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Maya Miki


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Name: Maya Miki
Kanji: 真矢 みき (真矢ミキ in her post-Takarazuka career since 2015)
Current Troupe: Retired
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1995 - 1998)

Nickname: Miki
Real Name: 西島美季 (Nishijima Miki) (Her maiden name was Satou 佐藤)
Height: 166 cm
Birthday: January 31, 1964
Birthstone: Garnet
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Toyonaka, Osaka
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower:
Favorite Colors:
Hobbies: People Watching, Driving, Painting
Collections:
Special Talent: Radiating palpable aura of naughtiness, Japanese dance, Baton
Origin of Stage Name:
Favorite Role: Sakamoto Ryoma
Would Like to Try Playing:

Debut: 1981 (67th Class) Takarazuka Spring Dance
Troupe History:
1981 - 1998 Flower Troupe

Roles

1998: Speakeasy / Sniper, Macheath
1998: That's Revue (Chunichi), Harukaze Taihei
1997: Blue Swan (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Alex
1997: That's Revue, Harukaze Taihei
1997: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler (National Tour)
1997: Hollywood Babylon / Southern Cross Revue, Arthur Cochran
1997: Grandes Belles Folies (Grand Theater - special guest)
1996-97: Ryoma (Drama City), Sakamoto Ryouma
1996: How to Succeed, J. Pierrepont Finch
1996: Hana wa Hana Nari / Hyperion, Hanawaka
1995: The Scarlet Pimpernel / Mega Vision (National Tour), Sir Percy Blakeney
1995: East of Eden / Dandyism!, Cal (top star debut)
1995: Sorrowful Córdoba / Mega Vision, Ricardo Romero
1994: Winter Storm ~Death in St. Petersburg~ / Hyper Stage!, Andre
1994: Black Jack: A Lucky Bet / Phoenix, Black Jack (Tokyo) (lead role)
1994: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler (guest alternate)
1994: Black Jack: A Lucky Bet / Phoenix, Cain (Takarazuka)
1994: Bay City Blues / It's A Love Story (Chunichi), Leonard
1993: The Apple Tree (Flower, 1993) (Bow Hall/Nippon Seinenkan), Adam, Barbara, and Ella (lead role)
1993: Bay City Blues / It's A Love Story, Leonard
1993: Melancholic Gigolo / La Nova!, Stan
1993: Parfum de Paris (Star) (special guest)
1992: Random Harvest / Fancy Touch, Harrison
1992: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Junction 24 (National Tour), Kuro
1992: Dance Festival / Spartacus, Savinius
1992: The Red Poppies of Dnepr (Bow Hall), Aleksandr (lead role)
1991: The Emblem of Venetia / Junction 24, Vittorio
1991: The Rose of Versailles: Fersen (National Tour), Oscar
1991: Chou-Saishi's Choice / The Flash!, Ryudou
1991: The Beautiful Beast (Nippon Seinenkan), Boy M, Queen Bee
1990: The Prelude to Winter / The Showcase, L'Ubor
1990: The Rose of Versailles: Fersen, Oscar and Joseph II
1990: The Beautiful Beast (Bow Hall), Boy M, Queen Bee
1990: The Romanov Jewelry / Gitan des Gitans, Angelo
1989: Spring Again / The Revuescope '89 (National Tour), Yogo
1989: The Rose of Versailles -Fersen and Marie-Antoinette-, Girodelle (Star Troupe Special Performance)
1989: The Romanov Jewelry / Gitan des Gitans, Cesare
1989: Stalwart:Sakamoto Ryouma (Bow Hall), Sakamoto Ryoma (lead role)
1989: Congress Dances / The Game, Franz
1989: Spring Again / The Revuescope '89 (National Tour)
1988: Takarazuka Dance Festival / Haru Futatabi / Forever Takarazuka Yogo
1988: Kiss Me Kate, Joe
1988: Velvet Color (Bow Hall), Neuf
1987: A Single Rose / The Revuescope, James (Takarazuka), Richard (Tokyo)
1987: In the Amber-Hued Rain / The Heroes (National Tour), Pierre
1987: The White Horizon / The Beat of Rhapsody, Major Maiskii
1987: Dream of Dreams: Cole Porter Golden Tunes (Bow Hall)
1986-87: Goodbye Peppermint Night! (Bow Hall), Lewis Carnaby Junior lead role
1986: Antony and Cleopatra / The Heroes, Officer 3
1986: Scattering Flowers, Listen to the Whisper of the Wind (Bow Hall), Soutarou
1986: A Madrigal of the Breeze / Memoirs du Paris
1985: If There's Love, I'll Live Forever, Young noble boy
1984: The Great Detective is All Alone / La La Flora, Jacob
1984: In the Amber-Hued Rain / Je t’aime, Paul
1983: Calm Autumn Colors / Mayflower
1983: Venice, Dream of Lions (Bow Hall), Luciano Benotti
1983: Beside the Foggy Elbe / Opera Tropical
1982: Japan Overture
1982: Spring Dances / Arcadia Forever
1981: Estrelita / Jewelry Marchen
1981: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast / First Love
1981: Takarazuka Spring Dance (Child Floral Diary) / Love Goblin / First Love

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1987: The White Horizon, Count Sabinin (lead role)
1986: Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony (lead role)
1986: A Madrigal of the Breeze, Don Antonio
1985: Tender Green, Son Drake (lead role)
1985: If There's Love, I'll Live Forever, Napoleon Bonaparte (lead role)
1984: The Great Detective is All Alone, Tom Tuckerberry
1984: In the Amber-Hued Rain, Louis Valentin
1983: Mayflower, Jack Evans (lead role)
1983: Beside the Foggy Elbe
1982: Japan Overture
1982: Arcadia Forever
1981: Estrelita
1981: My Friend, Weep Your Hot Tears on My Breast
1981: First Love

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2004: TCA Special OG Version - Golden Memories
1998: '98 TCA Special - Takarasienne!
1998: Miki in Budokan
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1996: Nice GUY!
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!
1993: Miki in Person
1992: '92 TMP Music Festival - Songs in Your Heart
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops
1990: '90 TMP Music Festival - Sound In Big City
1989: '89 TMP Music Festival - That's Movie! II
1988: Song and Portrait (Bow Concert)
1988: '88 TMP Music Festival - Eternal Pops
1987: '87 TMP Music Festival - La Chanson
1986: '86 TMP Music Festival - That's Movie!
1985: '85 TMP Music Festival - Welcome to Broadway
1985: 5th Hawaiian Tour: Japan Fantasy / Dream of Takarazuka

Photo Books

1998: Stardom ~ Miki in Budokan ~
1997: Guy
1992: Moon Messenger

Books

2008: Ikikata Meigen Shinsho 4 Maya Miki - Negaeba Kanau!
1996: M2--My Mind
1993: I Love Takarazuka

After Retirement

Stage Performances/Theater:

  • Chariteau Versailles
  • WOWOW Presents-Little Deer Story
  • Broadway Gala Concert 2005
  • Cabaret
  • 47th NHK New Year Opera Concert
  • Stardust in Shanghai
  • Kokumarona Onnatachi
  • Big

Movies:

  • Life (天国で君に逢えたら)
  • Maiko Haaaan!!!
  • Jaen no Koi
  • The Suspect: Muroi Shinji
  • Bayside Shakedown 2
  • Black Jack 3 (Live Action)
  • Last Dance-Rikon Shiki

TV Shows:

A. Drama

  • The Quiz Show (Season 2)
  • Dansou no Reijin
  • Gira Gira
  • Shibatora
  • Attention Please SP (Autralia/Sydney)
  • Tokyo Big Air Raid (Nihon TV 55th Anniversary Special Drama)
  • Zettai Kareshi
  • Shabake
  • Heisei Families
  • Galileo
  • Life
  • Kiyoshitoko no Yoru
  • Charity Concert
  • Inochi
  • Himitsu no Hanazono
  • Attention Please (SP)
  • Kenji Kasumi Yuuko (SP)
  • Bengoshi Haijima Hideki
  • Attention Please
  • Kaze no Haruka
  • Batsu Kare
  • Teruteru Kazoku
  • Boku Dake no Madonna
  • Ai wo Kudasai
  • Kurokawa no Techou
  • Sakura no Oyakodon
  • Sakura no Oyakodon 2


B. Variety Shows:

  • NHK Situation Comedy - "Big Panic in Moriyama House"
  • Terebi Asahi "SmaSTATION-5"
  • Fuji TV "Naruhodo! The Wide"
  • Fuji TV "Waratte Ii Tomo-Spring Festival Special"
  • Fuji TV "Trivia no Sen Special"
  • NHK "Naitemo Ii Yoru"
  • TBS "World Ururun"
  • NHK "Studio Park Kara Omedetou 2006"

C. Commercials:

  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company "アクテージSN錠"
  • Wella "Wellaton Two+One"
  • Kikkoman
  • Hagen Daz "Cookies and Chocolate"
  • Haus "Kokumaro Curry"

CDs:

  • Project Aoi Sora (Charity CD)
  • Cabaret Rouge et Noir

Other

Official website: http://www.blooming-net.com/agency/blog_artist/mayamiki/
Her profile on Oscar Promotion Agency site: Her profile.
Official blog: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/mayamiki999/
Official FanClub website : http://www.blooming-net.com/miki_maya/venus/index.html

  • She has an older brother, and their father died of cancer in January 31, 2003 (her birthday).
  • She has had a lot of throat problems over the years and for the last TCA Special she performed in as a top star, she was unable to sing and instead mimed to earlier recordings of her songs.
  • She and Anju Mira were the Osa and Asa of their day.
  • The Yan/Miki (Anju Mira/Maya Miki) combination was established in 1986 with the Bow Hall performance "Goodbye Peppermint Night."
  • Her idol was Daichi Mao of Moon Troupe.
  • Makoto Tsubasa and Minoru Kou were huge Maya Miki fans. They used to give Miki san pictures/illustrations and fan letters in their early years.
  • She wanted to be a musumeyaku when she entered the music school. But because she has a low voice, she decided to become an otokoyaku.
  • She was the "Top of the Top" during her time.
  • The first and only Takarazuka Actress to appear in NHK's Top Runner (TR) in December 1997.
  • She was the first to hold a live concert, with a sell-out crowd of 30,000 in two days.
  • She was the first Takarasienne to have a solo photo book photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. The title of this book is "Guy."
  • She disliked piano lessons when she was a Takarasienne and put bandaids on a different finger each week to pretend she was "injured".
  • Is married to actor and ballet dancer Nishijima Kazuhiro.
  • In 2015 joined the Oscar Promotion and changed her name spelling to 真矢ミキ.

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