|JK Ninja Girls|
|Musical by Kobushi Factory|
JK Ninja Girls (JKニンジャガールズ) is a musical starring Kobushi Factory as the main cast and select Hello Pro Kenshuusei members as the ensemble. It ran from February 23 to March 4, 2017 at Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero.
In addition to the main and ensemble casts, there were daily guest appearances by other Hello! Project members.
Four transfer students have come to a certain "girls' school."
... They are descendants of ninjas (= ninja girls) sent by the state power in order to punish evil!
They have been tasked to defeat evil ninjas who are disguised as students at the same school.
The eight members of Kobushi Factory will perform as the four ninja girls of justice (Hirose, Nomura, Hamaura, and Wada) VS the four ninja girls of evil (Fujii, Ogawa, Taguchi, Inoue).
These skilled, determined, and divided ninja girls will be guided by a strict instructor...
Ninja VS ninja! Until the direct confrontation, will the hearts of these ninja girls become one?!
Dressed as "ninja girls," Kobushi Factory presents to you a super ninja comedy!
- From Kobushi Factory
- Fujii Rio as Sugitani Akane (杉谷アカネ)
- Hirose Ayaka as Ishikawa Lovely (石川ラブリ)
- Nomura Minami as Hattori Cocoa (服部ココア)
- Ogawa Rena as Sasayama Misa (篠山ミサ)
- Hamaura Ayano as Kirigakure Noel (霧隠ノエル )
- Taguchi Natsumi as Yamaoka Alice (山岡アリス)
- Wada Sakurako as Momochi Eve (百地イブ)
- Inoue Rei as Sarutobi Nozomi (猿飛ノゾミ)
- Nakahara Yuki as Yuri (ユリー)／Instructor Harry(ハリー教官 )
- From Hello Pro Kenshuusei
|2/23||Kudo Haruka, Nonaka Miki||Morning Musume '17|
|2/24||Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura|
|2/26||Takeuchi Akari, Murota Mizuki||ANGERME|
|2/27||Yamaki Risa, Morito Chisaki||Country Girls|
|2/28||Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki||℃-ute|
|3/2||Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari||Juice=Juice|
|3/4||Wada Ayaka, Kamikokuryo Moe||ANGERME|
- Script: Kazuhiko Ban
- Director: Hoshida Ryoko
- Music: Wada Shunsuke
- Choreography: YOSHIKO
|Butai "JK Ninja Girls" Original Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack Album by Kobushi Factory|
|Native title||舞台「JKニンジャガールズ」 オリジナルサウンドトラック|
|Released|| February 23, 2017 (Venue)|
March 29, 2017 (General)
The original soundtrack for the musical was pre-released at the venue on February 23, 2017 and generally released on March 29, 2017.
- I Love Ninja Girls -Tokyo vs Osaka- (アイラブニンジャガールズ-東京vs大阪-)
- Saru mo Odaterya Hitottobi (猿もおだてりゃひとっ飛び; Even a Flattered Monkey Will Jump) - Sarutobi Nozomi
- Atama Warukute Kirigakurezu (あたまわるくて霧隠れず; The Head of Evil Can't Hide in the Fog) - Kirigakure Noel
- Erabu Mirai (選ぶ未来; Choose Your Future) - Kirigakure Noel, Sarutobi Nozomi
- Kanashimi no Kakera (悲しみの欠片; Fragment of Sorrow) - Ishikawa Lovely, Hattori Cocoa, Momochi Eve, Sugitani Akane, Sasayama Misa, Yamaoka Alice
- Eiga "JK Ninja Girls" no Oshirase Special Talk! (映画「JKニンジャガールズ」のお知らせスペシャルトーク！; Special Talk on the "JK Ninja Girls" Movie Announcement!)
- This is the first Hello! Project theatrical production since Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ that is not by Engeki Joshibu.
- JK is an acronym for joshi kousei (女子高生) meaning "high school girl".
- A documentary on the making of the musical was broadcast on BS SKY PerfecTV! on February 26, 2017.
- Two of the songs included in the musical, "Yami ni Nukegake" and "Pitch Pichi Tomodachi" will be released as B-sides in Kobushi Factory's 4th single "Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka".
- The ninja characters' last names likely refer to legendary ninjas who they are "descended" from:
- Kirigakure Noel is a descendant of Kirigakure Saizo.
- Ishikawa Lovely is a descendant of Ishikawa Goemon.
- Hattori Cocoa is a descendant of Hattori Hanzo.
- Momochi Eve is a descendant of Momochi Tanba.
- Sarutobi Nozomi is a descendant of Sarutobi Sasuke.
- Sugitani Akane is a descendant of Sugitani Zenjubo.
- In the film adaptation, the ninja girls of evil are instead normal high school girls possessed by the Ninja Oyajis, who have also taken their last names from the musical (Sarutobi, Sugitani, Yamaoka, and Sasayama).