One Samurai from Kagoshima / Romance!!
Picture Credit: Official Chirashi
English Title: One Samurai from Kagoshima / Romance!!
Japanese Title: 桜華に舞え -SAMURAI The FINAL-/ ロマンス！！(Romance)
Romanized Title: Ouka ni Mae -SAMURAI The FINAL- / Romansu!!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/26 - 10/03; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 10/21 - 11/20
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 09/13; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 11/10
One Samurai from Kagoshima
Based On: the life of Kirino Toshiaki.
Author / Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Composer: Aoki Tomoko
Choreographer: Hanayagi Juraku, Miori Yumino
Conductor (Takarazuka): Shiota Akihiro
Shinjin Kouen Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Author / Director: Okada Keiji
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Kai Masato, Maeda Shigezane, Tama Shouichi
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Sha Tamae, Muromachi Akane, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa
Conductor (Takarazuka): Shiota Akihiro
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 11/18/2016)
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 11/18/2016)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes
Sound replaced for Romance!! Scene 20 & 21 “Il Mondo” (Singer: Hokushou Kairi and others)
|Role||Main Cast||Shinjinkouen Cast|
|Kirino Toshiaki, Commonly known as Hanjiro Nakamura, a poor and low-ranking samurai of the Satsuma Domain who is an exceptional swordsman||Hokushou Kairi||Amahana Ema|
|Ootani Fuyu, Daughter of an Aizu Domain samurai who fights courageously with the government army using a naginata polearm||Hinami Fuu||Kozakura Honoka|
|Inami Shuntarō, Hanjiro Nakamura’s best friend who is a poor country samurai of the Satsuma Domain||Kurenai Yuzuru||Aya Ouka|
|Ookubo Toshimichi, Commonly called Ichizo, a feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who becomes Secretary of the Interior||Natsumi You||Toudou Jun|
|Saigou Takamori, Commonly called Kichinosuke, a feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is the marshal and commander of the imperial guard||Mishiro Ren||Otosaki Itsuki|
|Ogyuu Yuzuru’s Wife||Mari Yuzumi||Kisaki Airi|
|Ootani Takatoshi, father of Fuyu / Iwakura Tomomi, Minister of the Right||Miki Chigusa||Asamizu Ryou|
|Yamagata Aritomo, Minister of War||Ichijou Azusa||Amaki Homare|
|Kawaji Toshiyoshi, Country samurai of the Satsuma Domain who heads the metropolitan police department||Nanami Hiroki||Amaji Sora|
|Takaki Kanehiro, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain and naval physician||Kisaragi Ren||Kisa Kaoru|
|Beppu Yuki, Mother of Beppu Shinsuke and Beppu Kuro||Shirotae Natsu||Mito Kurara|
|Shinohara Kunimoto, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is a major general||Tenju Mitsuki||Yuunagi Ryou|
|Enami Taka, Enami Shuntaro’s older sister||Otoha Minori||Amairo Mineri|
|Ogyuu Yuzuru, Former shogunate retainer who becomes a high government official||Ooki Makoto||Iroha Reo|
|Mimura Kayo, Commanding Officer of the Military Nurse Group of Hakuaisha (former Japanese Red Cross Society)||Aimi Serena||Ouri Mao|
|William Willis, a British doctor||Kizaki Reo||Yuuhi Maki|
|Taizou, Taka’s husband||Seki Yurito||Soubu Sakiho|
|Takeshita Chika, mother of Takeshita Hita||Shizuki Otone||Nanase Miki|
|Nakamura Suga, mother of Kirino Toshiaki||Yumeki Anru||Shiratori Yuriya|
|Murata Shinpachi, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who becomes a high government official||Natsuki Rei||Minato Rihi|
|Ooyama Iwao, Commonly called Yasuke, feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is Saigo’s cousin and becomes a military officer||Toa Reiya||Takuto Rei|
|Kiri, a prostitute from Tokyo||Sorano Miyu||Mioka Anri|
|Inukai Tsuyoshi, Commonly called Senjiro, a Yubin Hochi Shimbun newspaper reporter||Mao Yuuki||Haruto Yuuho|
|Ikegami Shirou, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain||Sazanami Reira||Sayaka Rin|
|Yagi Nagateru, Feudal retainer of the Aizu Domain||Rei Makoto||Shidou Ryuu|
|Nomura Oshisuke, Feudal retainer of Satsuma Domain||Hiroka Yuu||Amakake Sakura|
|Komurasaki, a prostitute from Tokyo||Murasaki Rira||Hazuki Riran|
|Beppu Shinsuke, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is a major in the military||Seo Yuria||Aomi Sario|
|Nakahara Naoo, Feudal retainer of Satsuma Domain who is a spy of the Keishitai police troop||Otosaki Itsuki||Hayato Reo|
|Takeshita Hisa, Daughter from a country of the Satsuma Domain||Kisaki Airi||Maaya Kiho|
|Henmi Juurouta, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is a captain in the military||Shidou Ryuu||Kiwami Shin|
|Yuka, a prostitute from Tokyo||Shiratori Yuriya||Amano Kiyora|
|Grey Heron, a bird from Kagoshima||Shiratori Yuriya||Kirari An|
|Nakamura Hanzaemon, brother of Kirino Toshiaki||Takuto Rei||Hayato Reo|
|Tanaka Bungorou, Yamagata Aritomo’s adjutant||Asamizu Ryou||Kusanagi Kizuki|
|Katsura Hisatake, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain||Toudou Jun||Soua Takeru|
|Nakamura Sada, sister of Kirino Toshiaki||Katori Reira||Miono Saki|
|Beppu Kurou, Feudal retainer of the Satsuma Domain who is Shinsuke Beppu’s older brother||Iroha Reo||Minato Rihi|
|Mikami Taku, Naval officer who advocates for “Showa Restoration” / Ryoji Suga, subordinate to Enami Shuntaro||Aya Ouka||Akashi Reima|
|Saori, a prostitute from Tokyo||Miono Saki||Ayazono Hina|
|Princess Mana, Princess of the Aizu Domain||Maaya Kiho||Katori Reira|
|Matsudaira Katamori, Daimyo (Lord) of the Aizu Domain||Amahana Ema||Hayato Reo|
|Saburo, a boy from Kagoshima||Mito Kurara||Miyako Yuuna|
|Saigou Kohee, youngest brother of Saigou Takamori||Amaji Sora||Kou Erise|
|Taro, an orphan||Kozakura Honoka||Nijou Hana|
|Koutarou, son of Taizou and Taka||Amairo Mineri||Kirari An|
Other Cast: Asakura Shizuku, Seira Hitomi, Amato Kanon, Sakishiro Kei, Kuresaki Rino, Mizuno Yuri, Sumika Amane, and Houma Toa.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
English summary from official site:
One Samurai from Kagoshima
Set during the troubled times of the early post-shogunate period, this story takes place in a region known as the Satsuma Domain, home to the majestic volcano, Mt. Sakurajima. The protagonist, Toshiaki Kirino, is born into a poor resident samurai family of the region yet grows to become one of the driving forces behind the Meiji Restoration, demonstrating extraordinary courage and swordsmanship. Kirino rises to the rank of army major general under the new Meiji Government. Kirino, however, decides to abandon military service and teams up with Takamori Saigo to join in the fateful battles of the Seinan War. What did Kirino possibly seek to accomplish at the risk of his life? “Dancing in the Cherry Blossoms” follows Kirino’s adventures, including his romantic involvement with a young woman he meets during his battles with the Aizu Domain, his friendships and clashes with Satsuma comrades, and his story as the last samurai to remain righteous and faithful to the end.
“Romance!!” is the 19th program in the Romantic Revue series, which illustrates the glamor and tradition of the Takarazuka Revue. Highlighted by the outstanding singing of the leading star Kairi Hokusho, the Star Troupe delivers several vignettes on the eternal theme of the Takarazuka Revue — the romantic world of love.
- Final performance for top combi Hokushou Kairi and Hinami Fuu, as well as Mishiro Ren (Senka) and Mito Kurara.
- Hokushou Kairi’s “The Last Day” DVD (release date 01/31/2017) - includes a digest of the final Tokyo performance, Hokushou’s sayonara show, speech, press conference, and entering and exiting the theater.
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