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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 (lead role)
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: Marie Antoinette, Marie Antoinette (with Ayabuki Mao and Ayano Kanami) lead role
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


  • 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 (also, Wao got married and moved to New York).
  • She has studied violin playing from the age of five. 1H Sense Interview: Hanafusa Mari and her feelings on the violin.
  • The first live Takarazuka performance she saw was Snow Troupe’s Three Waltzes.
Created by Aya. Last Modification: Wednesday 04 of October, 2017 21:13:21 PDT by aquayuri.

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