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Hanafusa Mari


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Picture Credit: May 2002 KAGEKI / A Kiss to the Flames


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Name: Hanafusa Mari
Kanji: 花總 まり
Current Troupe: N/A
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1994 - 2006)

Nickname: Hana, Dai-chan
Real Name: Daigo Mariko (醍醐まり子)
Height: 162 cm
Birthday: February 28, 1973
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower:
Favorite Colors: black, white
Hobbies: lounging around
Collections: accessories
Special Talent: violin
Origin of Stage Name: chosen in consultation with family
Favorite Role: All the roles she's been given.
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1991 Rose of Versailles ~Oscar~
Troupe History:
1998 - 2006 Cosmos Troupe (top star)
1993 - 1998 Snow Troupe (top star)
1991 - 1993 Star Troupe

Roles

2006: Never Say Goodbye, Katherine McGregor, Peggy McGregor
2005: A Kiss to the Flames / Neo Voyage, Leonora
2005: Hotel Stella Maris / The Legend of the Revue (National Tour), Stacy Lancaster
2005: Hotel Stella Maris / The Legend of the Revue, Stacy Lancaster
2004: Gone with the Wind (National Tour), Scarlett O'Hara
2004: Phantom, Christine Daae
2004: Boxman, Dolly Page
2003-04: Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation!, Vivianne de Pauvert
2003: Legend of the Phoenix -Calaf & Turandot- / The Showstopper (Hakataza), Turandot
2003: Pierre the Mercenary / The Star Dust Party, Joan of Arc
2002-03: Miracle of the Holy Star, Lydia
2002: Legend of the Phoenix -Calaf & Turandot- / The Showstopper, Turandot
2001-02: Castel Mirage / Dancing Spirit!, Eva-Marie
2001: Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie Antoinette, Marie Antoinette
2001: Nostalgia Across the Sea / Millennium Challenger! (Chunichi), Princess Yu / Catherine the Great
2000: Nostalgia Across the Sea / Millennium Challenger!, Princess Yu / Catherine the Great
2000: Ephemeral Love / Glorious!!, Marie Vetsera
2000: Black Rose of the Desert / Glorious!!, Marianna
1999: Passion: Jose and Carmen / The Revue '99, Carmen
1999: Excalibur / Citrus Breeze (National Tour), Rosaline
1998-99: Elisabeth, Elisabeth
1998: Bow Voyage!
1998: Excalibur / Citrus Breeze, Rosaline
1998: Mugen Houjushou / This is TAKARAZUKA! (Hong Kong Tour) (Cosmos Troupe top musumeyaku debut)
1997: Ghost at Midnight / Les Cherubim, Marie
1997: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Nippon Seinenkan & Aichi), Daisy Gamble
1997: Romanesque Mask / Golden Days, Marquise de Merteuil
1997: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse! (Chunichi), Natasha
1996: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Daisy Gamble
1996: Natasha of the Rainbow / La Jeunesse!, Natasha
1996: Akanesasu Murasakino Hana / Ma Belle Etoile (National Tour), Nukata no Ookimi
1996: Elisabeth, Elisabeth
1995: Akanesasu Murasakino Hana / Ma Belle Etoile, Nukata no Ookimi
1995: JFK / 1001 Baroque Nights, Jacqueline Kennedy
1994-95: Yukinojou no Henge / Sagittarius, Namiji (Snow Troupe top musumeyaku debut)
1994: Gone with the Wind, Carreen O'Hara, Etoile
1994: A Battlefield for the Two of Us, Lyla (musumeyaku lead)
1993-94: Seal of the Bourbons / La Cote d'Azur, Mariel
1993: Houjushou / Parfum de Paris
1993: Ephemeral Love / Paparagi (Grand Theater), Millie Stübel
1992-93: Hello, George! (Bow Hall), Elisabeth
1992: Legend of the Midnight Sun / One Night Mirage, Mimir
1992: Sunset of the Forbidden City (Tokyo)
1991: The Emblem of Venetia / Junction 24 (Tokyo)
1991: The Great Gatsby / Lovers' Concerto (Grand Theater)
1991: Rose of Versailles ~Oscar~ (Grand Theater)

Shinjin Kouen roles

1994: Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara (musumeyaku lead)
1993-94: Seal of the Bourbons
1993: Ephemeral Love, Marie Vetsera (Grand Theater) (musumeyaku lead)
1993: Parfum de Paris (musumeyaku lead)
1992: Legend of the Midnight Sun
1991: Rose of Versailles ~Oscar~, Young Noble Girl (Grand Theater)

Concerts / Dinner Shows

2007: Yoka Wao Concert (Wao Youka Concert)
2005: W-Wing (Wao Youka Concert)
2005: Takarazuka Revue Charity Concert
2003: So in Love (Wao Youka Dinner Show)
2000: Believe (Wao Youka Dinner Show)
1999: Nocturne (Shizuki Asato Dinner Show)
1995: LOVE SONGS (Ichiro Maki Dinner Show)
1995: Aria Dream Song (Ichiro Maki Concert)
1994: Paris Festival 1994

Special Performances

2005: TCA Special 2005 - Beautiful Melody, Beautiful Romance
2004: TCA Special 2004 - Takarazuka 90
2002: TCA Special 2002 - Love
2001: TCA Special 2001 - Takarazuka Dream Century
2000: Adieu Takarazuka 1000days Theater
2000: TCA Special 2000 - King of Revue
1999: Revue Special '99
1999: '99 TCA Special - Hello! Wonderful Time
1998: Revue Special '98
1998: '98 TCA Special - Takarasienne!
1997: Revue Special '97 - Christmas Eve in Takarazuka
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1996: '96 TCA Special - Melodies and Memories
1995: '95 TCA Special - Magnifique Takarazuka
1994: TMP Special - Dream Festival Takarazuka '94
1993: '93 TMP Music Festival - Youth Forever!
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops, Dancer

After Takarazuka

2018: Secret Garden
2018: Romale, Carmen lead role
2017: Rusudan, Queen Rusudan (Radio drama) lead role
2017: Anata ni Nita Machi (Radio drama)
2017: Seirei no Moribito (TV drama), Yuuka
2017: Lady Bess, Lady Bess (with Suzukaze Mayo, Mirai Yuuki, Kazune Miou and Akisono Mio) lead role
2017: Onna Joshu Naotora (TV drama), Sana
2016/2017: Elizabeth 20th Anniversary Special Gala Concert (2016-17)
2016: Elisabeth 2016 Japan Tour, Elisabeth (double-cast with Ranno Hana) lead role
2016: 1789, Marie Antoinette (with Ouki Kaname and Yumesaki Nene)
2015: Elisabeth, Elisabeth (double-cast with Ranno Hana) lead role
2014: Mozart!, Nannerl (with Haruno Sumire and Kouju Tatsuki)
2014: Lady Bess, Lady Bess (with Suzukaze Mayo, Mirai Yuuki and Kazune Miou) lead role
2013: The Count of Monte Cristo, Mercedes (with Ayabuki Mao)
2013: Broadway Musical Live 2013
2013: Eien Monogatari, Yoshioka Yoshiko
2013: No Words, No Time
2012: Elizabeth Special Gala Concert (2012)
2012: AOTL and Friends LIVE, Guest Vocals
2012: SUKKIRI: Fire Situation Drama, Shizue (TV Drama Special)
2011: MODEA Winter Live 2011, Guest vocals
2011: LOVE LETTERS 2011 21st Anniversary, Melissa
2011: DRACULA The Musical, Mina Murray
2010: Dietrich, Edith Piaf

In 2016, released an album called Especially For You, with a concert to promote.
In 2017, released a music video for the new single Love for you ~Eternally~ up on YouTube.

Other

  • Blooming Group Official Website
  • Comes from a very old, wealthy family.
  • Was Hankyu & Hanshin Railways' hatsumoude poster model for 1992.
  • Had the longest top musumeyaku career in the company's history.
  • She has acquired various nicknames from different groups of people. While "Hana" is her official nickname, and her elders call her "Hana", "Hana-chan" or "O-Hana", she is also known by the following names: "Dai-chan" by her classmates (from her real family name, Daigo); "Fusa-san" by younger members of her troupe; "Mari" or "Mari-chan" with her fanclub (from her real first name, Mariko), and a group of anonymous online fans calling themselves Retainers have dubbed her with the title "Heika", meaning 'Her Majesty'. Also, some Chinese-speaking fans refer to her as "女帝" (almost the same as 'Her Majesty').
  • After retiring from Takarazuka, she and Wao Youka established a private office, with Hanafusa as the manager and Wao as the top talent. As of 2011 Hanafusa has struck out on her own.
  • She has studied violin playing from the age of five. 1H Sense Interview: Hanafusa Mari and her feelings on the violin.
  • Official Blog
Created by Aya. Last Modification: Sunday 13 of August, 2017 12:26:10 PDT by lokai.

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