MUSICAL BIOHAZARD ~ Voice of Gaia ~
Shunsuke Wada (和田俊輔 )
MUSICAL BIOHAZARD ~ Voice of Gaia ~ (ミュージカル バイオハザード ～ヴォイス・オブ・ガイア～, Myūjikaru baiohazādo ~ voisu obu gaia ~?), otherwise known as MUSICAL BIOHAZARD is a Japanese musical stage production. Starring Reon Yuzuki, it was performed in Japanese theaters between September and November 2016.
MUSICAL BIOHAZARD ~ Voice of Gaia ~ is set in an unspecified year where the threat of bioterrorism has continued to increase in extremity. Much of the story is set in and around the walled Croatian city of Dubrovnik, on the Adriatic seacoast, which faces attack from “Them”, zombies infected by an ancient virus. The survivors in Dubrovnik are protected by both their wall and by music, as melodies are known to calm Them, surprising their violent urges.
Lisa Martin (Reon Yuzuki) is a US agent who has been sent into Dalmatia to investigate the viral outbreak for any signs of terrorism. A gathering team sent out to collect food returns after suffering heavy casualties. When they report on a girl on a nearby island who is apparently immune to the virus, Dr. Dan Gibson proposes they head off with Zelg (Makoto Arikawa) and Lovro (Soichi Hirama) to the island and procure the girl in order to create a vaccine. Lisa reports the situation to the US Air Force, who provide a team led by Colonel Maurice Green (Yoshino Keigo) to assist in the mission from Italy’s Aviano Air Base. They meet on the USS Wyoming. As the group departs, the citizens of Dubrovnik hold a music festival fronted by Roberto (Shigehito Naoto/Murai Kaiho) in the hopes of distracting Them in time for a vaccine to be developed.
Out at sea, Lisa discovers from Joe, an American doctor based at the air base, that the virus is ancient and is suspected of being in some way involved in the extinction of the dinosaurs. Bernard Chavez’s daughter Dilma is soon revealed to be infected. While Dr. Dan Gibson attempts to formulate a vaccine, Lisa discovers that whales are naturally resistant to the virus and obtains a blood sample from one by luring it with the Wyoming crew’s singing.
- Lisa Martin (リサ・マーチン), played by Reon Yuzuki – A fierce fighter of the Croatian city who suffers memory loss.
- Dr. Dan Gibson (ダン・ギブソン), played by Daisuke Watanabe – An American doctor pursuing a cure for the virus. He travels to a small island in the Adriatic after hearing of a little girl who survived an attack by “Them”.
- Lovro (ロブロ), played by Sōichi Hirama – Part of Gibson’s team looking for the little girl.
- Roberto (ロベルト・レコ), played by Naoto Kaihō and Murai Naruhito –
- Marco (マルコ), played by KYOHEI – A close friend of Lisa.
- Dr. Joe Knaggs (ジョー・ナッグス), played by Haruhiko Jo – A USARMIID virologist working at the airbase with Colonel Green.
- Colonel Maurice Green (モーリス・グリーン), played by Yoshino Keigo – Commanding officer of the air base. Under emergency provisions, Green takes control of the USS Wyoming.
- Bernard Chavez (ベルナルド・チャベス), played by Eiji Yokota – The only armed Dubrovnik local. Having been forced to kill his infected wife, Chavez’s only reason for living is ensuring the safety of his son.
- Zelg (ゼルグ), played by Makoto Arikawa – A member of Gibson’s team.
- Bioroid: Year Zero – a 2000 musical stageplay.
- BIOHAZARD THE STAGE – a 2015 stageplay also set in the Resident Evil universe, also featuring RAYCHELL.
- BIOHAZARD THE EXPERIENCE – a 2006 stageplay also featuring RAYCHELL.