PM to Oct 31 (Tue), 2023, 11:59PM (JST)
Rental period: 7 days (available to watch for 7 days from your purchase date)
Please check for other video contents below!
◆KABUKI ON DEMAND Website
Streaming Countries: Available in the 9 countries and regions below:
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, U.K., U.S..
*Service only supported for PC
*”SONEZAKI SHINJŪ”, “SHUNKAN”, “KURUMABIKI” and “BENTEN MUSUME MEO NO SHIRANAMI” (all with English guides) will be available in Japan starting from March 1st, 2023 12:00 PM (JST).
For details and registration cautions, please check here.