El Japón / Aqua Vitae!!
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English Title: El Japón ~The Samurai of España~ / Aqua Vitae!! ~The Water of Life~
Japanese Title: El Japón －イスパニアのサムライ－ / アクアヴィーテ ～生命の水～
Romanized Title: El Japón -Isupania no Samurai- / Akuaviite -Seimei no Mizu-
Year: 2019 - 2020
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 11/15 - 12/15, 2019; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 01/03 - 02/16, 2020
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 12/03, 2019; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, TBA
Author / Director: Oono Takuji
Author / Director: Fujii Daisuke
Available on DVD: TBA
Available on Blu-Ray: TBA
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: TBA
Starring Makaze Suzuho and Hoshikaze Madoka
Other Cast TBA
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Please note: some of the proper names were ambiguous without further details, so the protagonist’s name and sword style may not currently match how they are actually pronounced in the show.
Takarazuka Musical Romance
El Japón -The Samurai of España-
In the city of Coria del Río, in southern Spain, there are people with the family name Japón (‘Japan’) who take pride in the claim that they are 'descendants of the samurai’. How did the legend of the samurai last so long in such a faraway nation… With one of the Sendai vassals sent on the Keichou Era European Envoy as a protagonist, this heroic and lively lighthearted musical portrays in detail his samurai spirit and his encounters with a foreign culture.
Among the retainers of Sendai who were dispatched on the Keichou Era European Envoy in the year Keichou 18 (1614), there was one famous wielder of the Musougan sword style: Kamada Harumichi. After an approximately year-long sea voyage, the envoy arrives at their destination of Spain (España), but negotiations with King Philip III come to a standstill, and they are forced to while away pointless days in the town of Coria del Río, near the port of Seville. One day, Kamada rescues a Japanese girl who fled from the farm where she had been purchased as a slave, and while looking for a place to shelter her meets a woman named Catalina, who owns an inn. When Harumichi sees Catalina bravely refuse to give in to any threats from the powerful local farmer who holds wicked desires towards her, he is reminded of the woman who once won his heart. Finally, the envoy completes its mission and is about to return to Japan, but as they are preparing to depart, Harumichi hears that Catalina has been abducted…
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Aqua Vitae!! -The Water of Life-
This show is themed around whisky, a mature person’s drink with a powerful scent and a deep flavor. With many distinctive scenes based on whisky, it will present the many diverse appeals of Cosmos Troupe’s members, centering around its stylish, cool, and handsome Top Star Makaze Suzuho.
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