The musical series "Shock" starring pop idol Koichi Domoto, 45, has marked its 2,018th performance, becoming the most performed play in Japan with the same lead actor.

"Endless Shock," which was performed on Thursday at Tokyo's Imperial Theater, broke the record of "Horoki," a play starring actor Mitsuko Mori.

Domoto, one half of the pop duo Kinki Kids, said at Thursday's curtain call that he hopes his performance will help shine line on others, expressing happiness that he is able to be on stage.

The "Shock" series depicts the life of the main character working hard to make shows in New York.

The initial work in the series was first performed in 2000.

The series is scheduled to end this year with "Endless Shock," which runs until November.