Company / Baddy
Picture Credit: Gabby | Official Chirashi
English Title: Company -Effort, Passion, and Company- / Baddy -He Came from the Moon-
Japanese Title: カンパニー -努力、情熱、そして仲間たち- / BADDY－悪党は月からやって来る－
Romanized Title: Kanpanii -Doryoko (Lesson), Jounetsu (Passion), Soshite Nakamatachi (Company)- / BADDY -Yatsu wa Tsuki kara Yattekuru-
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/09 - 03/12; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 03/30 - 05/06
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/27; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/12
Based On: Ibuki Yuki’s novel “Company”
Author/Director: Ishida Masaya
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author/Director: Ueda Kumiko
Available on DVD: TBA
Available on Blu-Ray: TBA
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: TBA
Other Cast: Kaede Yuki, Harune Aki, Yuu Hikaru, Samomo Satsuki, Harumi Yuu, Akane Konatsu, Sakurana Ai†, Hayaki Yuuto, Kashiro Aoi, Asagiri Makoto, Himesaki Mirei, Kazama Yuno, Hanatoki Maika, Koumi Natsuho, Yoshino Yurika, Nanano Ari, Hiiragi Ayato, Ookusu Tera, Maya Yutaka, Shirakawa Riri, Sou Yuuki, Manoa Mio, Amano Kaguya, and Mariya Sonata
† Sakurana Ai will be absent the entire Grand Theater run due to an injury.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Based on Ibuki Yuki’s novel “Company,” which was published in May 2017.
With the passing of his beloved wife, Aoyagi Seiji (a young man working for a pharmaceutical company) searches for a reason to go on. He is ordered to attend a ballet production sponsored by his company. In order to make this new version of “Swan Lake” (danced by world famous principal dancer Takano Haruka) a success, despite mocking by the hard-to-please ballerinas and industry people, Seiji falls fleetingly in love with ballerina Takazaki Minami, and meets new friends and colleagues. A heart-warming tale of overcoming hardships through perseverance.
The setting is Earth metropolis TAKARAZUKA-CITY. On a unified and peaceful planet called “Earth,” where war and crime has been suppressed, a wanderer from the moon, a real “Baddy,” arrives. Baddy is a too cool and elegant heavy smoker. However, all of the planet is a smoke-free zone. Hating restriction, Baddy leads a group of henchmen to do all kinds of evil things to make this boring planet more interesting. His ultimate goal is to steal the planetary savings from the Takarazuka Big Theater Bank. But the omnipotent female police investigator Goody is in pursuit, and in the end she’ll track him down!
This is Ueda Kumiko’s first revue show.
- Final performance for Ayazuki Seri, Uzuki Hayate, Takasumi Hayato, Saotome Wakaba, Yuu Hikaru, and Samomo Satsuki.
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