Pale Dawn / Roman Romantique (Moon, 1974)
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English Title: Pale Dawn / Romance Romantique
Japanese Title: 白い朝 / ロマン・ロマンチック
Romanized Title: Shiroi Asa / Roman Romanchikku
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 01/31 - 02/26
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 02/23
Based On: the novel Sabu by Yamamoto Shuugorou
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Kawasaki Tsuneo
Choreographer: Nishikawa Ritefu
Conductor: Nomura Youji
Shinjin Kouen Director:
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Takai Yoshizumi, Nakai Mitsuharu, Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Terada Takio, Yoshizaki Kenji, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi, Tsukasa Konomi, Yamada Taku, Nakagawa Kumi
Conductor: Hashimoto Kazuaki
Available on DVD: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts:
|Eiji (paper craftsman)||Haruna Yuri||Misato Kei|
|Sabu (paper craftsman)||Dai Takiko||Enatsu Jun|
|Onobu (worker at a small restaurant)||Hatsukaze Jun||Kumi Kaoru|
|Osue (Watabun's servant)||Chigusa Mikage||Ai Michiru|
|Osono||Komatsu Miho||Kizuki Miho|
|Seishichi (day laborer)||Asou Kaoru|
|Okayasu Kihee (public official, police manager)||Kanou Yachiho|
|Matsuda Gonzou||Misaki Arisa|
|Mankichi (day laborer)||Tsune Hanayo|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The Edo Era, Edo. Eiji and Sabu, apprenticed together from a young age under a famous paper craftsman and studied together, but while Eiji finished a skilled craftsmen, Sabu always comes to a standstill at the gluing stage, and fails at whatever task he is given.
However, Eiji always protects, concoles, and encourages Sabu, and because Sabu is grateful their friendship becomes even deeper. Near their store there is a money-exchange business called the "Watobun", there is a servant girl named Osae, who is clever and hard-working, and a restaurant where a hazy and loving girl named Onobu works. While visiting Watobun on business, Eiji meets and befriends Osae, and Sabu (who sometimes goes drinking at the restaurant) has fallen for Onobu. However, Onobu has feelings for Eiji.
At that time, the master of the Watobun's prized cammellia has lost his buds. Because they are found in Eiji's tool bag, he falls under suspicion and is set under house-arrest. From the beginning, Eiji has no memory of having done such a thing, and so he plans to explain to the master, but without being allowed to meet him he is harshly beaten by visitors to the store. After that, when he is investigated by a government official, he obstinately refuses to give so much as his name or address, and made homeless he is sent to be a day laborer on Ishikawa Island....
- Final performance for Kozakura Maki, Saezuki Shou, Ai Michiru, and Natsuki Teru.
- Performed again in 1997 with Takumi Hibiki in the lead.
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