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'97 TCA Special "The Festival"




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English Title: '97 TCA Special "The Festival"
Japanese Title: '97 TCAスペシャル ザ・祭典
Romanized Title: '97 TCA Supesharu Za Saiten

Troupe: Flower, Moon, Snow, Star, Senka
Year: 1997
Performances: Grand Theater, 5/23 - 5/24

Available on DVD: VHS only

Cast

Senka: Misa Noeru - MC

Flower: Hoshihara Misao (Kumichou), Maya Miki & Sen Hosachi (Tops), Mitsuki Ayu, Kaikyou Hiroki, Shino Yuka, Aika Mire, Kouju Tatsuki, Takumi Hibiki, Nagisa Aki, Hatsukaze Midori, Iori Naoka, Takaragi Aya, Mayuka Reo, Suzukake Miyuki, Haruno Sumire, Asami Hikaru

Moon: Natori Rei (Kumichou), Makoto Tsubasa & Kazahana Mai (Tops), Natsukawa Yura, Mihara Shiho, Shizuki Asato, Shiokaze Kou, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Jouka Azuki, Naruse Kouki, Chihiro Reika, Oozora Yuuhi, Minashiro Hikari, Mizu Natsuki, Mizusawa Hazuki, Yamato Yuuga

Snow: Ebira Kaoru (Kumichou), Takane Fubuki & Hanafusa Mari (Tops), Todoroki Yuu, Itsumine Aki, Wao Youka, Kaede Saki, Kotobuki Tsukasa, Hoshina Yuri, Midori Hanaka, Aran Kei, Arisa Miho, Shiomi Maho, Yumeki Noa, Takashiro Kei, Kisaki Miri, Aida Megu

Star: Natsumi You (Kumichou), Asaji Saki & Tsukikage Hitomi (Tops), Izumo Aya, Tomo Maika, Minoru Kou, Shibuki Jun, Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru, Kujou Akira, Ryou Akino, Ayaki Nao, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou, Hazumi Rui, Mayuzuki Kou, Akisono Mio

83rd class : Mio Urara, Aine Harei, Takuma Saki, Hiiro Moe, Mamiya Yuki, Hijiri Rei, Makise Kai, Houjou Rumi, Rei Yuuki, Tsukishiro Misaki, Ayane Eika, Renjou Runa, Moeki Ayato

Summary

This special was set up as a competition, with Takarazuka staff members choosing their favorite performance from each round. The rounds included:

Act I

Chansons sung by the top musumeyaku, jazz with the top otokoyaku singing, Japanese pop music sung by groups of 3rd and 4th ranked otokoyaku (SMAP, V6 and other J-pop groups' songs), a hidden talent battle, and then for the finale older Takarazuka songs. The finale also included the 2nd-ranked otokoyaku singing while the lowest otokoyaku on the top-star track danced in dresses (Minoru Kou & Yamato Yuuga, Shizuki Asato & Ayaki Nao, Aika Mire & Aran Kei, Todoroki Yuu & Asami Hikaru).

Prologue
- Mon Paris
- Ca C'est Paris / Mistinguett (sing: Aika Mire, Shizuki Asato, Todoroki Yuu, Minoru Kou, dance: Hatsukaze Midori, Iori Naoka, Takaragi Aya, Mayuka Reo, Haruno Sumire, Asami Hikaru, Shiokaze Kou, Juri Sakiho, Naruse Kouki, Oozora Yuuhi, Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga, Kaede Saki, Kotobuki Tsukasa, Aran Kei, Shiomi Maho, Yumeki Noa, Takashiro Kei, Kozuki Wataru, Kujou Akira, Ayaki Nao, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou, Mayuzuki Kou
- Paris Canaille / Leo Ferre (sings: Kazahana Mai, dance: all the otokoyakus mentioned above)
- Le Gamin De Paris / Yves Montand (sings: Sen Hosachi, dance: Kaikyou Hiroki, Kouju Tatsuki, Takumi Hibiki)
- Padam Padam / Edith Piaf (sings: Tsukikage Hitomi, dance: Shibuki Jun, Emao Yuu)
- La Vie En Rose / Edith Piaf (sings: Hanafusa Mari, dance: Wao Youka, Kaede Saki, Kotobuki Tsukasa, Aran Kei, Shiomi Maho, Yumeki Noa, Takashiro Kei

Jazz Section
- Shiny Stockings (Mitsuki Ayu, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Izumo Aya, Kozuki Wataru, Hazumi Rui)
- It Don't Mean A Thing (Makoto Tsubasa, Mitsuki Ayu, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Izumo Aya, Kozuki Wataru, Hazumi Rui)
- Night and Day (Takane Fubuki, Mitsuki Ayu, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Izumo Aya, Kozuki Wataru, Hazumi Rui)
- Fever! (Asaji Saki, Mitsuki Ayu, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Izumo Aya, Kozuki Wataru, Hazumi Rui)
- Sing Sing Sing (Maya Miki, Mitsuki Ayu, Juri Sakiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Izumo Aya, Kozuki Wataru, Hazumi Rui)

Japanese Pops
- Shake (SMAP) (Kouju Tatsuki, Takumi Hibiki, Hatsukaze Midori, Iori Naoka, Haruno Sumire)
- Ii Wake ~Zurui Onna~ (Sharan Q) (Shibuki Jun, Emao Yuu, Kozuki Wataru, Ryou Akino, Ayaki Nao, Hazumi Rui, Akisono Mio)
- La La La Love Song (Kubota Shinobu) (Wao Youka, Kaede Saki, Hoshina Yuri, Midori Hanaka, Aran Kei, Takashiro Kei, Kisaki Miri, Arisa Miho, Shiomi Maho, YUmeki Noa, Aida Megu)
- Honki Ga Ippai (V6) (Shiokaze Kou, Juri Sakiho, Naruse Kouki, Oozora Yuuhi, Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga)

Hidden Talents Section
Flower Troupe: Sazai-san?
Star Troupe: Parody on Chiaki Naomi
Snow Troupe: Human Orchestra
Moon Troupe: New Top Star (pun on Makoto Tsubasa)

Revue Section
- Watashi Wa Yousei (I'm a fairy) - Hanafusa Mari; dance: Kaikyou Hiroki, Shibuki Jun, Natsukawa Yura, Hoshina Yuri
- Hana ni Fureta Watashi (I leaned to the flower) - Tsukikage Hitomi; dance: Shiokaze Kou, Emao Yuu, Shino Yuka, Ryou Akino
- Hello, Takarasienne! - Sen Hosachi; dance: Kouju Tatsuki, Kaede Saki, Mihara Shiho, Tomo Maika
- Shiroi Hana Wa Hohoemu (Smiling white flowers) - Kazahana Mai; dance: Takumi Hibiki, Wao Youka, Nagisa Aki, Itsumine Aki
- Yumebito (Dreamer) - Minoru Kou (sings), Yamato Yuuga (dances)
- Amor Amor (Love, Love) - Shizuki Asato (sings), Ayaki Nao (dances)
- Hajimete No Kuchizuke (First Kiss) - Aika Mire (sings), Aran Kei (dances)
- C'est Magnifique (That's Wonderful) - Todoroki Yuu (sings), Asami Hikaru (dances)
- Ai no Houseki (Love Jewel) - everyone

Act II

Act II began with songs from musicals done that year by each troupe, often with a quirky twist at the end, a dance competition, and then the game corner. Lastly, the prize was awarded to the winning troupe and then they had the parade down the grand staircase.

Musical Section
Can-Can (Moon)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever + Anaji (Snow)
Elisabeth (Star)
How To Succeed (Flower)

Dance Section
Moon: Shizuki Asato, Natsukawa Yura, Shiomi Maho, Juri Sakiho, Oozora Yuuhi, Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga, Jouka Azuki, Mizusawa Hazuki, Chihiro Reika, Minashiro Hikari
Flower: Aika Mire, Shino Yuka, Suzukake Miyuki, Hatsukaze Midori, Iori Naoka, Takaragi Aya, Mayuka Reo, Haruno Sumire, Asami Hikaru
Star: Minoru Kou, Tomo Maika, Ryou Akino, Kozuki Wataru, Kujou Akira, Ayaki Nao, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou, Mayuzuki Kou
Snow: Todoroki Yuu, Itsumine Aki, Hoshina Yuri, Kotobuki Tsukasa, Shiomi Maho, Yumeki Noa, Takashiro Kei, Midori Hanaka, Arisa Miho, Kisaki Miri, Aida Megu

Game Corner
Four tops were told to find in the hall a phone card, a boot, a child etc. as quickly as possible, take it to the stage and burst one balloon.

Finale
- Kono Ai Yo Towa Ni (Let This Love Last Forever) - Sen Hosachi, Kazahana Mai, Hanafusa Mari, Tsukikage Hitomi
- Rookie Hero - Shizuki Asato (sings), Iori Naoka, Naruse Kouki, Aran Kei, Ayaki Nao (dance)
- Bonjour, Takarazuka - Hatsukaze Midori, Shiokaze Kou, Kozuki Wataru
- Sagittarius - Wao Youka (sings), Ryou Akino, Chihiro Reika, Hoshina Yuri, Nagisa Aki (dance)
- Takarazuka Ole! - Aika Mire (sings), Takaragi Aya, Mayuka Reo, Haruno Sumire, Asami Hikaru, Juri Sakiho, Oozora Yuuhi, Mizu Natsuki, Yamato Yuuga, Kaede Saki, Kotobuki Tsukasa, Shiomi Maho, Yumeki Noa, Takashiro Kei, Kujou Akira, Asamiya Mayu, Otowa Ryou, Mayuzuki Kou (dance)
- Take Off ~Atarashii Tabidachi~ - Takumi Hibiki, Emao Yuu (sing), Suzukake Miyuki, Mihara Shiho, Hoshino Hitomi, Jouka Azuki, Minashiro Hikari, Mizusawa Hazuki, Midori Hanaka, Arisa Miho, Kisaki Miri, Aida Megu, Hazumi Rui, Akisono Mio (dance)
- Revue Banzai - Kaikyou Hiroki, Mitsuki Ayu, Izumo Aya
- Nova Amore (New Love) - Minoru Kou (sing), Shino Yuka, Natsukawa Yura, Itsumine Aki, Tomo Maika (dance)
- Gitan de Gitans (Gypsy of Gypsies) - Kouju Tatsuki, Shibuki Jun
- La Cantata! - Todoroki Yuu
- Ai Suru Kimi Ni (To Love You) - Makoto Tsubasa
- Ai No Tabidachi (The Journey of Love) - Takane Fubuki
- All By Myself - Asaji Saki
- Puraido Miman (Not Proud Enough) - Maya Miki (sings), Mayuka Reo and Asami Hikaru (dance)
- Mon Paris - Izumo Aya (etoile), tops, top musumeyakus, nibante (Aika Mire, Shizuki Asato, Minoru Kou, Todoroki Yuu.


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