Actress Fuka Yuduki has already blogged about landing the role of Misa in Death Note the Musical. Unfortunately I'm relying upon the vagaries of Google Translate to learn what she said.
From what I could glean, she's going for high octave 'cute', but also aiming to bring out Misa's 'will' and 'feelings' in her performance. Fuka views Misa as someone who feels 'with all one's heart the light'. Or should that be Light? Apparently Fuka is only now reading Death Note for the first time. She found it to be 'interesting'.
However the translation is extremely scrambled, so if anyone can check the original Japanese, that would be fabulous. Thanks!
Fuka Yuduki did share two more photographs of herself as Misa Amane though.
Fuka's big break came in 2012, after winning the Special Jury Prize in the 37th HoriPro Talent Scout Caravan. HoriPro - a top talent agency in Japan - held open auditions for females aged 12-20. They were looking for a 'Super Idol', a young lady who could sing, act and dance, along with 'inner beauty and the strength to give dreams to people'.
Then just fifteen years old, Fuka fitted the bill quite nicely. HoriPro gave her the opportunity to work with their own coaches, while adding the up and coming star to their books.
Here's Fuka in a promotional clip presented by HoriPro on YouTube. I can certainly picture her bringing Misa Amane to life!
In 2013, Fuka took the lead role in Peter Pan - the 10th actress to do so, since the Broadway Musical began its Japanese run in 1981.
A lot of tough acts to follow! Yet there was plenty of critical acclaim during Fuka Yuduki's Peter Pan tenure in that high profile performance.
The company recently announced that she will continue in the role for the 2014 season too. In July/August, Peter Pan returns for its 34th year as an widely anticipated, established fixture within Japan's theatrical calendar.
Theatre goers can catch Fuka Yuduki in another musical stage production too.
She is currently rehearsing the role of Chloe in Alice in Wonderland. Performances begin at Tokyo's Aoyama Theatre on November 5th 2014, before moving on to the Umeda Arts Theatre in Osaka and Chunichi Theatre in Nagoya, for show dates in December.
Then perhaps she will be able to squeeze in the time to portray Misa Amane in Death Note the Musical!
Watch her in action as Peter Pan - performing a song during a public appearance - to see how that might work out. Could Fuka Yuduki be Misa Misa for you? Leave a comment below to let us know!