The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate / Dramatic 'S'!
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English Title: The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate / Dramatic 'S'!
Japanese Title: 幕末太陽傳 / Dramatic “S”!
Romanized Title: Bakumatsu Taiyouden / Dramatic 'S'!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 04/21 - 05/29; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 06/16 - 07/23
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 05/09; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 06/29
The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate:
Based On: 1956 Kawashima Yuzo film "The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate"
Author/Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Composer: Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Hanayagi Juraku, Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kurita Yuuka
Author/Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Kai Masato, Kuratomi Shinichi, Nakagawa Akira, Aoki Tomoko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Hirasawa Satoshi, KAZUMI-BOY, Bryant Baldwin, Satou Chikanori
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 07/20/17)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 07/20/17)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Role||Cast||Shinjin Kouen Cast|
|Saheiji (starts working at Sagamiya as a "stay-in" after enjoying extravagant service despite being penniless)||Sagiri Seina||Towaki Sea|
|Osome (a courtesan at Sagamiya competing for popularity)||Sakihi Miyu||Nonoka Himari|
|Takasugi Shinsaku (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain staying at Sagami-ya)||Nozomi Fuuto||Agata Sen|
|Mokubei (a wealthy person and Sagami-ya regular patronizing Osome)||Natori Rei||Kanami Sena|
|Kurazou (a Buddhist altar maker and Sagami-ya regular patronizing Koharu)||Yuuma Rin||Hinata Haruki|
|Otatsu (Denbei's wife)||Rika Masumi||Sara Anna|
|"Handy" Okuma (a retired prostitute)||Maisaki Rin||Haori Yuuka|
|Denbei (owner of Sagami-ya)||Souno Haruto||Mochizuki Atsuno|
|Tamagiku (a geisha)||Sahana Mako||Arisu Himeka|
|Kinzou (a book lender who has business with Sagami-ya)||Houshou Dai||Kanou Yuuri|
|Oyoshi (a prostitute)||Satsuki Aina||Seina Nozomi|
|Kishima Matabei ("Ogre" Kijima, a feared Choshu Domain police force member stationed in Edo)||Karyou Shizuru||Asato Mire|
|Okashi (a prostitute)||Chikaze Karen||Yumenoka Mai|
|Zenpachi (head clerk)||Touma Kazuki||Shiose Kazami|
|Kusaka Genzui (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Ayanagi Shou||Manomiya Rui|
|Oume (a prostitute)||Momohana Hina||Yumi Serina|
|Choube (Ohisa’s father, a carpenter who owes money to Sagami-ya)||Mana Haruto||Yume Maoto|
|Mameyakko (a geisha)||Shouno Chio||Maaya Kiho|
|Tokusaburou (Otatsu's son, the young head of Sagami-ya)||Ayakaze Sakina †||Suwa Saki|
|Heiroku (an investigator searching for sedition in Sagami-ya)||Kujou Asu||Asazumi Mare|
|Shiji Monta (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Kiraha Reo||Houka Haruna|
|Otokichi (a geisha)||Anno Konomi||Yumenoka Mai|
|Omocha (a prostitute)||Ai Sumire||Kotohane Riri|
|Koharu (a prostitute)||Hoshino Anri||Irodori Michiru|
|Kaneji (a young man working at Sagami-ya)||Ouji Kaoru||Seika Rian|
|Bonzen (a Sagami-ya regular patronizing Osome)||Amatsuki Tsubasa||Kohaku Reira|
|Otetsu (a prostitute)||Shiramine Yuri||Jun Hana|
|Nagamine Kurata (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Tachibana Kou||Mayuzuki Rea|
|Osada (a prostitute)||Himehana Yukino||Maaya Kiho|
|Kisuke (a young man)||Machi Yuuka||-|
|Omoyo (a prostitute)||Aoi Miki||-|
|Seishichi (Kurazou's son, a Sagami-ya regular patronizing Koharu)||Towaki Sea †||Ayami Sera|
|Ichimaru (a geisha)||Sara Anna||Kirara Umi|
|Yamato Yahachirou (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Kanou Yuuri||Hiyori Haruma|
|Ohisa (Chobei's daughter, who works as a maid at Sagami-ya)||Maaya Kiho||Sakuraba Mai|
|Ouno (a prostitute)||Seina Nozomi||-|
|"Melancholic" Shinkou (Saheiji's companion)||Kanami Sena||Hinata Haruki|
|"Swallowing" Kinbou (Saheiji's companion)||Houka Haruna||Asato Mire|
|Shirai Shousuke (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Suwa Saki||Ichika Ao|
|Itou Ryuusei (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Hinata Haruki||-|
|Otsune (a prostitute)||Irodori Michiru||Kirara Umi|
|Sadakichi (a geisha)||Kirara Umi||Sakurara Karan|
|Ariyoshi Kumatarou (pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain)||Manomiya Rui||-|
|"Tough Guy" Chouji (Saheiji's companion)||Yume Maoto||Ayami Sera|
|Gonta (a firefighter, Kinzou's friend)||Seika Rian||Kanami Sena|
|Genpei (a firefighter, Kinzou's friend)||Agata Sen †||Mochizuki Atsuno|
Other Cast: Karen Emiri, Mika Monami, Suzuhana Miu, and Mareha Rinto.
Tokyo Only: Hanataba Yume, Amasaki Rea, Taiga Soa, Soumi Haruma, Seimi Yuu, Manaha Ayane, Rina Kurumi, Saran Reia
† When Ayakaze Sakina was absent from the Takarazuka run due to illness from 04/21 - 04/25, Towaki Sea filled in as Tokusaburou while Agata Sen played Seishichi (Towaki's original role) and Hiyori Haruma played Genpei (Agata's original role).
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate
English summary from official site:
Released in 1957, “The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate” was a masterpiece from the talented director Yuzo Kawashima. A brilliant gem in the history of Japanese film, “The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate” focuses on the classic tale of “The Detention of Saheiji” while combining aspects from such classic stories as “Double Suicide in Shinagawa,” “Three Written Vows,” and “Choices.” Set in the historical brothel of Sagami=ya in Shinagawa, the tale wittily depicts the various social events that occur within the brothel’s walls.
The year is 1862, the twilight of the Tokugawa shogunate. Saheiji (Sagiri Seina), a townsman, indulges in an opulent revel with his friends at Sagami-ya, a renowned inn in Shinagawa, the first of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. They eventually call it a night and his comrades leave the inn, with Saheiji staying behind. When courtesan Osome (Sakihi Miyu), after turning away the out-of-favor millionaire Mokubei (Natori Rei), finally comes to Saheiji’s room, Saheiji has her leave after a brief encounter. The next morning, Saheiji confesses that he is actually penniless and declares that he will work at Sagami-ya to pay for the bills. He convinces the owner Denbei (Souno Haruto) and his wife Otatsu (Rika Masumi) to let him “stay in” at Sagami-ya. Saheiji is in poor health, suffering from tuberculosis, and had the idea to spend some time in Shinagawa, a seaside location where he could enjoy good food. His plan to “stay in” at Sagami-ya had always been a part of his scheme.
Around the same time, in courtesan Koharu’s (Hoshino Anri) room, Shinsaku Takasugi (Nozomi Fuuto), Genzui Kusaka (Ayanagi Shou), and other exclusionist Choshu clan samurai were “staying in,” unable to pay. During their stay, Takasugi conceives of the idea to burn down the foreign residence under construction in Gotenyama.
Armed with his natural wit and grit, “Stay-in” Saheiji knowingly entangles himself in a great many of the interesting goings-on of the people in and around Sagamiya: Tokusaburo (Ayakaze Sakina), young head of Sagami-ya, who is about to be kicked out of the family, maid Ohisa (Maaya Kiho), who is pressured to be a courtesan to pay off her father’s debt, and Takasugi, who is pushing forward the plan of attack. Saheiji averts Koharu’s crisis that she brought upon herself with her double-dealing marriage oaths to both Buddhist altar maker Kurazou (Yuuma Rin) and his son, calms the waters after the huge fight between Koharu and Osome, fierce rivals for the title of marquee courtesan of Sagamiya, and untangles the web of troubles wound around Osome, who despairing from her lack of money, tries to take book-lender Kinzou (Houshou Dai) with her in a suicide pact. Having earned everyone’s trust, Saheiji goes out to the Kojin Festival, invited by Osome…
This “song & dance show” presents various keywords beginning with “S.” This performance delivers a number of “show scenes” depicting the charm of the Snow Troupe starring the splendid show star Sagiri Seina.
- Hatsubutai for the 103rd class.
- Final performance for top combi Sagiri Seina and Sakihi Miyu along with Houshou Dai, Karyou Shizuru, Momohana Hina, Hoshino Anri and Aoi Miki.
- Sagiri Seina "The Last Day" DVD (release date 09/30/2017) - includes a digest of the final Tokyo performance, Sagiri's sayonara show, speech, press conference, and entering and exiting the theater.
- Ayakaze Sakina was absent from 04/21 to 04/25 during the Takarazuka run due to illness.
- Ruou Ria, a 103rd, was absent from 04/27 to 04/30 during the Takarazuka run due to poor physical condition.
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