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Asami Rei


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Name: Asami Rei
Kanji: 麻実 れい
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1980 - 1985)

Nickname: Taako
Real Name: 信元 孝子 (Nobumoto Takako) (Her maiden name was Tanaka 田中­)
Height: 172cm
Birthday: 11 March 1950
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo
Favorite Food: fruit
Favorite Flower: any flower (especially flower buds)
Favorite Colors: navy blue
Hobbies: oil painting
Collections:
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: Thought of it herself. Her first, declined, choice was 魔玖 れい, pronounced Maku Rei.
Favorite Role: all the roles she's received so far
Would Like to Try Playing: any role

Debut: 1970 Four Seasons in Dance (Moon)
Troupe History:
1972 - 1985 Snow Troupe
1971 - 1972 Star Troupe

Roles

1985: Hana Mugen / Spreading Golden Wings, Vittorio Alidoro
1984: Love and Fire / Full Beat, Sentarou
1984: Gone With The Wind, Rhett Butler
1984: Love's Flight III (Bow Hall)
1984: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story (Chunichi), Rudolph
1983: Mayerling / Happy Ending Story, Rudolph
1983: Javanese Dancer (National Tour), Ali Adinan
1983: Blue Jasmine -Desert Love- / Happy Ending Story, Kasim ben Hussayn
1983: Mayerling / Grand Elegance, Rudolph
1983: Javanese Dancer (Chunichi Theater), Ali Adinan
1982-83: Lily in Love / Golden Dream, Prince Carl
1982: Javanese Dancer, Ali Adinan
1982: Love's Flight II (Bow Hall)
1982: Wandering Requiem (Chunichi), Felix
1981-82: Fly Up, Young Seagulls / Sun Orient Sun, Shimada Yuutarou
1981: Wandering Requiem (National Tour), Uronsky/Orion/Mikhail/Felix
1981: Wandering Requiem, Uronsky/Orion/Mikhail/Felix
1981: Love Exclusive (Bow Hall), Robert
1980-81: Flowery Dance Rhythm / The Blue Rose God of War -Angelique II-, Philippe de Plessis du Bellière (Top Star Debut)
1980: Crazy Breath of Air (Bow Hall), Jimmy (lead role)
1980: Sariyukishi Kimi ga Tame ni, Fernando
1979: Love's Flight (Bow Hall)
1979: The One Who Disappeared into the Morning Mist / Ol'man River, Miura Samanosuke
1979: The Spring Breeze's Invitation / Hello! Holiday, Hector / Josephine
1978: Johnny On the Hill / Sensation, Alan
1978: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler
1977: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana / The Revue, Nakano Ooe no Miko
1977: Nightingale Song of Spring / Manhattan Rag, Wang FengYang
1976: Hoshikage no Hito / Non, Non, Non, Hijikata Toshizou
1976: Poem of the White Heron / Monsieur Papillon, Haku-ou / Holst
1975-76: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Andre
1975: Burning in Firenze / Bon Balance, Othello
1975: Burning in Firenze / The Star -Goodbye Maho Shibuki-, Othello
1974: Scarlet Camellia, Blooming in the Snow / Funky Jump
1974: Young Lion, Shake Your Mane / Inspiration
1974: Bridegroom Contest / Romance Romantique, Ishikoronosuke
1974: Bamboo / The Love Robbers (Shinjuku Koma), Tacolu
1973: Falling Cherry Blossoms / Rhapsody in Love, Shuzen Sakai (Cast B)
1971: For as Long as I Live / Nova Bossa Nova, Door Boy
1970-71: Apollon

Shinjin Koen Roles

1975: Burning in Firenze (Tokyo), Leonardo
1975: Burning in Firenze (Grand Theater), Leonardo
1974: Young Lion, Shake Your Mane, Matsudaira Katamori (lead role)
1973: Growing Up, Shinnyo (lead role)
1972: Flowery Young Warriors -Musashi and Benkei-, Oniwaka (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

1985: Asami Rei Last Stage
1985: '85 TMP Music Festival - Welcome to Broadway
1984: '84 TMP Music Festival - Singing 70 Years of Takarazuka
1983: 25th Mirror Ball -Kayama Yuuzou and Takarasienne Joint Fantasy-
1983: 24th Mirror Ball -TMP Music Festival-

After Retirement

2019: The Rose of Versailles 45 (OG Performance)
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2006: Dream Memorandum
2005: Hana no Michi ~ Yume no Michi ~ Towa no Michi
2005: 35th Anniversary Recital (13 March)
2004: Dinner Show (1 August)
2003: Christmas Dinner Show (23 December)
2003: Dinner Show (20 July)
2000: The Hit Parade Takarazuka Love: Terada Takio 40th Anniversary Concert
1999: Christmas Dinner Show (25 December)
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: Christmas Dinner Show (24 December)
1997: Recital Part VII - Paris Story
1996: Recital Gala
1993: Gone with the Wind Eve of Festivities
1993: Recital Part V
1992: The Way You Are
1991: Recital Part IV
1989: Recital Part III
1988: Recital Part II
1987: Recital Part I

Other

  • One morning in 1985 she was running late and narrowly missed catching JAL Flight 123, which crashed near Mount Osutaka in the worst single-aircraft disaster in history. Out of 509 passengers and 15 crew, there were four survivors.
  • She was married in 1995 to the president of a brake manufacturing company.
  • Asami Rei Official Fan Club
  • TCA Productions Profile

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