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Minoru Kou


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Name: Minoru Kou
Kanji: 稔 幸
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1998 - 2001)

Nickname: Noru, Prince Noru
Real Name: 若月 央子­ (Wakatsuki Youko) (nee Nozaki (野崎))
Height: 169 cm
Birthday: June 16, 1964
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Kanagawa Prefecture
Favorite Food:
Favorite Flower: casablanca, white cattleya
Favorite Colors: black
Hobbies: going for a drive, scuba diving, reading
Collections: cross-jewellery, cross decorations
Special Talent:
Origin of Stage Name: Discussed with classmates
Favorite Role: Franz Josef in Elisabeth, All of them!
Would Like to Try Playing: Rudolf in Utakata No Koi

Debut: 1985 (71st Class) If There's Love, I'll Live Forever
Troupe History:
1985 - 2001 Star Troupe

Roles

2001: Rose of Versailles: Oscar and Andre, Oscar
2001: Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler
2001: Revolt of a Gallant Poet / Dreams Fly Around the World, Ariwara no Narihira
2000: Golden Pharaoh / Miracat, Sety / Enenpses III
2000: Love Insurance, Ray Montgomery
1999-2000: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / Great Century, Boku Shuumin
1999: West Side Story, Tony
1998: Christmas Story (Drama City), Frank / Dave / Rudy (top star debut)
1998: Emperor / Hemingway Revue, Seeranus
1998: Lure of the Icon, Leonard
1997: Love at Dal Lake, Peper
1997-98: Elegy, Tristan (lead role)
1997: The Spirit of the Samurai / Fascination II, Yamanami Keisuke / Enomoto Takeaki
1996-97: Elisabeth, Franz Joseph
1996: Who is Bad? / Passion Blue, Alex
1996: The Story of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow / Jubilation! (National Tour), Baron Gerard de Neuvillette
1995-96: The Story of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow / Jubilation!, Baron Gerard de Neuvillette
1995: Action!
1995: A Map Without Borders, Watase Hitoshi
1995: I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song / Jump Orient! (Chunichi), Owada Ippei
1994-5: Burning Wings of Love (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Mario Diaz (lead role)
1994: Casanova, Memento of a Dream / La Cantata!, Louis XV
1994: I Won't Forget the Young Day's Song / Jump Orient!, Shimasaki Yonosuke
1993-94: La Tormenta ~Storm of Love~ (Bow), Federico
1993: Mayerling / Paparagi, Archduke Jan Salvador (Grand Theater), Morris (Tokyo)
1993: The Prelude to Winter / One Night Mirage (national tour), Andrzej
1993: Saturday Night Romance (Bow Hall), Eddie (lead role)
1993: Houjushou / Parfum de Paris
1992: The Lily of Gran Sasso (NS / Nagoya), Otto Skorzeny
1992: Legend of the Midnight Sun / One Night Mirage, Brownie
1992: Fantastic "N" (Bow Hall)
1991-92: Sunset of the Forbidden City
1991: Portraits of Lovers / Narcisse Noir, Lieutenant Artur Giesel
1991: Pal Joey (Bow Hall), Louis & Ludlow Lowell (switched role performance)
1990-91: The Apollon Mystery / Jesus Diamante, Serge
1990: Mayflower / Takarazuka Revue '90
1990: Turn Your Back to the Sun (Bow Hall), Max Ellan
1989-90: The Rose of Versailles -Fersen and Marie-Antoinette-
1989: Chante, Chante, Chante (Bow Hall)
1989: Spring Dance / Diga Diga Doo, Dave (special appearnce)
1989: The Prayer Necklace (Bow Hall), Arstrov
1989: War and Peace (Chunichi)
1988: War and Peace
1988: Celebration (Bow)
1988: Midnight City Romance (Bow Hall), Division Chief Thompson
1988: Happy Dreaming (Bow)
1987: Portraits of Parting
1987: What's the Title...! (Kani Hoken Hall/Bow Hall)
1987: Pale Kiss (Bow Hall)
1987: Yukariko / Jubilee Time!
1986: Magnificent Fantasia / Boogie Woogie Folies, Sergeant Paco
1986: Revue Symphony
1986: Puppet (Bow Hall)
1985: Flowers Strewn on the Western Sea / The Revue III

Shinjinkoen Roles

1991-92: Sunset of the Forbidden City, Sentou-tei (lead role)
1991: Portraits of Lovers, Count Frederich Taenburg (lead role)
1990-91: The Apollon Mystery, Jean-Paul Baran (lead role)
1990: Mayflower, Jack Evans (lead role)
1989-90: The Rose of Versailles -Fersen and Marie-Antoinette-
1989: Diga Diga Doo, Gawain Havier
1988: War and Peace, Count Rostopchin (Grand Theater) & Tsar Alexander I (Tokyo)
1987: Portraits of Parting, Nils
1987: Yukariko, Maki Yumiwaka
1986: Magnificent Fantasia
1986: Revue Symphony, George

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2001: TCA Special 2001 - Takarazuka Dream Century
2001: The Final Movement - The Rose Score (Dinner Show)
2000: Adieu Takarazuka 1000days Theater
1999: Revue Special '99
1999: Velvet Rose (Dinner Show)
1999: '99 TCA Special - Hello! Wonderful Time
1998: '98 TCA Special - Takarasienne!
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1997: I Will...
1996: Crush on You
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!
1992: 10th Bow Hall Concert: It's My Party (Flower / Star)
1992: '92 TMP Music Festival - Songs in Your Heart
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops
1991: First Takarazuka Kyougen Club
1990: '90 TMP Music Festival - Sound In Big City
1989: Takarazuka: Takarazuka Dance Eulogy / Takarazuka Forever (New York Tour)

After Takarazuka

2019: The Rose of Versailles 45 (OG Performance)
2014: Celebration 100! Takarazuka
2011: Koshiji Fubuki Tribute Concert with Haruno Sumire, Shizuki Asato, Makoto Tsubasa, Minoru Kou, Mori Keaki
2013: Dream Ladies (Special Guest)
2010: Koshiji Fubuki Tribute Concert with Haruno Sumire, Aran Kei, Takashiro Kei, Aika Mire, Makoto Tsubasa, Mori Keaki and Kozuki Wataru
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2006: Elisabeth 10th Anniversary Gala Concert, Franz Joseph
2005: Alpha (Todoroki Yuu Dinner Show) - Special Guest
2004: TCA Special OG Version - Golden Memories

Photo Book

2001: La Souvenir Dune Rose Blanche
1995: The Face N
1994: Takarazuka Violet Trio (with Aika Mire and Makoto Tsubasa)

Other

  • Official Web Site
  • Finished an art school before entering TMS; she is now a professional book illustrator.
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