Matsu Akira



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Name: Matsu Akira
Kanji: 松 あきら
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1978 - 1982)

Nickname: Macchan, Matsu
Real Name: 西川玲子 (Nishikawa Reiko) (Her maiden name was Matsumoto 松本)
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: Dec. 3, 1947
Blood Type:
Hometown: Shizuoka Prefecture
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower: Deep red roses
Favorite Colors: White, brown, beige
Hobbies: Reading
Collections: Bags
Special Talent: Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name: Shirai Tetsuzou made it for her.
Favorite Role:
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1966 The Four Seasons of Japan
Troupe History:
1972 - 1982 Flower Troupe
1966 - 1972 Star Troupe


1982: Japan Overture, Kawakami Otojirou
1982: Estrelita / First Love (National Tour) (double lead role)
1982: Spring Dances / Arcadia Forever, Joe (double lead role)
1981: Estrelita / Jewelry Marchen, Antonio Salvator (double lead role)
1981: You, Me -The World of Matsu Akira- (Bow Hall)
1981: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / First Love, Franz / Hans (role switch with Jun Mitsuki)
1981: Takarazuka Spring Dance / Love Goblin / First Love (double lead role)
1981: Flowered Garment / The Spirit (Chunichi) (double lead role)
1980: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / The Spirit , Franz / Hans (role switch with Jun Mitsuki)
1980: Anatole (Bow Hall), Le duc Anatole de Quillembois
1980: Hanakosode / Plentiful Joy, Ujinobu Zenchiku
1980: Draw Your Sword (Bow Hall)
1979-80: Dance, Snail, Dance! / Beautiful City, Fujiwara no Michiyori
1979: Love Under the Jacarandas / The Scarlet Pimpernel, Koheita / Percy Blakeney
1978-79: The Distant Danube / Echoes, Hans
1978: Véronique (Bow), Vicomte Florestan de Valincourt (top star debut)
1978: The Tales of Hoffmann (Bow), Niklausse
1978: The Distant Danube / Echoes (first performance as top star)
1978: Gone with the Wind, Ashley Wilkes
1977: Treasured Dance Collection / The Revue
1977: The Demon of Suzaku Gate / Le Pierrot, Tsuki-hime / Cacambo
1976: Transient Autumn Leaves / Nova Bossa Nova, Hirate Gorouemon / Father Lua
1976: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana / Beautiful People, Amehiko
1975: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Fersen
1974: Sea and Sun and Fado / Un Deux Trois -Fantasia Takarazuka-
1974: Yu the Beautiful / Golden Takarazuka 60, Yu Ji (lead female role)
1974: Yu the Beautiful, Yu Ji (lead female role)
1974: Ojo-kichiza of the Flowers / Carnival de Takarazuka
1973: This Love to the Edge of the Clouds, Fujiwara no Tadahira
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers / La La Fantastique
1973: Famous Music of Takarazuka / Parade Takarazuka
1971: For as Long as I Live / Nova Bossa Nova, Tamekichi / Bolso
1969: Anju and Zushiou / Takarazuka '69, Tokimitsu
1969: 7 -Seven- / Tanuki Goten, Hisago
1969: Silk Road, Matsumoto
1967: Farewell, My Youth / One World

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1973: May This Love Live Beyond the Clouds, Minamoto no Yoshitsune (lead role)
1973: New Ephemeral Flowers, Fujiwara no Yasusuke / Fujiwara no Yasumasa (lead role)
1972: Wandering Youth, Pierre (lead role)
1972: Someday We'll Meet, Takayama Ukon (Dom Justo Takayama) (lead role)
1971: For as Long as I Live, Matsushima Shinjirou (lead role)
1971: Meadow of Stars, Clarinet
1970: I Am You, Pat
1969: Anju and Zushiou
1968: Princess Sen, Heihachirou (lead role)

Concerts / Dinner Shows

1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater


  • Double top star with Jun Mitsuki from 1980 to the graduation.
  • She has been a member of the Kanagawa Prefecture House of Councillors since 1995, and was re-elected in 2001 and 2007.
  • Matsu Akira's Home Page

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